September 1, 2010 by Thriving Now Support

Relieving OVERWHELM with EFT

By Carol Look, EFT Master

What causes us to become overwhelmed?  Sometimes basic anxiety overwhelms us; sometimes feeling overwhelmed is from a simple math problem…we have too much to do in too few hours, and other times, we feel overwhelmed and stuck when we feel inadequate as a result of comparing ourselves to others.  (Of course there are outside influences like a death in the family that could kick you into this state as well, but we are talking about the overwhelmed feelings we contribute to and can do something about.)

No matter where it comes from, feeling overwhelmed will INHIBIT your ability to attract your desires right now, so hopefully the tapping suggestions below will help clear it out.

Unfortunately, we are often unaware that we are heading for the overwhelmed department until we arrive, so we need tools to prevent it, recognize it if it starts, turn the corner, and undo it.

The signs I get that tell me I have entered the overwhelmed zone and am ignoring the signals is when I start dropping things! Fortunately, this is a sign that I can’t avoid noticing.  I drop the toothpaste, spill my breakfast, drop my keys more than once etc.  It is very annoying, but it definitely gets my attention.  Other classic signs of being and feeling overwhelmed are:

1) No sense of humor
2) Irritability
3) Ineffectiveness throughout your day
4) Lack of enthusiasm
5) Uncharacteristic feelings of depression or inadequacy

And more…

Ask yourself when you felt this coming on and whether you consciously ignored it or not.  Did you feel some of these symptoms, know you were burying yourself under too much work or too many family obligations around the holidays and yet you said “yes” anyway?  We must take care of ourselves before we get overwhelmed, and if we have passed the point of no return, we must learn how to soothe ourselves back into a strong, healthy place.

Below you will find EFT Setup Phrases followed by two rounds (one negative and one positive):


While tapping the karate chop spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation).

“Even though I feel paralyzed and overwhelmed by everything I have to do, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway.”

“Even though I’m afraid to believe that I am able to take care of myself when I am overwhelmed, I choose to accept and respect who I am and how I feel.”

“Even though I feel totally overwhelmed and stuck, I choose to love and accept exactly who I am and where I am on my journey.”

I have indicated where to tap while saying each of the phrases below. You may repeat this positive round more than once if you wish. (Those of you who are new to EFT should review a chart of the EFT tapping spots.)

***Now, for the phrases that focus on the problem***

Eyebrow: “I feel totally overwhelmed right now.”
Side of Eye: “I can’t seem to cope at all.”
Under Eye: “I don’t know how I am going to get over this.”
Nose: “I feel overwhelmed and stressed out.”
Chin: “I don’t know how to relax and accept myself.”
Collarbone: “I feel exhausted and overwhelmed right now.”
Under Arm: “I can’t cope with my life.”
Head: “It’s so overwhelming I don’t know what to do first.”

***Now for the positive focus on the solution***

Eyebrow: “I choose to take one step at a time.”
Side of Eye: “I love knowing I am strong and confident.”
Under Eye: “I appreciate who I am and how I got here.”
Nose: “I choose to allow myself to go at my own pace.”
Chin: “I allow myself to heal from this conflict about being overwhelmed.”
Collarbone: “I don’t need to be overwhelmed anymore and I am so grateful.”
Under Arm: “I appreciate who I am and why I am here now and feel inspired to take care of myself.”
Head: “I love feeling free and grateful for my uniqueness now.”

Then tap on the following phrases as you complete one more round:

I love knowing we all deserve abundance…
I choose to believe in the guidance I am receiving…
I appreciate the prosperity in my life…
I love appreciating my body, my friends, my opportunities…
I’m grateful for all the new opportunities for abundance…
I appreciate exactly who I am…
I appreciate all the lessons I have learned…
I am so grateful for all the prosperity in my life.

Dr. Carol Look is an EFT Master specializing in Attracting Abundance with EFT.

  • Anonymous says:

    Just found this one.  Love it!  I enable my “speech reader” and tap along. How fun is that!

    • Great idea, using a speech reader to read aloud tapping scripts. Which one do you use?

  • Irritability..check, ineffectivness in my day… check.  Thanks for posting this today, it really helped.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have an old version of Natural Reader.  The voice is still mechanical sounding, but I don’t mind.  Not quite as melodious as Rick and Cathy…but hey, it works!

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