5 Simple, Unconventional Tricks To Improve Your Financial Health

Financial stresses can take their toll on our health and well-being, so it makes sense to have good financial health (in addition to mental, emotional, and physical health). Here are 5 fun financial tips that are definitely not conventional wisdom! Use them alongside traditional skills and strategies such as developing your financial literacy and consulting with financial planners.

  • Let go of stress you feel about your financial situation. Have you ever felt so alarmed when looking at your bank account balance that you had to look away? Or just “didn’t even want to look” at how much credit card interest you’re paying each month? Stress we feel about our finances may be meaning to get us to pay attention and do something about the situation, but sometimes can actually be counterproductive and trigger avoidance. I’ve created a tapping sequence that you can use to help let go of financial stress and shame, which can trigger avoidance. As we’re able to let go of these emotions, it helps us to put our attention towards finding solutions instead of panicking. Bonus hint: if you feel stress while looking at your finances, you can also tap on whatever emotion you feel in real time.

  • Improve your self-worth. Poor self-worth can be a root cause of financial difficulties, since finances correlate highly with value in many cases. For example, if you’ve been thinking that you’re not very good at your job, you may be less likely to ask for a raise or apply for a better job. Likewise, poor self-worth can result in turning away opportunities or help that comes your way. I’ve got your back, with a tapping sequence that helps let go of the feelings that can stop us from seeing our value.

  • Let go of any hang-ups you have about improving your financial situation. So, stress we feel about our finances being in disarray can make it harder to improve them… but what about the stress we might have if our finances improved markedly? When you envision the financial success you’d like, do you see anything about that hypothetical situation that seems like a struggle? This tapping sequence is designed to help address fear of success by releasing notions we have about how distasteful success might secretly be.

  • Address any “tail-enders” that you have about your finances. “Tail-enders” are phrases that we automatically add on to the end of affirmations, which change their meanings drastically. For example, if you are using the affirmation, “I have everything I need at all times,” your brain may automatically tell you, “…except I don’t!” Tail-enders can result in negative emotions and even self-sabotage, but they can also be useful in identifying limiting beliefs that can block our good intentions. I’ve created a tapping sequence specifically to highlight tail-enders and other blocks to abundance to allow for release. (And if you’re interested, you can check out this article for more information about tail-enders.)

  • Try a Thetahealing download for abundance. Thetahealing downloads are really similar to software downloads for a computer, and basically function to upgrade your internal programming. If you have a faulty version of an abundance program, then maybe it's time to upgrade! For example, some of us have been taught that abundance feels like a fear of losing all that you have or like guilt for having more than others do. :( No wonder we wouldn't want that! All you have to do is say "YES" after reading this to receive the pure, direct download of the feeling of abundance, without any negative feelings associated with it, in the highest and best way. It feels really, really good! :)

I’m curious… did you find any surprising blocks to abundance, tail-enders, or unusual emotions while tapping along? Let me know in the comments below!

Can You Use EFT Tapping To Improve Your Focus?

Can You Use EFT Tapping To Improve Your Focus?

Have you ever had a task that required your attention… but no matter what, you just couldn’t seem to focus on it?  There are a number of reasons why we might have difficulty focusing on a task, and some are things we have the power to shift. Here are 4 top tricks you can try to improve your focus with EFT tapping.

  • Let go of stress caused by difficulty focusing.  Sometimes, the fact that we have difficulty focusing can be a source of stressful emotions.  Unfortunately, this stress can create a downward spiral by making it even harder to focus!  But don’t worry - I created this sequence that you can tap along with to help let go of these feelings and calm the nervous system, which helps our brains function optimally for most tasks.

