For some people the holidays can bring up some stress. Here’s a little holiday Tapping script for you that I hope will be helpful.
Take three big deep breaths, thinking about the holidays and what feelings they bring up for you. Note what the feelings are and where they are in your body and just acknowledge them, they are simply energy and when you allow them to be without judgement they will shift and change. Then start to tap gently 5 to 7 times on each point starting on the Karate Chop Point.
Karate Chop Point (KC): Even though the holidays are coming up and there is a part of me that feels it is exciting and wonderful, there is another part of me that feels dread at the stress and relationship obligations I have to handle, I deeply and completely honor and accept my feelings about it.
KC: Even though I find it difficult to know what is expected of me, I am open to taking care of myself this year and creating boundaries.
KC: Even though I have become stressed in the past, I’m open to doing things differently this year. I’m open to honoring my limitations and to realize I can’t please all the people all of the time.
Top of the Head (TH): This stress.
Eyebrow Point (EB): This stress.
Side of the Eye (SE): I don’t want to deal with it
Under the Eye (UE): This stress about the holidays
Under the Nose (UN): This holiday stress
Chin Point (CP): This……………(put in any emotions you may be feeling such as resentment, anger, fear etc).
Collar Bone (CB): Too much stress.
Under the Arm (UA): All the responsibility
Under the Chest (UC): These feelings
Wrist Point (WP): These feelings
Keep Tapping as many rounds of the above as you need to until all those feelings have gone to a level 4 or below (on a scale of 1-10).
Then you can move on to the rest of the script below.
Top of the head (TH): Maybe it’s okay to take care of myself.
Eyebrow point (EB): Maybe it’s possible for me to get my needs met during this time of the year.
Side of the eye (SE): I’m open to not overdoing it
Under the eye (UE): I’m open to not overtaxing my finances
Under the nose (UN): It’s okay for me to enjoy myself
Chin Point (CP): I give myself permission to enjoy others for who they are without expectations.
Collar Bone (CB): I’m open to having a good time without going overboard.
Under the arm (UA): What if I can remember what the holidays are really about?
Under the Chest (UC): What if things could be different this year?
Wrist Point (WP): What if I could be calm and confident?
TH: What if I can find ways to relax?
EB:: What if I could create strong boundaries for myself?
SE: I am grateful for being me and all that I have in my life.
UE: I’m open to things rolling off my back like water off a duck’s back.
UN: I can be gentle and compassionate with myself and others.
CP: I’m open to letting go of expectations of how these holidays should be.
CB: I give myself permission to be happy and get my needs met, while taking care of others too.
UA: I give myself permission to feel relaxed and to enjoy myself.
Take a few deep breaths and check in with your body and note how you are feeling. If you are feeling good then that is great. If you still feel a little anxious then tap another round or two or add in some of your own thoughts and feelings into the script.
I hope you have a blessed holiday season!