Managing change can be challenging and difficult.
I think that most people agree that changes can feel overwhelming and leave us with a sense of being out of control. I know that I certainly felt this way many times in my life, and I am endlessly grateful that with EFT I found a way to create a powerful and meaningful shift in the way I perceive the changes, challenges and possible solutions.
Think about it: Change means facing situations whose outcome we don’t know yet. To get some sense of control, we often consult what we learned from past experiences, often even knowledge from past trauma to protect ourselves from repeating a negative outcome. But is this really the best strategy?
In truth, this way of managing change can backfire quite easily. When we revisit past trauma to overcome fears and protect us, we actually empower it again instead of eliminating it.
We give our control over to our fears instead of our confidence, new possibilities and surprising outcomes. We literally have the power to recreate past trauma when we think about it often enough.
The following tapping script might help you get started working on managing change and overcoming fears.
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KP Even though I am afraid of the changes that I am facing, I completely love and accept myself
KP: Even though I am so uneasy, this is a very big deal for me and I truly don’t know the outcome yet, I allow myself to feel surprisingly calm and peaceful anyway.
KP: Even though I am pretty overwhelmed with all the changes that I am facing, I deeply and completely accept myself. And I forgive myself for not feeling much control right now; I know that I can take it one step at a time, in a way that truly works for me.
TH: I feel so out of control with all the changes that are coming
IE: It is scary to face these changes – how can I know that I will succeed?
OE: It is so overwhelming to face all these unknowns, and I really don’t like it
UE: I am afraid to mess something up when I don’t know what I am doing
UN: I deeply acknowledge my feelings – yes, it is hard
UL: I understand how difficult this is, especially since there are so many things that I don’t know yet
CB: I completely accept these feelings, even though I don’t like them
UA: And I accept that I am truly not in control of the future, but I am in control of all present moments
TH: I accept myself and my feelings without judgment – I know it’s hard, but I am ready to succeed anyway
Take a breath…
TH: What if I could find a way to be surprisingly at peace, even though changes are lurking?
IE: What if I could allow myself to feel in control in the present moment, even if I don’t know the big picture yet?
OE: What if I could step into my power and realize that many of my fears are just reflections of things that happened a long time ago
UE: And what if I realized that there may be open doors that I can walk through safely and comfortably?
UN: I am curious to find out how I will deal with all these changes
UL: I can’t wait to see which inner powers this will allow me to explore
CB: I allow myself to feel confident in the present moment, no matter what the future seems to bring
UA: Because truthfully: The future has not happened yet, most of my fears deal with my perceptions of the past.
TH: I allow myself to relax and realize that nothing is set in stone yet –I can prepare for the changes one step at a time.
Take a breath….
TH: I love how relaxed I feel now
IE: I am grateful for the new opportunities that I am beginning to see
OE: I am grateful to realize that I might be more powerful than I thought I was
UE: If I release my fears of the future and take it one step at a time
UN: I respect myself for my ability to never give up
UL: I honor myself for all that I have been through
CB: Even if my past still haunts me: It is over now and I know this already
UA: I am grateful and curious that I am beginning to see the changes in a different light
TH: Thank you for beginning to realize that nothing is set in stone, and I can feel safe and in control, no matter, what.
Take a deep breath and notice how you feel.
Do you notice shifts in your thoughts? In your feelings? In your body?
Acknowledge them and if necessary, tap another round on what comes up for you now.
Hope this helps you get started.
I am looking forward to your feedback!