Five Tips to Dealing with Emotional Eating
Do you binge snack while watching TV and then feel guilty for all the junk food you have consumed? Do you turn to food for comfort or stress relief? When eating something that tastes good, do you continue to eat it, even when you feel full?
The reality is, we all have problems with food. We turn to food for comfort, we eat when we are stressed, and we eat to reward ourselves. We have issues with overeating, eating when we are bored, or eating when we are not hungry. Take a moment and think to yourself – What triggers your emotional eating?
Well, I have good news.
I have five tips that will help you manage your emotional eating habits and I have every intention of sharing them with you. If you have been struggling with emotional eating habits, you will want to continue reading!
- Put Your Energy into a Healthy Activity
If you feel the urge to eat due to stress, anxiety, or any other emotion, take a moment and find something productive to do. Finish some chores around the house, go for a walk, or paint and create something beautiful. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s a productive activity that will capture your focus.
- When You Want to Snack, Wait Five to Ten Minutes
When you find yourself wanting to grab that bag of chips, take a moment, and pause for five to ten minutes. It is quite common to be impulsive with our cravings. Let the moment pass. Take a few breaths and let your body calm down.
- Stay Hydrated
Most often we are not drinking enough water throughout our day. It is recommended that women should drink about 74 oz. of water per day and men around 100 oz. per day. By creating a healthy habit of drinking lots of water, especially when we feel the urge of emotional eating, we tend to stay away from overeating or eating junk food because our bodies feel fuller.
- Stay Connected to Positive People
Don’t isolate yourself. As we have adapted to current circumstances, we are learning that we can connect with friends and family in safe and might I add creative ways. There is so much research on how helping others, as well as staying connected with positive people, can have a positive effect on your emotional and mental state.
Most importantly, the best way to fix a problem is to find the root of the issue and fix it.
- Talk with a Professional About the Emotion Code
The Emotion Code is one of the best ways to manage the emotions that are causing annoying eating habits. With the emotion code, you will be able to release negative emotions, triggers, and the emotional baggage that keep you stuck in an unhealthy cycle of eating. With the Emotion Code you can manage these eating habits and it requires absolutely no willpower.
I understand that this sounds too good to be true, but I have helped hundreds of people through the Emotion Code and I love sharing their success!
Watch my previous Facebook Live, as I demonstrate how to use the Emotion code to release the triggers that cause emotional eating for Nadine. Click below to watch the replay. You will be amazed at what you see!
After I worked with Nadine, she shared her experience with me. Read it below!
“I had this pattern of getting up right before falling asleep and raiding the fridge. After the Emotion Code clearing, there was no negative feeling prompting me to get up and eat. I fell right to sleep. The bonus was I woke up refreshed. This is going to enhance my life on so many levels. I’m beyond grateful. Juanita, you truly are a gifted healer!” – Nadine
If you want to find success like Nadine, contact me. I would love to help you overcome any issues you may be experiencing.
To learn how the Body Code can work for you, contact Juanita to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.
Give Your Immune System a Boost Using the Body Code
With fear rising over the Corona virus, people feel anxious. As they listen to the news, they can’t help but worry how fast the virus is spreading. People are in a state of panic. They worry that they, or someone they love, will get sick. This constant worry depletes the body and takes a toll on the immune system.
When the immune system is functioning at full capacity, you are less likely to be affected by a virus or a bacteria. The body is strong and can do what it normally does to keep us healthy. However, when the immune system is not functioning the way it should, you are more likely to get sick. Think of those times in the past when you were run-down, frail or over worked, it was easier to catch a cold during those times than when you felt full of energy and vigor.
There are things we can do to protect ourselves as well as keep our bodies strong. We all know about washing our hands. It is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to get the essential nutrients your body needs. Experts recommend that you get plenty of sleep. You can also drink alkaline water; when the body is more alkaline it is less likely to get sick than when it is very acidic. Adding 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water in the morning can be a great way to help the body be more alkaline. Adding elderberry or vitamin C to your normal routine can build up your immunity. And, another healthy practice is to drink 1-2 tablespoons of colloidal silver. The colloidal silver provides good support for the immune system.
