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Written by Luke Sawyer

Published by TapAwayAcne.com
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2013 TapAwayAcne.com
Tis guide demonstrates an impressive personal improvement tool.
It is not a substitute for training in psychology or psychotherapy.
Nothing contained herein is meant to replace qualifed medical advice.
Te author urges the reader to use these techniques under the
supervision of a qualifed therapist or physician. Te author and
publisher do not assume responsibility for how the reader
chooses to apply the techniques herein.
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Welcome
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a way of gently releas-
ing negative emotional energy, including memories, through
tapping on a series of meridian points on the face and body.
Tis short guide is meant to help you get started tapping right
away. It covers the basic steps of how to do EFT, and instruc-
tions on how to use it for both the physical and emotional as-
pects of acne.
Tere are also several helpful methods for getting to core issues
and beliefs, because getting to and neutralizing these deep is-
sues is the fastest way to dramatically heal acne. Tis can feel
uncomfortable at frst, because they are ofen strong negative be-
liefs about ourselves. Tis is where tapping shines. Use it on any
strong emotions that begin to come up.
Acne appears when old painful memories are triggered by our day
to day experiances, and the body feels threatened, which weakens
the immune system and circulation. Using EFT on these allows
them to peacefully and safely dissapate, which in turn allows the
body to heal itself.
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Te Steps for EFT
Step 1 - Choose an Issue to Work On
Te frst step is to choose an issue to work on. Te more specif-
ic the issue is, the better the results. For instance, if acne caus-
es you to feel embarrassment, imagine a particular situation in
which this feeling comes up, and then create a phrase which
captures the feeling: Te look on their face which made me feel
so embarrassed.
If your acne is bothering you, create a phrase based on a specifc
thing about it: Tis pimple on my chin, Te reddness on my
cheeks.
Tip: Te wording doesnt matter, so long as it carries the feeling
for you.
Step 2 - Determine the Intensity Level
[No feelings at all] 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 [Extreme distress]
Te next step is to decide on a scale of 0 to 10 how much this
problem or issue distresses you. It can be either physical or
emotional pain.
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Tis step is helpful, since it can be useful for double checking
that a memory is completly clear before moving on. Its like set-
ting a benchmark, so that afer tapping, you can check back and
see what changed, and if there is still something that needs tap-
ping on.
Tip: Remember there is no right or wrong answer here. If
youre not sure what your intensity level is, just guess at it, and
that will be fne.
Step 3 - Te Setup Statement [Optional]
Te Setup Statement is here to help prepare the bodys ener-
gy system for EFT. Tis is done by tapping on the Karate Chop
Point while repeating the problem (followed by an afrmation),
three times.
Even though I have this __[Problem]__, I deeply and complete-
ly accept myself. - x3
Replace the [Problem] here with whatever issue you chose in
Step 1 to focus this round of EFT on. For example,
Even though I have this embarrassment about my acne, I deeply
and completely accept myself. - x3
Sometimes saying I deeply and completely accept myself can
be difcult. If saying this is hard, use diferent words that work
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for you. For instance, some of my favorites are:
Even though I have [this problem], Im okay with myself any-
way.
Even though I have [this problem], I might be able to accept
myself anyway.
Te wording isnt critical - go ahead and experiment with difer-
ent afrmations to see what feels the best for you.
Karate Chop Point
Te feshy part of the
outside of either hand.
Tap this point solid-
ly with the frst two or
three fngers of the op-
posite hand.
Alternatively, you can
tap the karate chop
points of both hands
against each other.
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Step 4 - Tapping
Now that we have selected a problem to work on and deter-
mined the emotional intensity, its time to put them to use.
Tis is done by tapping on a series of points on the face and up-
per body, while repeating a reminder phrase to keep our atten-
tion on the problem.
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Tip - Tap the points frmly with the frst two or three fnger-
tips of whichever hand (or both) feels comfortable. Tap each
point 5-10 times. Using two or three fngers allows you to
cover the points even if youre not exactly on them. Tap with
enough force to be felt, but not enough to bruise the skin.
Note: Te points are identical on both sides of the body.
Tapping on either set of points (or both at the same time)
is equally efective. Te order in which they are tapped isnt
important, although its common to go from the top down-
wards.
