You’ve gone through the whole process now. You chose your issue and reminder phrase, checked your intensity level, did your setup, began tapping, revised your tapping and got your issue down to a zero. Wonderful! Now the final step is to test your results.
You can do this by imagining the event and try to get yourself upset. Or you can try to create pain in your knee and see if it’s there.
Don’t be afraid to do this! It’s really a good thing. You cannot create something that isn’t there. And if there is a little bit left, what better time to find out? Simply go back and do a few more rounds of tapping on that last little bit that remains.
In truth, sometimes you can’t really test the issue until the next time it happens. But you can use your imagination and really envision yourself at the event, with the person, in the circumstance and see if you can raise your emotional intensity level.
Sometimes your intensity level goes up, but it turns out to be a closely related issue – not what you were specifically tapping on. So check to make sure you’re testing and measuring exactly the same thing you started with.
Some people avoid this step, afraid they will make things worse. But testing is actually another way to make things better! If you find you have a little bit of the issue left, just tap it away right now while you’re already releasing and finish the job. Testing is the perfect way to polish off your session.
Now that you’ve gone all the way through the steps of basic EFT, it’s time for a wrap-up and review of the 6 steps.
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