Tapping on What You Feel Not What You Think

After practicing a bit with finding and using your own words while you tap, sometimes no matter how hard you try, you’re still not getting the results you want. There may be several reasons for that. One that has been showing up often lately is that it might be time to step back and take a look at those words.

I’ve received a few questions about specific words being used while tapping. The samples I’m receiving are beautiful words indeed! They are very descriptive with lots of adjectives and perfect grammar, almost poetic sometimes; kind, considerate, even spiritual in nature. The words are very well thought out.

Maybe too well thought out. They are lacking a very important ingredient in the tapping basic recipe: how do you feel in your body about this issue? Where do you feel it in your body and how intense is it? Describe the sensations in your body. It’s time to get out of your head and into your body! “Even though I feel this cold tightness in the pit of my stomach about the size of a blue beach ball when I think about (this issue), I accept how I feel and that’s just the way  it is for me right now.

There are some common themes regarding where we feel emotional issues in our bodies. For example, can’t speak up for yourself? You might be feeling that as tightness in your throat or solar plexus. Some people feel everything in the same place and so tapping about that feeling can help to move or release the blocked energy in that location. And then the feeling moves to a different place in the body, which is awesome because that’s progress!

Seriously, chase that feeling with your tapping as it moves around the body until you’ve neutralized it. Focus on the physical sensations about the issue and notice how the intensity changes. Maybe another issue comes up once you’ve calmed your body down about the first issue. Notice where you feel THAT issue in your body and proceed with authority to tap on that feeling in your body.

Then go back and check in about the first issue. Is it still an issue for you? Are you still feeling it in your body? Do some fine-tuning to tap on what’s left until you get the intensity as close to zero as possible. Test often to make sure the intensity remains low.

Thinking is a good thing at times, but maybe you need to just blurt out whatever it feels like in your body and let grammar and proper phrasing take a back seat. It’ll be okay, I promise. See what happens. Let me know how it goes.

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.