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How can Thought Field Therapy benefit you in overcoming the nerves associated with your Driving Test

How can Thoughtfield Therapy benefit you in overcoming the nerves associated with your Driving Test?

Thoughtfield Therapy focuses on the body’s pressure points — to restore the balance of your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms of anxiety – for example – in preparation for your driving test.

From my own experience in using this technique I can safely say it worked for me. I was in a job that I didn’t enjoy and the pressure and targets that were put on me tugged on my anxiety strings. Since using the technique to deal with those situations I have been able to implement them in future situations and manage anxiety to the T.

In order for this technique to be effective, I was trained to first identify the issue that was causing fear or worry. A good example that you may associate with is the fear of not passing your driving  test or making a mistake and being judged. 

This will be your focal point while you’re tapping. It is important to just focus on one problem at a time.

To help you identify the exact issue, it may be worth writing it down clearly so that you can find a way to rephrase it in the next step.

After you identify your problem area to focus on, then you will need to give it a score of severity out of 10, with 10 being the worst or most difficult. The point of giving it a score is to determin the level of anxiety and how it affects you emotionaly and mentally. 

When you have identified the issue its intensity score, you now need to rephrase it to become a positive statement. If you have written it down then you will find it easier to rephrase it.

Then tell yourself that you believe in yourself and can overcome the issue.

To achieve a positive phrase, you first need to reverse any negative or emotional feeling. For example – instead of the statement…

 ‘I can’t do this, it’s too difficult, I am just going to fail’ ….


‘I can do this and face any challenge no matter how difficult, I want to pass.’

Thus turning a negative thought into a positive determining statement.

Thought Field Tapping Sequence To Follow

Begin by tapping a karate chop with your right hand onto the palm of your left hand or vice versa. If you are in the car it could be a tap on the top of the steering wheel Try to simultaneously recite your positive phrase three times. Then, tap each following point several times, moving down the body in this ascending order:

  1. eyebrow,

  2. side of the eye,

  3. under the eye,

  4. under the nose,

  5. chin,

  6. middle of the collarbone,

  7. under the arm,

After tapping the underarm point, finish the sequence at the top of the head point.

While tapping the ascending points, recite a reminder phrase to maintain focus on your problem area. Remember to repeat your positive phrase  ‘I can do this and face any challenge no matter how difficult, I want to pass’

You could recite this phrase or recite it in your head at each tapping point if that works better for you. Repeat this sequence two or three times. 

It tends to work better by breathing slowly, deeply maybe with your eyes closed focusing on your breathing and nothing else around you. Let your body relax as you release the tension.

Test the final intensity

At the end of your sequence, rate your intensity level again giving it a score out of 10. Compare your results with your initial intensity level. If you haven’t reached 0, repeat this process until you do.

Try this video as a demonstration to achieve the process.

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