Tapping is a fast and easy facilitator that distracts us into joy, since the universe hears our vibration and not our words. As an aside, a fun way to get to the vibration of “yes” is to write out a list of 10 questions where the answer is a resounding “YES” and then ask yourself the questions and answer LOUDLY “YES!” <ie: is your favorite color purple? Do you love cats? Do you enjoy a crisp fall day? Do you love walking on the beach? etc> . It is also helpful to say "I am" statements while tapping to further internalize the affirmation.
I studied Gary Craig's method; further resources include Pat Carrington, Brad Yates and Carol Look, as well as numerous people on YouTube like David Childerley. All negative emotions are simply a disruption in the energy flow. EFT is a simpler and more self-empowering process than hypnosis or NLP. You don't pretend the problem is not there; there's no denial because what you resist, persists. The only disclaimer: you also need to take full responsibility for your own well-being for tapping <if you are emotionally unstable, don't tap unless you can deal with the emotions that come up>.
Quick summary of the process:
STEP 1: Choose a problem to work on.
STEP 2: Rate your anxiety or discomfort.
STEP 3: Perform the Set-Up
STEP 4: TAP the stress-relief points<eyebrow, side of eye, under eye, under nose, chin, collarbone, under arm, head>.
STEP 5: Rate your anxiety or stress again.
STEP 6: Perform the Set-Up again.
STEP 7: TAP the stress-relief POINTS again.
STEP 8: Measure your anxiety or stress level on 0-10 scale.
STEP 9: Repeat Steps #5-#9.