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10 Tips to Get Out of Your Own Way and Be Fearless!

There are easy-to-do tips here.

I do them all with outstanding results!  Let me know how they go for you- or what are already your favs :)-

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Hi!!

The Holidays have begun for Americans: Ads for Black Friday.  Sales at midnight.

Turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and pie, yum!!  We are grateful and most of us are happy to be at this table.  I’d like to say a bit more about grateful..

There is a huge correlation between gratefulness-forgiveness-happiness.  Research has documented it and everyday I affirm this for myself and with clients.  I recommend  every evening going over a few things-people-circumstances that you are grateful for; perhaps journaling them.  Here are some of mine:

I am grateful for my supportive and loving family.

I am grateful for my home and surroundings.

I am grateful that I can thrive amidst world chaos.

I am grateful for my health and positive attitude.

I am grateful for my friends.

I am grateful for knowing all of you- my friend and colleagues.

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- See my EFT tapping scripts below:1)Holiday Stress Relief and added 2) for Caregivers.
Find the tapping points here:   Eileen’s EFT One Sheet Here
See Eileen’s intro EFT video:   www.balanceandpower.com/eft.php  

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1)  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 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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Anger can easily become a go-to emotion; to remedy, start noticing when and why you get angry.
The first thing you might want to try in lessening episodes of anger and to identify and  harness your anger  is to notice when you get angry, to identify your triggers and when/how your buttons get pushed.  You might begin to see a pattern of some kind. For example, you could notice that it is always your first response or that it comes up a lot in one particular situation. If the pattern doesn’t become clear right away, you could try keeping a journal about when you get angry and see if you can find any underlying meaning. The good thing about keeping a journal is that you can explore your anger more deeply in it—from examining who in your family of origin expressed a lot of anger to how you feel when you encounter anger in others.

Anger can be a powerful ally, since it is filled with energy that we can harness and use to create change in the world. It is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Identifying the role anger plays in your life and harnessing it  to restore it to its proper function can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

If you need help with this, you may contact me for a complimentary consult.  I am a certified anger management specialist and have groups in Long Island and work with individuals face to face and via telephone and skype.


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