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Enhancing Your Emotional Freedom Technique Results

By Helena Fone

Part of Emotional Freedom Technique For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

When practising the energy therapy called Emotional Freedom Technique, you can do several things to enhance the results you get. First of all, make sure you’re specific with your words:

  • Try to avoid ‘this anxiety’ for instance and narrow it down to specifics, for example ‘I feel sick at the thought of taking my driving test.’

  • Use people’s names (‘my sister Norma’ instead of ‘my sister’)

  • Say what you really mean and be honest with yourself and your emotions.

  • Say the setup and reminder phrases with meaning and in your own words and not words that you think others will approve of.

  • Change the reminder phrase as needed to reflect the change in the problem being worked on.

Ask questions to help with the specifics:

  • ‘What sets the feeling off?’

  • ‘What do you have to think about to feel like that?’

  • ‘When (or where, or with whom) does it happen worst?’

  • ‘How do you know you’re afraid?’

  • ‘Where do you feel that in your body?’

  • ‘And then what happens?’