Worry. People use that word to mean many different things. Some people only seem to worry when something truly is amiss. Other people worry about things that are unlikely to ever happen. There have been many studies about the negative effects of worry on our health.
Make no mistake about it, worry is a destructive force but it can be stopped. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been the mainstay for many mental health professionals when treating worry. I have used to too. However, I find that combining CBT with meridian tapping (EFT) is even more effective. There are examples of how to use meridian tapping to stop worry and anxiety in my book Tap It Away: 10 Minutes to Freedom With EFT.
Below is an example you can use whenever worry appears in your life. (New to Tapping? Click HERE for a brief explanation and video.)
Step 1: Name what you are worried about, then insert your worry in the blank.
Step 2: Tap on your karate chop point and repeat these statements. “even though I am worried about _________, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. Even though I am worried about ________, I choose to feel confident no matter what. Even though I am worried about ________, I love and accept myself and all of my feelings.
Step 3: Tap on the points while using the recommended reminder phrases.
Side of Eye…This worry about _____
Under the Eye…I am worried about _____
Under the Nose…This worry about _____
Chin…I’m so worried about _____
Collarbone…Even though I am worried about _____
Under the Arm…I choose to face it with calm confidence
Top of Head…Even though I am worried about _____
Eyebrow…I won’t let that worry stop me from the things I want to do
Side of Eye…Even though I have worried about _____ in the past
Under the Eye…I choose to react based on the present situation, not the past
Under the Nose…I have worried about _____
Chin…But I choose to think about how well I can handle so many different things
Collarbone…Even though I have worried about _____
Under the Arm…I choose thoughts that are confident
Top of Head…I experience feelings that are calm and happy
Taker a deep breath and let it out. Continue tapping with these or similar reminder phrases until your worry has subsided.