I’m experiencing this right now, and maybe you’re familiar with it, as well: As soon as you leave your comfort zone (which I’m doing fairly often at this moment in my life), your body responds with warning signals. For me, that signal is a headache in the right side of my head. And it comes and goes within minutes. When I do something stressful, it’s instant headache time.
So I listen to my body, I acknowledge the headache and the stress, and then I tap and consciously de-stress. Which usually leads to the headache dissipating in a few minutes.
Are you familiar with this? Is your body talking to you through pain?
Even if it’s not happening to you, it’s worth listening to your body. It’s even more important if you are prone to aches and paines. Because the pain and your body are not your enemies. They are just trying to warn you – and pain is the last resort if tense muscles or slight discomfort somewhere in the body do not make you listen. Pain is your body screaming warnings at you. There are strong emotional components in everyday symptomes like headaches, lower back pain, stomach aches, irregular heart beat or allergies.
If you know how that feels, maybe you should have a quiet chat with your body.
But how does that work?
It’s fairly easy: Tap the side of your hand continuously, ask a simple question and then sit quietly waiting for an answer. It may take a while at first – your body may well be surprised at actually being asked a question. It may also have to vent a little before getting to the point. But eventually, you will get answers. And I promise that it works. (I do it a lot with clients.)
Here are some tapping phrases to make it easier for you:
Even though I can’t believe my body wants to talk to me, I’m okay the way I am and I’m open to the possibility that maybe it actually has something important to say.
Even though I’m so tired of being in pain, and I really don’t feel like chatting with my body about this, after all, my body is torturing me (!), I’m okay the way I am, and I’m open to the possibility that this step might bring a much needed change.
Even thought it feels totally idiotic to talk to my body, what can it ever say to me, I’m okay the way I am and I allow myself to be curious and open to what this may bring me.
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PS: If you want more help with the emotional aspects of pain, drop me an email and we’ll discuss how I can support your best. I work both through Skype and in person.