One of my many intentions in writing the Fearless Journal is sharing tools for managing or releasing fears, and general icky-stuff, that have worked for me in the past and in the present.
As I said, I have felt very safe, calm, tranquil of late … generally. This doesn’t mean that I don’t ever feel pain or sadness, or the murky emotions, but rather they flow through me like a river. They do not take over my life as they once-upon-a-time did.
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique also referred to as the Tapping Solution
This is a stress relief technique that combines physically tapping acupressure/meridian points with statements on the particular issue you are dealing with – could be anything from physical pain to emotional pain, to fears, etc. Anything you want to change. For a while I resisted this particular technique, because it seemed too simple and I just didn’t buy it. But about 6 months ago I started giving it another chance, and it has worked for me on a number of issues.
Tapping Solution Website that Covers things more in Depth – http://www.thetappingsolution.com/eft-articles/
The Sedona Method – is a very simple system of releasing beliefs and emotions that are controlling our lives. Basically one goes through a series of questions, where you are cognitively questioning your habitual way of thinking/feeling in a very gentle way. The result of this questioning is a sense of calm and absence of the grip of the emotions/beliefs that once held you in their grasp. Below is their website and a YouTube video without visuals that goes through a particular exercise that allows one to release negative emotions/beliefs associated to a relationship with a particular person. This can work with any relationship of any sort, romantic, familial, business, etc.
Sedona Method – Main Website – http://www.sedona.com/What-Is-The-Sedona-Method.asp
Sedona Method Relationship Release – http://youtu.be/gQuPPEATGkM
Just wanted to share these … they are deceptively simple techniques, but quite powerful when used on a regular basis. Much better than spending years in a therapist’s office or taking meds forever. They are free and you can do them on your own without the need for a professional of any kind. So even if you are skeptical, as I was with EFT especially, it doesn’t hurt to try with an open mind and heart.
At some point, I may elaborate upon how these worked for me in particular circumstances, but at this point – I am just offering them up, without the personal details.