If you are not familiar with tapping, please go here first to understand the process.
There are two different protocols here, one for fear in the world and one for having too much to do. Choose the appropriate one for your situation. Then, add whatever comes to mind. Trust whatever comes up.
At the beginning, be sure to get a number from 1-10 for how intense the feelings are after checking into your body.
Overwhelm With the World
Even though I‘m feeling so afraid right now, because there is so much going on in the world, and it doesn’t feel safe, I’m going to love and accept myself anyway.
Even though I‘m feeling tension in my body because the world doesn’t feel safe, I forgive and honor myself.
Even though I’m scared because of these events (you can name it) around me that leave me feeling uncertain, I’m willing to let some of it go now.
Inner Eye: I can feel so much fear and overwhelm.
Outer Eye: I have this feeling that something bad is going to happen.
Under eye: And I don’t have any say in it.
Under nose: I don’t have any control over it.
Under bottom lip: And it feels overwhelming.
Clavicles: It feels unsafe.
Under Arm: There is this low level anxiety all the time.
Top of head: I can’t figure out what is happening
Take a breath and have a sip of water, then continue:
IE: And I don’t know what to do
OE: I want to feel safe
UE: But I don’t feel safe
UN: The world feels dangerous
UL: I’m alarmed
C: I’m frightened.
UA: So many scary things going on all the time
TH : My body tightens up.
Continue your rounds until your body begins to relax a bit. When your number has gone down, and you are less stressed and ready to bring in some peace, finish up with these three rounds.
IE: It’s hard to always be on guard
OE: I want to find my place of peace
UE: I want to be able to relax
UN: I wish to be calm
UL: I want a safe place
C: Free from conflict
UA: Free to settle down
TH: Where I can feel okay now
IE: Taking a deep breath and letting it out.
OE: Can I move toward some peace?
UE: Is there a way to feel a little bit safer?
UN: Can I find a way to let some of this go?
UL: Can I soften this a bit?
C: Yes, I know I can
UA: It’s already better
TH: My body is relaxing some
IE: Just letting some of this go
OE: Tapping will help
UE: I’m feeling more in harmony
UN: Being able to breathe
UL: Taking a deep breath
C: Letting some of this go.
UA: Finding some calm
TH: Allowing relaxation into my body.
– Can you move your number even a little bit down in order to self soothe? Sure. Just keep tapping and adding things to tap on that bother you.
– Can the anxiety and stress return? Yes, there is a subconscious program that runs around safety to protect us. You can say to yourself “Ah, I recognize this old pattern. I’m glad I caught it this time.”
Overwhelm With Too Much On Your Plate
Even though there is just too much to do.
Even though I feel too much pressure to perform.
Even though there is just one more thing to add to the list.
Inner eye: One more thing to do feels dreadful
Outer eye: not one more thing
Under eye: I feel the weight of this
Under nose: so many things to do
Under lower lip: I resent it already.
Clavicles: That’s okay.
Under arm: I resent having another ‘should.’
Top of head: I’m probably going to fail at this, too.
ET it’s overwhelming, with so many things to do. I’m gonna accept myself right where I am.
ET I’m tired and irritable, I forgive and honor myself.
ET the demands never stop, I can give myself a break and tap.
IE: Now I have to add tapping?
OE: It’s over the top.
UE: One more thing
UN: It’s too much.
UL: I cant’ get it all done
C: I can’t feel easy about this
UA: I just can’t relax
TH: But what if I could?
Take a sip of water and breath. Check your number.
IE: What if there was a way to make it easy?
OE: Nah! Impossible!
UE: Well, just maybe there is a way to let myself up.
UN: I could just take a break
UL: I could cut my list down.
C: I could tell my mind to just settle down
UA: Ask it for a time out
TH: I’ll just take a couple of deep breaths
IE: I’m letting my mind run away with me.
OE: I know I can make this easier
UE: I can take a brain break
UN: I can be easier on myself
UL: Relaxing a bit
UA: Taking it easy
TH: Big smile coming on!