Tapping on the points acts as a release on whatever were fo-
cusing on. Repeating a short reminder phrase is an easy way to
keep our attention on the problem while we tap. For this, we
can simply repeat the phrase we created in step one as we tap on
each point. For instance, repeat;
Tis zit on my chin, or Tis redness on my cheek,
while tapping on each of the points. Te wording isnt critical,
and you can repeat the same thing diferent ways as long as it
keeps your attention on the original problem.
Tings to expect when tapping:
Tapping releases stuck energy, letting it fow through the body
again. When this happens, its normal to yawn, sigh, or feel
sleepy. Its a good sign, and means that the energy is moving.
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Tapping Points Explained
Crown of Head - Te crown of the head. Tap in a small circle to
be sure of hitting the point.
Eyebrow - Te inner point of the eyebrow, slightly above and to
the side of the bridge of the nose.
Side of Eye - On the bone, at the point of the outer corner of the
eye.
Under Eye - On the point of the cheekbone, centered under the
eye.
Under Nose - Centered on the upper lip between the nose and
mouth.
Chin - Centered between the lower lip and the chin. (Not
acutally on the point of the chin.)
Collarbone - About two inches out and down from the U shape
at the top of the breastbone. Te point is just below the collar-
bone and outside the breastbone in the sof area of fesh.
Under Arm - Centered on the side of the body, about four inches
below the armpit.
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Deconstructing a Truamatic Event
Since the defning moments of our lives can usually be nar-
rowed down to specifc events and memories, it can be valuable
to know how to deconstruct them, in order to clear them of
their emotional charge as fast as possible.
One of the main concepts of tapping and EFT is that memories
and events are made up of multiple parts, or aspects.
In order to collapes the whole thing, each particular side or nu-
ance of the problem may need to be tapped on. If an issue per-
sists afer the frst round of tapping, thats a good sign there are
other dimentions to the issue that havent been addressed yet.
Step 5 - Check the Emotional Intensity Again
Afer the round of tapping, check in to see if the emotional in-
tensity has lessened at all. If so, great! If its near a 0, then its
time to move on. If it still has some intensity, but not as much as
at frst, then do a few more rounds on diferent aspects until its
completely neutralized.
Note: Sometimes zits will appear on the tapping points. If this
happens, simply skip that point or tap beside it until the pimple
is gone and the skin is healed. Te technique wont sufer from
missing a point, and missing one is better than aggravating an
active zit.
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Imagine accidentally droping a glass of milk, for example, and
all the diferent sensations and feelings that can be present in
one incident. Te feeling of the glass slipping from your hand,
the sound of it breaking when it hits the foor, the sight of the
milk spilled on the foor, the smell of spilled milk aferward,
people present who may have seen you drop it, etc.
When tapping on this incident, each of the diferent senses is
a separate aspect that can be tapped on, until all the emotional
charge is removed from the overall spilled milk memory.
For sure, spilling milk isnt normally trumatic most of the time,
but the same types of aspects are present in most trumatic
memories. Te sound of a persons voice, the look on their face,
their body language, the location where the event took place -
are the kind of tapable aspects to look for.
An easy way to check if a memory or experiance has been
cleared completely is to run through all the fve senses, and
check that the emotional intensity of them all is clear.
If it is, and you can think about the event without distress, then
youve done it, and can probably move on from that memory.
Aspects arent limited to the fve senses, and if something else
bothers you in a particular memory, you can tap to remove the
intensity from it.
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What To Tap On
Now that you know the tapping technique, I want to show some
ways of use it to begin getting relief for both the emotional and
physical pain of acne.
Emotions
A great place to start is on issues of every day life which cause
us emotional distress. We all deal with things like relatinoships,
money, family and work, so using EFT on these daily trails is an
excellent way bring immidiate peace and comfort on a tangible
level.
Simply pick an issue which is bothering you at present, and
begin doing rounds of tapping on it. Afer the initial rounds,
start to break down whatever it is into diferent aspects, as I de-
scribed above, and tap on each aspect.
Tracing
Another method is called tracing. Pick one of the main present-
ing feelings about your acne. Feelings like:
Shame
Embarrassment
Fear
Hopelessness
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Depression
Anger
Feeling jinxed
Helplessness
Do several round of tapping on whichever one you choose. Af-
ter three or four rounds, began asking yourself these questions:
What does this feeling remind me of?
