Recently my cousin contacted me about using EFT for her husband's cigarette cravings. I thought EFT might be out of his comfort zone, but I sent the EFT Session for Cigarette Cravings for him to try out.
I waited about a week and emailed my cousin to see if her husband had used the EFT session or if it was too weird for him.
Here is her reply:
Yes, he thought it was goofy at first, but says he listens to the CD in his car, but doesn't do the movements and it still helps relax him enough to forget about wanting his smoke break.
Thanks a Million! Tami
So, is it necessary to do the actual tapping on the EFT Meridian Points? Apparently not.
I frequently just imagine the tapping points if I am in bed working on an issue and achieve success.
Try imagining the tapping points or just listening to an EFT recorded session and see if you achieve an energy shift.
I also believe tapping isn't important. There seems to be a different mechanism at work. Studies described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_Freedom_Techniques support this. And so does the fact that resolution of problems (emotional and "physical") very often comes from mere realization of deep connections among "elements" in our body-mind system. For example, by doing something similar to what's described at http://www.emofree.com/Archives/Archive60.htm (investigating the root cause of a problem), I got rid of a long standing serious emotional problem -- without tapping even once.