The Tapping Points






Before you start tapping, you need an understanding of where to tap on each point. The following diagram, along with the explanations, provides an understanding of where and how to tap.

The tapping points are abbreviated as follows:

  1. SH | Side of the Hand | This is where the “setup statement” is used.
  2. TH | Top of the Head
  3. EB | Eyebrow | Point at the beginning of the eyebrow
  4. SE | Side of the Eye on the orbital bone
  5. UE | Under the eye on the orbital bone beneath the iris
  6. UN | Under the nose on the cupid’s bow
  7. UC | Under the chin on the crease between the lower lip and the chin
  8. CB | Collarbone the point about 3 inches to the left or right of the hollow in the neck 
  9. UA | Under the arm where a woman’s bra strap is

Normally there are 4-7 taps per point, except for the Karate Chop point which is the point you tap on while repeating the setup statement three times, Just tap lightly on each point while vocalizing the issue you would like to release. 

The next page provides an example of a tapping sequence.

The Tapping Sequence (The Short Method)

1.     BEGIN by focusing on a specific bothersome memory or issue. Notice how much stress or pain you feel and where you feel it in your body.  List the emotions and thoughts that accompany this issue or memory.

2.     Level | On a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being extremely stressed) determine the level of stress or pain you’re experiencing right at this moment.

3.     The Setup Statement | Repeat 3 times while tapping on the karate chop point, “Even though I have this ___________ (emotion such as fear or anger) toward ____________ (object of the emotion such as heights or my boss), I deeply and completely accept myself.  You can also say “I choose to release it” instead of “I deeply and completely accept myself.”

4.     The Sequence | While focusing on the memory or feeling, gently tap with your fingertips 4-7 times on each of the points (excluding the karate chop point). With each point vocalize what you’re feeling and the thoughts around it.

5.     Repeat the tapping sequence again.

6.     Deeply exhale and check your stress level.  If your focus has shifted, repeat steps 4 & 5 with the new focus. For example, if your focus has shifted from fear to sadness, tap on the sadness.

7.     Keep repeating the sequence until the STRESS IS GONE!  This may take some time, so don’t stop prematurely. 

The key to tapping effectively is to get at the root feeling or emotion you’re experiencing. The words used are not as important as getting yourself to the place where you’re deeply feeling.  The words are used to trigger that emotion.

I hope you’ve found this helpful!  If you have any questions please feel free to email at   Eva