When have I felt this way before?
Are they any times in real life when something besides acne
created this same feeling?
It usually doesnt take long for these simple questions to lead
to memories of things weve experianced. Sometimes we dont
have to look far at all for them, because they happened hours or
days ago and theyre still fresh in our minds. Other times, older
memories may come up that happened years ago.
Once a memory has been uncovered, begin tapping on all the
diferent aspects of it, such as the sights, sounds, smells, feelings
and emotions associated with it.
Sometimes other thoughts or memories will come up once we
begin tapping. Tis is a good thing, and it means our bodies are
bringing stuf to our attention so that it can be cleared. Just fol-
low up with whatever memories come, and tap on each on in
turn, until you can think about it without discomfort.
Tis is the most organic part of EFT. Since each of us has a
unique set of formative (and sadly, sometimes traumatic) mem-
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Tapping for Acne Itself
In order to permanently prevent acne from reappearing, its nes-
sessary to go to the root emotional issues underlying it.
EFT is a powerful tool however, and it can also help the physical
symptoms of acne directly. Tis cosmetic tapping is an excel-
lent way to begin using EFT, and can be done on a daily basis.
Simply tap on whatever is bothering you about your acne.
Do several rounds of tapping on any or all of the parts of acne,
such as:
Pimples
Redness
Itchiness
Oilyness
Breakouts
Painful zits

Tese are just a few of the specifc things about acne that can be
tapped on. EFT can be used on anything, so any aspect of your
acne that bothers you is something to tap on.
ories, removing the strong negative believes behind acne will
be a diferent proccess for each person.
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EFT Quick Reference Sheet
Step 1 - Choose an issue to work on. For instance:
Tis feeling of helplessness about my acne.
Step 2 - Determine the intensity level of this issue. For instance may-
be a 7 represients how much this issue is troubling you.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, [7] 8, 9, 10
Step 3 - Create a simple setup statement based on the issue you
choose in step 1. Repeat this setup statement three times while frmly
tapping the Karate Chop Point.
Even though I have this feeling of helplessness, I deeply and complete-
ly accept myself. x 3
Step 4 - Repeat a reminder phrase, such as Tis feeling of hopeless-
ness. while tapping on each of the points.
Step 5 - Check the intensity of the issue again. If it has gone down
close to 0, move on to another issue.
Step 6 - If it still has an emotional charge, ask these questions:
What does this feeling remind me of?
When have I felt this way before?
If these questions bring anything up, simply break down this new
event into spcifc aspects, and repeat the steps above to clear whatev-
er comes up.
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Tapping for Acne - Physical
Here are some tapping rounds for acne that put all that information
to use. Tese are general rounds of acne-tapping that you can tap
through once a day or as needed. You can also use them as inspira-
tion for creating your own tapping rounds.
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this acne on my skin, I
may be able to accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis acne on my skin
Eyebrow - Tis acne I feel on my skin
Side of Eye - Acne all over my skin
Under Eye - Acne on my face
Under Nose - Tis acne on my skin
Chin - Tis acne
Collarbone - All this acne
Under Arm - All this acne I have
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this pimple on my
cheek, Im okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis pimple
Eyebrow - Tis zit on my cheek
Side of Eye - I can feel this pimple
Under Eye - Pimple on my cheek
Under Nose - Tis zit I have on my cheek
Chin - Tis zit on my skin
Collarbone - Tis pimple
Under Arm - Zit on my cheek
Setup Statement x3
Even though this zit is painful, I might be
able to accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis painful zit
Eyebrow - Tis painful pimple
Side of Eye - Tis zit is so painful
Under Eye - Te pain of this zit
Under Nose - Tis painful to touch zit
Chin - Tis zit is so painful
Collarbone - All this pain
Under Arm - Tis painful zit
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have these these whiteheads,
I love and accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tese whiteheads
Eyebrow - Tis whitehead
Side of Eye - Tis whitehead on my skin
Under Eye - I feel this whitehead there
Under Nose - Tis whitehead I have
Chin - Tese whiteheads
Collarbone - All these whiteheads
Under Arm - Tis whitehead that I have
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Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this cyst, Im still okay
with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis acne cyst
Eyebrow - I have this cyst
Side of Eye - Te painful cyst
Under Eye - I can feel where this cyst is
Under Nose - Tis painful cyst
Chin - Tis cyst that I have
Collarbone - Cyst thats painful
Under Arm - Tis cyst I have on my skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have these painful bumps
just below the skin, I can accept myself
anyway.