In addition to the things I mentioned above, you can also do a body code session to enhance how well your immune system is functioning. Thru muscle testing, I will determine the energetic functioning level of your immune system. I recently did an “immune system booster” for a client. Her immune system was functioning at approximately 64% of its total capacity. This lowered immunity could have prevented the body from protecting her against disease.
I was able to help her release the trapped emotions, inherited emotions, negative energies and energetic imbalances that were preventing her immune system from functioning the way it should. After two sessions, we had the energetic functioning level of her immune system at around 100%. She was thrilled that we could restore harmony and balance in her body.
Dr. Brad Nelson, creator of the Body Code believes there are six areas of imbalance that can cause problems. They are energies, circuits and systems, toxins, pathogens, structural misalignments, and nutrition and lifestyle. When one or many of these areas are out of whack, it can cause the body to break down or be more susceptible to illness or disease. That’s why it is important to keep our immune systems healthy during this volatile health crisis. Take the steps to keep your immune system healthy and strong. You’ll be glad you did.
To learn how the Body Code can work for you, contact Juanita to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.
The Body Code Can Help You Deal with Grief
By Juanita Ecker
Losing someone you love is never easy. This past December I lost my cat, Oscar, when he transitioned to the other side. He was with us for 17 ½ years. I loved him so much and he loved me. He was my buddy and constant companion. The house felt empty without him. At times, the sadness and grief were overwhelming.
Losing a person or a pet you love is never easy. For some, the painful experience might cause them to decide that loving someone is really hard. Some might say, I don’t want to love again for when that person or pet leaves, it hurts too much. Or others might decide, I can’t do that grief thing again for I don’t want to ever feel that way again.
The painful emotions we experience when we lose someone we love can vary. Some experience a few strong emotions. Others experience a whole range of negative emotions. Some of the intense emotions people feel in the grieving process might include: heartache, confusion, sadness, loss, grief, despair, abandonment, lack of control, helplessness, hopelessness, dread, fear, shock or vulnerability. The list is endless.
After a friend has experienced a death in the family, you sometimes hear, Oh I’ve dealt with that. Many people tend to believe if they refuse to acknowledge these strong emotions, they have dealt with them. For most people, the norm is to pretend they feel OK, shut down and feel numb or push these strong emotions deep into their body. Many people don’t know how to process emotions and are afraid if we allow ourselves to feel what we are really feeling, we will fall into an abyss of sadness and never get out. We have never learned how to feel the negative emotions, process them and release them.
Even if you lost someone you loved a long time ago, the unresolved negative emotions could still be affecting you – years later. Eventually, these trapped emotions will affect the physical body. If you have lost someone you love, you might remember the stress or physical discomfort that followed the painful event. If the body was overwhelmed or in a weakened state, it would make it harder for the body to release the negative emotions you were experiencing. Then over time, these negative emotions can get stuck in the body. These unresolved emotions then cause physical symptoms and eventually can lead to illness or disease.
I will always miss my Oscar. Luckily, I was able to use the Body Code system to help me deal with my grief. A colleague did a few sessions on me. These sessions helped me release the sadness and physical discomfort I was feeling; the heaviness I felt is no longer there; and we have restored balance in my body.
Losing someone you love is never easy. The Body Code System is a powerful energy technique that can quickly get your body back on track. We all want to feel happy and healthy. Why not give it a try?
To learn more how the Body Code System can work for you, contact Juanita to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.
The Body Code can Help with Money Problems
By Juanita Ecker
Maybe you have recently found yourself unemployed; maybe you want to change careers; maybe you haven’t worked in over a year and are struggling to find that perfect job; maybe you have a business and it’s not growing as fast as you had hoped; maybe you feel limited in what you can earn; maybe you are struggling with credit card debt or money problems; and maybe you can’t seem to save enough to retire. Can you relate to any of this? You are not alone.
