Nervous about your job interview? Worried you’ll say something wrong? Read on and discover EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Technique, a very powerful way to ease intense and stressful emotions. It’s easy to do and can be done anywhere. It takes just minutes, and it’s the perfect thing to have ready to go when you’re heading out to that job interviews. And I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it. I know it’s kind of hard to believe, but EFT can turn your jitters into calmness with just a few minutes of simple tapping.
Before we get started, you should know the key points you’ll have to tap during this sequence.
The first one is the so-called “karate-chop” point, the part of your hand that karate masters commonly use to break bricks or boards.
Then, there are a number of other points to tap:
1. Eyebrow point: right above the part of your eyebrow that’s closest to your nose.
2. Side of Eye: about an inch to the side of your eye.
3. Under Eye: On the bony ridge right below your eye.
4. Under Nose: On upper lip right below your nose.
5. Chin: Below your lower lip, on chin.
6. Collar bone: On the center area of your collar bone (tap with fist if you like).
7. Under Arm: About four inches below your armpit, about where the bra strap would be.
8. Top of head: On the top of your head. Tap around the area with several fingers.
Here’s the very basic version of how to do it:
You start by tapping the “karate chop” edge of your hand (pinky side of hand) with two or more fingers of your other hand, while repeating the following set-up statement:
“Even though I am nervous about the job interview, I totally and completely accept myself.”
If you like, you can also vary the second half with “I choose to feel calm and confident.”
Then you tap several rounds of the other 8 points I listed above while repeating:
“I’m nervous about the job interview.”
After a couple of rounds, you may want to switch to the positive statement:
“I totally and completely accept myself.”
“I choose to feel calm and confident.”
Then take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Feeling calmer already? If you’re still nervous, just repeat as needed, until you feel calm enough to handle what you need to do.
Obviously, this is just the basic version. There are many variations and enhancements to this method, but even the basic version can make an impressive difference in how you feel.