EFT - A Wish Come True for Parents and Teachers
(and anyone else who loves children!)

Ever wished you had a simple and quick way to help your child (or yourself) feel better?

While yucky feelings might not really be caused by little creatures, the tapping process the wizard used in this book really does help people feel better. It is based on a real technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT. This is a wonderful technique for removing the negative emotions that limit our happiness and success. Using this technique, you can gain the emotional freedom to truly pursue being, doing, and having what you really want in life.

EFT is a meridian-based energy therapy developed by Gary Craig from the landmark discoveries of Dr. Roger Callahan. This book is presented with deep gratitude to these two men. Based on the same principles as acupuncture, EFT is a simple technique that often provides rapid relief from physical-emotional issues (e.g. fear, anger, sadness, worry, cravings, nightmares, physical pain and much more). It can also clear the negative thoughts that block our best performance, freeing us up to improve in any area of life, including academics and sports.

Yes - even beyond "tapping away yuckies" - you and your children can use tapping to enhance your focus, your performance, and the overall quality of your life!

While EFT has yielded impressive results in treating physical and psychological issues, not everyone will benefit in the same way. Brad Yates is not a doctor, and the information presented here is not intended to replace appropriate treatment by a physician or mental health professional. The instructions shown below can provide great benefit in feeling better, but are only a brief introduction to EFT. There have been no documented negative side effects from using EFT, and there should be no problem with your child doing the tapping as described here. However, different people require different care, and you must take responsibility for your child's well-being as well as your own. If you have any concerns, please consult a doctor prior to using this technique.

How To Tap Away Yuckies

Decide what the yucky feeling is that you want to tap out and give it a name, such as: fear, pain, anger at someone, etc. Then, gently tapping with your "magic wand" (index and middle finger) on the side of your other hand, repeat this statement three times:

Even though I have this ____ (yucky feeling, fear, pain, anger, etc.), I'm a really great kid." (Or, "I really love myself," or similar positive words.)

Then tap on each of the following
energy points (shown in the picture)
while talking about the yucky feeling:

1. Top of Head
2. Eyebrow
3. Side of Eye
4. Under Eye
5. Under Nose
6. Chin
7. Collarbone
8. Under Arm

Then take a deep breath.

You can even just say the same thing
(yucky feeling, fear, etc.) on each point,
or talk about how you want to feel (great,
happy, etc.). Tap each point about seven
times (that's a good magic number). You
can tap with either hand on either side of
the face and body. You can tap through
the points once, or keep tapping a couple
of rounds to help yourself feel better and

It's also good to drink plenty of water. :)

For positive tapping, when there isn't a particular yucky feeling, you can simply start with something like, "
I choose to have a great day (do really well on this test - play really well and have fun in today's game...), and I'm a really great kid..."

Don't worry about getting the words right - play around with the words and see what feels right for you. :)

For more information about EFT, please visit
the EFT page on Brad's main site here.