We all deal with fears and negative thinking around money, debt or financial stability. We tend to believe that if we just work harder or put in more hours, things will get better. Yet, there is often a lot of unconscious sabotage or programming that is impacting our ability to earn more money.
Suppose you are a positive person and decide that every day you will state an affirmation twice a day about what you want to create in your life. But then, nothing changes. Suppose you are sending out resumes, yet still not moving forward in your career goals. Suppose you are putting in all these extra hours, yet have not made a dent in reducing your credit card debt. Your subconscious might have created a belief that is blocking your success. If the subconscious has a limiting belief about money, or a new job or new business opportunities, it will block you from creating what you want. The Body Code is a tool you can use to release those unconscious beliefs that are holding you back.
I worked with a woman who believed she was doing all the right things to get a new job. She was sending out resumes, networking with people in her field and being positive about the outcome. Yet, nothing was happening. Thru muscle testing, I was able to determine if there was an unconscious sabotage that was blocking her from getting that new job. Sure enough, there was. I decided to test how aligned she was with the belief that, “I will never be able to get a job I love.” It turned out she was 80% congruent with that belief. That means no matter what actions she takes, her subconscious would block her from moving forward. Now that we knew her subconscious was operating on a program that was not serving her, we could work to eliminate it and change it to something better.
People assume that being positive will fix negative programming; it won’t. Positive thinking will help, but it will not eliminate negative programming that has been there for a long time. We used the Body Code system to uncover the trapped emotions or imbalances that were making her congruent with the belief that “I will never be able to get a job I love.” The goal was to reduce her alignment of 80% down to 0%.
Once we got her alignment to the negative belief down to zero, we wanted to make sure she was 100% congruent with the opposite belief that, “I am able to get a job I love.” She was only 79% congruent with that belief. We released the imbalances that were blocking her; she is now 100% aligned with getting a job she loves. This means, the actions she does take will be more effective.
This is an example of how the Body Code can be used to release old programming to create change in our life. The Body Code is a powerful technique that can help you effectively manage the stress over money challenges. You can transform those suppressed emotions that are limiting your ability into improved financial success. Who doesn’t want more of that?
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Anxiety or Panic Attacks Can be Debilitating
By Juanita Ecker
Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks? Maybe you have a fear of heights. Maybe you are afraid to speak in public. Or maybe you have panic attacks in a business situation. Whatever it is, extreme anxiety that leads to a panic attack can be quite debilitating. If you have had a panic attack in the past, you start to fear you will have another one. Then, you start to avoid any situation where one might occur. This pattern can limit your life and the choices you make.
About a year ago, out of the blue, I started having panic attacks every time I would go over a tall bridge or a ramp. Imagine how difficult it was to drive or travel anywhere when I would experience an extreme reaction of anxiety. My palms would get sweaty, my heart would race and I would feel light- headed. A part of me felt like something bad was going to happen or that I was going to die. It didn’t make sense; my rational mind told me this was irrational and there was no logical reason to be afraid. Yet, it was as if my brain took over and I couldn’t control it. As much as I tried to be positive and tell myself I won’t react that way, it didn’t help.
A friend of mine suggested I try some Body Code sessions to see if we could release this debilitating fear. I decided to give it a try.
The Body Code is an energy balancing system that uncovers the root causes of your issues. The Emotion Code and the Body Code System were created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, a Chiropractor, Master Energy Healer and Holistic Practitioner. He discovered there are six areas of imbalance that can cause problems:
- Circuits and Systems
- Structural Misalignments
- Nutrition and Lifestyle
Dr. Bradley discovered that with muscle testing, we can ask the subconscious “yes” or “no” questions. These questions access the subconscious mind and allow us to get immediate answers regarding your health and well-being. The muscle testing can give us answers for the imbalances that are contributing to the issues you are having and it guides us to what the body needs at this time. Once the imbalances are identified, the Body Code system is able to remove those imbalances from the body. Correction of these imbalances can drastically improve the pain, physical symptoms or health challenges you are having.