  • Let go of internal resistance to the task.  We occasionally have tasks that are tough to just sit down and complete not because of our own difficulty focusing, but because we have some kind of resistance to working on or completing them.  For example, if I need to fill out paperwork for a driver’s license but something inside me says, “I don’t want to drive!  I’m too scared,” then that internal resistance can show up as difficulty focusing on what might seem like a straightforward task to someone without the same resistance.  These resistances might be fairly easy to see – or they might be flying under our radar.  Here are a couple videos you can use to identify and let go of resistances (aka “reversals”). (Hint: You may need to change the wording slightly to make it fit your task instead of the target of the video.)

  • Let go of overwhelm related to the task.  If you’ve ever had to deal with a task that is clearly large and unwieldy, or very difficult, you might understand this emotion.  Feeling overwhelmed by a task (or set of tasks) can make it much more difficult to concentrate on completing it.  You can tap along with this video to reduce the sensation of overwhelm (and related emotions), which can allow for better focus.

  • See what happens if you tap on aspects of the task itself.  If you’re having trouble focusing on a task, it may be that you are experiencing an aversion to the task.  For example, it might create feelings of boredom or a fear of missing out on other activities… or any number of other emotions.  I know this first hand, from driving long distances on road trips… LOL!  Eventually, the driving can get boring, and I just don’t want to do it anymore and end up stalling a bit and stopping for longer than I really should to stay on schedule.  Here is a video you can tap along with to let go of boredom, if that applies to your situation.

Good luck! Hope that helps! :)

Set Your Intentions For Positive Change With The Black Super New Moon

The end of this month brings a Black Super New Moon on July 31 (or Aug 1, depending on where you live) - “black” meaning that is the second new moon of the month, and “super” meaning that it's still very close to the earth even if we can't see it too well. ;)

Astrologers say that this new moon can be a powerful time for new beginnings, as we integrate some of the changes we've undergone over the last few months. The general advice that comes with this moon is to set intentions for the positive changes that we'd like to see in our lives, based on what is in our heart space, and then to slowly move towards these. This new moon encourages us to take more ownership of our lives and also to have patience with how things are unfolding.

I've created a couple of tapping sequences that can help harness this new moon energy to our benefit - one to help improve patience, and the other to assist with personal power. As we step further into knowing and accepting ourselves, we can confidently create authentic intentions going forward. These two tapping sequences are designed to help us decide unapologetically what we'd like, and then take focused, directed, confident action towards them at the ideal pace - however slowly that may be. We can know what to do and when to do it, and enjoy the in between times without feeling stuck.

Enjoy, and lots of love! :)

Having Tons Of Fun At Camp I-Vy!

I recently had the privilege of teaching and facilitating EFT tapping at Camp I-Vy, a summer camp for kids served by the Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington.

As a way of introducing mindfulness and stress relief to the campers, we offered mini EFT group sessions throughout the week. I taught some basics about using EFT at the campfire the first evening, then followed up with brief guided tapping sessions before meals twice a day.

I was absolutely blown away by the amazing community of people I got to spend my week with! Meeting children, teens, and young adults who are so responsible, fun, positive, and inspirational, as well as the caring and talented medical and support staff, made me so grateful to be alive. I feel like I learned and took away so much from my week at camp. Can't wait till the next one! :)

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Realign yourself and reclaim your power with today's full moon

Today’s lunar eclipse full moon in Capricorn is said to present us with an opportunity to change what is old and no longer serving us into a new and more open-hearted future. This particular full moon is associated with opening our hearts, while simultaneously strengthening our boundaries - allowing us to give generously without draining or sacrificing ourselves in the process.

Here are a few of my favourite tapping sequences to gently assist this process. Enjoy! :)

Boundaries:

Heart opening:

More Fun Healing "Arts"... Henna Tattoos With Sarah Kate Butterworth

While in Colorado recently, I had the pleasure of helping the amazing Sarah Kate Butterworth with a henna tattoo project celebrating the sacred feminine.

I've known various art forms to be healing for a while now… but I didn't realize that henna also brings medicinal properties to the table. What I ended up experiencing in Sarah Kate's chair felt a bit like a massage! She filled me in on what was happening - the henna is naturally cooling to the body and also calms the nervous system. I adored the experience, from talking about designs with Sarah Kate to the relaxing experience of the henna application, through being photographed with beautiful art on my body.

