I put together a quick 101 on the tapping points:
-karate chop edge of the hand
-between your eyebrows
-outside edge of eye
-center of chest
-underneath your arm (below the armpit)
-top of head
when you start on the edge of your hand, say a 'set up statement' 3x. this statement sounds something like this:
"even though [insert the issue you're working through] i completely love and accept myself"
the set up statement can really have any ending that works most powerfully for you. the issue can be anything from having immense anxiety, struggling with depression, feeling out of control, trouble letting go of anger... really anything you're working through. and the end part should be something that makes you feel powerful. i happen to believe strongly in always planting seeds in my mind and body of self love and acceptance, since i spent many years struggling with that, so that happens to be the end of the statement i use most. but it can be interchangable. it should be something that speaks to you. say this statement 3x while tapping the edge of hand.
next, move onto all the other tapping points in order. doesn't matter what side you tap on. as you tap begin to say how your issue makes you feel, the emotions you're going through, what's happening in your body. be honest here. let it flow! i kind of compare this to the exercise of free writing. just free tap! let all your gripes, fears and feelings flow! and tap out on each point for as many times as you like- start with at least 5-10 taps on each point.
when you're done tapping, close your eyes, take a deep breath and long exhale. feel the shifts in your energy!
the most beautiful part of this practice is that there's really no right or wrong. your set up statement can be anything that speaks to you, you can tap as many or few times as you'd like, you can go through the whole tapping process for as long as you'd like. there's an element of being intuitive here that i just adore!
so tap away wellness warriors!