Monday, 29 November 2010

EFT Tapping for Feelings of Overwhelm

Hi Everyone,

The Festive Season rushes ever closer; there are so many things that should be done for work; where is the time to just rest and have a bit of fun?

Does this sound familiar?

Looking back over this year I've come to realize that I have spent quite a lot of it in a state of overwhelm. So much to do, working too many hours in the garden; working too many hours on the computer; trying hard to keep on top of things and stay ahead. The first half of the year found me overwhelmed by a stressful situation, now thankfully resolved.

The feeling of overwhelm is one of feeling totally submerged by what goes on around you, being engulfed and out of control. The brain goes into hamster wheel mode, and you just keep trundling away in the same old rut, unable to see any way out.

Although the festive month of December is one to look forward to, it is also a period of stress and overwhelm for many. So this year, you might perhaps like to try using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to tap away at any feelings of overwhelm, and to truly get ahead of the game.

For details of how to tap please go to my EFT Self-Help page.

So tapping on the Karate Chop point (KC) (and taking full responsibility for yourself)

Even though I feel so overwhelmed right now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I feel so overwhelmed, there is so much to do, and so little time to get it done, I deeply and completely love, accept and forgive myself.

Even though I feel as if I am floundering, submerged beneath the weight of all I really ought to get done, keeping up to date with work, getting the shopping done for Christmas, looking after my family, basically keeping all the plates of my life spinning, I deeply and completely accept who I am, and how I feel.

EB: feel so overwhelmed
SE:so much to do
UE:so little time
UN: I can never get this all done
CH:all this work
CB:getting ready for Christmas
UA:keeping these plates spinning
TH: feel so tired

EB:wearing myself out
SE: feeling SO overwhelmed by it all
UE:never-ending hamster wheel
UN:so stressing
CH: how can I possibly get it all done?
CB:just want it all to stop
UA:this feeling of overwhelm
TH:this feeling of being submerged, drowning in all that I must do

EB:what if I consider that I don't have to do it all right now?
SE: what if I can allow myself a breathing space?
UE:what if I choose to see that I'm not Super(wo)man?
UN:what if I take time to prioritise my "To Do" List?
CH:I can choose to do all this
CB:I don't have to run around in the hamster wheel
UA:I can get off any time I want
TH:I can allow myself to see that much of this is self-imposed

EB: No-one is forcing me to get these things done, right now!
SE: I can forgive myself for being such a hard task-master/mistress
UE: I can take a few moments to stop, relax and nurture myself
UN: I can choose to do things that are fun and enjoyable
CH: Knowing that I can return to my tasks feeling happier and refreshed
CB: I choose to pace myself
UA: I choose to forgive myself
TH: I choose to allow myself to get things done in their own good time

Stop and take a deep breath, and perhaps a glass of water too. How do you feel now? This is rather generalized and you might find that your tapping phrases are different, depending upon what is pertinent to you. If anything else comes up, then tap on that too, until you feel a sense of peace with yourself.

This last weekend I did choose to step off the hamster wheel. We had my niece and nephew around for the day, and while my nephew spent the time with my husband on the PC, my niece spent time with me and we had a play day, making up some digital scrap pages and cards with my DSA2 Digital Scrap Artist programme. She was delighted to get feedback from the Daisytrail forum when we uploaded her efforts and I derived great joy from her joy.

The time fled by, five hours gone just like that, but five quality hours that refreshed and revived. Today I feel more motivated and able to shoulder the tasks once more, such as posting this blog entry, and my "To Do" list has been severely pruned.

We can indeed be our own worst enemy, our severest task masters, when all we really need to be is kinder to ourselves and let life flow.

So don't let "overwhelm" overwhelm you; try tapping it away.


Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Delighted to be Interviewed by Jessica Ortner for the Tapping Insiders Club!

Hi everyone,

A few days after I got back from the chill-out Scottish holiday I was surprised to find an email waiting for me inquiring, out of the blue, if I would like to be interviewed by Jessica Ortner, from the Tapping Insiders Club (and the Tapping Solution DVD people) on the topic of the use of EFT for  menopause.

I read it three times, trying to figure out where the leg-pull was, decided it was for real, picked myself and my jaw off the floor, and emailed right back saying "Yes."

A few days went by with nothing coming back and I was still trying to figure out if someone was winding me up when I got a reply, and after a little to-ing and fro-ing, not helped by me being useless at calculating different time zones, the interview was set for Friday 8th October at 6.00pm UK time.

I thought I would be quite anxious, as this was a totally new experience for me. Jessica has interviewed well-known EFT experts such as Carol Look, Brad Yates, Pamela Bruner, Margaret Lynch, Steve Wells, Dr Alex Lees and Dr Pat Carrington, amongst others; let's face it, I'm not exactly in that league.

As it happened I only got a bit anxious about 10 minutes before the phone was due to ring, so a little tapping was in order, mainly along the lines I hoped I didn't make a right muppet of myself. :-) I needn't have worried; Jessica is a lovely lady and soon put me totally at ease.

Unfortunately, we couldn't do much because the recording sound quality just wasn't up to scratch. Three attempts to try and sort it, including moving to Skype, didn't work so we had to decide to drop it and re-schedule. Apart from a slight sense of frustration, I felt really quite happy about it all, despite the glitches.

Take Two occurred on Friday 15th at 6.00pm. I had requested some Reiki Distant Healing from the Reiki group to hopefully lift the vibes for a good strong telephone connection (sounds very odd, perhaps, but technology and I have a love/hate relationship, and you might be surprised at how often, after getting rather frustrated, I've taken time out for a little Reiki meditation and things have started to work hunky-dory!). I had done some tapping on the lines of: Even though last time was most frustrating because the connection wasn't good enough to record, and I'm worried it will happen again, I deeply and completely love and accept myself, and allow for a perfect result.

This time, it all went well, with a crystal clear connection. Jessica asked me some questions about the commonest problems women with menopause symptoms wanted help with (hot flushes / flashes, night sweats and insomnia) and we talked a little about the current attitudes and beliefs around menopause, fostered by the media and the medicalisation of this really natural process. We finished by going through an EFT tap-along for hot flushes and night sweats.

I really enjoyed the whole experience, and it goes to show that even when you get to that certain time in your life, you can still be up for new challenges. I've always had a very positive outlook on what the menopause process means for me, and as I near the big 50 I find I'm actually far more confident and happy in myself than at any other time. As we said in the interview, regular use of EFT can help keep the physical symptoms at bay because you can work on any underlying stresses that can trigger hormonal imbalances that then influence the physical body, so it is a perfect maintenance tool.

Unlike HRT, EFT has no nasty side-effects and is ever present, to be used on the spot when needed, literally at your fingertips.

You can hear the interview "Tapping for Menopause with Karen Lewis" at the Tapping Insiders Club. This is a membership site but you can try it out for a whole month at just $27. When you see the wealth of videos and interviews covering a whole range of topics - health - physical, emotional and mental; parent/child relationships; phobias; self-development; weight; finances; etc., I think you will find that it is excellent value and a great resource.

Should you want a copy of the EFT tap-along for hot flushes and night sweats you can find that on my website - http:/www.eft-not-hrt.com/.



Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more