Thanks so much Sarah Kate! :)

The henna stains the skin and then gradually oxidizes to its peak colour within a few days. Below is a series of photos showing the stages of my henna tattoo.

  1. Paste application

  2. Immediately after removing paste

  3. 24 hours after removing paste

  4. 2 days after removing paste

  5. 3 days after removing paste

Can You Use EFT Tapping To Find Something You Misplaced?

If you've ever misplaced something important, you know how stressful it can be to have trouble finding it! But is it possible to use EFT tapping to help with this kind of dilemma?

I recently had the opportunity to test this out myself. I misplaced my keys a few days before I was scheduled to go on a long trip, and was very stressed out about trying to find them. After checking everywhere in the house I could think to look, and then retracing my steps on a trail in a nearby park, I thought, “Well, what do I have to lose by tapping about this?”

Within an hour of tapping, I was able to locate them again with the help of a friend! Did the tapping really help, or was it just a coincidence?

Tapping has been shown to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, so it is possible that by using EFT for the stress I felt over losing my keys, I allowed my brain to function more optimally for solving a problem like this. When the body is in a sympathetic (fight, flight, or freeze) response, we stop using our brain for problem solving and favor primitive survival strategies. Lowering stress can shift the body out of a sympathetic response, allowing for improved executive function… and me finding my keys through logic!

The whole event inspired me to make this tapping video… I'm very curious to see if it helps anyone else find things they've misplaced! Please let me know if it does. ;)

5 Simple Steps To Improve Your Decision Making

Ever had to make a decision… and found yourself almost paralyzed with an inability to do so? I know I have! Here are a few tips to help overcome that decision paralysis and take positive action in your life.

  • Let go of stress around making decisions. Our brains function really well at completing logical tasks and accessing our intuition when we are not in fight, flight, or freeze mode. This is ok, because in times of imminent danger that has helped us survive… but it’s not as useful when the perceived threat is the act of making a decision! You can tap along with this EFT tapping sequence to help let go of the stress you feel about making a decision - which in turn allows you to take optimal advantage of your decision-making abilities.

  • Try a Thetahealing download for trusting yourself. Thetahealing downloads are really similar to software downloads for a computer, and basically function to upgrade your internal programming.  If you have a faulty version of a trust program, then maybe it's time to upgrade!  For example, some of us have been taught that trust ourselves feels unsafe or leaves us unprepared.  :(  No wonder we wouldn't want that!  All you have to do is say "YES" after reading this to receive the pure, direct download of the feeling of trusting yourself, without finding yourself unprepared, in the highest and best way with joy and ease.  It feels really, really good!  And it helps with decision-making, too! :)

  • Meet your pro and con list with curiosity. A list of pros and cons is a basic tool to help with clear decision-making. I’d suggest taking this a step further to look at some of the basic needs behind the pros and cons. For example, let’s say you are trying to decide between two activities to take part in - going to dinner with friends and going for a run on your own. Going to dinner gives you more time with friends and takes care of your body by eating (depending on where you choose to eat… LOL). Going running gives you the opportunity to replenish your energy, clear your mind, and take care of your body with exercise. Identifying the needs for social connection, self-care, fun, and self-actualization can actually point you toward additional options that you hadn’t previously considered… and that might include one that is a hands down winner.

  • Check in with your feelings. Sometimes the pro and con list can get us to the logical decision… but that might not be the right one! Since the pro and con list is an intellectual exercise, it doesn’t always work appropriately to evaluate the effects of a decision on our mindset, energy levels, and so on. For example, if I’m trying to decide between two different job opportunities, I might need to look beyond the easily quantifiable aspects such as wages, benefits, and hours (assuming that basic financial needs are met, that is!). I find it helpful to consider which option feels the most fun, expansive, and freeing, as well as which makes me feel most alive. You might also need more information before you can get a true sense of how you feel - in which case, I’d recommend to seek those additional details.

