Tapping for Grief: How to Use EFT to Recover from Loss
If you've ever lost a loved one, be it human or pet, you know just how devastating it can be, and how long it can take to recover. Thankfully, due to the gentle power of tapping, it's not only possible to fully heal, that healing can be quite rapid. Whether your loved one(s) passed away recently or decades ago, the benefits of using tapping to heal the pain of loss include:
Quickly releasing feelings of deep sadness and despair
Getting to a place of peace and acceptance about the loss you've experienced
Healing through grief milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays
Healing feelings of loss about what might have been had your loved one not passed away
Releasing any feelings of guilt you may have about the person you lost
Healing any unresolved anger you may have toward the person who passed away
Releasing pain you may have over unresolved issues with the person who passed away
If you're brand new to tapping, or if you're already well versed in it, the resources below will help you use tapping as effectively as possible to recover from losing a loved one. Without further ado, here they are:
Using Photos with EFT to Heal the Pain of Loss
One of the things I often hear from my clients and students is that they don't know how to come up with effective tapping statements. One of the easiest ways to bring feelings of grief to the surface to be named, tapped out, and released is to look at a picture of the person you're hurting about. Here's a step-by-step guide.
A Powerful Way to Uncover and Release Hidden Aspects of Grief
Very often my clients will think that they’ve healed all the pain of losing a loved one, when, in actuality, there’s still quite a bit of pain hidden beneath the surface of their awareness. And while they may not be conscious of this grief, it is still affecting nearly every aspect of their lives. Because it so reliably reveals hidden aspects of grief, at some point during their course of treatment, there's one question that I always ask my clients. Click here to continue reading the article.
"Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." ~ C.S. Lewis
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Mother
If you've already lost your mom, I don't have to tell you how profoundly painful this experience can be. I created this script to help you navigate the unpredictable terrain of grief, and help you pinpoint the many aspects of your grief so that you can release them with tapping. Click here for the script.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Father Regardless of what kind of relationship you had with your dad, losing him can shake you to the core. This tapping script will help you identify and release the many aspects of your grief, leaving in its place acceptance and peace. Click here for the script.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Spouse Losing a spouse is often a double-whammy. There's all of the painful feelings of grief and loss, coupled with having to rebuild your life as a newly single person. This tapping script will help you heal so that you can put your life back together without the heaviness of sorrow making everything a struggle. Click here for the script.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Child It's often said, and, as a mother, I believe it, that losing a child is the most devastating thing that can happen to a person. If you have experienced this most painful of all losses, this tapping script is for you. Click here to go to it.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Sister Losing a sibling is one of the most painful experiences we can have. Whether our relationships with them are primarily positive, negative, or a mix of both, our experiences with our siblings are woven into the fabric of who we are, and when they're gone, the sense of loss can be devastating. Thankfully, with EFT, this pain doesn't have to be permanent. This tapping script will help you tap your way to deep healing.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Brother Losing a sibling is one of the most painful experiences we can have. Whether our relationships with them are primarily positive, negative, or a mix of both, our experiences with our siblings are woven into the fabric of who we are, and when they're gone, the sense of loss can be devastating. Thankfully, with EFT, this pain doesn't have to be permanent. This tapping script will help you tap your way to deep healing.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of a Friend Have you lost a friend who was dear to you? This tapping script will help you identify and release the many aspects of your grief, replacing sorrow with peace, and tears with gratitude for the bond you shared. Click here to go to it.
Tapping Script for Recovering from the Loss of Your Dog If you've ever suffered the loss of a pet, you know that it can be every bit as painful as losing a human loved one. Though the intensity of grief can make it seem like it will never end, when you use EFT to release it, you soon realize that your sorrow is finite, and that though love is forever, your suffering doesn’t have to be. This script will help you get there.
Click here to download my free grief checklist for identifying and releasing hidden aspects of grief.
Even if the loss you experienced was many years ago, I hope you'll give these tapping scripts and tips a try. I think you'll find them to be powerful resources for releasing aspects of grief you may not even have known were still there.
When doing EFT tapping on your own, if you aren't able 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 an EFT practitioner. If you decide that this is the best course of action for you, and you would like to work with me, click here to schedule a session or free consultation.
BY HEATHER AMBLER
Heather Ambler is a San Francisco Bay Area EFT practitioner and mindset coach. Through her private practice and online programs, she's helped over 10,000 people from 78 countries recover from grief and trauma, overcome fears, release limiting beliefs, and achieve personal and professional goals. Click here to schedule a free consultation.