|EFT for Holiday Stress Relief:
Before you get started, choose a number 1-10 (10 the highest) that is your perceived rate of stress on this topic.
Here is my simple tapping script for this:
Set up phrase:
(karate chop or massage on “sore spot” below collarbone – upper chest either side)
- Even though I am feeling soo stressed about going to __ for the holidays, I fully and deeply love & respect myself
- Even though 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 though 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 photo 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.
Caregiver EFT Holiday Stress (add on to above or stand alone)
Set up phrase:
- Even though 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 though I’ll feel guilty if I don’t visit, am not with ______on Thanksgiving, I fully and deeply love and respect myself.
- Even though I really want to spend Thanksgiving 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.