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Tapping Script for Releasing Stress and Overwhelm
Feelings of stress and overwhelm tend to accumulate in the body-mind, making already stressful circumstances feel even worse. When we tap to release that pent-up stress, it can dramatically lighten our inner load, which then, as if by magic, actually makes our outer load feel lighter too.
I've worked with people who were carrying around the imprints of past stress for years, and once those were tapped away, they felt such a profound sense of relief, relaxation, and lightness that their current set of responsibilities felt much more manageable.
These tapping statements will help free you from current stress, and you can also modify them to release the emotional charge from times in your past when you felt very stressed and overwhelmed. My guess is that you'll be amazed by how much lighter you feel in a very short amount of time.
HOW TO USE THIS SCRIPT
As with all of my tapping scripts, these statements can be used as is, or modified in any way that makes them resonate more fully with your experience. Some of them will fit for you, and some will not. Just use the ones that fit your experience and have an emotional charge.
You may notice that when you start tapping on these statements, thoughts and feelings will arise that you can then turn into new tapping statements, which will then give rise to still more thoughts and feelings, which you can use to create additional tapping statements, and so on.
I call this following the thread, and it’s a very efficient way to heal and release a lot of painful feelings in a short amount of time.
Before you start tapping on a statement, give it a number between 0 and 10 which indicates the level of fear, stress, or concern that the statement brings up for you. Then, do your best to tap on the statement until it is a 0, which means all of the emotional charge is gone.
There is a lot of material here! I recommend spending anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes on this, but not more than that. That means you’ll only have time to tap out a small number of the statements on this script in one session.
If you’re thorough, and tap things down to 0, you’ll likely feel MUCH better after tapping out just a few of them. You can attend to other ones at another time.
When doing EFT tapping on your own, if you aren't able to completely heal the issue you're working on, so that when you think about it, it no longer causes any stress, emotional pain, anger, or fear, I recommend working with a professional EFT practitioner. If you decide that this is the best course of action for you, and you'd like to work with me, click here to schedule a session or free consultation.
THE TAPPING STATEMENTS
I’m feeling really stressed-out right now.
I’m so stressed right now that I can’t even focus on my work.
I’m really overwhelmed by everything I need to do.
I have so much to do that I don’t even know where to start.
I feel like I’m paralyzed by all of this stress.
I really need a vacation, but I’ll never be able to take one.
I’ll never be able to get through everything on my to-do list.
Every day I get more behind with everything I need to do, and every day my to-do list gets longer and longer.
Thinking about everything I need to do makes me want to crawl into bed and stay there forever.
Every single minute of my day is accounted for every day of the week, and it is totally exhausting.
I wish I could take a day off, but I can’t afford it.
Life moves at such a frantic pace and I feel like I can’t keep up.
I feel like my life is ruled by stress.
It seems like everything they say to do to relieve stress requires time and money that I don’t have.
I’ve been stressed to the max for as long as I can remember, and there is no end in sight.
I have too much to do and not enough time to do it.
I know all this stress is affecting my health, but I don’t know what to do to get some relief—every stress reliever requires either time or money that I don’t have.
I know you’re supposed to exercise for stress-relief, but I just don’t have time, which stresses me out even more.
I know I’d feel less stressed if I exercised more, but I’m already so exhausted, I just don’t have the energy.
There just isn't enough time in the day to do everything I need to do.
I feel like my to-do list is a mountain that I'll never get to the top of.
I wish I had the time and the energy I need to do everything I need to do.
I have too much on my plate and I feel like there's nothing I can do about it.
Something's got to give, but none of my responsibilities can be de-prioritized.
I can't even imagine what it would feel like to not be stressed-out.
I'm so tense all the time that I can barely take a normal breath.
The last time I felt like I was really breathing normally was when I got a massage, and that was two years ago.
I almost wish I would get sick so that then I'd be forced to take a day off and rest.
Sometimes I am so tired and overwhelmed that I feel like crying.
I'm so stressed and overwhelmed that I wish I could just crawl into bed and stay there for a week.
If you're not able to achieve the level of stress relief you want by tapping on your own, or you would simply like to have the support and guidance of an experienced EFT practitioner, click here to schedule a session or free consultation.
BY HEATHER AMBLER
Heather Ambler is an EFT practitioner and mindset coach based in California. Through her private practice and online programs, she’s helped over 14,000 people in 81 countries recover from loss, heal trauma, release fears, increase confidence, and achieve goals. To schedule a session or free consultation, click here.
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