  • Once you’ve made your decision, check in with your body. After you make a decision, you can test it out by imagining it and feeling your body’s response. In general, when I feel an “aligned” decision, it feels relaxed and expansive… whereas an “unaligned” one feels stressful and contractive. This is kind of similar to the method in which you flip a coin to choose between two options, and then your gut response tells you whether the coin gave you the right answer. There are exceptions, but for the most part you can get a good idea of what you really want.

And lastly, remember that even when a choice you’ve made seems “wrong,” it wasn’t really a mistake… we always have the opportunity to learn something even when things didn’t turn out as expected or planned! :)

"Everything I Do Is Wrong!": EFT Tapping For Self Confidence

If you’ve ever felt like no matter what you do, there is someone ready (and willing!) to criticize you and tell you that you did the wrong thing, you know how much stress and self-doubt that can cause. Luckily, that stress and self-doubt can give way to peace and self-confidence - and here’s a tapping sequence you can use to help out with that. Just tap along with the video to try it out. Enjoy! :)

Feeling Stuck? Get Going Again With This EFT Tapping Sequence!

If you’re feeling like you’re somehow stuck or held back in life, you’re not alone! It’s not easy to feel like there’s something standing in your path, tying you down, or in some way keeping you stagnant.

Sometimes, that “stuck” feeling can come from our own resistances to taking positive action (also known as psychoenergetic reversals, reversals, or PERs… more about these and how to release them here). Essentially, I see these resistances as being kind of similar to our “worst-case scenario” friend or family member… well-meaning, but oftentimes alarmist. Resistances tell us that we’re not safe if we do certain things, or that we’ll lose out, or cross some arbitrary line, or that something bad will occur if we take positive, useful actions. Generally, resistances develop to keep us safe in some way, so they’re quite natural to have. I have a number of articles and videos that can help with clearing reversals if you suspect that is the cause of your “stuck-ness.”

In the absence of resistances, a “stuck” feeling can also result from poor timing or inadequate feelings of preparedness. I’ll use a few simple examples to illustrate this.

Let’s say someone named Kelly is looking for a new job. She has her resume looking really polished, includes great references, and creates customized cover letters that position her as the ideal candidate for every job she applies for. She never gets beyond a first interview though, and starts feeling stuck, since she is really ready to change jobs.

Turns out, a few months later, Kelly ends up with an offer for the exact right position for her, that is way more aligned with what she wants to do, and that fits into her life much better than any of the other jobs she’d applied for! She just had to wait for the right timing so that her dream job could become available.

Alternatively, maybe someone named Margo is looking to buy a house. She diligently combs through listings and views potential homes every weekend, but none of them really match what she’s looking for. A part of her is very nervous about owning a home and all the responsibilities that go along with it. She starts reading books and forums and looking for advice about homeownership, and eventually realizes that she’ll be ok as long as she buys a place that doesn’t have a yard or need a lot of repairs, so she ends up buying a great condo that was recently upgraded.

In these examples, Kelly and Margo thought they were getting really stuck, but were actually finding just the right things for them at the right times. But feeling stuck due to timing or readiness still isn’t very fun! I’ve created a little video that you can tap along with if you’re feeling stuck, to help let go of the many emotions that go along with that sensation. Enjoy! :)

Finding Balance In Relationships With The Full Moon In Libra

One of the key themes of the full moon in Libra on April 19th is finding balance in relationships… whether it’s in relationships with romantic partners, family members, co-workers, or even activities or objects.

With respect to relationships with others, some of the aspects that may require balancing are independence, patterns of giving and receiving, and ways of dealing with tensions. We can take advantage this cycle to develop healthier boundaries pertaining to alone time, autonomy, over-giving, and communication. I’ve created a couple of tapping sequences designed to help find a healthy amount of independence and limit over-giving in relationships… just tap along with the videos at the bottom of this post! You may also like some of my posts about authentic communication to help handle some of the increased relationship tensions of this full moon in a productive manner.

