Get Rid of Anxiety Naturally – Let Your Fingers Tap It Away

How would you feel if you could get rid of anxiety naturally?

There are many ways out there, as a matter of fact, I have another post outlining the bubble bursting technique, check it out as well. 

But today I bring another revolutionary way of healing your anxiety. It’s a long read, but so worth it in the end.

Grab a cup of coffee, and maybe even a snack. Be relaxed, but be prepared to be transformed. 

This is a skill you can take with you anywhere, anytime!

Costs nothing except a few minutes of tapping with your fingers.

Table of Contents

What is EFT Tapping

Our Beliefs and How They Affect Us

Parts to the Mind

What We Can Gain by Using EFT

EFT Set-up Statement and Application

Psychological Reversal

Tapping Points in Order

Instructions for Tapping

EFT Tapping to Release Anxiety

Negative Belief Statements for Anxiety

Positive Belief Statements for Releasing Anxiety

Now to Start Releasing Anxiety

What is EFT Tapping?

EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a really unique, effective way to be rid of issues quickly and effectively. This is very similar to acupuncture but without the needles.

EFT Tapping in a specific algorithm causes the feelings which you need to work on to show up and then be cleared. It is a systematic approach to neutralizing negative emotions. There is no pain, but easy gain.

EFT helps to resolve issues quickly where other therapies may not have worked. EFT is an energy healing which allows people to progress into emotional well-being quickly.

This is a technique which can be self-applied by people, thereby increasing their chances of healing faster, because essentially they become their own healer.

This self-healing creates a feeling of empowerment in them, knowing they are in charge of their own body, mind, and spirit.

EFT can be applied to anything and everything. Sometimes people have physical issues for which there is no known cause, yet these issues persist daily.

Usually, this is when one should stop and wonder if there is something emotionally blocking them from being healed.

EFT starts working on issues right away; it is very fast and therefore cost-effective. Some people begin to feel vibrations in themselves and immediately feel light, yet stronger than before.

With EFT people still retain the memory of issue they’ve worked on, but whatever emotions they had around it is removed. The beauty of EFT is it can be done anytime, anywhere.

When you are doing EFT Tapping it is good to start with statements which are listed in each section.

You will notice once you start working, your own words, phrases or emotions will come up, work on those as well. Those are what we look for to clear out when we are doing EFT Tapping.

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Our Beliefs and How They Affect Us

Whatever takes place in our life happens as a direct result of the beliefs we hold. To create real rapid changes we have to change our negative beliefs.

To change our negative beliefs we have to change the way we think.

  • Our beliefs determine our environment
  • Our environment determines how we feel
  • Our feelings determine our choices and decisions
  • Our choices and decisions determine how we live
  • How we live determines which way our life will go

Believe it or not, our negative beliefs once served a purpose; they were developed by our subconscious mind to protect us against something which was happening in our life at the time.

The problem with these types of beliefs is they stick around and refuse to leave unless some kind of therapy is done.

Negative beliefs have a way of compounding themselves to become barriers to what we hope to reach and aspire for. Initially, there has to be some time ISE (Initial Sensitizing Event) for a negative belief to take hold.

After this, each time an SE (sensitizing event) occurs similar to ISE, the barriers grow stronger, and the negative belief gets compounded, which makes it hard to break through.

This is where EFT Tapping can assist us in changing our negative beliefs.

Parts to the Mind

There are four parts of our mind, and each contributes to how our life will play out.

The Conscious Mind – This part deals with what is happening in real time for us. When we are in this state, we are usually awake and consciously aware.

This is the part that thinks and makes decisions based on what it sees and hear. When we carry out EFT Tapping our conscious mind is left to think about other things, thus suspending our judgment.

The Critical Faculty – The critical faculty is the part of our mind which accepts or rejects incoming information. This part of our brain decides to whether or not to allow specific information to enter the subconscious mind.

If the information (belief) already exists in the subconscious mind, then information will be allowed; if not, it will be discarded.

This part is bypassed or suspended when we commence with EFT Tapping.

The Unconscious Mind– This part of our mind deals with all the natural functions our body does without us worrying about them.

Examples of this would be breathing, blinking, or our organs going about their natural way.

Essentially, this is the inherent part of us, where our learned behaviors have become natural to us. This part of us starts to incorporate the new learning we do with EFT Tapping instinctively.

