It is not unusual for people to do their EFT Tapping on the run! In the car, when you catch some down time, and then life takes over again.
If you’re working by yourself, I find it really helpful to have a pen and paper (or computer) handy, to make a note on what you want to work on, to write down your progress on the 1-10 scale, and to note other things that come up.
The last item might be the most important: Writing down other things that come up.
So here’s what this might look like. You write down:
“I’m frustrated with all the bills I got in the mail today. It’s a 7 on the 0-10 scale”
You start tapping, the frustration goes down, but all of a sudden, some anger comes up. You write that down.
“I’m angry at myself for not working harder this month” It’s an 8.
You tap on that, that eases, and turns to sadness – “I’m sad that this keeps happening” It’s a 5. You tap on that.
You check back in on the frustration you wrote about above. That’s a 1, you barely feel it.
The anger moved to a 4. There’s still something there, you tap on that further.
While doing that tapping, you think of two events from your childhood.
“That time that my father said I’d never amount to anything” and “My mother crying because we didn’t have enough money”
You write down both events, because you know that you want to address each separately.
And so forth…
It is truly, peeling an onion, and while it might seem complicated at first, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy, and becomes even easier when you write stuff down and stay on track.
We know from the long term EFT followup trials that we do ‘forget’ what we have tapped on when the issue is no longer an issue. It’s called the Apex Effect – where you don’t attribute any changes in your life to the tapping you did – because you tend to forget you tapped on it!
Keeping a journal is a great way to remind yourself of what does change, how far you have come and what might still be there.
See The Tapping Journal as a way to keep track of your progress.