June 29, 2017

Safety EFT

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:16 pm by kellyfdennis

Many people have good reasons for feeling unsafe. While there is a difference between being unsafe and feeling unsafe, our brains can sometimes fuse the two together. Many people have had early experiences that cause their primitive brain or the amygdala to remain hypervigilant, looking for potential danger around each corner. So even though they really are safe, that is there is not imminent danger, they still feel unsafe.

I’ve been blogging and YouTubing about the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or energy tapping as it is sometimes called, and have come to realize that it’s hard for people to allow love and acceptance of anything, let alone themselves, to happen if they feel unsafe. So, if you are one of those chronically unsafe feeling people, try this tapping script and see if you can begin to allow some relaxation and serenity to exist while working on some of those negative core beliefs at the same time.

As always, if anything you try here or on the YouTube Channel causes you great distress, stop and talk to me (or your therapist) before continuing. It’s normal for you to have some memories or feelings, tears or other emotional reaction, just stop if you feel too undone by it.

Rate your level of fear right now on a scale of 1-10.

Take a deep breath and let it out:

Karate Chop: “Even though I sometimes feel scared from patterns developed long ago, I would like to begin to enjoy a more relaxed state of being.” (say this 3 times while tapping on karate chop area).

Top of Head: “I don’t feel safe.”

Eyebrow: “But what if this could change just a little bit?”

Side of Eye: “I have to be vigilant.”

Under the Eye: “What if I could release a little of  my fear?”

Under the Nose: “My body is always tired and tense.”

Chin: “I needed the fear back then.”

Collarbone: “What if I could let go of a little bit of it now that I don’t really need it anymore.”

Under the Arm: “I do have a lot more power now than I did then.”

Top of head: ” I am safer than I was back then, I want to give my body and mind the permission to relax.”

Take a deep breath in and let it out. Rate your level of fear again.

Practice this frequently, changing up the script to fit your changing levels of fear. After time, it may help you to get to the place where you can “deeply and completely love and accept yourself.”

Be Well and Have a Wonderful Day!

 

1 Comment »

  1. treichert said,

    Love THIS!


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