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End Workplace Anxiety Today Program

Orientation video

Program Modules

Module 1: Fear of Being Seen as Incompetent

We begin by tapping on the karate chop. You can repeat after me, loudly or silently, as we tap along.

Karate chop

Even though I feel so anxious at work that I want to run away from there, I deeply and completely accept myself and these feelings.

Even though I feel so anxious even driving up to my workplace, I deeply and completely accept myself and these feelings.

Even though I am not good enough for the job and everyone knows it, and that makes me nervous and unwanted, I deeply and completely love, accept and appreciate myself.

Now we go to the tapping points.

Round 1

Eyebrow point Everyday I feel so much pressure, so much fear.

Side of the eye I feel caged within the walls of my workplace.

Under the eye It always feels like a disaster is looming over me.

Under the nose I’m afraid to make mistakes.

Chin I don’t want to make mistakes, ever.

Collarbone What good am I if I keep making mistakes?

Under the arm Mistakes are never forgiven, never forgotten.

Top of the head I’m being watched all the time.

Round 2

Eyebrow point I’m afraid they’ll think of me as a slacker.

Side of the eye My manager doesn’t believe in me.

Under the eye Talking to my manager makes me nervous.

Under the nose One slip of the tongue and I’ll be damned.

Chin I can never rise up to my manager’s expectations.

Collarbone I’m so afraid of letting important things slip.

Under the arm They must see me as incompetent.

Top of the head I constantly fall short of their expectations.

Round 3

Eyebrow point They may not say so much, but I can feel it.

Side of the eye ’m sure they regret their decision to hire me.

Under the eye I’m afraid to walk the aisles in between the cubicles.

Under the nose I can feel people’s gaze piercing through me.

Chin They must think of me as a loser.

Collarbone There are people who are plugged into the grapevine.

Under the arm They are masters of water cooler talk.

Top of the head They are closer to my manager than I am.

Round 4

Eyebrow point I’m always the last one to know what’s coming.

Side of the eye I will not be able to support my views with logic.

Under the eye It feels like I have no friends.

Under the nose No one is really on my side.

Chin They all want to get ahead.

Collarbone I’m just a competitor for them.

Under the arm I long for warmth, I long for bonhomie.

Top of the head I fear someone else will take credit for my work.

Round 5

Eyebrow point The upcoming review will only being more “can improve” than “did well”.

Side of the eye I feel tongue-tied, unable to speak up in meetings.

Under the eye If I do, someone will question me in front of everyone.

Under the nose I feel very lonely, sometimes I feel cornered.

Chin There’s no one to support me.

Collarbone There’s no one to stand behind me.

Under the arm This place is cold, the people here are cold.

Top of the head I just don’t fit in no matter how hard I try.

Module 2: Peer Pressure and Fear of Being Ridiculed

We begin by tapping on the karate chop. You can repeat after me, loudly or silently, as we tap along.

Karate chop

Even though I am forever afraid of being shot down in front of my co-workers, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid to speak up in meetings for fear of being ridiculed, I want to learn how to feel comfortable in my own skin.

Even though I’m surrounded by smarter co-workers, and it fills me with shame for myself, I want to learn how to love and accept myself just as I am.

Round 1

Eyebrow point I don’t like being put on the spot.

Side of the eye When it comes to technology I’m a goof.

Under the eye I’m good when I’m on my own.

Under the nose The minute they put my skills to test, I go blank.

Chin Especially when someone is standing right behind me, breathing down my neck.

Collarbone I’m afraid to ask questions.

Under the arm They will think of me as stupid.

Top of the head I’m supposed to have all the answers.

Round 2

Eyebrow point What if the answer was right in front of me and I missed it?

Side of the eye They’ll all laugh at me behind my back.

Under the eye I’m supposed to know everything about my work.

Under the nose I’m afraid of being put in charge of anything.

Chin I can’t handle responsibility.

Collarbone All blame will come to me if anything ever goes wrong.

Under the arm My subordinates don’t take me seriously.

Top of the head They must think I’m unfit for the job.

Round 3

Eyebrow point They must gossip behind my back.

Side of the eye I’m afraid to set boundaries with my colleagues.

Under the eye Sometimes they say things that are downright rude or inappropriate.

Under the nose If I make a big deal of it, I’ll be branded as a problem employee.

Chin I fear they will think I’m stepping on their toes.

Collarbone I fear they will think I’m crossing the line.

Under the arm I can’t shake off this feeling that I’m always being watched.

Top of the head That I’m always being judged.

Round 4

Eyebrow point One wrong foot and I could be shown the door.

Side of the eye Or worse, humiliated before my co-workers.

Under the eye It is like being at high school again.

Under the nose I just can’t handle this.

Chin I feel overwhelmed.

Collarbone I’m stuck here.

Under the arm I feel so ordinary.

