January 13, 2020 by Cathy Vartuli

Tapping When Things Are Just Too HEAVY…

Sometimes we run into something that just seems too hard to do.

Too muchFor different reasons it can feel as impossible as trying to lift a 10,000 lb weight.

Through a lot of trail and error, I’ve learned that the first thing I need to check is my primitive brain

If my survival or primitive brain is overwhelmed, everything will feel lots harder. In fact it can feel impossible.

The same energy that can lift a car off a small child can stop us in our tracks.

I’ll share some tapping in just a minute, something that really helped me a couple weeks ago. But first I want to invite you to something Rick and I consider our masterpiece.

Using everything we’ve learned in decades of study… starting from when we were just trying to save ourselves…. through 1000s of clients, workshops and conferences… we put together what we’d wished we’d known back then.

It would have saved me several decades of suffering, literally thousands of hours of therapy (once or twice a week almost continually for 2 decades), over $100,000 in therapy and other healing sessions, and hundreds of agonizingly painful, sleepless nights.

It would have given me room to say YES to parties, friends’ invites for dinner, dates, and quiet presence with amazing people… People I really didn’t see because of my pain and fear.

It would have helped see that I wasn’t worthless because I didn’t have a solution. That there wasn’t something wrong with me that I had to protect people from. That I could have love and support. That abundance and success were ok to have.

What is it?

It’s our Reprogram Your Primitive Brain. Funny title… Serious work.

It can fundamentally change how you connect to yourself. Rick and I poured every insight and understanding together, and then filtered it down to what we wish everyone knew… the core principals that will give you understanding and power in your life.

If you’d like to join us, the program is open until next Friday 20th at midnight. Then we’re closing the doors to focus on the people who are doing the work and making a difference in their lives.

We hope you’ll be part of this, and change the way your mind works, and how you feel about yourself in the world. (And feel free to share this with others!)


Now let’s get back to tapping. This is what I tapped on a couple weeks ago, in the women’s restroom, staring in the mirror and trying to prepare for something I was scared to do.

Karate Chop: Even though I’m having trouble breathing, I am breathing, and I can be here for myself.

Even though this feels impossible, I’m going to make a fool out of myself in front of my new co-workers, and I feel like I’ll die of shame, I can breath, and I’m here for myself.

I am going to make a fool out of myself, and I can take gentle breaths and be there for me no matter what.

Top of the Head: This is so hard.
Eyebrow: I don’t know how to do this…
Side of the Eye: I feel like I might break.
Under the Eye: I want to do a good job.
Under the Nose: I want to my co-workers to like me.
Chin: This hurts so much.
Collarbone: I want to run away.
Under the Arm: I want to hide.

Top of the Head: There’s so much going on right now.
Eyebrow: No wonder I feel overwhelmed.
Side of the Eye: I send love to my own heart.
Under the Eye: I appreciate my courage… I am still tapping!
Under the Nose: I haven’t given up.
Chin: I am breathing.
Collarbone: There are no tigers or lions here right now (though it really feels like there are!)
Under the Arm: I can be here for me.

Top of the Head: I can take this one baby step at a time.
Eyebrow: I can comfort myself.
Side of the Eye: Not all of my reaction is about this…
Under the Eye: Some if is about other things.
Under the Nose: I can put them aside for right now.
Chin: I can just deal with one thing at a time.
Collarbone: I invite love and support right now.
Under the Arm: I send appreciation to myself for my courage.
Top of the Head: And I can stay with me no matter what.

Please be gentle with yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, and realize that your brain may be dealing with a lot of different things. Humans need support and love. Give yourself what you can, ask others to give you lots of love, and keep tapping to clear a path. Congratulations on tapping just now!

If you’d like to join us in this journey and the destination of calm confidence and connection, we hope you’ll be part of our Reprogram your Primitive Brain course.

Warm wishes
Cathy and Rick

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