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Immediately following my session with her, I noticed that MY deep body-level, crazy-making grief, exhaustion and sadness that had been there previously was no longer the same.
Our self-healing capacity has been greatly underestimated by our culture and our medical system. It is the true answer to the health care crisis, and it has been available to us all along, although well-hidden and obscured by the drug companies that profit from our ignorance of our own powers.
“It is much easier for people to believe that physical symptoms or diseases are a direct result of purely physical causes, it makes sense to them and is often quite linear. The idea that how we think, how we feel and how we express ourselves has a direct bearing on our health, is an idea that many are beginning to come to accept more fully.”
After we talked in detail about her feelings and body sensations while she was imagining being in the “showy position” as she called it, we started the tapping. Her level of discomfort was at a 9 on a scale of 0-10…
“I have found that when a negative body image is released, many women are able to approach weight loss from an entirely different perspective. Cravings, binges and emotional eating diminish and eating becomes more natural and has so much less judgement.”
If the feelings you are working on are very intense, paradoxical tapping is best used after any raw intensity of emotions have been soften with standard tapping.
As the competition time neared, I felt the anxiety rising. When we drew numbers for order of appearance, I drew number one – anxiety went through the roof! While waiting back stage I did deep breathing and mentally went through the tapping process.
We tapped on each of these concerns — first the frustration and disappointment about having broken the ankle, then the frustration about not being sure about whether she could travel. We then worked on the frustration and resentment she had toward her doctor. She was also was experiencing compensatory muscle tension in her right hip, thigh, and glutes, and it was often painful. So we tapped on that, and “talked” to those muscles.
“My horse spooked, I was off balance, and I came out of the saddle. I flew through the air and landed hard on my side, knocking the breath out of myself. I made a couple of convulsive gasps, and then I instinctively did what I’ve programmed myself to do in any crisis—I started tapping.”
“When I poured some of it into the litter box, it was quite noisy – and my cat freaked out. He ran away on low legs, ears laid back. That was a day ago, and he has not been in his box since. No amount of coaxing and showing him that it is harmless, helped. Oh my.”