Top of the head Others look so smug and “okay” with everything.

Round 5

Eyebrow point I’m always so unsure underneath it all.

Side of the eye I’m so afraid of being called out.

Under the eye I should have taken up something easier.

Under the nose I’m not even cut out for this line of work.

Chin I don’t even know what is the right thing to say.

Collarbone I’m afraid to come across as an expert of any sort.

Under the arm Otherwise they will make me accountable.

Top of the head I’m afraid to shoulder responsibility.

Round 6

Eyebrow point Otherwise they will blame me for any losses.

Side of the eye Being where I am takes the pressure off.

Under the eye Never taking the lead, always following orders.

Under the nose But I hate taking orders.

Chin My confident co-workers have started to order me around.

Collarbone They are not even very talented I can tell.

Under the arm They sure carry themselves like they were Einsteins.

Top of the head It’s a dog’s life.

Module 3: Work Pressure and Feeling Unappreciated

Karate chop

Even though my colleagues all seem smarter than me, they walk around confidently, they get all the appreciation, I deeply and completely accept myself for who I am.

Even though deadlines knock the wind out of my sails and instead of going faster, I get stuck, afraid to move forward under pressure, I accept myself for feeling this fear.

I’m ready to learn new ways of feeling comfortable and confident no matter what I face at work.

Round 1

Eyebrow point I feel burdened by my work.

Side of the eye I can’t work under pressure.

Under the eye Deadlines make me nervous.

Under the nose I feel rushed to finish my work even when there is no real hurry.

Chin This rush, this pressure is too much for me to handle.

Collarbone I hate it when people rush me into finishing things.

Under the arm I like to take my time doing my work, slowly and steadily.

Top of the head This false urgency disrupts my peace.

Round 2

Eyebrow point I can’t focus when I’m feeling rushed.

Side of the eye It has become fashionable to set inhuman deadlines.

Under the eye When nobody’s really dying for the result of my work.

Under the nose At this rate, younger employees will overtake me with their smarts.

Chin I’m afraid I’m a misfit in this corporate culture.

Collarbone People have been around this place far too long.

Under the arm I can never match up to them.

Top of the head I feel safe being invisible.

Round 3

Eyebrow point I feel safe being in the background.

Side of the eye No one takes me seriously anyway.

Under the eye My position isn’t all that important.

Under the nose They could replace me tomorrow if they wanted to.

Chin No one looks up to me.

Collarbone I’m feel stunted by the big-wigs.

Under the arm They walk around like they have been here forever.

Top of the head But the truth is, no matter how long someone has been here,

Round 4

Eyebrow point it is no indication of their level of skill or talent.

Side of the eye If they were any good, they’d be in a much better job than this!

Under the eye That reminds me, what am I doing here?

Under the nose Why am I even here?

Chin It is as if I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Collarbone I’m always at the edge of my seat.

Under the arm Trying to impress my manager.

Top of the head Wanting to gain favour with my co-workers.

Round 5

Eyebrow point No one expects me to do well.

Side of the eye It’s like I’m not even around.

Under the eye This is the scene at lunchtime too.

Under the nose I don’t feel comfortable sharing a table with the “star employees”.

Chin Worst is when I need to stand up and address a bunch of people.

Collarbone My palms become sweaty, my tongue feels like dead weight.

Under the arm I feel looked down upon. People walk all over me.

Top of the head I feel so disconnected from all of this.

Round 6

Eyebrow point I feel uneasy presenting my point of view.

Side of the eye I fear my arguments will be shot down.

Under the eye I am so averse to confrontation.

Under the nose I don’t want to be seen as a trouble maker.

Chin I don’t want my co-workers ganging up on me.

Collarbone I will never match up to their smarts.

Under the arm Sometimes I over-react due to this fear.

Top of the head And lose my temper when I shouldn’t.

Module 4: Building Up Confidence

For this module and the next, we will jump directly to the tapping points and skip the karate chop tapping. This is because by this time, we are already aligned with finding a solution instead of wanting to live with the problem.

Round 1

Eyebrow point I want appreciation.

Side of the eye I want recognition.

Under the eye I want understanding if I make mistakes.

Under the nose I wonder if I can change all of this.

Chin The corporate system is just too big for me to change any of it.

Collarbone What if I could for a moment let go of this fear?

Under the arm And breathe deeply and let it go?

Top of the head Let it go? Are you crazy?

Round 2

Eyebrow point My livelihood depends on this job.

Side of the eye My family, my house depends on paycheck after paycheck.

Under the eye What if I could loosen up just a bit?

Under the nose I don’t have to pretend to be happy if I’m not.

Chin But I sure can try to be at ease.

Collarbone Every time I feel that wave of anxiety washing over me,

Under the arm I’m going to pull myself together.

Top of the head And remind myself that it is okay, it really is.