Top of Head - Tese painful bumps
Eyebrow - I feel them under my skin
Side of Eye - Acne under my skin
Under Eye - Bumps under my skin
Under Nose - Bumps that will develop
Chin - Hidden acne
Collarbone - Zits under my skin
Under Arm - Tis cyst I have on my skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though my acne is so itchy, Im okay
with myself anyway
Top of Head - Itchy acne
Eyebrow - Tis itchy acne I have
Side of Eye - My acne is so itchy
Under Eye - All this itchyness
Under Nose - My acne is so itchy all over
Chin - All this itchiness
Collarbone - My skin is so itchy
Under Arm - Acne so itchy
Setup Statement x3
Even though I want to scratch my skin so
badly, I still accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - I want to scratch this itch
Eyebrow - Need to scatch so much
Side of Eye - So itchy, I need to scratch it
Under Eye - I just need to scratch it
Under Nose - I want to scratch so badly
Chin - Tis need to scatch this itch
Collarbone - Tis itchiness I need to scratch
Under Arm - I have to scratch so much
Setup Statement x3
Even though I want to pick at my acne so
badly, Im okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Need to pick at my acne
Eyebrow - Tis need to pick at it
Side of Eye - I want to pick at it so much
Under Eye - I really want to pick at it
Under Nose - I need to pick at it
Chin - So that it will go away
Collarbone - I just want to pick at it
Under Arm - I need to pick at it so much
Setup Statement x3
Even though I want to pop this whitehead
so much, Im still okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - I want to pop this pimple
Eyebrow - I need to pop it so badly
Side of Eye - I need it to heal faster
Under Eye - I just want to pop it
Under Nose - I want it to go away
Chin - Need to pop it so it will leave
Collarbone - Tis zit I want to pop
Under Arm - Tis whitehead I need to pop
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Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this redness on my
skin, I can still love and accept myself any-
way.
Top of Head - Tis redness on my skin
Eyebrow - Tis redness all over
Side of Eye - Te redness I have
Under Eye - All this redness
Under Nose - My skin is so red
Chin - So red
Collarbone - All this redness
Under Arm - Te redness of my skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this infammation, I
may be able to be okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis infammation I have
Eyebrow - All this infammation
Side of Eye - Infammation on my skin
Under Eye - I have this infammation
Under Nose - So much infammation
Chin - I feel this infammation
Collarbone - My skin is so infamed
Under Arm - Tis infammation
Setup Statement x3
Even though my skin is so oily, I can still be
okay with myself.
Top of Head - My oily skin
Eyebrow - Te skin is so oily
Side of Eye - All this oiliness
Under Eye - My skin is so oily
Under Nose - All this oily skin
Chin - Te oiliness of my skin
Collarbone - My skin is so oily
Under Arm - My oily skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though my skin is so dry, I love and
accept my self anyway.
Top of Head - My skin is so dry
Eyebrow - Tis dryness of my skin
Side of Eye - Tis dryness
Under Eye - My dry skin
Under Nose - My skin is so dry
Chin - All this dry skin
Collarbone - My skin is so dry
Under Arm - Dry skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have these red marks, I
might be able to accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tese red marks
Eyebrow - Tey havent faded
Side of Eye - Tese marks lef by acne
Under Eye - Tese marks that take so long
to fade
Under Nose - Red marks that dont go away
Chin - Tese red marks lef by acne
Collarbone - Tis reminder of old acne
Under Arm - Red marks lef by acne.
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have these acne scars, I can
still be okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tese scars lef by my acne
Eyebrow - Tis lefover scaring
Side of Eye - My acne lef these scars
Under Eye - Tese scars that dont heal
Under Nose - Tis acne scaring
Chin - All these scars
Collarbone - Lef over scaring
Under Arm - Tese scars from acne
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Tapping for Acne - Emotional
Here are some general rounds of tapping on the emotional issues of
acne. Tey can be a great place to begin exploring your own emo-
tions about acne. Te more personal and specifc the EFT rounds are,
the better the results, so feel free to take them and make them yours.