The Subconscious Mind – This is where our belief system is held and where all of our feelings come from.

The subconscious mind doesn’t differentiate between what is happening in reality and what is imagined.

It perceives everything as being real. For example, when we are watching a sad movie, our emotions get involved. Consciously we know it’s not real, but our subconscious can’t tell the difference.

This is the part we tap into with EFT Tapping to bring about rapid change.

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What We Can Gain by Using EFT

Benefits of EFT are amazing. We learn to love and accept ourselves for who we are.

Different parts of our body store different memories and energy. Anger is stored in our liver, our kidneys reflect our fear, and anxiety can be held in our chest or stomach.

When we start tapping the blocked energy starts moving. Energy always has to move or it becomes stagnant, which is when problems or issues start to occur.

An example of energy moving is: when someone gets a headache, they throw up and the headache is gone. This is the flow of energy being unblocked while finding release and this happens because a resolution of a short-term negative belief has been made.

By tapping our body releases negative emotions, beliefs and experience. As this takes place, our body starts to become the way it was supposed to when we were born, as if it had never picked up the negative beliefs.

By repeating positive affirmations during a round of tapping we can desensitize ourselves to how others view us. Although it won’t stop others from viewing us the way they do, we become immune to their views and feelings.

What they say and feel about us cannot hurt us anymore!

The negative impact is lessened, our mind is clear and we are better able to focus on the positive things in life. What the tapping does is trap our attention.

Rather than argue with the subjects of our daily thoughts, we bring ourselves out of those thoughts and focus on what is physically taking place. This allows us to feel the effect when we voice the positive affirmations.

The more tapping we do and voice our positive affirmations, the better the visual imagery we construct. This visual imagery then creates a positive environment around us.

As we start to focus on what can be, we start to neutralize old behaviors, patterns, and memories by draining the negativity out of them.

EFT Set-up Statement and Application

An EFT Statement has three parts to it, and each statement is repeated for one round of tapping. Each statement is said out loud.

  • Starts with “Even though,” this is followed by
  • Stating a negative emotion or belief, and
  • Ends with “I deeply and completely love and accept myself ”

Psychological Reversal

Psychological Reversal (PR) is the first step, and we massage this area in a counter-clockwise motion in small circles while stating our statement.

This statement is used because sometimes we can be psychologically reversed to what we desire the most. This little technique gets us moving in the right direction.

There might be some heavy emotions coming up even while doing this.

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Tapping Points in Order

  1. Inner Eyebrow (IB)
  2. Outer Eyebrow (OE)
  3. Under Eyebrow (UE)
  4. Under Nose (UN)
  5. Under Lip (UL)
  6. Underneath Collar Bone (UCB)
  7. Underneath Arm (UA)
  8. Top Behind Head (TBH)

Instructions for Tapping

  1. What you will need to do is read each statement from the “Negative Belief Statements” list and notice if any negative feelings inside you are invoked by stating the statement (such as anger, sadness, lack of…).Positive statement list follows, but it is only for guidance when tapping on the positive. You can say statements which resonate with your feelings.
  2. You will then need to classify the intensity of the negative feeling by giving it a number from 1 to 10, with one meaning it affects you little, and ten meaning it affects you way too much.
  3. Then pick the top 3 statements which affect you the most.
  4. You will need to use two fingers to tap each point seven times, but quickly and firmly to activate it.
  5. To complete one full round (which takes about 3 minutes) of tapping, you will need to repeat the algorithm three times.
  6. After a full round of tapping, you will need to inhale and exhale deeply and have a drink of water.
  7. You will then need to re-examine the statement to see if it still rings true and where is it on the number ladder.
  8. Once you determine, the statement no longer affects you, move onto the next one. If the negative feeling is still quite high, then repeat the process until it has cleared out.
  9. This is a commitment on your part to be rid of what is bothering; therefore you will need to take some time out during the day to clear out all thoughts of what you are working on. When you are satisfied with what you have accomplished, you can summarize it to yourself and then healthily celebrate your success.

EFT Tapping to Release Anxiety

Anxiety can overwhelm and cripple people to such a state they can become non-functional.  It’s a disorder which is suffered by 40 million people in North America alone.