It’s said that there can also be imbalances in our relationship to the self surfacing, creating potential for indulging in destructive behaviours to help soothe a lack of self-worth. If you’re noticing those uncomfortable feelings of inadequacy coming up, you may enjoy tapping along with this video that deals with the topic.

Happy full moon! :)

What's Stopping Your Progress? ...How to Identify Resistances or "Psychoenergetic Reversals" with EFT Tapping

If you've been working away at a particular issue with EFT tapping and haven't been making progress, it may be that you are affected by a psychoenergetic reversal (also known as a PER, reversal, or sometimes simply as "resistance" - you can read more about them here).  PERs are essentially reasons why the non-conscious mind wants to hang onto an issue... and there can actually be quite a few of them!

In my blog post about PERs, I discussed 5 main categories of PERs identified by energy psychologist Fred Gallo and shared a video of a sequence I use to address these before tapping. Sometimes, though, we need to get a little more specific in addressing our reversals. Here I’ll share my top tips for discovering PERs that can keep us bound to our issues.

My basic procedure for identifying PERs is simple:

  1. Ask a few questions of yourself to find your PERs.

  2. Use the answers to guide some tapping specific to the PERs.

  3. After clearing PERs, use EFT tapping for the issue.

First things first: get started with a few questions to help see what PERs might be there for you. You can also tap along with this video and see if any others spontaneously surface.

  • What is the best thing about having this issue, or the "upside of the downside"?  Would you lose out on anything if you didn't have it anymore? Sometimes, what seems to be a real problem in our lives can actually be a way that our bodies have adapted to solve another, “primary” problem. For example, maybe I have a series of events I don’t feel like attending, and then end up with a migraine that prevents me from going after all. Some other questions you might ask yourself are, “Are there any side effects of this issue that I really enjoy?” and “Does this issue get me out of anything I hate doing?”

  • How much work do you think it would take to resolve this issue? The truth is, even us motivated people are kind of lazy sometimes! Some issues seem to be so overwhelming to resolve that this can actually sabotage our attempts to make progress on them. As an example of this, let’s say that I’m interested in getting in shape, but I believe that fitness is nothing but hard work and that this is the only way to reach my goal. I may end up having trouble with this issue because of my limiting belief that getting fit has to be hard work rather than an enjoyable process.

  • Does this issue protect you from anything... criticism, being hurt, etc.? Is it in any way related to your survival needs? All of us make use of some handy neurological programming that recognizes certain stimuli as threatening in order to keep us safe. Some of these stimuli are generally dangerous (and so it’s very useful to hold on to our threat recognition), while some are not (and in this case, our threat recognition can hold us back). An example of this would be if I did really well on a test in school, and my classmates made fun of me and hurt my feelings. Now I might associate succeeding with being made fun of, and avoid it… whether I’m consciously aware of it or not.

  • Imagine what would happen if this issue was resolved.  Get into the details... who is there in your life, what are you doing, what do other people say about it...? This is really just another technique to explore the above questions. Vividly imagining your life without an issue can give you some more clues about what you expect to happen without it and how the issue might be serving you in some way. For example, it may be that resolving an issue means that you have to change something in your life that seems really difficult, or lose touch with someone close to you. Occasionally, it can also seem impossible to imagine what life would even look like without the issue… we sometimes start to identify with an issue to the extent that we don’t know who we are without it.

Next, do some tapping for the PERs you discovered. You can always try a very general and broad sequence like the one in this video, but you also might need to get a little more specific. Continuing with our examples from above, some of the specific tapping might include:

  • Needing something, or not wanting to do something. If the primary issue is not wanting to attend something, then tapping around that and needing boundaries might be appropriate. Or, if there is a nice side effect (such as attention from loved ones) that comes with the issue, tapping could be used to address that unmet need and being ok with asking to have needs met.

