One of the biggest problems my clients face is stress at work. You know, the kind of stress that causes physical pain, often in the neck or shoulder (hence the expression, What a pain in the neck!).
This used to surprise me. I thought for sure most clients would want help addressing weight or relationship problems, but complaints of stress are much more common. A lot of them result from work.
Not too long a go, a teacher reported that administrators at the school where she works treat the staff so badly that many colleagues jumped ship and took early retirement. Some who remained self-medicate at night with a lot of alcohol. Still others take prescription drugs.
On top of the poor treatment, she, like many people in her profession in the US, must pay from her own salary to make up for the lack of classroom supplies. (While this financial sacrifice isn't mandatory, this teacher chooses to make it because she loves children and wants to give them a quality education. It's not possible without the right materials.)
Of course, teachers aren't the only ones subject to work stress. Several of my clients have been subjected to bullying in the office, either by a superior or a coworker. Other clients can't stand their commutes.
The thing is, stress can be deadly. It can take a toll on sleep, blood pressure, and internal organs. It can ruin a marriage.
If you find yourself in a stressful situation, please know that EFT can help ease you out of flight, fight, or freeze syndrome and put you in a calmer, clearer state of mind. (People often overlook it in favor of an alternative like CBD oil, which can relieve suffering but is exhaustible and expensive. I always recommend that people try tapping first.)
TIPS TO FEEL BETTER AND CALM DOWN FAST:
The key is to be specific when you tap. If Andy in Accounting is getting on your nerves, say so.
Here's a sample setup:
"Even though Andy dumped that file on my chair when I got up to get coffee, I accept myself anyway."
Tap through the points: "Andy dumped that file on my chair..."
Keep tapping until you ease the intensity of the emotional charge.
If you don't have a specific event to refer to (or you don't know what's bothering you), tune into the feelings in your body:
"Even though I have this big yellow blob of frustration in my stomach, I accept myself anyway."
And tap through the points: "This big blob of frustration..."
Keep tapping, and you may find that the blob shrinks, changes shape, moves, or disappears altogether.
Adjust your set-up and reminder statements to reflect the changes. If the event that caused the frustration comes to mind, great!
Tap on that and clear it.