Most people with anxiety think something is wrong with them and in their mind only they are suffering.  People with an anxiety disorder can be struck with feelings of panic at any given time.

These attacks occur without warning or notice and then create a spinning cycle of anxiety. EFT Tapping can help turn this cycle around and recreate a loop of being self-aware.

Taking notice of little changes within the body enables one to recognize the signs of approaching anxiety. This makes it easier to halt the anxiety cycle.

EFT tapping is very effective in easing an anxiety attack and doing away with it before it gets out of control. The mind learns a new way to think.

Each time a tapping session has commenced the thoughts to remain anxiety free get stronger, thus the individual gains control of the situation.

EFT also helps to neutralize an attack within minutes. It’s so discreet it can be done anywhere anytime. 

Types of anxiety disorders

  • Panic Attack

These attacks cause the person experiencing the anxiety to become scared of suffering more attacks. During the attack, they fear something horrible will happen to as a result of the panic attack.

  • OCD

OCD causes interruptive thoughts which then leads a  person to perform the same task over and over again.

  • PTSD

This type of anxiety is caused by someone who has experienced something traumatic in their life, which they keep reliving. It has such a tight grip on an individual. 

  • Social/Specific Phobia

This type of anxiety causes a person a fear of being judged by others. Most times the thoughts which run through these individuals heads are negative leading them to stay away from social events. 

  • General Anxiety disorder

This type of anxiety is very generalized. A person experiencing worrisome thoughts may feel a slight nagging feeling in their tummy or chest. These people are always expecting some type of disaster to strike.

All anxiety disorders have distinctive qualities, but they are all based on irrational fear and persistent feelings of dread.

According to EFT theory, anxiety disorders are linked by the common thread of a disrupted energy meridian system and unresolved negative emotions.

By balancing the energy meridians and neutralizing negative emotions, anxiety sufferers may achieve permanent relief and peace without the fear of worrying about having an anxiety attack.

Negative Belief Statements for Anxiety

  • There is way too much for me do and not enough time
  • I feel like I have to do everything perfectly
  • I become more aggressive and bossy towards others
  • My mind won’t stop going over “what if, what if….”
  • I feel like my world is going out of control
  • I feel like things are unreal or dreamlike when I’m having an anxiety attack
  • I handle my anxiety by trying to overcome____________ which makes it worse
  • I think I deserve this anxiety
  • I don’t think EFT tapping will work for my anxiety
  • I am my own worst critic
  • I  torment  myself with worst case scenarios
  • I feel like as soon as my stomach starts to flutter, I am going to have a  full blown attack
  • My throat gets so dry and tight
  • I start getting dizzy, and this really frightens me
  • I feel like my stomach is aching and I have to run to the washroom
  • My back stiffens up, and my muscles become immobile
  • My cheeks turn red and my face looks flushed
  • I experience pain and tightness in my chest
  • I feel like I am having a heart attack when I’m in an anxious situation
  • I feel like I’m going insane and about to lose my mind
  • I lose control of my thoughts when I have a panic attack
  • I can’t breathe and feel like I’m being choked
  • I feel embarrassed when I make a fool of myself
  • Everything is scary and frightening when I’m having an anxiety attack
  • I feel like crying for no apparent reason
  • I feel like I’m trapped in my own mind
  • I am carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders
  • It’s embarrassing when my speech becomes slurred, and I have difficulty pronouncing certain letters or sounds
  • I have frequent bad, bizarre, or crazy dreams
  • I am anxious about my family all the time

Positive Belief Statements for Releasing Anxiety

  • I can slow down and take life one day a time
  • I am doing things the best way I know how
  • I remain calm and cool during an anxiety attack
  • What’s going to happen, is going to happen
  • I focus on inner calm feelings, and the world is ok
  • I know when I having an anxiety attack and I choose to remain rooted
  • I always do my best, and that’s the most I can expect from myself
  • I deserve to be anxiety free
  • I choose to accept EFT tapping will work for me
  • I love myself and refuse to self-critique myself anymore
  • I now create the best case scenarios
  • I choose to breathe in and out slowly, which brings my heart back to a regular beat
  • I choose for my throat to remain moist all times
  • I recognize it when I get dizzy and let the feeling pass by knowing I’m going to be fine
  • My stomach is fine and feels no pressure anymore
  • My muscles are loose and relaxed at all times
  • My face retains it nice color at all times
  • I am pain-free in my chest at all times
  • My heart is healthy and strong
  • My mind is calm, anxiety free and is sane at all times
  • I retain control of my thoughts, and this helps to let the anxious situation pass
  • I breathe deeply and inhale and exhale which helps the anxious situation to be relieved quickly
  • It’s okay many people suffer from anxiety, and I’m not alone
  • My mind knows it’s all a trick and this helps me remain calm
  • I am happy to be me and everything is fine
  • My mind now releases anxiety and brings me relief quickly
  • I let off some of the weight on my shoulders now
  • My speech remains clear and confident through any situation
  • My dreams are just dreams, and that’s all they are
  • My family is always safe