We started releasing trapped emotions and imbalances from my system. It is like peeling away layers of an onion. Eventually, you get to the core and the underlying imbalances that were causing the issue are no longer there. I was blown away with the results. Over time, we were able to eliminate my terrible anxiety when going over a bridge or ramp. What a relief! I now feel like a normal person in these situations and don’t have to be afraid anymore.
This experience is what motivated me to become certified in the Emotion Code and the Body Code System. I knew it was something I could do that would help others and make a difference in their lives. I am so grateful for my friend for introducing me to this energy healing technique. It helped me…. And maybe it can help you too.
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My Pet Just Died; Can EFT Help Me Feel Better?
By Juanita Ecker
A neighbor knocked on the door. She was visibly upset because her cat was missing and they were frantically searching for him. He was very old and quite sick. They were concerned that without his medicine, he would have seizures. She gave me a flyer with the cat’s picture and her phone number to call if we should see the cat. The very next night, we opened the door to see if our company had arrived and there was her cat sitting on our porch. We immediately let the cat in and gave him some food and water. They were thrilled to have their loved pet returned to them. A week later, she knocked on the door again for one of her children had left the door open and the cat was gone. I suspected her cat kept escaping because he wanted to die on his own without seeing the pain it would cause his beloved family. They searched and searched for the cat, but he was never found. My neighbor was heart-broken over the loss.
If you have recently lost a pet, you know how painful it is. Losing a pet is never easy. How can we deal with the pain and grief when we loved our pet so much? When EFT tapping is used on pet loss grief, it can shift the energy and release those painful emotions. The tapping is a way to nurture yourself during this difficult time. Here are few things you can tap on when you have recently lost a pet.
The loss you feel. You can use the tapping to reduce the intensity of the emotions you are feeling. Maybe you are feeling sad, angry, upset, hopeless or depressed. Whatever emotions are coming to mind, you can tap on those feelings and release them from your body.
Missing your loyal friend. Our pets are extremely loyal to us and that loyalty is a wonderful sense of comfort. Your pet never judged you and gave you unconditional love. Losing that loyal friend can be a heavy burden to carry. Tap on all the love your pet had for you and your family. Tap on the hurt because that love is no longer there.
Your regrets. Maybe you keep playing in your head what you could have done differently to save your pet. Maybe you are blaming yourself or someone else for what happened. Maybe you have regrets around some of the decisions you made when your pet was alive. Looking back, you wished you had done better. Tune into those feelings of regret or blame and tap on them.
The memories of your pet. When we are grieving, we tend to remember all the fond memories we had with our pet. It is a way of honoring our love for them. Yet, those memories can be painful. Maybe your dog always woke you at 6:00 am to go out. Maybe your cat always snuggled with you while you watched TV or read. Maybe you and your pet always went to the beach together. Whatever those memories are, tap on how it feels to be without your pet.
The reactions other people have to your grief. Sometimes the people around you don’t understand how much you loved your pet or what a big loss it is for you. They misunderstand the debilitating grief and it makes you feel even worse. Tap on comments people have made that have upset you. Examples could be “it was just a pet, go out and get another one or aren’t you over this yet?” Tapping on the reactions others have to your grief is a great way to help you cope with the loss.
You can never prepare yourself for the death of a pet. When you tap you won’t stop loving or missing your pet. The EFT tapping can make your grieving process more bearable and it can help you move from a feeling of sadness to a feeling of peace. Whenever you start to feel upset over losing your pet, take a few minutes to tap. Just know your heart can heal if you give it a chance.
To learn more how EFT Tapping can work for you, contact Juanita at email@example.com to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.
How Can I Overcome Disappointment with EFT?
By Juanita Ecker
We all have had to learn to deal with disappointment in one form or another. Disappointments start when we are young and continue throughout our lives. Most of us have learned to accept those disappointments as part of life. See if you can relate to any of these scenarios: Maybe you wanted to go to a certain university but never got accepted there. Maybe you had your heart set on someone you loved who never reciprocated those feelings. Maybe you were vying for a promotion and were overlooked once again. Maybe you always wanted to have a child but it was never meant to be. Maybe you always wanted to play on a college sports team but never made the cut. Everyone is unique; your list of disappointments could be totally different from someone else.
