Handout Turbo Tap Dr. Stephanie Q. Hancox 2009
Emotional Freedom Technique was developed as a coaching tool decades ago to help relieve anxiety and stress. The premise is to tap acupressure points to find relief. Many people find it very helpful, and has been used as an intervention for trauma. Over the years, clinicians have modified, simplified and improved the original model. I discovered one such model on YouTube: Faster EFT.com. Turbo Tap is a variation I developed. Disclaimer: this is designed as a self-help tool, it is not a substitute for therapy. Please feel free to copy and print:
TURBO TAP : Identify stressful event. Measure the intensity; 0-10 with 10 as maximum discomfort. Locate stress in the body. Where do you feel it the most? Rate the intensity. Increase the intensity.
Imagine a plant without roots- no roots, it withers and and cannot live.
The tapping sequence is:
- Mid point at top of head.
- Third eye (mid-center between eyebrows
- Outside of eye on the bone.
- Mid-point under eye.
- Collar bone.
- Grab wrist and squeeze.
Each area is tapped several times, doesn’t matter left or right. Breathe comfortably.
TAP: Top of Head SPEAK: I am willing to do things differently, perceive differently, try new strategies and change schema.
- TAP: Third Eye SPEAK: I release and let go all sadness and fears.
- TAP: Side of Eye SPEAK: I release and let go of all emotional trauma.
- TAP: Under Eye SPEAK: I release helplessness/hopelessness, stress and anxiety
- TAP: Collar Bone SPEAK: I release all disruptiveness, it is safe to let them go.
Grab wrist, deep breath and exhale SPEAK: I am letting go.
Glide hand down from shoulder to waist., wiggle toes and say: PEACE
Imagine yourself in a peaceful place, undisturbed.
Run this several times until the distress level is a 0 or 1. Upon completion, imagine the tapping sequence, without actually tapping, and letting go of all residual distress. Then say: I release all discontents. Sit quietly, thank your guides, mentors and loved ones, breathe deeply, effortlessly, for three minutes and express gratitude.