Whether you are hosting a family dinner or traveling to one, you may find yourself experiencing some feelings of anxiety or apprehension in preparation for the holiday gathering. This is especially true for “caregivers” and those in the “sandwich” generation- Here are my EFT tapping scripts for 1)Holiday Stress Relief and added one 2) for Caregivers. You may find the tapping points and my intro to EFT (short) video here: balanceandpower.com/eft.php
1) EFT for Holiday Stress Relief:
Before you get started, choose a number 1-10 (10 the highest) your perceived rate of stress on this topic
Here is my simple tapping script for this:
Set up phrase (karate chop or massage on upper chest).
-Even tho I am feeling soo stressed about going to __ for the holidays, I fully and deeply love & respect myself
-Even tho I know this happens to me every year and it’s ridiculous to become so stressed, I fully and deeply love and respect myself.
-Even tho I know the holidays are about gratefulness & peace (inner and outer!)) and I feel full of dread, I know I can get thru this.
round of tapping (see points in link above): so stressed with holidays
round of tapping: being grateful
round of tapping: get thru it!
check in with your stress level about the holidays and I bet it’s much lower.
2) Caregiver EFT Holiday Stress (add on to above or stand alone)
Set up phrase:
-Even tho I feel like I’m being pulled in 10 directions and may be losing my mind I fully and deeply love and respect myself.
– Even tho I’ll feel guilty if I don’t visit, am not with ___on TG, I fully and deeply love and respect myself.
– Even though I really want to spend TG with__ and I’m having dinner for (or going to)____, I fully and deeply love and respect myself.
round of tapping: 10 directions
round of tapping: losing my mind
round of tapping: guilt
2 rounds of tapping: I’ll be OK
round of tapping: ____ (subject of caregiving) will be fine
round of tapping: once a year
Now, check in with your stress level about the holidays and I bet it’s much lower. Repeat this everyday. You may substitute words as needed. Visualize positive celebrations, take time for yourself and keep up the gratefulness lists.
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