Extended Tapping session:
Karate chop: Even though I can’t breathe with a mask on, I accept how I feel and I completely love myself.
Karate chop: Even though I have to wear a mask outside of my house, I accept how I feel and I completely love myself.
Karate chop: Even though I get angry (or insert your emotion here) when wearing a mask, I accept how I feel and I completely love myself.
(We will focus on the negative first to give those emotions some airtime.)
Eyebrow: I hate wearing a mask.
Beside eye: I can’t breathe when I put the mask on.
Under eye: All this stress
Under nose: All this anxiety
Under mouth: All this fear
Collarbone: All this frustration
Under Arm: All this anger
Head: I struggle with wearing a mask and breathing.
Eyebrow: It is frustrating to wear a mask.
Beside eye: I want to cry out from anger
Under eye: I feel beaten
Under nose: I feel less.
Under mouth: I feel defeated
Collarbone: I just want to be able to go out and do my errands without a mask
Under arm: I want to be able to breathe completely
Head: Without obstructions.
(Now you don’t have to say anything, just tap on the areas and let the feelings rise up for you.)
Eyebrow: think of going out shopping or to work and wearing a mask, let all the feelings come up.
Outer eye: continue to think of going out shopping or to work and wearing a mask, continue to let all the feelings come up.
Under eye: think of seeing others wearing masks and they don’t seem to have any troubles. Feel into that, how does it make you feel? Inadequate? Less? What are the feelings that come up when you see someone else wearing a mask successfully?
Under nose: now feel into what it’s like for you to wear a mask. Feel into it while you continue to tap.
Under mouth: Can’t breathe. Claustrophobic. Limited. Uncomfortable. Uneasy. Anxious. Panicky. Anger.
Collarbone: now see yourself wearing the mask, doing what you do, without those feelings. See yourself being successful while you continue to tap.
Under arm: continue to see yourself successful.
Head: I can easily wear a mask and breathe.
Eyebrow: I just want to be able to breathe
Beside eye: But what if I could do both?
Under eye: What would happen if I could breath and wear a mask?
Under nose: Is there any hope that I could?
Under mouth: What would happen if I could live a normal life?
Collarbone: What would happen if wearing a mask didn’t bother me?
Under arm: What could I do if wearing a mask didn’t cause me problems?
Head: I want to live a normal life.
Eyebrow: Each time I practice wearing a mask, it gets easier.
Beside eye: I see progress towards being able to breathe
Under eye: I can wear a mask when required.
Under nose: I can breathe when I need to wear a mask.
Under mouth: I let go of all the negative feelings around wearing a mask.
Collarbone: I am worthy of being able to breathe.
Under arm: I am happy with my progress with a mask.
Head: I now have tools to help me through wearing a mask.
Eyebrow: I deserve goodness in my life
Beside eye: I deserve to be able to breathe
Under eye: I can easily wear a mask.
Under nose: I can easily breathe when I need to wear a mask.
Under mouth: I am confident wearing a mask.
Collarbone: I am worthy
Under arm: I am doing my part.
Head: I wear a mask successfully.
Now measure that intensity again. Is it lower than the number you started with? If not or its not where you want it to be, go through this script again.
Good job! Pat yourself on the back. No, really, give yourself a high five! I am so proud of you. If you can, give yourself a small reward. A glass of wine, a beer, a piece of chocolate, a really good movie, something to reward yourself for making it through this tapping script.
Feeling brave? Go back and do the Intensity exercise. Is there any difference?
By continuing with this course you are also willing to take full personal responsibility for the choices you make and how you process the outcome of those choices.