I recently learned the Havening Technique, which is a great tool for overcoming anxiety. It is a quick, simple, and enjoyable way to feel better.
I recently recorded a Tapping for Anxiety video for my Happiness Club YouTube channel. This is a basic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Tapping sequence that can help with anxiety, fear, worry and phobias. Try it out and let me know how you get on with it.
It should help with anxiety in the moment, but you might need to book a one-to-one session for more deep-seated anxiety. The video also includes a mini sequence at the end. This mini sequence can be used in the moment if you don’t have time to do the whole thing.
The Tapping for Anxiety sequence will work for most phobias, although the sequence for phobia of spiders uses a different algorithm.
Click here to read more about my Tapping journey.
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As I mentioned in my previous post, feeling the pain is a great way to deal with difficult emotions, but what can you do when feeling the pain doesn’t work?
Learning to be Happy is an ongoing lesson and in particular I have realised that it’s okay not to be okay. I still experience periods of depression; usually they pass very quickly but occasionally they linger.
Sometimes the emotions are so painful I have even considered suicide. I don’t want to die, I just want the pain to stop.
I have experienced feelings of depression on and off over the last few months. It’s no wonder that my emotions are still coming into balance. I was on anti-depressants for 26 years!
A few weeks ago, I started to feel better after having a healing and seeing my homeopath. I had an aha moment when I realised I had fallen into the trap of not just feeling the pain, but dwelling on it. I had become stuck in a pattern of talking and thinking about being depressed. I had to focus on what I want instead of focusing on what I don’t want, I had to change my story.
As well as my regular Happiness practices such as my Buddhist chanting, Tapping and meditation, there are three particular techniques I find helpful to avoid getting sucked into a vortex of negativity and I share them in this post. Remember though, it’s important to allow ourselves to feel the pain before we use other Happiness techniques. I find it can be a tricky balancing act.
Morning affirmations are a great way to start your day on a positive note. I sometimes suffer with anxiety when I first wake up and I find affirmations are a great way to combat this. In this post I talk about some of my favourites:
Affirmations are a great way to get what you want. They’re also a great way to overcome negativity. I used to use them successfully all the time but for some reason I stopped using them as much.
Affirmations are statements or mantras that can be repeated to reinforce positive beliefs and help to make beneficial changes.
I first discovered affirmations when I read Louise Hay’s book You Can Heal Your Life around 22 years ago. I wanted a new job and more money, so I started saying something like “I have a brilliant new job with a great salary and it comes to me quickly, easily and effortlessly”. Within a week I had a new job and I’d doubled my salary.