Setup Statement x3
Even though Im so embarrassed about my
acne, I can still love and accept myself.
Top of Head - Tis embarrassment I have
Eyebrow - So much embarrassment
Side of Eye - Embarrassment because my
skin is covered in acne
Under Eye - Tis embarrassment
Under Nose - All this embarrassment I have
Chin - So embarrassed
Collarbone - All this embarrassment
Under Arm - Tis embarrassment
Setup Statement x3
Even though Im ashamed of my skin, I
may be okay with some other part of my-
self.
Top of Head - All this shame about my skin.
Eyebrow - All this shame about my skin.
Side of Eye - So ashamed.
Under Eye - All the places in my body
where I feel this shame.
Under Nose - All this shame about acne
Chin - Tis shame about my skin
Collarbone - Ashamed of my skin
Under Arm - All this shame about my skin
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this depression about
my skin, I may be able to accept myself
anyway.
Top of Head - Tis depression
Eyebrow - Depression about my skin
Side of Eye - Its always here
Under Eye - Its so powerful
Under Nose - All this depression
Chin - So depressed about my acne
Collarbone - My acne doesnt improve
Under Arm - All this depression
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this hopeless feeling, I
can skill accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis hopelessness
Eyebrow - So hopeless about my acne
Side of Eye - All the hopelessness I feel
Under Eye - Tis hopelessness
Under Nose - Tis powerful hoplessness I
have
Chin - I have this hopeless feeling
Collarbone - Tis feeling about my acne
Under Arm - Tis hopless feeling
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Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this jinx on my acne,
Im still okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis jinx I have
Eyebrow - I cant talk about my acne
Side of Eye - Or it will get worse again
Under Eye - Tis powerful jinx on healing
Under Nose - So jinxed
Chin - Tis clear skin jinx
Collarbone - Tis jinx I have
Under Arm - Tat I dont understand
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this uncertainty about
my acne, I love and accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - All this uncertainty
Eyebrow - I dont know the causes
Side of Eye - Behind these breakouts
Under Eye - Tis uncertainty
Under Nose - So powerful uncertainty
Chin - I have this uncertainty
Collarbone - About whats behind my acne
Under Arm - All this uncertainty I have
Setup Statement x3
Even though I have this powerless feeling, I
still love and accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis powerless feeling I have
Eyebrow - Tis acne is so out of control
Side of Eye - I feel so powerless
Under Eye - Nothing I can do helps
Under Nose - I cant seem to help it
Chin - Powerless against this acne
Collarbone - Tis powerless feeling I have
Under Arm - So powerless
Setup Statement x3
Even though I hate my acne so much, Im
still okay with other parts of me.
Top of Head - Tis powerful hatred
Eyebrow - I hate my acne so much
Side of Eye - Its so horrible, I hate it
Under Eye - I have all this hatred
Under Nose - So strong
Chin - Tis hatred for my acne
Collarbone - I hate my acne so much
Under Arm - My acne is so horrible
Setup Statement x3
Even though this acne feels so permanent,
Im okay with myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis acne is so permanent
Eyebrow - It feels so permanent
Side of Eye - Like it will never go away
Under Eye - Ive tried everything
Under Nose - And nothing has worked
Chin - My acne is so permanent
Collarbone - It cant be touched
Under Arm - It feels so permanent
Setup Statement x3
Even though this acne always comes back, I
love and accept myself anyway.
Top of Head - Tis acne always comes back
Eyebrow - No matter what I do
Side of Eye - It always comes back
Under Eye - Teres nothing I can do
Under Nose - To stop it from coming back
Chin - It just keeps coming back
Collarbone - My acne always comes back
Under Arm - And wont go away
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In summary,
I believe nobody should have to sufer the kind of depres-
sion, shame, and low self-esteem that acne brings to so
many of us. I want to empower each individual acne sufer-
er by giving them the tools to bring healing to themselves.
I work with many individuals as an EFT pracititioner, but I
wanted to reach out to far more acne suferers than I could
personally work with, and this guide is a small step in that
direction.
Im making this guide freely available in the hope that
many people will be able to experience the healing EFT
can bring.
If this guide inspires even one person to pursue emotional
freedom, it will have done what I wanted.
Tank you, and live free
Luke Sawyer
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