Transcript of the video:
One of the biggest problems that I come across is that people have no time to sit down to do tapping. The second problem I come across is that even if you do have the time to do tapping it’s difficult to come up with the kind of wording to use.
The misconception behind this thinking is that unless you are doing a large amount of tapping, going into root causes, and childhood trauma, and digging out all the skeletons from your closet, you won’t really benefit from tapping very much.
If your yoga or gym instructor exercises for five hours a day, do you need to exercise for that long to benefit from physical exercise? You don’t. A 15 minute morning jog, a 20 minute yoga session will still work , because the benefits of physical exercise are cumulative, they add up. Every little bit of exercise you do adds up. Same is the case with tapping.
Even if you pack in five minutes of tapping per day, the effects are going to be cumulative, and you’re going to see the benefit. Over time you’ll become more peaceful, joyful and stress free – naturally.
But the problem is, even if you decide to sit down for that five minutes of tapping every day, how do you make the most of that time? What wording do you use, what problem do you focus on?
In this video we are going to cover all of this and how to make the most of those five minutes, and what wording to use, and the complications that could arise.
So the idea is to decide what time of the day are you going to sit down to give yourself five minutes of self care using tapping. Once you’ve got that, set an alarm on your phone or computer for five minutes. Tell yourself that for these five minutes, you’re going to do some tapping on the stresses of the day.
This kind of tapping is best done at the end of the day because you will have spent the majority of the day and anything stressful that happened during the day will be fresh in your mind.
So now when you sit down for these five minutes, what you want to do is do some global tapping on all the stresses of the day. Use wording like, even though I’ve had a stressful day today, or that even if you didn’t have a very stressful day you can say, even though there have been stresses today, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though there have been stresses today, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even if you cannot exactly recall what those stresses were, or that you feel there weren’t any stresses, you cannot think of any, just say these words, even though there have been stresses today, and it will still work.
Even though there have been stresses today, or even though I’ve had a stressful day today, even though I seem to have accumulated stress today, just use the general term stress.
Once you’ve done this karate chop tapping three times, come to the tapping points and use a reminder phrase. Such as, all the stresses of today, all the stresses of today, all the stresses of today, all the stresses of today. Tap through these points even if you can’t recall any stressful event of the day.
What will happen is your mind will figure out that you’re trying to focus on the stresses of the day and then it will be like okay, now that you are talking I can think of that stressful thing, traffic was bad! Your mind will start throwing stressful situations that happened during the day at you.
You won’t have to change your wording, all these stresses of today, all these stresses of today, all these stresses of today, all these stresses of today. Let the thoughts flow to your mind. You don’t have to verbalize them, use this reminder phrase, and if a recent stress comes to your mind that did not happen today, it’s alright.
All these stresses of today. If a recent happening is causing stress today, it’s a stress of the day. All these stresses of today, all these stresses of today. So do this monotonous tapping for five minutes.
Your mind will keep throwing more and more stressful situations at you. Maybe some thoughts will not be as negative, that’s alright just keep going. All these stresses of today, all these stresses of today.
By the end of the five minutes your mind will have thrown so many stressful situations at you that you might be surprised were lingering under the surface. But now that you are giving a voice to it, you are acknowledging them, and by tapping on those points while focusing on those stresses, you are clearing them out.
So while tapping it is totally safe to focus on negative things, stresses, but when you’re not tapping it’s in your highest interest to focus on happy and positive things. Tapping is a cleansing technique. It’s alright to say all these stresses of today. You’re finding the dirt and clearing it out.
You’re setting aside five minutes for this kind of cleaning of your system. At the end of five minutes when the alarm rings, you can stop there, and you will feel less stressed after that. Continually devoting those five minutes to any stressful events of the day, and you should feel much better. If you make a regular practice of it or a daily habit, that’s awesome.
One thing that can arise is if you had a particularly stressful day, something really stressful happened today. At the end of five minutes, you can’t get that thing out of your mind. Other things are OK, but that thing still really bothers you. Set another five minutes of alarm and focus only on that situation.
Even though I’m stressed by this situation, don’t leave out the word stress. Don’t feel pressure to bring in some clever wording, just call it stress. That stressful event, that stressful even, that stressful event. Instead of saying all these stresses of today, you are just saying that stressful event of today. That stressful event of today, that stressful event of today. Do another five minutes of tapping.
Lots of details about who said what, what happened, and what you did, all of those things will start popping up in your conscience, but keep tapping. That stressful event of today, that stressful event of today, that stressful event of today.
Even if the event didn’t happen today, if it is causing stress today, you can say that stressful event of today, or that stressful event. This is the way you will hopefully feel better at the end of maximum ten minutes.
If you still feel that there are some issues, normally by the end of it you should feel calmer, but if there is anything left take it up on weekends or later at night. If you’re doing this tapping after work in the evening, you can take it up again at night before bed. Make a regular habit of it.
This is the way to do it, without getting involved in any kind of clever wording or devoting one hour to tapping. Five minutes of tapping every day using very simple wording and you will see the benefits of it.
In another video, I will cover how to actually make yourself sit down for this five minutes of tapping. This video assumes that you will comply with routine, that you will sit down for five minutes. This video has taught you how to make the most of those five minutes without going into the hair splitting detail of each event.
In another video I will show you how you can form the habit, because that has more to do with self discipline and habit forming. I hope you enjoyed this video anyway and I hope you will do this five minute tapping regularly.
Let me know in the comments how this works for you.