USE OF THE HAND POINTS IN EFT
THE HAND POINTS
The hand points are not used very frequently in an EFT session with a practitioner, however they are great for everyday situations, as you can "tap" them without drawing attention to yourself. This is particularly true of the finger points, which are located on the base of the nails, as shown in the diagram.
There are several ways to stimulate the finger points:
Tapping on each finger point with one or two fingers of the other hand
Squeezing the base of the nail with two fingers of the opposite hand. This has the advantage of directly accessing the ring finger point
Tapping the points with the fingers and thumb of the same hand. This technique is probably best understood by watching the video below.
During handwashing (particularly useful at this time of the Covid19 pandemic) - you can say a Setup Statement while rubbing soap on the Side of Hand point of each hand, then a reminder phrase as you wash the fingers and squeeze on the fingerpoints, as in this video by Nancy Forrester.
A QUICK SUMMARY OF HOW TO TAP
First, take a breath and spend a moment getting in touch with what you are feeling and how intense it is. You can rate the intensity out of 10 if you wish. Then tap on the Side of Hand point and say a Setup Statement, which has two important parts: a description of the problem, and a self-affirming statement. For example "Even though I feel anxious about [.......], I'm willing to love and accept myself". Then tap each point 8 - 10 times while saying a reminder phrase at each point, eg "this anxiety". Pause, take a breath and let it go, and observe what comes up, then repeat then entire process.
“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system.”
— Gary Craig, Founder of EFT