GOLDEN GATE TECHNIQUE

golden gate technique

The Golden Gate Technique combines the Basic EFT Tapping Recipe with statements that encourage letting go. You can think of the GGT as the Basic Technique with a twist. The unique addition is that you add certain phrases according to what your SUDs level is. If your SUDs Level is high, you will vent all that you are feeling while you are tapping. If your SUDs Level is from 7-4, you’ll add the phrases below, in addition to your emotions and thoughts, to encourage letting go. If your SUDs Level is 4-1, you will add Choice Statements to your emotions and thoughts while tapping to encourage even more letting go.

GOLDEN GATE TECHNIQUE

Use this technique as a template, a guide, a helpmate

  1. Choose an issue
  2. Assign a SUDs rating.
  3. Tap on the Set-Up point and say the Set–Up Statement 3 times

 

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HIGH Intensity SUDs Level (10-9-8) – Use “VENTING #%!!!*#&”

Set-up: Even though I am so angry at Bill, and there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to let it go, I want to love and accept myself…

Rounds/reminder phrase: voice negative statements at each point, “stream of consciousness venting”: …”this is soooo wrong”, …”I hate this guy”…, “how could he ever do this”.  ”I am so mad with him”…

Stick with venting until intensity goes down below 8!

 

MEDIUM Intensity SUDs Level (7-6-5-4) – Use statements that encourage letting go

Set-up: Even though I am still pretty angry, and there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to let it go, I want to love and accept myself

Rounds/sequence/reminder phrases:

–          I am tired of dragging around this…

–          I want to let it go

–          I am willing to let it go

–          I am ready to let it go

–          I want to move on

–          I didn’t do anything wrong

–          I’ve suffered enough over this

–          I need to let it go

–          I can let this go…”

 

LOW Intensity SUDs Level  (3 or less) – use “choice statements”:

Set-up: Even though I’m still feeling a little bit angry at Bill, there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to let this go, and I want to love and accept myself

Rounds/sequence/reminder phrases:

–          I choose to eliminate/release/completely get over this remaining…

–          I choose to forgive myself, and others…

–          I choose to start looking forward to the future…

–          I choose to be completely free of this hurt…

–          I choose to get over this once and for all…

–          I choose to resolve this conflict

–          I choose to put all this behind me…

 

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