Trying to Reduce Stress?
Modern human, who is it? A bundle of stress and tension. How do we deal? How do we survive and flourish?
Well, I was searching and searching and as they say “search and you shell find”. I found the answer in Paul McKenna’s amazing book “Confidence”, he describes fantastic technique to reduce stress, eliminate negative emotions and bring yourself back to balance. It’s been developed by world famous American psychologist Dr Roger J. Callahan, the technique is called Thought Field Therapy, or TFT for short, it uses a tapping sequence in the form of a healing code.
I’m a very skeptical person, but when you reach a point when not much works to let you release, what harm can little tapping do:)
How to Reduce Stress by Simply Tapping.
I read thru it and I started tapping, really trying to focus on what’s been bothering me. I needed to reduce stress that day badly! If I was not to do anything about it, my head would probably explode. So, I started and believe it or not, it actually worked instantly ( maybe because I shifted focus, I thought?:)), I felt much lighter, more relaxed and ready to face the challenges. You can see a chart of tapping points and I will guide you thru it now.
You have nothing to loose and everything to gain, and the moment you feel anxiety gone, it’s the best feeling in the world.
So, let’s get started.
What you want to do first is to think about what’s been bothering you, causes you anxiety, troubles you. Focus on that feeling and rate it on a scale from 1 to 10. This is very important, it will allow you to judge how well the negative feelings were reduced. You must think about that problem throughout the exercise.
Actual Technique to Reduce Stress.
Look at the chart below and locate the tapping point mentioned below.
First you want to tap the point above your either eyebrow, do it with 2 fingers 10 times. Next tap 10 times under same eye. Than tap under your collar bone x 10 , follow with point under armpit x 10. Next tap on the side of you hand (PR spot) x 10 and finish on Gamut spot – continue tapping while doing the following:
1. Close and than open you eyes.
2. Look down to the right, back to center, than down to the left.
3. Rotate your eyes round 360 degrees clockwise, than 360 degrees anticlockwise.
4. While thinking about those overwhelming feelings, hum first few lines of “Happy Birthday” (this really amused me and honestly just tapping and humming allows you to reduce stress, you simply can’t help yourself, it’s just so silly and fun:)).
5. Count loud from 1-5.
6. Hum “HB” again.
7. Repeat tapping sequence ( above eyebrow, under eye, under collar bone, under arm, PR spot).
First it made me laugh (the humming part), I repeated it several time and felt great, it is suppose to be normal for most people to experience change after doing it few times. I started feeling less anxious and now I do it everyday, every time I feel overwhelmed, irritated or upset for any reason, anytime command “reduce stress” pops:) And I think it’s at least few times per day for modern human, isn’t it?
If we were to do it regularly, doctors and hospitals would have much less patients and society in general would be in a much better condition. We wouldn’t get upset so easily with those we care about the most, we wouldn’t get sick so often and the world would be a much better place:)
I’m not a doctor, not a therapist either, but a person who searches for ways to improve lives of people that are close to me and all those that wish to help themselves. This technique is easy, doesn’t cost anything and you can do it anywhere, anytime you want. If you are interested in more details please go to: http://www.rogercallahan.com/cmd.php?af=1373442.
Reduce stress was my first blog post, I hope you enjoyed it. I wanted to start with something everyone can use in practice and hopefully experience instant improvement.
Personal development is a field that fascinates me, this blog is going to be mainly connected to such topics and I hope you will find it useful, enjoyable and worth your while.
BTW, Im not a native speaker, so forgive errors and even though there is a spell check, there might be some funny linguistic hiccups, for that I apologize and i wish you to reduce stress the moment you finish reading:) Hasta la vista:)