On a more humorous note please watch and enjoy this wonderful Bob Newhart sketch entitled “Stop it!”.
I just love this comic sketch and all the clever little points it makes.
Enjoy it for what it is please. I take my work very seriously but humour is very good for us.
If we can lighten up, good energy has an open door to come into our life and help us on our road to recovery.
I have made this a short blog to be viewed independently and I am also including it in My Overwhelm AND Christmas Time. blog
Here is a general instruction sheet to go with any of my audio tapping or online workshops.
If you are not confident about your tapping know how I strongly suggest you read this paragraph before you listen.
The first tapping point is the top of the head To prepare – consider where in your body you feel your stress or overwhelm about your issue. Consider what number of strength this feeling has – between 0 and 10. 10 is very high- you’ll be wanting to run away. 1 means it’s not really a problem so you should consider something else
We say our repeat phrase on the Karate point 3 x
Tip- if you can’t say, ‘I deeply and completely accept myself’ change it to ‘I like myself’ or ‘I am trying to like myself’
When you are comfortable with tapping do change the words to suit, question where you feel the emotional discomfort and consider the number of feeling. They will alter. It is worth doing this routine for at least 5 minutes, 10 minutes is better. Repeat as necessary.
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Consider these 3 starter statements and you will get an idea how EFT can help you re-adjust mindset, and manage stress in a better way.
‘Even tho’ I feel stressed about (fill the gap with your own words or phrase)
I know it need not dictate my day’
‘Even tho’ I still have remaining stress
I choose to release it a little at a time’
‘Even tho’ Stress can trouble me
I choose to manage stress more effectively’
Once stress levels are reduced by using EFT, then Matrix ReImprinting can work at a much deeper level to help discover your ‘trigger’; the big ‘Why‘. The what particular words or particular situation causes an anxiety response.
If you are interested in my thoughts on emotional mentoring have a read at one of my other (somewhat questioning) blogs. ‘Emotional Mentoring’
As I write this blog, I am relaxing in a lovely garden, near Sarlat in the Dordogne. Therapy for a therapist. I was well aware that Herb and I needed a quiet holiday. In May when we were considering, (well I was) holidays this year, it was obvious that although we may be going elsewhere throughout the summer, we would not be really relaxing. In all honesty I remember thinking that I actually was unsure if I knew how to relax any more. Continue reading
I have just spent 3 days at the Paralympics and have had the most fantastic time. It was inspirational, thrilling, fun and wonderful. All rolled into one. And how I came about my tickets was amazing.
When you have the confidence to go for gold, it can magically appear in you hand.
You can almost touch the emotional pride and pleasure felt by our Team GB and the world’s participants in the Olympics: when success has been achieved. For today’s purpose I sincerely mean, the success in participation, contributing and striving to ‘be the best you can be.’
Perhaps you can feel the power surge now that we have won some gold medals. Continue reading
Tip 1. Just take 5 minutes, close your eyes, and slow down. Savour what’s going on, if you can.
Tip 2. If too much is going on, overwhelm is nearby. Take that 5 minutes to prioritise. No point suffering ‘burn out’
Tip 3. The good feeling when you have succeeded in a task, or have just had a good laugh, is valuable. Enjoy it.
Tip 4. Give yourself the gift of ‘Heart Breathing’. We think too much.
Place both hands over your heart
Close your eyes and relax.
Breath in slowly for 5 or 6 seconds, and out for 5 or 6 seconds, focussing on your heart. This has great calming and therapeutic benefit. Do this several times. Enjoy feeling the difference it makes. Your body noticeably calms.
Tip 5. Or just decide that your brain needs a rest, and do it.