The Finger Points
Additional tapping points that are often not included in the EFT Basic Recipe include the finger points. These points can be added to your tapping routine when you encounter stubborn issues, or when you want an easy way to tap anywhere or anytime, even if you’re not tapping on all the other points. Finger tapping can be a very effective method of easily creating a daily habit of tapping, bringing you benefits each day.
In addition to including it in your regular basic recipe, finger point tapping comes in ‘handy’ ( 🙂 ) if you feel uncomfortable being seen tapping on all the basic recipe points, such as in a meeting or while you are out for a walk or run. Another time finger tapping is useful is if you’re having trouble falling asleep, or having trouble getting back to sleep. Rather than moving around too much, gentle tapping on the finger points yields very good results. With practice, you can even learn to tap on the finger points with the thumb or other fingers of the same hand, minimizing movement.
The finger points are in the same location on the thumb and 3 of the fingers, as shown in the image. They are located at the side of the base of the nail.
You may see other diagrams of the finger points that either skip the ring finger or show the ring finger point on the same side as the other fingers because consistency makes it easier to remember and practice. But the energy line, or meridian, actually runs down the other side of the ring finger. You can tap either side or even leave out the ring finger and you will still get good results. I like to include the ring finger point in my tapping, and I tap on the opposite side or even both sides of the ring finger.
Starting at the thumb point, tap gently while taking a slow breath, and then move to the index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger. You can repeat this tapping round, either on the same hand or changing hands.
You can incorporate the finger points into the basic tapping recipe by adding them on at the end of a round of tapping. Use similar reminder phrases as you did at the other tapping points. Or after your setup statement at the side of the hand point, start directly on the finger points. You can also tap on the finger points without words when you need a quick calming and centering tool. Use your intuition to find what works best for you. Questions? I’m here.
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