ONE OF THE TFT PROCEDURES FOR ANXIETY, PHOBIAS, AND OTHER STRESSFUL SITUATIONS


1. Think about the situation that causes anxiety or that causes a problem for you). In most cases you just have to think about the problem. Try to get a sense of the level of distress this causes you.

2. At a point where you believe your distress is at its peak, choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your discomfort, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest

1...... 2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

3. Then while continuing to think about the problem use your two finger tips and tap solidly five times approximately one inch below either eye (on the intraorbital ridge or bony orbit),but not too hard to cause a bruise.

4. Next, with your fingertips tap five times under either arm, approximately 4 inches below the pit of the arm. Men can locate this point by placing a hand on the breast nipple and sliding the hand toward the same level under the armpit For women it is approximately where the understrap of the bra meets the side under the armpit.

5. Then with your fingertips tap five times on your chest just below the collarbone, approximately one inch on either side of the center of your chest. You can find this point by locating the notch above the sternum, moving your finger down approximately 1 inch, and then either to the right or left 1 inch under the collarbone.

6. Now measure your distress level again: Choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your distress now.

1…..2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

7. If the intensity of your distress is now at least 2 numbers lower than it was initially, go to step #8. However, if it is not, follow this procedure:

Join your fingers together (either hand) and tap the little finger side of the other hand (the part we use for a "Karate chop."), while saying the following: "I accept myself, even though I still have this problem." Repeat this statement three times while continuing to tap. Then, repeat steps 3 through 7.

8. Next is a sequences of activities that are done while tapping at a spot on the back of either hand. The spot is just below and between the knuckle of the little finger and the knuckle of the next finger. With the hand flat, tap this spot continually while doing the following activities (about 5 taps for each of the 9 activities):

eyes closed
eyes open
eyes look down and to the right (head still)
eyes look down and to the left (head still)
roll eyes in a circle
roll eyes in a circle in the opposite direction
hum some tune out loud (5 or 6 notes only)
count to five out loud
hum the tune again out loud
count to five out loud

(This is called the nine gamut procedure.)

9. Follow procedures #3 through #6

10 . As you did before, measure your distress level. Choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your distress.

1…..2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

11 . Follow the above procedures 1-4 times until your distress level over the problem is a 3 or less. This should not take more than 3 or 4 times through the procedures and often takes less.

12. If the distress level is a 3, or lower, tap the area right below the nose and above the upper lip while focusing on the problem at that level. Take about 10-15 seconds to do this.



 

ONE OF THE TFT PROCEDURES FOR PAIN

1. Focus on the pain. Try to get a sense of the level of your pain.

2 Choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your pain, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest

1...... 2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

3 Then while continuing to focus on the pain use your two finger tips and tap fifty (50) times on a spot on the back of either hand. The spot is in the crease just below and between the knuckle of the little finger and the knuckle of the next finger. This is called the gamut spot.

4. Then with your fingertips tap five times on your chest just below the collarbone, approximately one inch on either side of the center of your chest. You can find this point by locating the notch above the sternum, moving your finger down approximately 1 inch, and then either to the right or left 1 inch under the collarbone.

5. Then repeat step 3.

6. Now measure your pain level again: Choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your pain now.

1…..2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

7. If the intensity of your pain is now at least 2 numbers lower than it was initially, go to step #8. However, if it is not, follow this procedure:

Join your fingers together (either hand) and tap the little finger side of the other hand (the fleshy part we use for a "Karate chop."), while saying the following: "I accept myself, even though I still have this pain." Repeat this statement three times while continuing to tap. Then, repeat steps 3 through 7.

8. Next is a sequences of activities that are done while tapping on the gamut spot described in step 3. With the hand flat, tap this spot continually while doing the following activities (about 5 taps for each of the 9 activities):

eyes closed
eyes open
eyes look down and to the right (head still)
eyes look down and to the left (head still)
roll eyes in a circle
roll eyes in a circle in the opposite direction
hum some tune out loud (5 or 6 notes only)
count to five out loud
hum the tune again out loud
count to five out loud

(This is called the nine gamut procedure.)

9. Follow procedures #3 through #7

10 . As you did before, measure your pain level. Choose a number between 1 and 10 that best represents the intensity of your pain.

1…..2…..3…..4…..5…..6…..7…..8…..9…..10

11 . Follow the above procedures 1-4 times until your pain level is a 3 or less. This should not take more than 3 or 4 times through the procedures and often takes less.

12. If the pain level is a 3, or lower, tap the area right below the nose and above the upper lip while focusing on the pain at that level. Take about 10-15 seconds to do this.

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