Round 3

Eyebrow point As I relax into my new confidence and become at ease,

Side of the eye people around me start to relax as well.

Under the eye I am getting all the space I need,

Under the nose I’m getting all the help I need to achieve my goals.

Chin I’m helping others reach their goals in turn.

Collarbone People who need to know of my accomplishments are hearing about them without fail.

Under the arm New doors are opening for me.

Top of the head As I walk in through the doors of the building,

Round 4

Eyebrow point each step I take toward my desk becomes lighter and lighter.

Side of the eye I get a spring in my step I never noticed before.

Under the eye I’m excited, I’ raring to go.

Under the nose I have all this talent to unleash and I’m done stopping myself.

Chin No one can stop me now.

Collarbone People don’t decide my fate, I do.

Under the arm I’m done sweating the small things.

Top of the head I’m now keeping my eyes on the prize.

Round 5

Eyebrow point Whatever that is, a promotion, a better position, a project.

Side of the eye No matter what, I’m going to walk with my head held high.

Under the eye I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Under the nose I’m mighty good, I just didn’t see it myself until now.

Chin I’m putting in the work where it is needed.

Collarbone I’m able to work smart, and the results follow.

Under the arm I love exploring my passions.

Top of the head People are coming up to me asking for my opinion.

Round 6

Eyebrow point I feel included, I feel unique and appreciated.

Side of the eye It is okay if some people will not warm up to me.

Under the eye They are not the ones controlling my destiny.

Under the nose Not in the larger scheme of things.

Chin Even if it seems like they have the upper hand always,

Collarbone even if it seems like they have the last say in my career,

Under the arm it is not really true.

Top of the head In the bigger scheme of things, they are just pawns.

Round 7

Eyebrow point Let me not make them seem bigger in my mind than they really are.

Side of the eye They are just people, they are a product of their conditioning.

Under the eye I’m not here to straighten everyone out.

Under the nose I’m here to do my work and do it as well as I can.

Chin I’m here to do a fair exchange of work for money,

Collarbone not disburse justice or punish others.

Under the arm I cannot get ahead through manipulation.

Top of the head I don’t have to force myself to like what I obviously don’t.

Round 8

Eyebrow point But I promise to give myself an honest chance

Side of the eye to not only survive, but thrive at what I do.

Under the eye I promise to cherish every small victory,

Under the nose and pat myself on the back, even when no one else will.

Chin I’m still here because they need me as much as I need them.

Collarbone With my new confidence, others will see me shining.

Under the arm And who knows they may be pleasantly surprised.

Top of the head to see the new, improved, confident me.

Module 5: Taking Power Back

Round 1

Eyebrow point I don’t have to act “cool”.

Side of the eye I don’t have to pretend to know it all.

Under the eye I don’t have to hide my nerves.

Under the nose I just have to be me.

Chin I’m getting better at being me.

Collarbone I am willing to take things in my stride.

Under the arm The best job, the best co-workers will find me.

Top of the head If this is the best place for me, I’ll stay.

Round 2

Eyebrow point If it isn’t, I choose to do the best I can till I can.

Side of the eye And prepare to attract what is best for me at this time.

Under the eye My workplace is not responsible for my happiness. I am.

Under the nose My colleagues are not accountable for my victories. I am.

Chin I choose to be treated with kindness and respect.

Collarbone If there is anything that bothers me,

Under the arm I choose to clear the air instead of steaming inside.

Top of the head I choose a healthier way of working.

Round 3

Eyebrow point I choose to have a vibrant work day, day after day.

Side of the eye I choose to look past my co-worker’s quirks and be the best I can be.

Under the eye I choose to remember my purpose in being here.

Under the nose I choose to relax around this anxiety.

Chin It is just trying to keep me safe.

Collarbone I learned it along the way.

Under the arm Maybe as a child I needed it.

Top of the head In order to constantly remind myself to be a good child.

Round 4

Eyebrow point To keep myself on the right track.

Side of the eye But as a grown up, I don’t need it to guide me anymore.

Under the eye I choose to be driven by aspiration and a sense of purpose.

Under the nose I can calm down now. I can slow down now. It is safe.

Chin They are just people. They are just like me.

Collarbone Work is just stuff. I can handle it.

Under the arm As I choose a kinder attitude toward myself,

Top of the head I see others coming round to that idea rapidly.

Round 5

Eyebrow point Maybe I will learn to like my workplace the way it is.

Side of the eye Even if I don’t, I choose to love and accept myself just the way I am.

Under the eye I choose to be open to new ideas.

Under the nose I choose to allow myself to express my ideas.

Chin I choose to use my nervous energy to propel me forward.

Collarbone I choose to feel calm, confident and secure.

Under the arm I’m competent. I’m confident. I’m calm and comfortable.

Top of the head And so it is.

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Good luck!

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