4. Put It Together

You are ready to so meridian tapping yourself!  It’s really simple, and with a few practice rounds you’ll get the hang of it.  Here’s how it goes:

Pick your problem, and keep it specific to be effective with your tapping.  Let’s take worry about an upcoming meeting as our example.


If 10 is feeling completely overwhelmed, and 0 is no emotional charge whatsoever, what number would you give this issue?  Don’t think about it too much.  Go with the first number that comes up.  That’s an accurate read on your whole body-mind system (including your subconscious).  If you can’t come up with a number, just do this:  Quickly say, “I don’t have a clue what the number is, but if I had to guess, I’d say it was a _____.”  That number is usually very accurate.  Write that number down.  We’ll use it again, and if you don’t write it down, it’s very easy to forget what it was.


We’ll repeat this step three times.  Rubbing your “sore spot” on your chest or tapping the karate chop point on the outside of the hands, say “Even though I have this worry about the meeting, I love and accept myself anyway.”


Saying a short reminder phrase as you tap each point 5- 7 times, you’ll tap and say “meeting worries,” tapping like this:

both hands - eyebrow points

both hands - outside eyes

both hands - under eyes

one hand - under nose

one hand - chin

both hands - collarbones

both hands - under arms

both hands - liver (liver meridians are on both sides, even though the liver itself is only on the right)

crossing wrists - wrists

both hands - top of head

Great!  You’ve completed one “round” of tapping.  You’re doing meridian tapping!

Now tap another round, doing exactly the same thing.


Check back inside yourself for your emotional intensity now.  Do your best to measure exactly the same thing you were measuring the first time.  On a scale of 0 to 10, what’s your number now?  Chances are very good that it’s lower than the number you started with.  Good for you!  Write that new number down.


We want to acknowledge to your body-mind that things are shifting.  This helps the release happen more easily.  Again, we’ll do the set-up three times.  So our revised set-up would be:

“Even though I STILL have SOME of this worry about the meeting, I love and accept myself anyway.”


Saying a revised reminder phrase, tap all the way around the same points, saying:

“This REMAINING meeting worry, this REMAINING meeting worry,” … etc.  Tap two or three rounds.


Re-assess your emotional intensity number.  This will show you that you’re making progress, and let you know when the issue is completely gone. 

Continue tapping with your revised reminder phrase, tapping two to three rounds, then re-assessing.  Keep it up until you’re at a ZERO. 

Why settle for feeling better when you can feel great?  Persistence down to zero will really pay off, and it only takes a short time.  So go for it!