One of the first techniques that any good tapper learns is the “movie technique”.
In the movie technique you replay the details of a past event in your mind, as if you are watching them in a film. As you replay the past events, the moment you get to an emotion in the memory, you stop and tap for the emotion.
This is a very effective way of clearing the emotions from a past event. The problem is that there are often more emotions that need to be cleared than just the ones that show up while you are replaying the past memory.
Not only do we need to deal with what happened, but we also need to clear the emotions we feel today as we think about that past event.
Here is a simple technique to make sure you are clearing the emotional baggage from the past memory AND also clearing your relationship to the past.