I recently worked with Bella, a college student in her senior year of nursing school. (Her name has been changed). She dreamed of starting her nursing career in women’s health. Everything she had done up to this point had been to prepare her to work in that field. But unfortunately, she was assigned to pediatrics for her practicum internship in her final semester. She had this overwhelming disappointment; this was not what she had expected to happen. This assignment took away the excitement she once felt. She told me she started to question her beliefs. She kept asking herself “Am I not supposed to go down this path?” She was concerned how she could get a job in women’s health when her experience would be in pediatrics. She felt the opportunity to ever work in women’s health had been ripped away from her.
I asked Bella to give her disappointment a rating on the 0-10 scale. (At zero it is completely gone and at ten it is at its worst.) It was an eight. I then asked her to tune into her body and see if this experience reminds her of anything from the past. Two memories came up. She remembered being six years old and riding horses competitively. During one competition, she came in last. She remembered feeling tearful and embarrassed. From that experience, she created a belief about herself that if she is last, she is the worst. We tapped on the feelings she had when she was six.
Then, we tapped on a memory when she was in college. She had earned a horseback riding scholarship on a team that was one of the best in the nation. Even though it was an honor that she had qualified to be on this team, she didn’t feel that way. All she could focus on was that her skills didn’t compare with the rest of the team. She felt like she was at the bottom and therefore the worst of the team. I found it interesting that instead of viewing this situation as an opportunity to really hone her skills, she ended up quitting instead. We tapped on all of the emotions she was feeling around this event; feeling like a failure, feeling disappointed with herself for wanting to quit because her mother had been a champion rider and the feeling that she was letting her parents down.
Next we addressed her current feelings towards her internship: her anger at the person who did not assign her to a position in women’s health, the sadness and the sense of loss, the worry that she won’t get a job in the field she is interested in and her worry that she might not do well in pediatrics. After a few rounds of tapping, Bella’s intense disappointment started to shift. Her initial intensity of an 8 quickly came down to a 0.
The reason the nursing assignment felt so strong to Bella is because of the unresolved emotions stuck in her body from the two previous situations. Once we cleared the unresolved emotions from the past incidents, things began to shift for her. She said she felt lighter about it all and no longer had that heavy feeling in her chest. She also experienced a cognitive shift that wasn’t available to her prior to the tapping session. She said she now felt more positive about making the best of her current situation and no longer saw it as a dooms day scenario.
This story illustrates how a disappointment that you feel today, may be linked to disappointments from the past. Those unresolved emotions may prevent you from moving past the disappointment in the present. You don’t have to live with disappointment. EFT tapping is a tool that can make a profound difference in your life. When you are able to shift your perspective, how you see the world will change too.
To learn more how EFT Tapping can work for you, contact Juanita at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.
EFT Tapping Reduces Cravings for Holiday Goodies
By Juanita Ecker
It’s that time of year when we are tempted with so many holiday goodies. What are some of your favorites? Maybe it is the pumpkin pie, the pecan pie, the Christmas cookies, the apple crisp, the lemon bars, the fudge, the chocolate or the Christmas candy. It’s hard to resist with so many opportunities to indulge.
Very few of us just eat to survive or only eat when we are hungry. We often end up eating more than we should or more than we want to. There is a whole range of emotional eating that we engage in. We eat when we are anxious, snack when we are bored, eat while driving, eat while watching TV or sporting events, binge eat when we are lonely or sad, eat to reward ourselves or over-eat even when we feel full. We have these unhealthy eating patterns because there is an underlying emotional issue that is triggering our cravings.
I recently worked with three people who were struggling with compulsive issues around food.
