It “worked” for her, in the sense that focusing on the positive made her feel good and helped to keep her mood stable.
Even though she had experienced major losses and a nasty divorce, she didn’t get stuck dwelling on the past.
But not everyone can let go of the past so easily.
Our minds function much like a computer, with one glaring exception.
There’s no delete key!
The brain remembers and stores everything that happens to you. When everything is working smoothly, information is taken in and processed, so that you are ready for whatever comes next.
But when major stressors occur and everyday frustrations add up, we sometimes get caught in a loop, affecting us much like a computer virus. It slows us down, making us more tired and sluggish, showing more signs of overload and stress.
The problem with these loops is that it makes it hard to get through the day holding onto our good intentions.
That report did not get done by 3 p.m.? …Now I’m fatigued and heading to the vending machine to bribe myself to keep going and get through the day…
In the case of a computer, we can hit the delete key or restart the whole system to try to stop the “bad” behavior, and speed things up a bit.
But with ourselves, there’s no delete key…and taking a nap to refresh our systems in the middle of the day is usually frowned upon at work. If our thoughts get stuck in a negative loop, it’s not so easy just to delete or let it go.
When we pray or focus on a positive mantra, like my client did, we are asking for a change. We WANT to feel differently, so we can act differently…not the same old, well worn downward spiral.
Same with our minds.
If you ask your mind to do something for you, it will. This is the concept behind “Ask and Receive”
It’s why people use affirmations.
They feel good as long as you stay focused on them.
But they require a lot of focus and repetition.
Z Point is a simple technique that will help you automate the process. It sets the mind into action in a way that you specify.
The process of using a single word or phrase triggers a response.
Many people have used Z Point to help manage and “tone down” their emotional responses. With emotions under control, then food can just be food. Relationships improve. Habits improve. Thinking improves.
We humans may not have a delete key, but we do have spiritual technologies that help us to deal with excess emotions that muck up our systems.
It’s as simple as identifying the change you wish to create and repeating the “go” signal to let go of the past and step into your new future.
EFT Tapping Helps Weight Loss:
Watch this quick EFT tapping video that shows one of the participants in the Feed Your Hungry Heart tapping film project discuss the changes she notices from daily tapping.
Listen for what changes “Missy” is noticing in her everyday life. Even small changes can add up to big results in the long run.
See if you can find all the different EFT tapping benefits that Missy is experiencing!
The EFT tapping technique is an incredible tool for all aspects of weight loss. Consistent and targeted EFT tapping can affect:
1. How you feel about yourself. Worthiness is a control center for every aspect of your behavior in every area of your life.
2. Tapping for Emotional Balance: Your emotional balance affects your food cravings and food choices.
3. What you choose to eat on a daily basis. Over time, the amount and type of foods that you choose makes a difference in your weight.
4. Reduce weight loss sabotage: Regular EFT tapping helps you to stop sabotaging your weight loss. After all, what good is weight loss if you keep sabotaging it?
5. Use tapping to make your diet and weight loss easier and more effective. Tapping to lose weight just makes sense!
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Tapping for the weight scale: If you avoid weighing yourself because you don’t like what you see on the weight scale, then watch this short video to see how I recommend tapping to desensitize yourself.
Many people don’t like to weigh themselves because they feel bad if they don’t like what they see on the scale. I personally DO weigh myself almost every day just to make sure that I’m staying on track. It doesn’t bother me if I see my weight go up a lb. or 2 because I know that there are normal fluctuations, and I can usually trace it back to something I have eaten, so it teaches me about how my body responds to the foods I eat. And to me, it’s just feedback. That is the attitude you want to have.
But if it bothers you to step on the scale, then you are missing out on valuable feedback and you may have to desensitize yourself to it. Avoiding it does no good, because then you wait too long and you don’t realize how far off track you can get in a short time.
So here’s what I recommend. Before you step on the scale, tap for anxiety and use this affirmation:
Even though I’m anxious, I choose my response with love.
Then step on the scale and no matter what it says – tap:
No shame – no blame.
Then step off the scale and tap:
I release unhealthy behaviors and dissolve them into light.
I love and forgive myself completely.
My weight is not my worth.
Continue to tap “no shame – no blame” throughout the day if it helps. And remember, whatever it says on the scale is just a number. It doesn’t have any meaning, except to point you in a direction. And it certainly is not a measure or your worthiness or unworthiness. So take it for what it’s worth and don’t give it any power to change your mood or ruin your day. If anything, it should motivate you.
