An EFT Tapping routine to help you lower and manage stress whether acute or at irritation level.
Stress and Anxiety are triggered by an event, specific words or a memory from the past. Tapping can help to lower stress levels. To discover the core reason for this limiting pattern of behaviour it is recommended to work with a qualified practitioner who can help you to clear the issue.
Before you start
- Consider the issue
- Where do you feel it in your body?
- Describe the feeling. Is it e.g. sharp, squiggy, dull?
- Has it a colour or size?
All these specifics make it easier to release the internalised stress because the description felt at cellular level, is true to you. Change the words as you see fit.
If you get stuck and sense that the number or stress levels are still very high
- You are not saying words which are true to the situation.
- Be really specific e.g. this ‘irritating, blind panic, or, this deep irritation, or, this restricting behaviour’.
Tapping Routine to lower stress and anxiety
Start Tapping Karate Point and say 3 times
Even though I feel so stressed (or so frightened, or so fearful, or so shit scared about ………… (the issue)
I love and accept myself as best I can today.
(change this to whatever you are comfortable with; you will know when you are ready to change it
Top of Head: This stress
Corner of Eye: This stress when I think about…….
Side of Eye: This deep stress
Under Eye: This deep anxiety that I feel in my ….. (where do you feel it in your body?)
Under Nose: This number (between 1 which is low to 10 – very high), stress in my…….
Under bottom Lip: This stress – Give it a shape
Collar Bone: This stress and fear- Give it a colour
Under Arm: This deep stress and fear- Give it a size
Then tap on Karate point and take a couple of deep breaths.
- Consider how you feel. Any change? Has the number gone up, down, stayed the same?
- Repeat Round 1 again. Make MINOR changes if required re: What number, Where you feel it.
After some deep breathing and considering how you feel now, continue with
K.P 3 times repeating
Even tho I have remaining (your word) stress
I accept I am a good and decent person
Even tho I still have remaining stress and frustration, and I don’t want to!
I accept I am a good person and deserve to feel more calm and in control
Even tho I have some remaining frustration and stress about…….
I choose to release it, and just let it go
TH: This remaining stress
CE: This Number ….? remaining fear
SE: This remaining horrible anxiety I feel in my…..
UE: This remaining deep anxiety
UN: This remaining deep fear – Colour?
UL: This remaining stress I still feel – Size?
CB: I can choose to just let it go
UA: It is in my power to just let it go
TH: This fear serves me no purpose
CE: This remaining stress serves me no good purpose
SE: What good is it doing me? Am I self- sabotaging?
UE: I choose to release it
UN: I choose to let it go
UL: I choose to release it and let it go
CB: Gosh wouldn’t that be marvellous to just let it go?
UA: To feel free of all this stress
Continue to finger points (You can tap at meetings etc , do it under the table- no-one need know- say what you like?!)
Right Hand (can be left)
Left side of thumb nail: Releasing this remaining stress
Left side of index fingernail: Letting it go
Left side of middle fingernail: Releasing remaining stress
Left side of ring fingernail: Letting it go
Left side of pinky nail: Letting it go
Karate Point: Take some deep breaths and consider how you feel. Better, worse, the same.
Keep repeating this basic format
- 5 or 10 minutes regularly when acute
- 5 or 10 minutes twice a day
- 5 minutes once a day, when everything is good
This does work and it works when you think ‘I don’t have time or I certainly can’t be bothered doing this!’ It works at a coping level of anxiety, stress, guilt, sadness…….any emotion.
Survive and Thrive after Trauma - Susan Cowe
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay