So many of my writing friends are chronically ill. Many are in pain. For some, that’s the reason they write. And even though I usually focus on mindset and how that influences success as author, physical pain is a big thing.
EFT works even for bringing down pain. Sometimes, it can eliminate the pain, if we dissolve the underlying emotional reasons for it. Sometimes, tapping can take it away for a while, or reduce it.
And just in case you don’t believe it: I used simple, easy tapping to bring down the pain from my broken collar-bone when the pain killers stopped working and I couldn’t take another one just yet. The pain came back after a while – that’s what happens if there is a physical reason for pain, you can’t cheat your body with EFT – but it got so bearable that I could actually fall asleep at night. And let me tell you, sleep is welcome when you’re waiting for your collar-bone to be put back together surgically.
I had smashed my bone good, into two large pieces and two smaller ones. That x-ray is impressive. It healed amazingly fast, and I attribute a lot of that to all my EFT work around the accident and surgery, and the mindset I created for that.
But I digress.
Today I want to teach you a simple, safe protocol for dealing with pain. (Safe because we’re not going to touch potential underlying emotions, while still giving them a chance to be released.)
You need to focus on three different aspects of the pain:
1. How strong is it on a scale from 0 to 10?
All of you who are dealing with chronic pain will know exactly what I’m talking about. Take notes every time you start a new full round. This is to keep you on track during the tapping.
2. Where exactly is it in your body?
Be precise. Name the location (such as: left temple, just above my right eye, below my right shoulder-blade etc.).
Now, this can actually change and shift during the tapping. Just adjust the words accordingly. This is fairly normal during EFT work on pain, especially if it’s chronic.
3. What color and shape does it have?
This is the cool stuff. It lets you focus on the pain and how it shifts, without triggering deeper emotions. That’s why I love this process so much. It’s SAFE.
Here, you need to be precise, as well. This is giving your subconscious coordinates on what it is supposed to work on. Btw, shape and color are your personal, subjective choice. No meaning is attached to it, and nothing is too weird. I’ve had people sense green and pink color pain. It’s all okay.
And here is how you put all that into a tapping set-up phrase:
Even though I have this horrible, nasty, icky, [color], [shape] pain in [location], I’m still okay the way I am, and I now ask my body to gently release this pain.
Even though I have this annoying, terrible, [color], [shape] pain in [location], and it’s really hurting me a lot, I’m still okay the way I am, and I now choose to let as much of that pain go as feels safe at the moment.
Even though I have this terrible, constant and deep [color], [shape] pain in [location], I’m still going to be okay, and I now allow my body to let go of the pain and everything that’s contributing to it.
Now, people can have what the EFT-community calls a “five-minute-wonder” where the pain just disappears after a single round of tapping. I’ve seen it happen, but it’s more common to have to be a little persistent and tap for a few rounds. Aim for being completely pain-free, btw. It is possible.
Here’s what you must do for the next round:
Use the same set-up phrases, but check back with your body on strength, location, color and shape of the pain. Those will most likely have changed. (If not, contact me. I have several more tricks up my sleeve to budge pain.)
Change the wording accordingly.
This is very important. It lets our body know that its efforts to change the pain have been noticed and are appreciated. And honestly, even if the pain won’t go away completely for you, just being able to reduce it is progress. Maybe you’ll be able to reduce the amount of pain killers you take. Maybe you’ll be able to write more.
That’s worth a few minutes of tapping, isn’t it?
What’s the color of your pain?
Did it move while you tapped?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – what great stuff are you writing right now?
Write a comment and share the good stuff!
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PS: You’ll probably be surprised to hear how much EFT is used to help with pain, with memories of accidents and similar issues. I’ve seen physical pain ease even years after an accident, by releasing emotions and shock related to the experience. I’ve done it for myself.
I’d love to do it for you. My own EFT trainer tapped herself out of fibro. That’s the true power of EFT. If that option appeals to you and you want to learn more, click HERE and send me an email. Together, we’ll figure out how I can support you best.
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