Sneaking Away from the Problem

What do we do when we reach the end of our EFT tapping session but we haven’t reached the end of our problem? Yikes! Maybe we are tapping alone, leading ourselves through a session on a particular issue that got bigger than we expected. Or maybe we are working with an EFT coach and our appointment time has come to an end before we’ve fully resolved the issue we are working on.

Sometimes issues take several sessions to fully explore, identify, and neutralize the emotional imbalances around them. Leaving an issue unsettled can be upsetting. Thankfully there is an EFT technique to gently end a session with the knowledge that further work will be done on this issue. It’s called Sneaking Away from the Problem.

Near the end of your session, you can visualize putting the remaining issues into a box for safe keeping, or behind a curtain until you are ready to work on them again. Once you have them safely tucked away, tap on the side of the hand using statements which express that you are aware the issue is not completely resolved but that you will work on it again. Here are some examples:
“Even though I haven’t dealt with all of this, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
“I am so proud of my self for working on this, and I love and accept myself.”
“Even though I have to come back again, I accept, love, and forgive myself.”
“Even though sometimes I think I’ll never get over this, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

Additional examples from EFT Universe include:
“Even though I still feel terrible, there will be time to work on this later.”
“Even though I didn’t solve all of this problem today, there’s time in the future.”
“This problem has been here for a long time, and what I’ve done today is enough.”

If it helps, you can tap through some or all of the other points with gentle, calming reminder statements. When you feel finished tapping, look around the room and take several deep breaths. That’s all there is to it! You’ve gently eased away from the problem, and set the intention to return to continue your work.

Keep Calm and Tap On!

Please remember: It's important to contact a professional if things feel too big for you, whether it be a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or certified EFT practitioner. Never discontinue your current medications without first consulting your doctor.