Tapping up the Emotional Scale

Joy girlI love tapping! Gary Craig, EFT’s (Emotional Freedoms Techniques) Founder use to say, “try it on everything” and believe me I have! From sprained ankles, to releasing little and big traumas, to self-limiting beliefs, to tapping on sick Guinea Pigs and everything else in between! Tapping is by far my favorite tool for helping myself and my clients process emotions, release traumas, remove blocks and change limiting beliefs. I will go as far as to say, that by tapping for myself over the last 12 years, I have totally changed the way I see myself and my world!

I have a lot of experience, training and certifications in what I am going to call “regular or classic” EFT tapping. I have seen the power of the process thousands of times in the last eleven years. What I am going to present to you today is another type of tapping that does not take the place of “classic” EFT tapping but is an add on to it. It’s meant to be used after you’ve done your regular tapping to release whatever the “issue” is that you are working on – or as a daily practice to help you focus on positive emotions and lining up your energy towards what you want.

Tap Into Joy is not something you want to do if you are in a really bad place and stuck in strong negative emotions, such as fear, grief, depression, hopelessness or rage. If you are feeling really bad, use classic EFT to release and process your emotions before you try this new process.

With tap Into Joy, unlike “classic” EFT we are very general/vague about the “issue.” The point is to focus on how we want to feel and gradually move up the emotional scale while we tap. We are using the power of the law of attraction and the concept of “whatever you focus on grows” to help us to reach for and feel better and better feeling emotions. It takes 17 seconds of holding a thought or feeling without contradiction, to start activating the power of the law of attraction. Once you cross the 68 second mark of focusing and feeling about something, you start to switch your vibration/energy around a subject.

Tapping helps you to focus, move energy, and start creating new neural pathways that make it easier and more natural for you to feel more positive emotions and states of being.  Here’s a little process that will give you a taste of how this works.

Sit comfortably in a quiet place, close your eyes and take 3 deep centering breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Check in with yourself and on a scale of 1 to 10 rate how you are feeling (10 means your feeling as good as you possibly can and 1 means the worst you can feel, zero means your dead!) ___________________

Ask yourself, how do I know that I’m that number? ____________________________

Start tapping on the Karate chop point:
(download the tapping points)

  • “Even though the truth is, I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling I want to love and accept myself anyway.”
  • “Even though the truth is, I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling – this just where I’m at right now.”
  • “Even though the truth is, I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling – I’d like to feeling better.”

Tap through the points saying the following:

  • Even though I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling,
  • this is just where I’m am right now
  • Even though I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling
  • I want to love and accept myself anyway
  • Even though I’m not feeling as good as I could be feeling,
  • I’d like to start feeling better now
  • I really want to feel better
  • I really want to feel good
  • I’d like to feel better
  • I’d like to feel good and all the means to me.
  • I’d like to feel Calm,
  • centered,
  • relaxed,
  • That’s what I want.
  • calm
  • centered
  • relaxed
  • and all that means to me
  • I’d like to feel calm
  • I’d like to feel centered
  • I’d like to feel relaxed
  • Calm,
  • centered,
  • relaxed
  • and all that means to me.
  • That’s what I want.

Check in with yourself and notice if anything has changed? Do you feel any better? Rate yourself on the scale of 1 to 10 again. _________________

Starting on the karate chop say 3 times:

“Even though I’m feeling better than I was, I’d like to feel even better”

Tapping through the points:

  • Even though I’m feeling better than I was,
  • I’d like to feel even better
  • Even though I’m feeling better than I was,
  • I’d like to feel even better”
  • Even though I’m feeling better than I was,
  • I’d like to feel even better”
  • And all that means to me.
  • I’d like to feel awake
  • I’d like to feel alert
  • I’d like to feel energized
  • awake
  • alert
  • energized
  • Yes! that’s how I want to feel!

You can stop here or you can keep going up and up the emotional scale. If you want to keep going with it, start asking yourself as you tap.

  • I want to feel?___________(example – happy)
  • I want to feel__(happy)___and all that means to me.
  • Yes_(happy)_____that’s how I want to feel.

Keep going with your tapping until you feel complete!
(Note: insert whatever words occur and feel good to you.)

If you get momentum going with this you can tap yourself right up to joy and bliss! Try it! I think you’ll like it!

You can listen to call #1 of our Tap Into Joy 30 Day Challenge to hear how this is done.