I was struck by how much inhaler I was taking. Two weeks ago, I suddenly ran out and had to ask my spouse to go at the last-minute to buy me more. I realized that I was taking one inhaler a week. Now, for me, anything that helps me survive and heal is good, and this is way under the amount of prescription and OTC medication that I used to take in my worst days, years ago. But it is still way too high.
One of the reasons for taking too much inhaler was the way inhalers have changed. The non-CFC kind does not quite reach that part of my left lung which tends to get blocked. And so I was driving it in by 3 consecutive sprays, which I knew were too much. I know that if I use the reliever inhaler too much, it will make my breathing worse. So I tapped;
“Even though I tend to take too much inhaler, I choose to take one spray only, I deeply love and accept myself”.
I could visualize myself taking just one puff at a time. But then, I got a feeling of breathlessness and panic. So I tapped, making sure to also tap with my whole hand down my ribs in a straight line from my UnderArm point, to help my lungs and spleen:
“Even though the thought of just one puff makes me panic, I deeply love and accept myself”.
The panic started to dissipate, but there is one worry on my mind that remains. I do hypnosis, as it is very popular here in Cape Town with people that either do not know EFT or are too traumatized to consider it as yet. And when I give hypnosis, I need my breathing to be as near perfect as possible. I usually would have taken 3 puffs before each hypnosis session, so that I would not cough in the session or run out of breath for clear speech. And I remember a time when I did not do that. Then, all of a sudden, I got a coughing fit in the middle of a client’s hypnotherapy session. As I think about that session, I get a 3 out of 10 in intensity, fear, and panic that I might do it again. So I am tapping:
“Even though I had a coughing fit…”
I feel more relaxed. The intensity of feeling is a 2 out of 10. So I tap:
“Even though it can be disruptive to a client session, the one and only time it happened was over 7 years ago. Once in the 9 years I have been giving hypnosis does not mean I have to fear it recurring. I deeply love, accept, and forgive myself.”
Now, the fear that it will happen again is down to a zero,and my breathing is easier still. What remains is a 1 out of 10 of guilt for that client session 7 years ago. So I am tapping…
“Even though I have this guilt, I love, accept, and forgive myself, and I forgive anyone else who may be involved in this.”
I tapped on many other issues as they came up. And now, it is all a zero. I feel absolutely totally relaxed and wonderful. I am aware that my left lung could be more expanded, but I am not panicking about it. I know that I have to wean myself off taking excess amounts of inhaler, and that it’s a process. I feel remarkably calm.
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. I call an emotion anything that your mind or body says to you, from fear to constricted airways. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings (when I was often bed-ridden, unable to breathe enough to get out of bed), if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health.
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