  • Limiting beliefs around the work required to resolve an issue. When we believe that something is a ton of hard work, it sometimes sounds less appealing. However, “hard work” is very relative, and we sometimes forget that it could be optional. Tapping can be used on limiting beliefs, as well as on specific events that reinforce these beliefs (such as past attempts to resolve an issue).

  • Specific traumatic events that require self-protection. If we’re holding on to an issue as part of a survival or protective mechanism, then it’s often useful to use the Tell The Story technique on any specific events that led us to require that mechanism. Building on the example above, I would tap on the time I did well on the test and got made fun of. If success stops being associated with being made fun of, then I no longer need the protective mechanism.

  • Identification of oneself with the issue, or an inability to see the possibility of resolving the issue. This can involve everything from tapping about changing habits and grief and stresses about change to tapping on the simple concepts of “I don’t know who I am without this issue” or “I can’t imagine life without this issue.”

After clearing the PERs, you’re all set to work on your issues with the same great results tapping usually brings! Good luck! :)

P.S. As a bonus, I also have this video that you can tap along with to help overcome fear of success. Just tap along to try it out! :)

Jumpstart Your Success With EFT Tapping

If you’ve been struggling to have success in some area of your life, you’re not alone! While we often think of fear of failure as a major block to success, we may also experience fear of success from time to time.

Sometimes we associate success with negative consequences to our lives, or are simply afraid of the "unknowns" surrounding success. In this video, I guide us through an EFT tapping sequence to help let go of the fear of success - just tap along with the video to try it out! Enjoy, and best of luck! :)

P.S. I’ve also got a great video to help let go of the pain of past “failures” here that you might like, and you can find more of my tapping videos to help with success here!

Feeling Unheard? Get Your Voice Back With EFT Tapping!

Feeling like others don't hear or understand you is no fun! This EFT tapping sequence helps to release feelings associated with feeling unheard...just tap along with the video! Enjoy! :)

Stop Rushing Around With EFT Tapping

The feeling of spending our entire day rushing around can be draining...but what if we could still function optimally without feeling rushed or hurried?

In fact, it’s possible to let go of the excess stress that can decrease our true productive potential and harness the beneficial stress (sometimes called “eustress”) that helps us thrive. This tapping sequence is designed to do just that! You can tap along with this video to help let go of excessive stress and gain insight to promote stress-free workflow. Enjoy! :)

Let Go Of Loneliness With EFT Tapping

Loneliness is an emotion most of us experience from time to time… and it can be a really uncomfortable one! Sometimes we feel lonely when we’re alone, and sometimes we feel lonely when we’re surrounded by people as well.

These lonely feelings, just like other feelings, sometimes have some information or guidance for us. And, as much as they can seem never-ending (trust me, I know!), they too can come and go. You can tap along with this video to help let go of loneliness and tune into anything it’s trying to tell you or motivate you to do. Enjoy! :)

Using A Rune Reading To Inform Your EFT Tapping

I had the wonderful experience of a personalized rune reading by my friend Krystal Bell a few days ago. There are a number of different layouts that can be used with runes, and the one she used in my reading gave insight into unresolved issues from past lives.

In my case, this reading gave me some information that was really useful in my EFT tapping practice. It helped to shed light on a blind spot that I had been experiencing with some situations in my current life, that allowed me to access the emotions that I've been repressing around these situations, and use EFT tapping to help process them.

Readings of any kind can be used in this way. One thing that I appreciated in particular about this rune reading was that the information it provided (insight into the unresolved issues from a past life), might not be apparent through other means. However, most readings of any type will give you information about yourself that may not be obvious on the surface. This can be great food for thought, material for reflection, and valuable in informing your EFT tapping. Enjoy! :)

Runes used in my reading.

Runes used in my reading.