One woman told me that if her family made cookies she could not resist the smell of the fresh baked cookies just out of the oven. She craved the soft, gooey warm cookies that tasted so good. She shared with me that she could not eat just one or two cookies. Instead, she would eat at least eight cookies. Then, she would feel too full and her stomach would hurt. She would feel annoyed, guilty and angry at herself for over-indulging once again.
One client had an issue with whipped cream. She shared that if she tried to put a little whipped cream on a dessert, she would end up eating a whole plate of whipped cream, until she felt ill. While she was over-eating the whipped cream, she would tell herself she needs to stop now, she is feeling full and she will regret this … but she never could get control of it.
Another woman had a tendency to over-eat when she was at a restaurant. Even when she felt full, she would continue to eat because the food tasted so good. Feeling uncomfortable afterwards, she wished she was able to listen to her body and stop eating when she felt full. She would berate herself for her lack of self-control and promise that next time it will be better; but it never was.
We can all relate to these stories. Maybe you have been guilty a few times yourself. These examples illustrate how strong food cravings can be. We want to resist or we want better self-control, yet there is an unconscious block causing us to over-eat or over-indulge this time of year.
EFT tapping is one of the most effective ways to stop holiday food cravings. I was able to help each woman produce her desired outcome. We uncovered the emotional issues that were preventing them from changing their eating patterns. We tapped on their resistance, we addressed the cravings they felt and we released the negative emotions associated with these eating patterns. One woman was so excited with her results. She emailed me to say she went to a cookie party and didn’t taste any of the cookies. She was thrilled to see actual proof that what we did really worked.
Over-indulging in holiday sweets is easy to do. What would it feel like to resist all those goodies and desserts? Take a bite out of your holiday cravings this year. When you step on the scale, you will be glad you did.
Take a Break from Holiday Stress with EFT Tapping
By Juanita Ecker
The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many of us it is the most stressful time of the year. We all can relate to having stress over the holidays: the family member that rubs you the wrong way; too many temptations to over-indulge in goodies and alcohol; having to choose which family members you will visit or the stress of trying to see them all; missing a loved one who is no longer here; overspending on the perfect gifts; having to attend holiday parties when you would rather be doing something else; feeling depressed or lonely this time of year or the disappointment when your expectations for the perfect holiday don’t work out as you had hoped. The list is endless.
This year, instead of feeling stressed from all the things you have to do, why not take a break from the holiday stress? EFT tapping is a powerful tool that can release stress, relax the body and calm the nervous system. I recommend you pick the same time each day when you can tap. For example, you can tap when you first wake up in the morning, or while in the shower, or when you are stuck in traffic or just before you go to bed. By picking the same time each day, it becomes part of your routine and it will be easier to remember to do. With just three simple rounds of tapping, you will start to notice a difference in how you feel. Three rounds of tapping take about five minutes to complete. We can all find 5 minutes during the busy holiday season to do something for ourselves.
You can tap prior to a stressful event or just after something happened where you feel upset or emotionally drained. Sometimes just thinking about what might happen can cause us to get tense. For example, on the way to a family gathering where you know there will be tension, take a few minutes to tap in the car before you go into the house. That way, you are sending your body the signal to remain calm and relaxed no matter what happens. If you find yourself stressed-out after a work-related gathering, take a few minutes when you get home to tap on the angst that you are feeling. You will be amazed how your perspective shifts for the better with just a few rounds of tapping. To review the tapping points, click here.
Most people that try to tap are often concerned what to say. Here is a simple script you can use. Start on the karate chop point. You will create a set-up statement to begin your tapping round. For example, “Even though I am” [insert what you are feeling in that moment]. Maybe you are annoyed, frustrated, resentful, angry, hurt, etc. Tune into what you are feeling and insert it into the first part of the sentence. Here is an example, “Even though I am feeling annoyed with this family member, I choose to” [insert what you would like to have happen or choose a more positive outcome than what you are feeling now]. Some examples could include: I choose to be open to having a good time or I choose to remain calm and relaxed.
