There are those days when I just have the strong urge and I need chocolate NOW! They don’t happen as often as they used to, and I can usually tap my way past it. This is one version of the tapping that I use to manage those strong cravings.
Setup (Karate Chop Point) – Even though I really want chocolate right now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. Even though chocolate isn’t part of my food plan right now, I acknowledge that I want it anyway. Even though I am craving chocolate right now, I choose to look for other ways to take care of my emotions first. I accept my cravings. I accept my emotions. I am open to clarity.
Eyebrow…I really want chocolate right now
Side of Eye…The craving is very strong
Under the Eye…Chocolate is the only thing that will fix it
Under the Nose…Fix what?
Chin…It will make me feel better
Collarbone…It will fix the problem
Under the Arm…I don’t even know what the probhlem is
Top of Head…Then how do I know chocolate is the answer?
Eyebrow…I am open to clarity about my emotions
Side of Eye…It won’t really fix the problem
Under the Eye…It does taste good
Under the Nose…It is ok to eat chocolate because it tastes good, but not to manage my emotions
Chin…I am glad I have tapping to handle these strong emotions
Collarbone…I choose to remain in control of my eating
Under the Arm…I can manage my emotions in many ways
Top of Head…I like chocolate but I am learning to love myself with or without it
This tapping is usually enough to take the edge off of the craving, but hopefully leads to recognition of the underlying emotion that caused the strong craving. At the nose point we asked ourselves, “Fix what?” The answer to that question is a source for additional tapping and greater long-term relief.
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