How To Overcome Nervousness With EFT Tapping

EFT Tapping For Nervousness

EFT tapping for nervousness

Did you feel really nervous on your wedding day? Or just before that huge job interview or final examination, even after you had prepared really well? 

Sweaty palms, shaky legs, racing heart – nervousness is completely normal, natural, and can strike during any stressful event. 

But these symptoms of nervousness can make it difficult for you to carry out the task at hand. 

So how can you quickly overcome nervousness? 

Life Transformation Coach, Reeta Raivadera recommends Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT Tapping, to deal with nervousness.

Reeta Raivedera

No More Nervousness With EFT Tapping

I’ve dealt with a couple of brides right here. Within 2 minutes their nervousness went away, and they were ready to go in for that photo session. It’s so effective! 

   Reeta Raivadera

New to EFT? Learn how Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping heals.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.


EFT Tapping for nervousness is an alternative therapeutic method which has proven to be long-lasting and effective. The sample procedure of EFT Tapping for nervousness is as follows:

Step 1

Take a quick temperature check

Identify and explore more about what triggers your nervousness, by asking the following questions:

  • What or who is it that makes you nervous?
  • What triggers the nervousness you face?
  • What calms you down when you feel nervous?
  • Where in the body do you feel this nervousness?

Step 2

Identify the physical sensations

Identify the physical sensations that are associated with your nervousness. You can explore by asking questions such as:

  • How are you feeling?
  • Where in the body do you experience nervousness?
  • What is the colour, texture, size, and shape of nervousness?

Measure the level of the nervousness by asking: "On a scale of 1 to 10, what number is the nervousness at, where 10 is really high and 1 is not high at all."

Step 3

Start tapping on the side of your hand (Karate Chop) 

Tap on the Karate Chop using the setup statement, for example:

“Even though I feel nervous about exams and I can feel it in my stomach, it’s at a number 8, blue in colour, and it makes my palms go cold, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” 

(Repeat 3 times)

Step 4

Then tap On The Facial And Upper Body EFT Tapping Points By Saying

Use the identified phrases to tap on the facial, upper body, and finger EFT Tapping Points:

  •  Eyebrow: I am nervous about…
  • Temple: I feel it in my…
  • Under eye: It’s at a number…
  • Under nose: It makes me feel…
  • Chin: It’s in my…at a number…
  • Collarbone: It makes me feel…
  • Under the arm: So…
  • Thumb: So…
  • Index Finger: Anxious because…
  • Middle Finger: I feel it in my…
  • Little finger: So…

Step 5

Complete The Sequence By Tapping On The Side Of Your Hand Again

Close the sequence by coming back to the EFT Karate Chop Tapping Points and repeating the setup statement once: 

“Even though I feel nervous about exams and I can feel it in my stomach, it’s at a number 8, blue in colour, and it makes my palms go cold, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

Step 6

breathe and relax

Take a gentle breath in and out, and have a sip of water. 

Step 7

Test Yourself

Test the intensity of the nervousness. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What number is the nervousness at now?
  • What happened?
  • How does it make you feel now?

If the nervousness has reduced to a level that you’re happy about, you can stop and close with positive tapping. If you feel the number could come down a little more, begin again from the first step.

Note: You can also tap on memories, and associated emotions that come up. 

Step 8

Close With Positive Tapping For nervousness

Identify positive tapping sequences to close the EFT Tapping for nervousness:

You can close with the following sequence, 

  • “Even though I have this nervousness about exams, that was then and this is now, I am open to the possibility of feeling relaxed now.”

Repeat as often as needed and you can stop when you feel relaxed.

Further, she says that EFT is useful for a lot of other issues as well. “It’s just a simple technique that you can use in all aspects of your life.” 

Curious to learn how EFT can help you overcome nervousness?  Send us a quick DM or go to the BIO to book a complimentary Discovery call, to find out if EFT training is right for you. 

How To Self-Heal & Become An EFT Practitioner

Discover how EFT Tapping can help you to self-heal or to become professionally qualified as a Certified EFT Practitioner. Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

In summary, you need to handle your feelings with acceptance and a conscious mind. Nervousness is something that we have all experienced at least once in our lives. It happens to be a good thing because it allows us to be self-aware and makes sure we do our best at whatever we have to at that point in time. However, if it increases to an extent that you are not able to handle, consider seeking professional help once you are comfortable and have accepted that you require it. 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.

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