When we are describing ourselves (or when others are describing us) we identify with a whole host of different characteristics. You might be known as a hard worker, a caring person, a great wit, or a loyal friend.
Some of these characteristics are aspirational, some are from the ways others describe us, and others may have been picked up from our families and cultures of origin.
These characteristics aren’t bad in themselves because they help us to understand ourselves and often give us something to strive for. But they can become problematic when we use them as the sole measuring stick to judge ourselves, and when we beat ourselves up emotionally for not meeting these frequently unrealistic standards.
This week’s podcast explores how and why we pick up these identities, how they can be harmful, and also how to tap to release identities that do not serve us.
You can find the full tapping script of this audio as a pdf over at Tapping Q and A Podcast Scripts and Transcripts.