EFT Tapping for Young Children -
Script for an Angry, Scared and Bullied Child

 

Since most children cannot clearly articulate how they feel, they either express themselves through tantrums or carry around their emotions internally. This leaves many children struggling with stress from a young age.
 

However, EFT tapping is a wonderful tool that children can learn and utilize when they feel negative emotions building. Sometimes if a child becomes worried about a new lesson being taught in class, or maybe they have been asked to stand up in class and spell a word or read a story. A child may not know why they are feeling physical changes when they are worried or stressed. They might have a dry mouth, an upset tummy, or a warm red face.

 

Tapping is an easy process to pick up, and often produces instant results in children because they don't get caught up in the "how" and "why" of the process. They just want to feel better.
 

In fact, experts say that EFT even works on people who don't believe in it, which is especially helpful for older children who might resist new and different approaches to stress management and emotional regulation.

The following is an example of a script that could be used and certainly tweaked and customized as needed for a child that has been bullied at school. 

The following is an example of a script that could be used when your child shares with you that there have been some issues at school, in the playground with another child bullying or picking on your child. This example shows the points for a child to use, not quite as many as the typical 9 points that an adult would use. This is a round of 5 points. If at the end, they still are upset, you would go through the points again, except for the Karate Chop point, with the goal to get your child feeling better and hopefully diffusing their anger.

Step 1 - Ask your child to take a deep breath in, through their nose and out through their mouth. 
 

Step 2 - Ask them to think about the problem they are having, and how that problem makes them feel. You want your child to rate the problem and usually young children relate to how wide you spread your arms out and say, Is your anger/problem, this big"? or bring your hands together closer, and say, "Or, maybe not so huge, but sort of a big problem"? and so on. They should be able to tell you. 


Step 3 - follow the tapping script below, encouraging them to express themselves, and talk about the situation. You can steer them with the affirmation statements. 


Step 4 - If your child hasn't really improved from doing this, try going through it again. The language should start to change and show improvement in how they are feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Script for an Angry, Scared Child that has been Bullied

NAME OF THE POINT                     EXAMPLE OF SET UP STATEMENT OR PROBLEM          EXAMPLE OF AFFIRMATIONS

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Karate Chop Point

Karate Chop

Karate Chop


#1 - Between Eyebrows (EB)

#2 - Bony Part
Under Eye (UE)

#3 - Gorilla -
(Collar Bone)

 

 

#4 - Monkey Spot
(Under Arm) 

#5 - Top of Head

Even though there is a kid at school that keeps bugging me and picking on me, and he makes me really angry, and scared,

 

Even though there is a kid at school that keeps bugging me and picking on me, and he makes me really angry, and scared,

 

Even though there is a kid at school that keeps bugging me and picking on me, and he makes me really angry, and scared,

 

This tapping feels a bit silly

Every time I walk near or past him, he does something to embarrass me in front of my friends

 

I don't tease or bug him, so I don't know why he keeps picking on me. 

 

 

I don't like feeling angry and scared, every single day. 

I am choosing to not be angry and scared!

I know I'm a great kid, and I will be okay!

 

I know I'm a great kid, and I will be okay!

I know I'm a great kid, and I will be just fine!

 

 

But I know that tapping will help me to feel better, and not be so angry.

 

It makes me so mad that I want to cry!

 

His teasing makes my stomach feel upset, and my face gets red and hot. 

 

I want to be able to walk away and not feel upset, or angry. I feel better when I'm happy.

I am choosing to be happy! I'm an awesome kid!

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