How to Tap in Your SwitchwordsFinger-Tapping (EFTs)
Tapping, or EFTs, can be a really effective way to tap into your subconscious to communicate your Switchwords. ‘Switch-tapping’ is first aid if you feel you might give in while trying to deal with fear, a phobia, or to quit smoking or over-eating – firstly, because Switchwords can work instantly to shift your mindset, and secondly, because tapping words on your fingers gives you something to do with your hands rather than eat, over-think or reach for a cigarette. The tapping points we use on the fingers correspond with some of the acupoints on the body, which when stimulated, have a calming effect on the fear response in the brain.
- Find your karate-chop point on one of your hands – it’s the fleshy bit on the side of the hand, down from the little finger. Use the index finger of the other hand to tap the karate-chop while saying the ‘set-up’ statement: ‘Even though I have this addiction/problem, I completely accept myself.’ Say this aloud three times as you tap between five and seven times on the karate-chop point. Take a deep breath in and breathe out.
- Chant your Switchwords three times as you tap on the side of your thumb, index finger, middle finger and little finger. When you’re done, take a deep breath in and out again. For example, if you’re trying to quit smoking chant: TOGETHER–COUNT–OFF. For weight less, try RESORE–CURVE–PRAISE–NOW. For confidence, chant TOGETHER–UP. You can tap in any Switchwords you choose to bring you what you want.
Try it now with some Switchword Prescriptions.
- Repeat twice more, so you’ve done three rounds of finger-tapping.