How Long Does It Take Until You See Results With EFT Tapping?

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The timeline for seeing results with EFT Tapping varies from person to person. In this article, you will learn the efficacy of EFT Tapping into fighting back your inner battles and the time it will take to effectively address your specific issues. 

With the daily hustle and bustle, the quest for inner peace and emotional balance is more crucial than ever.

If finding an effective technique to manage your stress and improve overall well-being is your priority, EFT Tapping is your answer.

EFT Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques, is an alternative therapeutic technique that promotes emotional healing and awakens the hidden emotional powers.

Some people may get rapid relief from discomfort or stressors, while others could take a more gradual approach to self-improvement and inner healing. 

Why is EFT Tapping meditation important?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a simple yet powerful technique that combines ancient Eastern acupressure with modern psychology.

It involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on a specific emotion or issue. 

The idea of tapping is simple - when you tap on dedicated facial tapping points, you stimulate the body's energy channels, helping to release all negative emotions or energies that are causing distress or imbalance.

By doing so, you eliminate the root cause of the issue and gain permanent relief rather than just working on the surface symptoms.

Research demonstrates that EFT can be used to treat PTSD, sadness, anxiety, and some phobias. Additionally, it has been proven beneficial for those with chronic stress, burnout symptoms, and medical labels like type 2 diabetes and thyroid (1). 

The key EFT Tapping points are listed below:

  1. Karate chop point: This is frequently used as the introduction, where you lay out your concern or issue. It's the fleshy outer edge of your hand, where you would do a karate chop.
  2. Top of the head point: This is the crown of your head.
  3. Eyebrow point: It’s the beginning of your eyebrow, closest to your nose.
  4. Side of the eye point: The bone at the outer corner of your eye.
  5. Under the eye point: Directly beneath your eye, on the bone.
  6. Under the nose point: The area between your nose and upper lip.
  7. Upper lip chin point: The crease in your chin, below your lower lip.
  8. Collarbone point: The intersection of your collarbone and breastbone.
  9. Underarm point: About 4 inches down from your armpit, on the side of your body.
  10. Thumb point: The side of your thumb, where the finger pad meets the nail.
  11. Index finger point: The side of your index finger, where the nail and finger pad meet.
  12. Middle finger point: The side of your middle finger, where the finger pad meets the nail.
  13. Little finger point: The side of your little finger, where the nail and finger pad meet.
Key EFT Tapping points

Benefits of EFT Tapping

The key benefits of EFT Tapping are as follows:


Fast Relief

Feeling overwhelmed? EFT Tapping can help!

By tapping on specific acupressure points and focusing on intense emotions, you can experience immediate calmness and relaxation. It might sound strange, but it could be just the quick fix you need in a moment of distress.


Not a One-Size-Fits-All Fix

While EFT Tapping brings quick relief sometimes, it's important to remember it's not a magic bullet. Some issues, like past traumas and ongoing health problems, require more time and practice to address. Yet, the good news is, with consistent tapping, you can always chip away all the deep-rooted memories. 


Uncover the Root Cause

One of the best things about EFT Tapping is how it helps you understand your emotions better. As you focus on specific feelings and tap, you gain insights into what's causing them. This newfound self-awareness empowers you to manage your emotions more effectively in the long run.

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Improved Emotional Regulation

Regular practice of EFT Tapping strengthens your ability to manage difficult emotions like anxiety, anger, or sadness. By tapping on specific facial points and acknowledging your present emotions, you disrupt the physical response associated with them, promoting a calmer state of mind.


Reduced Stress and Improved Sleep

Chronic stress significantly impacts the quality of your sleep. This is where EFT Tapping helps address underlying worries, contributing to sleep disturbances. By promoting relaxation and emotional balance, EFT paves the way for a better sleeping schedule.


Personalised Approach

Unlike medications with standardised effects, EFT Tapping allows for a personalised approach to emotional healing. You can tailor your tapping sessions to address specific emotional concerns that you're facing at any given time.


Safe and Non-Invasive Technique

EFT Tapping is a safe and non-invasive technique with hardly any side effects. It can be practiced anywhere, making it a convenient and accessible tool for emotional well-being.


Complements Traditional Treatments

EFT Tapping can be used alongside traditional therapies and medications to enhance their effectiveness. As the traditional treatment works on the body, EFT Tapping helps strengthen your mind and empowers you to take an active role in your own emotional healing journey.

Why should you adopt EFT Tapping?

“You don't have to solve it, only evolve with it!” A perfect example of EFT Tapping as the more you evolve into it, the more mental-related issues are solved.

The following are the reasons to try EFT Tapping on yourself: 


Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, but they can sometimes overwhelm you. EFT Tapping provides a safe space to acknowledge and process emotions effectively. 


In addition to being felt as a conglomeration of emotions and cognitive patterns, the stress reaction also shows psychological signs of an irregular neurological system. By activating acupressure points, also known as Meridians, EFT Tapping regulates your neurological system.


When used in combination with other therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, or holistic healing treatments, EFT Tapping can be a very flexible self-help method. Many people find that combining EFT Tapping with other approaches enhances their overall well-being and accelerates their healing journey.


