I want to share some of the EFT tapping that I used to help heal zits and breakouts.
For those new to EFT, you learn it from this short pdf guide, and you'll be able to follow along with the tapping rounds I have below. I promise it will make sense once you've read it.
I would usually tap one or two rounds on acne in general, and then focus in on the individual aspects of my acne that were bothering me. Targeting specific this about it gave the best results. It felt kind of uncomfortable at first, but being as lurid and descriptive as possible when creating setup statements brought the most relief. I tapped on any aspects that came to mind for me, especially the parts which carried a strong negative emotional charge, such as whiteheads or cysts.
Using the specific location of the acne, like the chin, forehead or back also helped to create effective setup statements, and I even did tapping rounds on individual zits that were bothering me.
Even though I have all this acne on my skin, I love and accept myself.
Even though I have this pimple on my cheek, I love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I have these zits around my mouth, I may be okay with myself anyway.
Even though I have this painful pimple on my chin, I may be able to be okay with myself.
Even though this zit is painful to the touch, I can love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I have these painful bump just below the skin, I may be able to accept other parts of myself anyway.
Even though I have these whiteheads on my skin, I love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I have these huge white zits on my cheekbone, I’m okay with other parts of me.
Even though I just want to pick at these whiteheads, I love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I have this itchiness, I love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I need to itch this acne so much, I may be okay with myself anyway.
As soon as I finished the tapping rounds targeting the itchiness, I felt a sensation like cool water running down over my face, and the itchy feeling was completely gone. This was one of the most physically beautiful feelings of relief I’ve ever gotten from EFT.
I often tapped several rounds on the redness and inflammation before I left the house, or before I went into a social situation. It was remarkable because my acne would fade, the redness would lessen, and pimples would simply not stand out against the rest of my skin so much.
Even though I have all this redness on my skin, I can think about loving and accepting myself anyway.
Even though I have this inflammation on my cheeks, I’m okay with myself anyway.
Even though I have these zits that are red and inflamed on my cheek, I love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I have this oily skin, I may be able to love and accept other parts of myself.
Even though I have this dry skin, I might be okay with myself anyway.
Another technique that I used was to describe the feelings that I wanted to feel. This is a very inspirational part of acne tapping, where we simply let our imagination go free and create the best outcome that we could wish for.
Even though I have this redness on my cheeks, I can feel it fading away, and I deeply accept myself.
Even though I have this inflammation on my face, I choose to feel coolness suffusing my face and my skin growing pale and clear.
Even though I have this acne, I can feel it healing and fading away to nothing. I feel my skin growing smooth and beautiful.
The most dramatic healing I experienced was when three very large and painful pimples appeared on my cheek one day. I knew from past experience that these zits where the kind that took a full week to begin healing, were extremely painful to the touch, and afterwards left red marks that lasted for months.
I tapped for about 20 minutes, covering all aspects that I could think of. Several hours later, I realized that they were no longer painful to the touch. Within two days they were completely gone, without even leaving a red mark. I was blown away. As far as my acne went, this kind of healing was unprecedented.
Not all of my tapping was that dramatic or successful, but to this day it stands as a mark of just how fast and dramatically EFT can heal.
In addition to the dramatic healings I experienced, EFT improved the overall healing of my acne. Zits and cysts healed sooner, left fewer marks or scars, and went through their healing cycle much faster. In many cases, tapping for acne that I could feel under the skin which hadn’t yet appeared, would eliminate it entirely so that it never developed into zits at all.
In the setup statement, saying that we love and accept ourselves can be challenging, especially since acne often represents everything that we cannot accept about ourselves. Instead of “I love and accept myself deeply,” I would sometimes tap into other parts of my body or skin that I was okay with. Doing this helped move my concentration from that part of me (my skin) which I didn’t accept, and shift to other parts that I had positive (or at least no negative) feelings about, such as my ankle or big toe. It could even be quite humorous, locating and appreciating parts of myself that I didn’t often think about. It allowed me to begin tapping into good feelings about my body, which is a powerful step when dealing with acne.
Even though I have this acne on my cheeks, I love and accept the smooth skin on my arm.
Even though I have these marks on my face, I’m totally okay with my right foot.
Even though I have breakouts all over my face, I love that my leg works so well.
Even though I have this inflammation on my cheeks, I’m really okay with my little toe.
These are just a few ideas for setup statements that can be used. It’s sometimes necessary to ‘test-drive’ a bunch of different setup statements before major shifts occur, but persistence will pay off here as we discover what our acne responds to the best.