I know EFT works because it has worked for me before. For some reason I just can’t get myself to sit down and do the tapping I want and need to do. What is my problem, and is there anything I can do about it?
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I’ve lived this reality myself. I know how powerful Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is. But there are times that I just can’t do the work I know I need to do. [As a side note, sometimes I then get frustrated with myself for not doing the work I need to do, which makes me feel worse. That is a story for another time.]y for another time.]
Avoidance of tapping is a very common problem. There are a number of very good reasons for this type of resistance.
First, change can be scary. Change implies something different. Different is unknown. Unknown can bring problems we doubt we can handle. Sure there might be problems right now, but we know how to manage these problems. It may not be perfect, but we have tools to deal with it. Even though it feels good to leave these problems behind, it’s hard to move to a place where there might be new problems we can’t manage.
Second, the current situation with its associated emotional baggage is serving us. Every piece (e.g., a fear that protects us from danger or a limiting belief that keeps us from stepping out only to fail). On some level we know this baggage is serving us.
Intellectually we can understand that these are not good reasons to resist doing the EFT work we need to do, but that does not stop there power from preventing us from sitting down to do EFT. For this reason, I love starting an EFT session by tapping away any resistance to change that exists.
It takes only a few minutes. Once I have done this I am ready to go after my issues.