EFT Tapping encourages you to tune into your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. With regular practice, you develop a greater sense of self-awareness and cultivate a more compassionate relationship with yourself.


For better results, it is advisable to concentrate on just one issue or feeling at a time. You can always tap again for the next one separately.

To learn more about EFT Tapping technique, download the booklet below.

The 7 Steps oF EFT Tapping

EFT Tapping statements and reminder phrases

The EFT Tapping statements are the phrases you use after you start tapping on the side of the hand aka Karate Chop. The reason to begin on the side of the hand is there is something known as psychological reversal, which means a block to EFT working.

By tapping on the side of the hand, you can start to negate any blocks to EFT working. 

The 7 steps of EFT Tapping are as follows:


Identify the Issue or Goal 

First, identify the issue or goal that needs to be addressed. This could be any unsolved issue, worry, bad memory, or challenges like stress, anxiety, and depression (2). 

To identify the issue, ask yourself the following questions:

  • "How do you feel?"
  • “What do you want?”
  • “What issue do you want to solve?”
  • “How does it make you feel?”

(For stress, autoimmune, and depression, I recommend you take sessions from a certified practitioner.) 

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Get a Measure for It

On a scale of 1 to 10, give this issue a number, where 10 is uncomfortable or 1 is not uncomfortable at all. The reason you give it a number is because you want to measure the progress later. 


Start EFT Tapping on the Side of Your Hand

Repeat a set-up statement 3 times while tapping on the side of your hand,

“Even though I have this [problem], I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” 


Tap on the Upper Body Points

The next step is to tap on the facial and upper body points with reminder phrases. The reminder phrase is a short phrase that reminds you or your client of the problem so that it can be cleared.

The example of reminder phrases are as follows:

  • Eyebrow: This stress ...
  • Temple/ Side of the eye: So much stress ...
  • Under the eye: This stress ...
  • Under the nose: Stressed because ...
  • Chin: Stressed because ...
  • Collar bone: This stress ...
  • Under the arm: This stress ...
  • Thumb: This stress ...
  • Index finger: This stress ...
  • Middle finger: Stress ...
  • Little finger: So stressed ...


Close the Sequence

Come back to the side of the hand and say the starting phrase out loud again,  

“Even though I have this [problem], I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”


Relax and Breathe

Breathe in and out. Take a sip of water and reflect on how you feel.


Test Yourself

Finally, ask yourself the following questions,

  • “How are you feeling?”
  • “What happened?”
  • “Do you notice any change within you?”
  • “Do you feel the same, better or worse?”

If you feel better, stop. Otherwise, go back and repeat the same steps.

The timeline for seeing results with EFT Tapping can vary from person to person. Factors such as the complexity of the issue being addressed, your openness to the process, and your willingness to explore the underlying emotions all play a crucial role in the progress made. 

Secrets of developing a stable EFT Tapping Meditation routine

Developing a regular EFT Tapping practice is easier than you think! Here are some simple hacks to help you make it a seamless part of your day:


Baby Steps

Start small! Even 1 minute of tapping a day can bring a sense of calm. Gradually increase the duration as you feel comfortable. Remember, some tapping is better than none!


Time to Tap

Pick a specific time each day for your practice. Consistency is the key!  Think morning after waking up or evening before bed.


Your Tapping Zone

Choose a designated spot to practice. It doesn't have to be fancy, just a consistent location that signals relaxation time. Minimise distractions for best results.


Piggyback Tapping

Link tapping (new habit) to another habit you already have. For example, tap before starting your car or after your morning coffee – it'll become second nature!


Guided Support

Need a boost? Tapping along guided videos provides structure and makes it more engaging. You can also connect with one of our internationally certified EFT Practitioners for one-to-one sessions to support you in your healing journey.

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Tackle Memories and Affirmations

Daily tapping on bothersome memories releases emotional baggage. Positive tapping can also boost your self-worth and clear emotional blocks.


Be Kind to Yourself

If you have missed a day of tapping, it's okay!  EFT Tapping is a practice about self-care, not stress. Be patient, adjust your routine as needed, and celebrate your progress.

With these tips and a flexible attitude, you can tap your way to emotional well-being and resilience in no time!

CAN EFT TAPPING boost your confidence?

EFT Tapping to boost confidence

Emotional Freedom Techniques is not just a preventive tool to be used for situations expected to induce stress.

It also works on clearing out limiting beliefs from your subconscious, fostering self-confidence.

Confidence means trusting in your abilities and decisions, and not being held back by fear of failure or rejection. By changing the way you look at yourself, you talk to yourself and carry yourself, it helps you move past self-doubts.

It overlaps with self-esteem and self-belief, overcoming challenges like imposter syndrome, victimhood, and rebellion. Through EFT, you actively shift your inner narrative to one that supports and believes in your potential, laying the groundwork for genuine self-assurance.

Everyone deserves a pathway to inner healing! Consult an EFT professional now, who can customise the approach to suit your needs.  


Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)

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In summary, EFT Tapping gives people the ability to actively participate in their own healing. After mastering the EFT Tapping steps, you develop a sense of confidence and self-belief while managing your emotional well-being. Whatever the time frame, getting the most out of tapping requires regular practice and a willingness to explore deeper emotional layers.