Now you put the two parts of the sentence together; “Even though I am really annoyed at this person, I choose to remain calm and relaxed.” Repeat this statement three times as you tap on the karate chop point. It’s important to choose how you want to respond. You cannot choose for another person. That means it won’t work to say, I choose that Suzie will stop annoying me. Instead you want to say, I choose to release the need to be triggered by Suzie.
After repeating your setup statement three times, tap on all of the points. As you tap, think quietly to yourself or say out loud what you are feeling. Some examples could be: She drives me crazy, I hate having to spend time with her, I don’t know how I am going to get thru this day and it’s the same old pattern every year. It doesn’t matter what you say. What matters is that you think or express what you are feeling. Tune into that feeling as you tap on the points. After three rounds of tapping, you should feel your body relax a bit. If you feel like you need to do more tapping, do so. The more you do, the better you will feel.
Take a break from the stress over the holidays. Give EFT tapping a try. Use the tapping to release the stress or negative emotions associated with any situation you encounter. Next time you hear the song with the lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” maybe you will smile and even believe it.
Diminish Fear of Failure with EFT Tapping
By Juanita Ecker
Have you ever been afraid to fail? Have you ever resisted taking action because you were afraid it wouldn’t work out? Have you ever let your doubts stop you from doing something you really wanted to do? Fear of failure is common; it is a challenge that many of us deal with in the workplace.
Negative emotions typically underlie any resistance to taking action. People are afraid of taking action because they don’t want to fail. The fear of failure is so strong; it deactivates the desire for success. Steve Wells, a psychologist and peak performance consultant, sums up the fear of failure, “People are strongly influenced by how they feel and whether they perceive that certain actions, certain goals, certain directions and certain changes will lead them to feel good or feel bad. If they feel bad or expect they will feel bad as a result of the change, there is a conflict.” This quote is from his chapter, Cultivating Peak Performance in Business, in the book, “Clinical EFT Handbook, Volume 2.”
Successful entrepreneurs and professional athletes tend to view failure as part of the journey to getting where they want to go. They don’t see failure as a reason to stop. This was evident in the 2018 World Series with the Boston Red Socks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. These amazing athletes are not afraid to fail. There can be two strikes and two outs, yet they swing as if the next one will be a home run.
When you look at the batting average of the really good baseball players it is typically 0.250. This means the player gets a hit one out of every four times he comes to bat. It also means that the other three times he comes up to bat he does not get a hit. He fails! These athletes have learned to reject a fear of failure because they remain focused on the success they want.
Can you imagine if one of the players gave an interview after the game and said, “I didn’t try to jump the wall to catch the fly-ball because I was afraid I would miss it and look bad to my teammates?” We would all laugh and this athlete’s career as a professional baseball player would be in jeopardy. Even though we might laugh at that scenario, we do the same thing to ourselves. Our fears stop us from moving forward.
Fear shows up as resistance and doubts. Often one part of you wants to take action but another part of you wants to do something different. Maybe you procrastinate and then feel bad when you don’t take the action you needed to take. Maybe you dislike the action you have to take so you justify your excuses. Maybe you are worried what others will think if you get what you want so you delay doing what you need to do. Maybe you have a block to seeing yourself as a success so you convince yourself you are comfortable where you are. Maybe you have a fear of making the wrong decision or taking the wrong action so you remain stuck. Whatever the fear is, you need to learn to manage those negative emotions or you will never move forward.
Most people assume that managing the negative emotions means shoving them down into their bodies and forgetting about them; they have the attitude I’ve taken care of it. Unfortunately, those unresolved emotions are still affecting you, even if it is on an unconscious level.
EFT tapping is a tool to help you manage the negative emotions that are stopping you from taking action. The tapping allows you to process the negative emotions that are triggered by the negative beliefs. After a few sessions, you will begin to notice some positive changes. Your resistance to taking action starts to dwindle, the fears or doubts that were holding you back begin to subside and the belief that you can do it becomes stronger and stronger.
What is preventing you from taking action right now? If it’s a fear of failure, EFT tapping can help.
To learn more how EFT Tapping can work for you, contact Juanita at email@example.com schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.