Now it’s time to demonstrate the basic recipe for you. Before we begin, I’m going to assume that you’ve already read the tapping tips, the tapping points and the 5 steps to the basic recipe that preceded this video. The first thing we’re going to do is identify our issue. In this case we’re going to assume it’s a sore shoulder, just for demonstration purposes. And then the next thing we want to do is make a before assessment on its intensity. A 0 to 10 number for it. And so I’m going to assume, let’s just call this an 8. We have a sore shoulder at an 8 intensity. The next thing we do is the Setup, and the Setup is simply to tap this Karate chop point while we say a phrase. And the phrase goes like this: Even though I have this blank, I deeply and completely accept myself. The blank you fill in with whatever the issue is. In this case it’s a sore shoulder. It could be this inability to shoot free throws while playing a basketball game. It could be these nightmares I’ve been having for years. It could be any one of a number of things. We’re just going to choose to fill in the blank here with this sore shoulder. So the process looks like this: First of all, let’s identify the Karate chop point. You’ve already seen it on the tutorial. It’s that fleshy part of the hand that is on the outside of the hand. It’s a part of your hand with which you would do a karate chop if you were to do it. We just tap there with 2 or more fingers while we say the following: Even though I have this sore shoulder, I deeply and completely accept myself. It just takes seconds, and that’s all there is to it. Now, from there we go to the sequence. A little more involved, a few more tapping points. I’m going to go through each of the tapping points for you now. You can just tap along with me if you wish. Identify them, touch the points yourself as you do this. That will just help you memorize it more easily. We’re going to combine tapping with each of these points, with what we call a reminder phrase. A reminder phrase is just a very brief statement that reminds our system what it is we’re working on. In this case it’s going to be “this sore shoulder.” The first point is going to be the top of the head. I usually take 4 finger tips like this and put them at the top of the head. I tap around in there. I usually cover a larger area to make sure I got everything. While you tap the top of the head, you say “this sore shoulder.” Some people will just take the flat of their hand and pat like that. You could do that as well if you want to. The next point is the eyebrow point. It’s actually the beginning of the eyebrow. If you put your finger at the top of your nose and go up a little bit and over to one side. I went over to my right side in this case. That’s the eyebrow point. You could have gone to the left side and that’s also the eyebrow point. These are the twin points that we discussed in the tutorial. You only need to tap one of them. So we take 2 fingers and we cover a nice large area there. Just tap right there while we say “this sore shoulder.” We’re saying the reminder phrase. The next point is the side of the eye. It’s not back here where the temple is, it’s on the actual bone, on the outside corner of the eye. It’s right there. So we’ll tap that with a couple of finger tips while we say the reminder phrase, “this sore shoulder.” The next point is under the eye. It’s located about 1 inch below the pupil on that bone underneath the eye there. We’ll take a couple of finger tips and we’ll tap there and say “this sore shoulder.” The next point is under the nose, easy enough. We tap under the nose. Let me turn this way so you can see it from this angle. As we tap we say “this sore shoulder.” The next point is the chin point, and that point is located midway between the bottom of the lip and the tip of the chin. I’ll turn this way so you can see that. That’s the chin point. As we tap that we say a reminder phrase, “this sore shoulder.” The next point is a little more difficult to describe. We call it the collar bone point. It’s not actually on the collar bone or the clavicle. It’s right at the beginning of the collar bone. I’m going to pull my shirt down and get the microphone out of the way if I can. There are 2 points here and they’re located right there. The way you find those is you put your finger tip at the base of your throat, where that soft spot is. It’s also at the very top of the breast bone. There’s a U, you feel it in there. From that point you go down about an inch, and then over to the right, or to the left, either side. I go over to my right, and that’s the collar bone point. You tap right there. You’ll see me tap that point a lot on the companion videos, if you have those. But I’m going to show you an easier way to get to it as a beginner and you can use this if you choose. And that would be to take your fist and to thump at the top of your breast bone, about where a man would knot his tie. That’s easy to do, easy to remember. You’ll probably cover both points as you do that. As we do that we say our reminder phrase which is “this sore shoulder.” The last point we call ‘under the arm’, but we have to be clear. Under the arm doesn’t mean here. That’s under the arm, but we mean under the arm on the rib cage. The way you find the point is to go down from your arm pit towards your waste about 4 inches. That’s where the point is. I like to tap with 4 fingers there, but some people just slap it like that, while we say our reminder phrase, “this sore shoulder.” Another way to locate that point, is for the men it’s right even with the nipple, going around from the nipple there’s your point. For the ladies, where the bra strap goes across the rib cage, right in the middle of that is where you would tap. So, that’s simple enough. We’ve now got the Setup, we’ve got the Sequence. All we need to do after we do a round of this is assess now, how is our issue? How is our sore shoulder? And for this demonstration I’m going to say, “that’s a little better.” Because that’s typical. What number is that on a scale of 0 to 10? Let’s say it’s a 4. OK, we went from an 8 to a 4. That’s about a 50% improvement. Yes, that feels about right. But we’re not down to 0. So what we do is we repeat the whole process, and we assess again. Maybe now we’re a 2, or maybe we’re a 0. We keep going until we’re either 0, or we plateau at some level. If we’re 0 of course, we’re done. If we plateau at some level, that simply means we need to learn more about EFT, other things to do with the basic recipe, and that’s covered in part 2 of this tutorial. This video is educational and is not meant to replace proper medical or therapeutic treatment advice. Although EFT is widely used as a self help technique it is still in the experimental stages. Users should seek the advice of qualified physicians and health professionals regarding its use.