Tapping Script for Releasing Painful Feelings and Beliefs About Aging
The first time I freaked out about aging was on my 25th birthday. I remember thinking, "Oh my God, I'm a quarter of a century old! I'm running out of time!"
Though it sounds silly, the feelings were very real. If only I had had tapping back then!
Most people I know struggle with the changes that aging brings. And if they're too young to experience wrinkles, gray hair, stiff joints, memory issues, and sagging body parts, they worry about these things happening to them down the line.
I've been meaning to write a tapping script for releasing painful feelings and beliefs for quite awhile. It's been on the back burner for months, quietly simmering away.
When a client recently came in wanting to work on her painful emotions and beliefs about aging, I knew the time had come to attend to this, so I finally sat down and wrote this script.
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.
When doing EFT/tapping on your own, if you get stuck, aren't getting the results you want, or would simply like to have the support and guidance of an experienced professional, I recommend working with an EFT practitioner.
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THE TAPPING STATEMENTS
The aging process is hard.
I don't like getting wrinkles.
I wish my skin was smooth and taut like it used to be.
I'm afraid I'll have a long, slow decline like my mother/father/fill-in-the-blank did.
The older I get, the slower I seem to move.
I wish I could have the wisdom of old age without the wrinkles, gray hair, creaky joints, and cognitive issues that come with it.
The hardest part of getting older is ________________.
I'm afraid men/women won't find me attractive anymore once I reach the age of _____________.
As I get older, I get more and more afraid of getting Alzheimer's.
I don't like what aging is doing to my body.
I don't like what aging is doing to my looks.
I wish I had the energy I used to have when I was younger.
The older I get, the more it feels like I'm invisible.
I'm afraid people won't respect me when I'm old.
I'm afraid no one will want to spend time with me because I'm old.
Elderly people don't get the respect they used to, and that doesn't seem right.
I wish I could wave a magic wand and stop the aging process.
I wish I could wave a magic wand and make my body look and feel the way it used to.
Aging causes loss of strength and balance, and that's pretty hard to take.
I don't want to get weak and slow like most older people are.
Most men prefer younger women, and that just doesn't seem fair.
Aging makes me feel powerless.
Aging makes me feel hopeless.
The worst part about aging is _______________________.
Aging makes me feel like I'm running out of time to do all the things I want to do with my life.
The way many younger people treat older people makes me feel disrespected and devalued.
A lot of younger people are very condescending and dismissive of older people, and that makes me feel bad.
I don't like knowing that my life is more than halfway over.
I wish my hair was as thick and lustrous as it was when I was younger.
I wish my mind was a sharp as it used to be.
I wish my memory was as good as it used to be.
Getting older really frightens me sometimes.
Sometimes I feel really sad about how aging is diminishing my abilities.
Sometimes aging feels like an enemy that I have to fend off.
I'm hoping and praying that medical technology will advance quickly enough to save me from the terrible decline I know I'll face once I hit the age of ____.
As I get older, I'm less attractive to men/women, and that's hard for me.
I wish I could turn heads like I used to.
I miss feeling young and spry.
I wish there was a fountain of youth I could drink from to restore my health, abilities, and looks to how they were when I was ___.
Sometimes when I look in the mirror, all I can see is my wrinkles and sagging skin.
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