Shed Your Fears To Follow Your Passions

If you're like many people, you might be able to imagine some of the things you'd like to have in your future. You might already have some passions that you'd like to follow, and steps you want to take to really create that future for yourself.

One of the huge barriers to actually creating that future for ourselves is fear. It could be fear of taking the steps we need to, or even fear of what might happen if we really do create that future for ourselves. I've created this tapping sequence to help release some of those fears.

Fears are natural, and we don't have to let them dictate what we can and can't do in life. They exist for a reason, and ultimately we get to choose what we do with them. Enjoy, and all the best!

P.S. You might also like to check out this post for a little more assistance in following your passions! :)

EFT Tapping To Heal A Broken Heart

It's Valentine's Day… a day almost certain to crush your spirits if you're suffering from a broken heart. I know first hand how hard it can be to process the experience of heartbreak! There are so many great tools available to help with this these days, and tapping is definitely one of them. I created this sequence that you can tap along with as a special Valentine's gift for all of us who have loved and lost. You might also find some of my videos that focus on grief helpful. Lots of love! :)

How A Diagnosis Can Affect Our Bodies' Ability To Heal... And What We Can Do About It

As a healthcare professional, I’ve seen people get diagnosed with conditions on a regular basis (dental conditions, that is!). And those diagnoses (along with the anticipated treatment and expected results, or prognosis) stir up all kinds of reactions in the people who are getting them! I’ve seen everything from relief (some people find out that things are less serious than expected) to disappointment, and all the way to overwhelm and grief… and all of those are normal responses to something as personal as our health.

Make no mistake: a diagnosis can be a massive help in improving our health! If we have awareness of what is going on in our bodies, that allows us to take care of them in the way they need. But a diagnosis can also limit our bodies’ natural healing abilities, in some cases. Here are my top tips for unlocking your healing potential:

  • Be curious about the diagnosis (and treatment, and prognosis, too!). We often tend to give healthcare professionals authority over our lives. What we sometimes forget is that medical conditions vary as far as how “textbook” they are and how easily they can be diagnosed. Your healthcare provider should be able to offer you some of this information - for example, the accuracy of any tests that were done, and how much the prognosis can vary. You can always seek a second opinion, if in doubt about a diagnosis, recommended treatment, or prognosis. I’m in no way implying that a healthcare professional would offer misleading advice, I’m simply reminding us that there is sometimes more uncertainty in the diagnostic process than we’re aware.

  • Let go of the emotions associated with the diagnosis. Getting a diagnosis can be really stressful and invoke a spectrum of emotions - shock, fear, anxiety, despair, helplessness… Depending on the circumstances, the moment we receive a diagnosis can be a mini trauma in and of itself! And of course, the recommended treatment and prognosis can also be stress-inducing. Just like any traumatic events, this moment of diagnosis can be targeted with EFT tapping to let go of the body’s trapped emotions and lower our everyday stress - which tends to allow more opportunity for our bodies to repair themselves.

  • Leave room for better results than your healthcare professional expects. Once you find out the range of expected results of treatment options from your healthcare provider, keep in mind that there are always unusual anomalies and cases that react more favourably than typically expected. For example, there are reports of spontaneous remission from various types of cancer. I’ve also personally experienced a few results that exceeded expectations. In one case, there was no conventional medical treatment recommended for a persistent viral infection, but I consulted a naturopath and used an herbal tincture - and the infection was eliminated by the follow up. I also had received a diagnosis of non-allergic rhinitis that could be treated with steroids (which caused side effects) or surgery (which was estimated to have a 60% success rate). Instead, I moved when I left my ex-husband, and my symptoms resolved without needing treatment. Of course, I always recommend to consult with your healthcare provider when choosing treatment (especially for more serious conditions), but keep in mind that the “typical” results may not include the results you can achieve.

    A diagnosis can be incredibly useful on the path to healing. These tips should help take full advantage of the positive information it provides, while letting go of any pain or unnecessary limitations it imposes! Happy tapping, and all the best! :)