Monday, May 8, 2017



1. Tune the Thought Field -- that is, intentionally think about the addictive urge you want to treat.

2. Rate the intensity of your addictive urge at this moment, using the Subjective Units of Distress (SUD) scale. On this scale, 10 is the most intense it could possibly be, and 1 indicates absolutely no trace of it. Write down the SUD rating before you continue to the next step.

3. Using two fingers of one hand, tap five times under the eye, about an inch below the bottom of the center of the bony orbit, high on the cheek. Tap firmly, but not hard enough to cause pain.

 4. Tap solidly five times under the arm, about four inches directly below the armpit, using rigid fingers. In men, this spot is under the arm about even with the nipple. Women can locate this spot by tapping at about the center of the bra under the arm.

5. Tap the "collarbone point." To locate it, take two fingers of either hand and run them down the center of the throat to the top of the center collarbone notch. This is approximately even with the spot where a man would knot his tie. From there, move straight down an additional inch. Then move to the right one inch. Tap this point five times. 

 6. Take a second SUD rating and write it down. If the SUD has decreased 2 or more points (which will be the case for most people), then continue with step 7 below. If there was no change, however, or if the change in the SUD was only 1 point, perform the correction for a psychological reversal, using the technique described in this post (CLICK HERE). Then repeat steps 1 through 6.

7. Perform the nine-gamut treatments. Locate the gamut spot on the back of the hand, about an inch below the raised knuckles of the ring finger and little finger when making a fist. begin tapping the gamut spot with two fingers of the opposite hand, about three to five times per second, and continue tapping while performing all nine steps below ( tap five or six times for each of the nine-gamut positions). It is very important to tap the gamut spot throughout all nine of these gamut treatments:

G1~ Open the eyes.

G2~ Close the eyes.

G3~ Open the eyes and point eyeballs down and to the left.

G4~ Point the eyeballs down and to the right.

G5~ Whirl the eyeballs around in a circle in one direction (clockwise).

G6~ Whirl the eyeballs around in the opposite direction (counter clockwise).

G7~ Hum a few bars of any tune aloud (more than a single note;
rest the eyes).

G8~ Count aloud from one to five.

G9~ Hum the tune again.

8. Tap five times under the eye again.

9. Tap five times under the arm again.

10. Tap the collarbone point five times again.

11. Take still another SUD rating and write it down. If it has declined to 1 (which will happen with most people), move to step 12 below. But if it has decreased significantly yet is still not a 1, perform the MINI PR correction as described below, and then repeat the treatment steps above.

12. To ensure that the improvements you've made are complete, perform the floor-to-ceiling eye roll (when the SUD is 2 or lower): Hold the head level and move your eyes down. Then begin tapping the gamut point as you move your eyes upward.

 A related procedure, called a mini psychological reversal correction, can be used when you decrease your SUD to a 3 or 4 but can't seem to get it any lower.  In other words, you've achieved substantial improvement, but you can't get to the finish line.  A block exists that is keeping you from reducing the SUD any further

In the algorithm for your particular emotional problem, you'll be instructed on whether and when to use this technique. here is the  procedure to follow:

~ Find the PR spot mentioned above,  located on the outside edge of the  hand, between the wrist and the  base of the little finger.
~ Tap about fifteen (15) times with two fingers of the opposite hand.

 Image result for tapping PR spot
As long as a psychological reversal persists, TFT ( or any other treatment) won't be able to get the SUD to a 1.  The PR or mini PR correction will open the door that allows TFT to eradicate your problem.


  Just how powerful are these addictive urges? Consider that most smokers who survive a heart attack -- or who undergo coronary by pass surgery -- continue to smoke. Imagine looking death in the eye and getting a second chance at life, and yet continuing with the behaviour that may have been largely responsible for the health problems you experienced!

  I've often told the story about the U.S. soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. Some of them turned to heroin and other illegal drugs to smother their reality-based anxiety.  As word drifted back to the States about heroin use among G.Is, there was a fear that America would have to deal with severe drug-addiction problems as the soldiers came home. But that wasn't the case at all. Once the returnees left the anxiety of combat behind them (obviously, the source of their anxiety was outside of themselves), most of them simply stopped using these hard drugs. They no longer felt the need for them, and the physiological component of addiction seemed rather insignificant once the source of their anxiety was gone. I'm convinced that addiction is primarily a psychological problem, not a physical one. 

  By treating the addictive urges in your life with the algorithms that follow or in this blog-site, you won't be masking or covering up -- you'll be eradicating them at their root cause.

Begin with the "first use" algorithm above, which works for most people in eliminating their addictive urges. But if you don't have success with the "first use" algorithm, move on to the "alternative algorithms 1 or 2," which are more effective for some individuals. Use these algorithms when your addictive urge is particularly strong. 

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