Now to Start Releasing Anxiety

The first thing we always need to do is take ownership of what we are trying to get over. Doesn’t matter what is, but it is ours.

At some point in our lives to protect ourselves we created something which is now causing us harm. The best way to claim this is by stating one of the following:

  • I’m sorry for bringing anxiety into my life
  • I take full responsibility of bringing anxiety into my life
  • I love you (we can never hate our creations)
  • I am sorry for creating you
  • Thank you for coming and now going

From the “Negative Belief Statements” select 3 negative statements that you strongly resonate with




From this list of 3 statements, select one which strongly affects you. Close your eyes and see how the statement plays out in your life.

Think of what triggers this statement. How has it brought hurt into your life? Describe a scenario in your life where this statement played out exactly as you thought it would. 

  • Space Below is Intended For You to Create Your Scenario



You will need to repeat the process of creating a scenario for each negative statement you identified with.

Now you will be tapping out each statement one after the other. You will need to complete three rounds for each statement before beginning on the next one.

Begin at PR point and massage counter-clockwise in small circles while repeating the statement below three times.

“Even though ___( Negative belief inserted here)___, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.” 

Round 1 – Tap each point 7 times to activate it, but repeat the negative belief each time.

IE            -Repeat negative belief

OE          -Repeat negative belief

UE          -Repeat negative belief

UN         -Repeat negative belief

UL          -Repeat negative belief

UCB       -Repeat negative belief

UA          -Repeat negative belief

TBH        -Repeat negative belief

Now turn the negative statement into a positive statement. You can look at the “Positive Belief Statements” list for guidance.

You will begin your next round of tapping, but this time you will not massage the PR point.

Round 2 – Tap each point 7 times to activate it, but repeat each statement positively.

IE            -Repeat positive belief

OE          -Repeat positive belief

UE          -Repeat positive belief

UN         -Repeat positive belief

UL          -Repeat positive belief

UCB       -Repeat positive belief

UA          -Repeat positive belief

TBH        -Repeat positive belief

Round 3 – Tap each point 7 times to activate it. This time you will alternate between negative and positive statement. Once again do not massage the PR point.

IE            -Repeat negative belief

OE          -Repeat positive belief

UE          -Repeat negative belief

UN         -Repeat positive belief

UL          -Repeat negative belief

UCB       -Repeat positive belief

UA          -Repeat negative belief

TBH        -Repeat positive belief

Now take a deep breath and release. You have now completed a full round; see how quick it was. Notice if you feel lighter. Take a drink of water to replenish your energy.

Repeat this process until negative feelings have been cleared out. Soon you will notice the way you think and feel has changed.

This will then enable you to reach for the goals you might not have tried to accomplish before. Accomplishing our desire and dreams bring us fulfillment, which leads us to be grateful for all that we have, which then brings more of what we desire to us.

Once you have cleared out negative statements and implemented positive statements, your body will need to integrate these new behaviors.

I highly recommend you rest yourself well after you have completed a session.

Drop me a comment below on what you think of this technique to get rid of anxiety naturally.

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24 thoughts on “Get Rid of Anxiety Naturally – Let Your Fingers Tap It Away”

  1. Hi jagi,

    Thank you very much for sharing such an outstanding article about ”Get Rid of Anxiety Naturally – Let Your Fingers Tap It Away”

    Really this is an awesome technique. I believe this EFT tapping techniques are very helpful to relieves our anxiety. Surely i am going try this tapping technique to reduce my anxiety. This is a very informative and helpful article for those people who are looking for a useful way to remove their anxiety. I am going to share this article with my friends and relatives so that they can learn new ways to get free from their anxiety.

