Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as “tapping”, is a powerful tool designed to help you diminish and release unpleasant emotional reactions and limiting beliefs. We do that by tapping on specific “acupoints” in the face and torso and repeating phrases related to the issue we’re addressing.
Is there an optimal number of words to use when doing EFT? The answer is more nuanced than a simple yes or no, which is what we’ll explore today.
As I’m currently doing the advanced level of certification with EFT Trainer Jules Vandermaat, I’ve learned that there are three distinct approaches to the number of words used in EFT. This depends on the emotional intensity and how ‘regulated’ we or our clients are during the session.
These levels are 1) Basic EFT, 2) Sneaking Up, and 3) Silent/Orienting Tapping. Let’s break each one down.
Watch the following video if you’d like to know what these approaches are, and when to use each: