Today in the gym class, the teacher innocently played 80’s music. Only I knew some of those people on the records, or I knew of the trauma they were singing about.
One died of cancer, and it was horrible. Another was teased by his classmates and rejected by his parents for being gay. In South Africa, where this music was then forbidden, and English is often not the first language for a white Afrikaaner (I am doing a project in South Africa at the moment), they just think it’s music. but to me, I felt the trauma of the people in their voice, the song’s melody, and their suffering in their lyrics.
After trying to listen to my own headphones, however rude that was, we got to a part where we had to listen to what the teacher was saying. And the song rang in my ears “run away, run away”, about a persecuted gay man at a time in Britain when it was not acceptable to be gay. Such a youngster, hated all his life, because he couldn’t fit. Right into trauma in my mind. It may have been someone else’s trauma, but it was, along with the other who died of cancer, and all that sadness in the lyrics, too much. Luckily, at that point, my hands were free, So I kept doing the tummy exercises whilst tapping on my collarbone and listening to the lyrics, till I calmed down. I kept tapping throughout the sad music. Finally, it was time to cool down and stretch, and the teacher, who is excellent at technique, by the way, and had no idea of the sheer suffering the singers were wailing out, changed the music to chill-out bland. Phew. If not for EFT, I would not have lasted this class and would have missed out on badly-needed exercise to keep my body as healthy as possible.
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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Check out my workbook for anxiety (scroll down), that deals with any trauma, in a gentle and step by step manner. Feel good even if you suddenly encounter unexpected trauma. Thank you for reading this post and please share with someone who needs it 🙂