Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a widely recognized tool for better integration of cognitive functions at many different levels, including the energetic body, emotion, and even analytic thought. Our visceral cognition is particularly receptive to tapping as a means of better self regulation, and I use tapping on a daily basis in my practice to deal with the consequences of any form of stress, including birth trauma. EFT is a self help tool, which I widely recommend to clients for a broad range of emotional and cognitive challenges. EFT is also used to optimize athletic performance.
Here is a link to the primary website where you can download the basic manual for free:
There are also many excellent Youtube videos on variations of this technique. This Brad Yates video is a good example:
These are the basic EFT points:
I recommend a variation on framing an affirmation which differs from the standard EFT format. My recommendation comes from Touch for Health, where an affirmation is framed POSITIVE AND PRESENT TENSE. For example, if you want to feel loved, you would frame you affirmation as “I am Loved”.