What’s a good way to start using EFT on youself?
We would always recommend someone attend a live workshop or training to learn EFT, so you are in the hands of highly trained and experienced practitioners and presenters as you learn this wonderful tool. EFT Universe, EFT International, the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and many others maintain lists of trainings and workshops around the world, and all trainers listed are approved.
Because we have such an amazing technological world now, many people may have come across videos teaching EFT on the web (e.g. YouTube). There are some excellent videos out there, and then perhaps some that might not be so great. EFT works best when we are very specific about what we are tapping on, and sometimes a video online does not allow you to do that. It is the difference between tapping on “I feel anxious” versus tapping on “I feel anxious because my boss just called me for a random meeting tomorrow and I don’t know what it is about”. The second statement is a lot more specific and tapping will work more effectively on this as it is specific to the person and to the nature of the anxiousness.
When you learn how to use EFT, we also recommend you begin using it regular for the best effect. Like any habit, EFT builds over time and can have generalizing effects. We recommend you associate tapping with something you do everyday – e.g. brushing your teeth, or your morning coffee. It you also did 5 minutes of tapping at the same time each day, over time you will have addressed many things in your life. It might be that you just tap on something from the day prior, a feeling in the moment (e.g. feeling rushed in the morning!), or something you are working on over time (e.g. a pattern in your life such as why you procrastinate).
Enjoy the journey!