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Sinking Ship


There is a quote that is very profound to me," Ships don't sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down." Unknown


What does this quote mean to me? Even when the world around you is going crazy, find your inner peace and balance, so the world around you does not take over your life? Are you finding life just out of control with covid, maskers no masker, vaccines no vaccines? Do you let your kids play with others? Do you take that trip? The list goes on and on. Right now, the world is divided, and we are in the middle of the unknown in what to do. It can cause unrest for a lot of us. What can we do to help calm our inner peace? Because the truth is we can not control the world around us, the only thing we are in control of our well-being is ourselves. One thing that helps is taping; with one of my Life Coaching sessions, I can teach you how to tap to take the anxiety away so you can calm your inner sinking ship. Tapping or E.T.F. is just one of the methods that I have been trained in that can help with many things in your life. How does tapping work? As with acupuncture and acupressure, tapping involves the body's energy meridian points, a concept in Chinese medicine. Proponents believe them to be areas of the body through which energy flows. In this theory, blocks or imbalances in the flow of power lead to ill health. Does tapping work for anxiety? Tapping has been clinically proven to manage stress, reduce cortisol levels, improve pressure and even treat PTSD in veterans. "Because tapping is a gentle and easy-to-follow technique, anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, or pain can benefit from it," says Ortner.


1. Identify an Issue


Find the source on what you want to focus on in your tapping session. It could be physical pain or body struggle (such as a back injury or an unhealthy eating behavior), an emotional burden (like a recent breakup), or an anxiety trigger (fear of losing your job or getting sick). Try to be as specific as possible, such as financial worry or my knee hurts. Allow yourself to fully feel what you're feeling, accepting it without sugar-coating the issue.


2. Give what you are Focusing on a Number


Give your focus a score between one and ten to signify how much it's bothering you (10 being a lot, one being a little). In most cases, your focus should warrant a score of five or higher.


3. Tapping Basics

Before tapping, you need to establish a phrase that explains what you're trying to address at the time, must focus on two main goals:

  • acknowledging the issues, you would like to work on

  • accepting yourself despite the problem is also a big help

The typical setup phrase is: "Even though I have this [fear or problem], I deeply and completely accept myself."

You can alter this phrase to fit your problem, but it must not address someone else's. For example, you can't say, "Even though my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself." You have to focus on how the problem makes you feel to relieve the distress it causes. It's better to address this situation by saying, "Even though I'm sad my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself."


4. E.F.T. tapping sequence

Begin by tapping the karate chop point while simultaneously reciting your setup phrase three times. Then, tap each following point seven times, moving down the body in this ascending order:

  • eyebrow

  • side of the eye

  • under the eye

  • under the nose

  • chin

  • beginning of the collarbone

  • under the arm

After tapping the underarm point, finish the sequence at the top of the head point.

While tapping the ascending points, recite a reminder phrase to maintain focus on your problem area. If your setup phrase is, "Even though I'm sad my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself," your reminder phrase can be, "The sadness I feel that my mother is sick." Recite this phrase at each tapping point. Repeat this sequence two or three times.



At the end of your sequence, rate your intensity level on a scale from 0 to 10. Compare your results with your initial intensity level. If you haven't reached 0, repeat this process until you do.

5. This is just a brief overview, but don't hesitate to contact me if you would like more. www.lisajarvislifecoach.org to set up an appointment.

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