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Anxiety Tapping Stress Cures

Fränzi Ng – Transformation Specialist, Centre for Extraordinary Living

Do you remember the days when thinking about the Holidays filled your heart with excitement, your eyes with brilliance, your mind with expectation, and your tummy with dancing butterflies?

You may be wondering: what happened?!

If the same thought now fills you with more anxiety than joy, you are probably not alone. Crowded malls, company dinners, short daylight hours and the swine flu dread don’t help to lift the mood and cause that feeling of anxiety.

If you wish to experience peace of mind and balance even in the weeks to come, you will find the following three simple tips, from the amazing world of Thought Field Therapy, most useful:

* Watch what you eat. My primary concern here is not that you might gain weight if indulging in too many treats. Instead, I caution you to be aware of the Food-Mood Connection. When delicacies of every sort are amply available it is only too easy to overindulge in food stuff that may not agree with you. This can manifest physically in discomfort, even pain, as well as breathing and sleeping difficulties. Emotionally, too much of a good thing can show up in irritability, anxiety and depression. The Food-Mood connection is very real. It is not uncommon for clients to tell me that they feel sad and down after too much chocolate, or hypersensitive and angry after eating yet another cookie. Therefore, limit your food indulgences. Notice what you eat. Your waist line and your balanced, content mood will be your reward.

* Nip stress in the bud: Don’t let stress build up. Don’t wait until you reach the breaking point before you do something. It is so easy to eliminate all stress and anxiety with TFT. Just follow my TFT workout video, “The TFT Power Ritual,” below. Use it under the following circumstances.

* Tap in the morning. Think about the day/s and week/s ahead and tune into all your responsibilities, expectations and past experiences (e.g. traumas). Rate your level of upset on a scale from 0 to 10 (0 = no stress, 10 = extreme stress) and tap along with me on the video.

* Tap before going to bed. Think about the day you had, everything that was said, everything that happened and rate your level of upset, tension or anxiety. Now tap by following the video.

* Tap before you eat. Never, never eat from a place of anxiety. If nothing else, commit to yourself for the next few weeks that you will only eat when you are stress and anxiety FREE. Become aware of the tension in your body or the conversations in your head. Rate their intensity, then tap with the video.  By doing so, you will be able to eat from a place of peace so you can actually notice what you are eating. People tell me that the food tastes better and that they need less of it to feel satisfied. Remember it’s not what you are eating – it’s what’s eating you. Get that out of the way and your meal becomes again a nourishing feast for body, mind and spirit.

* Food or Addiction? If you use Holiday treats as fuel to keep you going (similar to caffeine), you are probably under a lot of stress. There may even be an underlying addiction to these foods, an addiction you may not be aware of – not until you stop eating the treat. If you experience strong cravings, if you feel you just can’t do without a certain food, rate the intensity and use “The TFT Power Ritual” to eliminate the craving.

Implementing these ideas takes a bit of discipline. I know. And it is this discipline that will set you free. The Bible says that the meek shall inherit the world. Unfortunately, the word “praos” (meek) was translated incorrectly. A much better translation is “disciplined.” It is the disciplined that shall inherit the world, those who just do it.

These simple steps, when followed consistently, allow you to move from survival mode to thrive mode, despite whatever might be happening around you.

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The media frenzy surrounding the swine flu has sent people into mass hysteria. Churches aren’t allowing hand shaking or hugging. Public events are being canceled. The sale of face masks and antibacterial cleansers has skyrocketed.

An emotional roller coaster of stress, fear and trauma can substantially depress the ability of our immune system to protect us when something like the Swine Flu comes along. Research has documented the negative effect of stress on our health and our immune system.

So, what can you do to protect yourself?

The first thing everyone tells you is “don’t panic”.

Eat a good diet, exercise, and get enough sleep. Practice scrupulous hygiene by washing your hands regularly. Keep your distance from people who have symptoms—and if you’re sick, do everyone else a favor and stay home.

Julian Whitaker, MD, in his Health and Healing newsletter, recommends that you make a point to bolster your immune system. Take a good daily multivitamin and mineral supplement, along with extra vitamin D (2,000-5,000 IU/day) and vitamin C (a minimum of 1,000mg/day).

TFT can be used to quickly reduce stress, fear and anxiety on a regular basis. The same simple algorithms given in our Daily Stress Busting program, have been demonstrated to normalize cortisol levels (Cortisol is a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that has been intensively studied by behavioral medicine researchers because of its association with behavioral adaptation and the stress response, physiological reactivity to environmental stressors and immunocompetence).

Your best defense is to reduce or eliminate stress and fear with Thought Field Therapy – a simple, non-invasive proven techniques.

Alvaro Hernandez, TFT Adv, has already begun using TFT to help fellow citizens in Mexico City.

He reports:

“Last weekend at the middle of this crisis we were able to give a TFT Training.

We were more than 40 people… most came were wearing protective masks, scared and trying to keep distance among them. The first thing we did as introduction was to treat the fear and trauma of the group, the result was incredible.

At the end of the training I ask Dr Lammoglia a well known Doctor and owner of a TV program to come to give the certificates. People were so grateful for the course and the TFT techniques that after getting their certificate most of them stayed until they were able to personally thank us and take a personal picture.

All of these people are now helping scared people all over, and some of them have called to thank us for teaching TFT in this difficult moment.

I teach them also that the use of TFT can improve our immunological system and many I know are still tapping for this reason.

I have not suspended my private practice and yesterday I treated a panic case related to the fear of getting the swine flu.

As usual TFT is being a great help in time of crisis.

Thank you Roger!”

To keep your immune system strong, eliminate negative emotions of fear and stress, try the simple self-help guide, Daily Stress Busting Program.

For information on how to eliminate the traumas associated with your daily stress, visit www.rogercallahan.com.