Monthly Archives: October 2010

EFT and Buteyko on Day 1 of Week 3 of Half-Marathon Training

This morning, I walked to the gym then started on the bike for 15 minutes, taking it easy on not usually anything more than 80 spm. But, my spouse had promised me to put a great piece of music on the iPod and it was only then that I discovered it was not on there, after promising myself it to listen to at the gym all the day before. So I tapped on that on the bike, but it was not enough. So I went to the toilet and tapped for about 5 minutes properly things like:

¨Even though I´m bitterly disappointed, …¨

I tapped it down from an 8 to zero and then went up to the treadmill. After a few minutes, I started feeling breathless, so I walked while using my Buteyko exercises. At the same time, I tapped with my Thumb points on the bar of the treadmill, although I usually just rub my Thumb with my other finger points while I run. There was no need for words. The feeling was one of panic and ¨I can´t breathe¨. It soon passed and the exercises worked.

Then I started my second run interval. It was supposed to be 3 minutes. At the beginning of it, I remembered my daughter´s advice to run on the road too, and, planning to do it at least at the end of my 8-week beginner´s training (leading up to running 30 minutes straight) , I panicked thinking how on earth would I manage to run half an hour straight on the road. I tapped as I ran thinking about that. Again, no need for words, I just let the thoughts come to me as I rubbed my finger points together. And then, a strange thing happened. I watched the clock go past 3 minutes. I was feeling fine. Then it went past 3 and half minutes, four minutes, and then I made myself stop running at 5 minutes. It was so very easy! I am sure it was as a result of tapping on my fear of running half an hour straight. I did one more stint of 5 minutes in that session at least.

I also did some Buteyko exercises whilst rubbing the finger points during each walk. At the end of that session, I was breathing very easily and continued to do so for hours afterwards  🙂

When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings, if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health.

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Tapping in the sun with a little help from a Labrador

This morning, I received an email which felt very uncomfortable. I was deciding whether to say anything or whether it was wise to say nothing. I was also very upset by what I felt was a wrong-doing in the email; not to me but to EFT in general. So I sat in in the sun on the grass behind the gym, rubbing my finger points as I mentally processed the issue. Basically, I just rubbed my finger points, as it was a public space, and thought about the issue and what I can say, whether it would be wise to speak up, what consequences there may be, the consequences of remaining quiet, and my upset about what I perceive as a wrong-doing. I was starting to feel a bit better, and then all of a sudden, I was descended upon by a friendly Labrador mix adorable dog, trying to lick me, all excited, trying to be all over me! Wow! At that moment, I felt instant relief. Then the dog came back and did it again, and I knew what action I had to take: say nothing. And it felt OK! The dog started to come to me another time, but I said thanks but you have to go to your owner now. So it did.

When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings, if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health.

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— Disclaimer – You are advised to consult with your medical practitioner before embarking on any course of alternative, complementary, or beauty therapy. Our use of systems that are trademarked or have a registered trademark represents our views and not necessarily those of the trademark owners.

F*** You, I´m a Marathon Runner Mantra

That was my mantra yesterday. Let me put it in context. My day was absolutely awful due to being harassed by a crazy person by phone and email. It was not serious enough to call the police, and in my line of work, I do attract some aggressive types. But I was totally shaken and quite rightly felt threatened. You never know what someone like that will do. So no matter what and how I tapped, I stayed on a downer. Then I forced myself to go to the gym, got on the treadmill, and it was hard, so I tapped to release the emotions behind my lack of motivation. I tapped:

¨Even though I´m being harassed by this crazy woman, …¨ … No effect…

¨I´m a good runner¨…  ¨I´m a marathon runner¨… No effect…

I kept doing lots of tappings with little or no effect until I got really angry with this person. I ran as I saw her in my mind in front of me and tapped:

¨F*** you, f*** you¨

I was getting somewhere. I felt better. Then I developed a mantra:

¨F*** you, f*** you, I´m a marathon runner¨

That did it. I completed my training for the day with flying colors and felt immensely calm and motivated  🙂

When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health. My health was not always as good as this, please go back to 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings, if you are looking for what to say for those really bad days of health.

EFT with Me, Suzanne Zacharia, PractitionerStop Smoking EFT Book

Disclaimer – You are advised to consult with your medical practitioner before embarking on any course of alternative, complementary, or beauty therapy. Our use of systems that are trademarked or have a registered trademark represents our views and not necessarily those of the trademark owners.