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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.

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