I was in the gym on the bike, my favorite place to sit down and listen to sattellite TV news, as we don’t have it at home. And CNN were covering the Ariel Castro kidnap horror. First, my speed went down. So I started tapping with my thumb and fingers on the handlebar. My speed went up again. I listened to the public prosecutor thinking of a plan to prosecute him so he would fry, saw the cop who nearly arrested him but decided to be lenient, saw the mother, no doubt from what I saw of her behaviour and what I know of the source of this monster. And his 3 monster brothers. Even his own daughter had knifed her own baby in the neck. Of yes, and he used to torture his wife, who also has responsibility in all this. Why she stayed, why she was complicit in his behavior at the time, why she didn’t get him put away. I was so shocked and horrified by what I was seeing and hearing. I wanted him to fry. So I tapped as I cycled. There was no need for a Setup. My feelings were raw and exploding to the surface:
“Fry, fry, fry, fry….”
It comforted me. I was only supposed to stay on the bike for half an hour. It was after my class, and I found that if I stay on and use the gym equipment after the last class for half an hour, most of the women in the changing room will have left. Along with all the aluminium aerosol antiperspirant sprays they are so fond of spraying into my lungs. But I was in so much shock and trauma, seeing those poor girls, how lovely and innocent they were to start with, and what horrors happened to them, I stayed behind for about 65 minutes, after which time the tapping had calmed me down enough to leave.
I like this explanation of what happened, from this Fox News forensic psychiatrist. Just in case you are curious why I say what I say above, and why I felt like I felt. I too, have experience with trauma and violence in my work. Whatever you felt, I hope you manage to tap on it. Like me, just one word whilst you watch the TV or videos or read about it, may be all you need.
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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