One of my favorite aspects of the tapping community is how willing people are to share their wisdom and experience. Recently I asked a number of practitioners I admire about how they approach healing, client work, and their own journey. Below are some of my favorite answers to one of those questions. Make sure you check out all five questions.
What is one thing you wish your clients believed about themselves?
That they are enough. Rather than being broken, or permanently wounded…They already have everything they will ever need to be healthy, happy, enlightened, and to thrive in their unique soul's destiny. They have an inner source of wisdom, guidance, and healing that can direct their healing journey. Learn to know and trust that inner source. Alan Davidson
That there is nothing 'wrong' with them. To let go of the perception that outside forces could fix them, vs. inside wisdom and cultivation. To investigate more truthfully, using current eyes, heart, mind…the idea that they are Not Good Enough…I'd ask them to ask themselves…'good enough for whom? Good enough to get…what? Good enough to be/have…what?' To have them believe that there is never 'too much' to heal or fix or resolve…and that it's never too late to start, although as I said above, now is a better time than later, and always is a better plan than occasionally. : ) Jondi Whitis
My job is to meet them where they are at and start right there, not to wish they believed something about themselves. Where they are at is where they are at. Gwyneth Moss
Humility and magnanimity aren't contradictory; they are two essential pillars in character formation. Jake Khym
Globally, I wish each client knew that they are enough. That they don’t need to change for anyone or anything. They are worthy enough and they are competent enough. Specifically for each client, I wish they knew that the stories of inadequacy they are telling themselves which lead to the discomfortable feelings of shame, guilt, anxiety and chronic physical conditions – are just untrue. That they actually have little to no credible evidence supporting any of these stores of their limitations. Nancy Forester
I am moving away from the belief that my clients should attach to any particular beliefs, I am happy for them to be whoever and whatever they choose, and if they need certain beliefs to see them through, they are entitled to believe what they choose. Of course, if they are suffering I'd love them to know that it is really all just BS and can be changed. Steve Wells
That the past does not define them…that even if they didn't get the best foundation in their family of origin, that foundation can be altered and added too. Mary Ayers
I wish they would accept that they are the “storytellers” of their life and they establish the illusions and then place themselves into each story perfectly to learn a new lesson each time. If they could accept that, they could then tell different stories and learn different lessons that I believe would be more beneficial for them.
That persistence is sometimes the key.
One thing I wish they believed is that it’s OK to ask for help or use EFT yourself as a first resort instead of the last resort. I wish they believed that bucking up is being unnecessarily hard on themselves. In our culture, suffering is highly overrated!