The other day, a woman came back to the stable where I take lessons, wanting to take up riding again after a year’s break for health reasons. And she had no problem at all getting her horse ready for the lesson. But she was fidgeting around near the box and looked very unhappy.
Since we had become friendly during the year before, I asked her what was wrong. And she blurted out: “I don’t know if I can still ride a horse! I’m so afraid I have forgotten everything!”
Cue in EFT.
In such situations, it’s so easy to find the set-up phrase. In this case, it was a very clear fear of no longer knowing how to ride a horse. So we tapped right there, in front of the horses.
Even though I’m so scared that I forgot how to ride, and everyone will laugh at me, including the horse, I’m okay the way I am and open to trusting body memory.
Even though I’m so scared I’ll disgrace myself, I’m okay the way I am and open to the possibility that I will remember the moment I’m in the saddle.
The tapping worked almost instantly. She had a smile on her face and enjoyed a great lesson with a cooperative horse.
This is typical EFT work on fears, especially as clear-cut as this one was. What are your fears? And which set-up phrases do you use on them?
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