Tapping with Pictures In Your Head
Are you making unhelpful pictures in your head about future events?
Pictures of loss, disaster, failure?
Do you find that the pictures of success and pleasant outcomes don’t seem to stick?
Here is an idea for using tapping to change your pictures. First choose one picture. Focus on it, get it as clear as you can, notice the details, the faces, the colours, are there sounds, voices?. Are you in the picture or seeing the picture as if you were there?
Now start to tap and talk to yourself in the picture… for example:
“even though I see you sitting in the busy restaurant alone staring at the floor with an empty glass and you keep looking at your watch and he hasn’t turned up, I accept you and love you anyway”
Keep tapping with the details of the picture, then blank your screen and let a new picture emerge.
Do not force it. Do not try to change the picture or push a new picture into your mind. Just talk to the picture and let the tapping shift the energy. As the energy shifts the picture will change.
Notice what is different, tap and talk again.
Keep tapping until you have a resourceful picture then stick that in your mental album.
Draw the Picture
At the recent EFT Innovations workshop, Di Holliday found what a wonderful tapping tool a flip chart and coloured marker pens can be. She drew a picture of a happy smiling couple and then a smaller sad looking person standing at the side on her own. She put tapping points on the faces in a different colour.
Then standing at the flip chart I helped her to talk and tap and have a dialogue with the three figures. Initially Di’s perception was that the single person (herself) was left out and ignored by the couple. But as she tapped on the drawings and spoke to each figure that changed to realising that the single person had a full life and freedom.
Joanna George emailed to say: “I had very good success tapping on drawings after the Innovations workshop. A lady had real concerns and a lot of stress over the state of her house (leaking roof, wet floors, etc) and this was causing her migraine headaches. She drew the house and we tapped on all the things that were causing her concern. The drawing was an excellent way of highlighting the areas that were causing her stress. She came quickly to the conclusion that she no longer wanted to move out, that she loved the house and it would get repaired, and her migraine disappeared within a few minutes”
If you don’t have your own flip chart stand then an excellent alternative is wallpaper, either lining paper or the cheapest roll of untextured paper. Roll it out like a scroll face down on the table and get some big, thick, coloured marker pens. Draw the problem or a metaphor of the problem then tap on it, or on your self, as you talk about the drawing or have a dialogue, talk to, the drawing. You can write your before and after comments on too then unroll more and repeat…