I think it’s great for accountability – not for judging yourself, just for learning –and there is nothing worse than seeing your weight creep up on the scale. Avoiding seeing that does no good – that’s just resistance and fear. This series of videos will help you to use tapping to develop good habits, so sign up if you want to get more great video tips in your inbox.
It takes courage to tell your story, and to tell it on film for the world to see, it takes a lot of courage. In the interview above, you’ll hear from Judy, one of the participants in the upcoming film.
Judy has had a lot of trauma in her life.
She’s also had a lot of therapy …and been on a lot of diets.
None of them ever worked.
The missing piece of all those attempts was what she is learning now… how to deal with emotions.
Judy has a ways to go and her life isn’t perfect (whose is?)
She’s dealing with a painful relationship issue right now.
But this time, she’s not eating to mask the pain.
Hearing Judy’s story will encourage you.
She’s not done yet, as you will hear in the interview.
But after a few tapping sessions, she finds herself not finishing food she would have gulped down unconsciously in the past.
She feels healthier.She feels better about herself.
She feels more *connected* to life and to other people, and more comfortable in her own skin.
Weight issues can make you want to both isolate yourself and *insulate* yourself from a world that can be harsh.
You can feel really alone.
When you lose weight by dieting, the reasons you overate are still there.
When you deal with your emotions and stress, often the numbers on the scale are the last things to change.
This can be frustrating, of course, but I think getting a permanent upgrade in how you feel about yourself is worth the wait.
We’re all walking around with undigested feelings. Weight loss is often the end result of processing and managing those feelings in a better way.
That takes some skill and a lot of support.When you start to feel better, you do better, and then things start to change.
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Willpower is just another way of forcing yourself to do something, like eat healthy and exercise! When you feel like you “have to” do something, then you aren’t FREE. It’s human nature to feel deprived and want to rebel against something we feel forced to do.
What most people do when they think about losing weight is create a lot of rules, like:
- No eating after 7 p.m.
- No sweets
- No snacks between meals
The problem with this is that eventually it makes you feel deprived 🙁 and it backfires. Then you keep backsliding…and get more and more frustrated.
Everything changes when a choice feels like a choice! When you are choosing to eat healthy, then you don’t feel deprived and there’s nothing to rebel against.
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Imagine that there’s a magic button in front of you, and if you push it, all of a sudden, you are instantly at your ideal weight and all of your bad habits and addictions will disappear, with no effort, and you’ll go out of today’s session in a state of euphoria.
Will you push that button?
As it turns out, many people will NOT push the button, or would be highly ambivalent about it. For each person, the reasons will be different, but they are generally compelling.
I once had a client in my practice who realized during the course of our sessions that the reason she wasn’t losing weight was because her mother had been on a diet… and then went off the diet… and continued losing weight.
The reason my client’s mother was losing weight was because she had lung cancer. She died a few months later. In my client’s mind, she associated the outcome of losing weight with death. That’s a pretty powerful motivator, and it’s a really good reason not to get to the goal!
It reminds me of an old saying among physicians “when the diet starts working, check for cancer.” But this is no laughing matter.
This revelation only came out during our tapping session. It’s a good example of how the tapping is going to take us somewhere…we just don’t know where it’s going to take us when we start.
Often when we use the word “resistance,” it seems to imply that we are acting like a 3-year-old child. But how many people are walking around frustrated because they have some hidden agenda lurking in their subconscious mind?
Often the hidden agenda is one thing and one thing only – to be safe. If it doesn’t feel safe to lose weight for any reason, even something hidden to your own conscious mind… it just won’t happen.
In her conscious mind, my client desperately wanted to lose weight. She couldn’t think of any reason why she kept backsliding.
This is an example of “outcome” resistance, as described by Dr. David Burns. These are the folks who don’t feel comfortable when they get to the goal or feel like they don’t deserve it.
Yet, most people set the same goals every year, which is a really bad idea and very frustrating!
Besides weight loss being a terrible goal to begin with, setting the same terrible goal every year just reinforces in your mind the idea that you set goals and don’t achieve them.
Find out how to set goals to make them more achievable and how to use EFT Tapping to stop getting in your own way.
Join me, Dr. Carol Solomon, and my colleague Bill Woods, on Thursday, January 24th at 12 noon Eastern Time
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Hint – It’s a really bad idea – Why? Because it just reinforces the idea that you make resolutions and don’t keep them. It feels more like a wish than an actual intention.
Rather than focusing on overeating (which is really a symptom not the cause of weight gain), Jon Gabriel’s “mind-body” approach focuses on the whole person and the environment that “triggers” the weight problem in the first place. He’s hosting the first mind-body weight loss summit (free to join.) Click HERE for details.
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