For many strong feelings, with persistence it can be possible to clear out the feeling completely. Certainly, it is worthwhile to persevere (by using several rounds of EFT) in order to ensure you achieve the maximum effect. Most of the time, you’ll find that things proceed smoothly, but occasionally your feelings become even stronger, or other distressing feelings may temporarily surface. The important thing here is to keep tapping rather than to give up. Continue to focus on whatever the strongest feeling is at that moment, while using further rounds of EFT.
The first step in EFT is to connect to the problem, by focussing and ‘tuning in’, followed by putting the problem into words. This is followed by rating the strength of the problem on a scale of 0 to 10 (SUDS scale). This can be useful in evaluating whether you have achieved any change in the strength of the feeling by the end of the procedure. Having done this, then proceed to the set-up i.e. ‘making a strong positive statement’ about what you want to change while tapping on a certain area of the body. After this you can then proceed to the main part of EFT, the sequence itself, and on completing one round, re-rate on the scale of 0 to 10.
It has been said that being well hydrated can make EFT more effective, along with correcting for ‘neurological disorganisation’ prior to tapping i.e. undertaking counselling or hypnotherapy for emotional clear-out or sorting out mind clutter.
Continue to do rounds of EFT until all aspects of the problem feel clear or are at a comfortable level.