Easy Tapping for First-Aid, Self-Help and Calm-Down
Sometimes your body gives you the signal that stress and anxiety are getting to you. Often you soldier on through the warning and hope that it will go away. That can make things worse. What if there was a quick, simple way to bring yourself some calm? And what if you did not have to talk about it, or even think about it? Traffic Lights Tapping is here to help. This is a simple, short tapping process that does not need any words. Give it a try, it will only take a few minutes. Make an Appointment if you would like a coaching session to get you started.
You Are the Expert on Yourself
We are all different. We all experience stress and anxiety in our own way. And we can all adapt this Traffic Lights Tapping process to our own needs. Some people like to do it when they get a stress signal. Others like to do it at set times and set a phone alert. Others like to tap whilst waiting for the kettle to boil or in the shower.
First Notice Your Signal
Notice what your mind and body do to give you a stress signal. Is it pounding heart, shallow breathing, or tensing shoulders. Maybe churning tummy or agitated legs. Perhaps your thoughts race and jump around, or you get in repetitive loops. Notice your signal and rate it green, amber or red. Green is calm so carry on. Amber is a signal to slow down and prepare to stop and tap. Red means stop and tap now.
Do Traffic Lights Tapping
Listen to the podcast interview with Suzy Glaskie and download the slides:
Breathe > Tap > Breathe > Tap > Breathe
That is all you do! Notice your stress signal. Do your tapping. You don’t have to talk about it. You don’t even have to think about it. As you tap your mind can wander or go blank.
The Traffic Lights Tapping Points
Traffic Lights Tapping is an adaptation of the TTT process that Swedes Gunilla Hamne and Ulf Sandstrom have used to help survivors and refugees in many countries. You can find out more about their work and lots of TTT resources at www.peacefulheart.se
Some people get great results on their own. Others need to tap with another human being. Its great to learn in a group or workshop