Those of you who follow me will know that I've just started a 40 day EFT programme. I've now come to the end of week 2. So I thought that I'd share a few of my thoughts and experiences.
I started the week by applying some EFT to a couple of health issues that can be a source of anxiety and frustration. Although the issues were still present by the end of the tapping, I did feel more enlivened and lighter; with no sense of frustration or anxiety. Also, over the course of the week, I generally felt more relaxed and calm.
By the middle of the week I started tapping on limiting beliefs; which is actually quite new for me, as I'd somehow convinced myself that I don't have any! Surprisingly enough I notice more relief from joint pain by addressing the limiting beliefs than by directly tapping on the specific issue of joint pain.
Day 6 of this week was particularly busy and I was so tempted to miss out the meditation and tapping and hit my bed but I stuck with it and managed about 20 minutes. Can't say that it was inspiring. However, no matter. What's important is that I did something. I've come to the conclusion that sometimes, as with so much else in life, it's just the doing it that's important; like brushing your teeth.
Tiredness with joint pain was a feature of the end of the week and I used EFT tapping just to keep me going. Anyone with joint pain has nothing to loose by giving EFT a go. It's my experince that pain is reduced and sometimes even eliminated. (I've had particularly surprising results at night when nothing else would take the pain away.) However, above and beyond that, the other benefits seem to be in the reduction of the associated emotions eg frustration, anxiety, low mood.
When it comes to tiredness I've discovered that it's worth getting clear about possible underlying causes. If you're tired due to a broken night's sleep, or a viral illness, then just tapping on the tiredness and associated emotions should give you some relief. However, for a more long term chronic problem it's worth trying to tease out any inner turmoil issues that may be causing exhaustion eg going round and round in circles with a relationship.
When working with symptoms like joint pain and fatigue I find that it's well worth teasing out any associated emotions one by one. And it really does pay off to be honest and persistent with yourself. It's also worth bearing in mind though that, when it comes to dealing with chronic complex issues, you may need the support and guidance of a qualified EFT practitioner.
So, that's the diary for the second week and some insights gleaned. Looking forward to the start of a new week.