    1. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you much success with using the technique. Any issues, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Ivan Brozincevic

    Thanks for sharing this information. A friend of mine told me how tapping is doing wonders when it comes to treating anxiety and other mental disorders. I’ve read about it in the book ‘Hypnotic Writing’ by Joe Vitale, and I found it to be fascinating. Also, Tony Robbins explains how to control your state in his ‘Unlimited Power’ simply by triggering positive thoughts and emotions with a finger snap or a couple of them in a row. He teaches to connect the sound of a finger snap with positive thoughts such as affirmations and then to use the trick whenever you feel out of balance. I found it to be the most straightforward technique for controlling and ultimately treating anxiety. It does help a lot and amazingly fast!

    Thanks again for this insightful article. I believe in natural solutions only. Techniques such as ETF are dealing with the cause of the problem which is in 99% of the cases nothing but a wrong belief about something. The method helps to change the mental state of a person which ultimately leads to health in all areas of one’s life. While pharmacy, on the other hand, is concentrated on a ‘quick fix’ which leads to nothing but another fix.

    I will come back to your post to study it some more. Thank you. Ivan

  3. Thanks,for a good, comprehensive guide, i do sometimes suffer from anxiety, will definitely give it a try. A good subject, expertly handled.

  4. Hi! Very very interesting article. I personally have never heard or read about this subject.; Mind Valley Academy mentors use, approximately, these kind of statements when meditate, but no tapping . Your content is to the point and flows nicely to the end. I’ll try this method and read all the posts you uploaded. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. I think so many of us do this naturally, but it is great to learn that there is a science behind tapping your fingers. The more tricks to relieving stress that I have in my toolbox the better. Very valuable information and I like the little activities in this article. Might have to print them out!
    Thanks again for the information!

  6. Josephine Jennifer Crawford

    This article and my cup of coffee was indeed a wonderful way to begin my day. Tapping forces us to be positive and not be arrested by our negative thoughts and experiences. I found the technique to be extremely relaxing.

    I, however, do not like the idea of repeating the negatives in my life. It just feels like I am giving them too much attention. Is it okay for me to just tap on the positives? Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Jagi
    You have some very interesting ideas and techniques in this article. It was a bit to much for me to take in in 1 reading so I’ve bookmarked your site so I can come back and spend some time practicing some of the EFT tapping techniques. Anything that can help reduce anxiety is definitely worth learning.

  8. As a someone  with a mild case of OCD, I am willing to try the Emotional Freedom Therapy and see if it would work for me. Sometimes, I get so fixated on doing things perfectly that I get really angry at people who do not share my knack for perfection. It’s a daily struggle. Two nights ago, I took about 4hours plus to wash a tiny 5*8 feet bathroom and toilet. I didn’t feel it at the time because I was more about all the tiny little details, redoing them like I hadn’t done it before because my mind told me there were still germs left on them. Yesterday, I woke up with severe pains at the back of my thighs and I know it’s from the standing and stressing over that small space. I’m really eager to try this, hopefully, I can begin to get my act together. 

  9. Hi there, I have used this technique myself and found it works. The beauty of it is we don’t have to take anything, bring anything, simply ourselves. Can easily be done anywhere, anytime at our convenience. I encourage anyone who haven’t tried it to do so. It works. Cheers

  10. Wow! What an incredible and informative post. This is such an interesting concept. I am absolutely going to try this out. I am open to new ways to relieve anxiety and this seems like it has great potential. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Hi Jagi

    this is a really good article! I suffer from being too negative – i guess its in my blood – I’m type B- lol

    i’ve been considering getting a life coach because this negativity is affecting my family and work life and your article has just saved me a ton of money!

    i’ve booked marked your post and im going to visit it every day till the positivity becomes 2nd nature! thanks for this again

    1. Glad you found my article helpful. Much success to your recovery. Life coaches are great so as long as you have an end goal in mind. Thank you for your comment.

  12. Hi Jagi

    Thnak you for this amazing and educating post. You really nailed it about if we want to change our negative belief. The truth our environment really influences the way we think and it has a great impact on us. Our choice of decision really determines how we live. I really like the way ETF works. It is an actually effective and actually unique way of ending anxiety naturally  

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