First Step to Change Negative Beliefs
This article tackles the question of how to change beliefs by first using EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques to reduce your inner resistance.
What do I mean by that?
I mean that inside, probably in your unconscious, there’s a part of you that does not want to change. (I call this the Inner Lifeguard.)
And there’s a part of you that doesn’t want to be found wrong or feel foolish for having core beliefs or negative beliefs that you’re attempting to change.
Using the following tapping script can relax your resistance and allow the changing beliefs process to begin. (You might want to check out how to discover your core beliefs first.)
Tapping to Reduce the Inner Resistance that Prevents You From Discovering and Clearing Your Limiting Beliefs
I give thanks to Pat Carrington for the inspiration for this tapping sequence, and especially for the metaphor of the beneficial error in the check book.
Tapping on the Karate Chop Point
Tap continually on the Karate Chop point as you repeat the following statements:
Even though I’m not really sure I want to know what all my limiting beliefs are, and this process seems kinda scary . . .
. . . I’m pretty sure I’m ok just the way I am.
Even though it makes me feel uncomfortable to be sleuthing around in my subconscious mind. . .
. . . because I’m not sure what I’ll find, what if I could be open to the possibility that doing this might just help me be more free and happy and successful.
Even though I don’t like the idea of discovering that the beliefs I’ve lived my life by could be wrong . . .
. . . I choose to be open to the possibility that releasing my total certainty about my beliefs might just set me free.
Eyebrow: I’m not sure I want to know all my limiting beliefs.
Side of Eye: I’m just not sure I want to sleuth out my hidden beliefs.
Under Eye: I might feel uncomfortable with this process.
Under Nose: I would like to change.
Chin: It would be pretty cool if I could get fixed.
Collarbone: So I would like to know what my limiting beliefs are.
Under Arm: But on second thought, what if I’ve been wrong all these years?
Top of Head: I don’t want to feel stupid.
Eyebrow: Or foolish.
Side of Eye: And I don’t like being wrong – especially about the foundation of my life.
Under Eye: So I think I’ll just keep my hidden limiting beliefs hidden, thank you very much.
Under Nose: I’m fine just the way I am.
Chin: Maybe I shouldn’t have come to this class.
Collarbone: Maybe I’ll just leave the class now, while I’m still obviously happy.
Under Arm: Maybe I don’t actually have any hidden beliefs.
Top of Head: I really don’t want to feel foolish – even just to myself.
Nice easy breath and let it out slowly.
Eyebrow: I choose to be a good friend to myself right now.
Side of Eye: And I choose to allow change to be easy
Under Eye: And maybe even fun
Under Nose: I choose to be open to the possibility
Chin: That I’ve made a mistake in my favor.
Collarbone: It could be like finding a mistake I made in my checkbook.
Under Arm: And discovering I have a lot more money than I thought I had.
Top of Head: That would definitely be a mistake in my favor.
Eyebrow: And I’d be happy about it.
Side of Eye: Correcting some mistakes can make me feel really good.
Under Eye: Maybe I’ve held some beliefs that were not in my favor.
Under Nose: And by correcting them, my life could be much better.
Chin: I could feel relief.
Collarbone: It could even set me free.
Under Arm: I choose to have this lift a weight off my shoulders.
Top of Head: I choose to feel the relief that being me is ok after all.
Eyebrow: I choose to feel the relief of knowing I was wrong about some things -
Side of Eye: – and I don’t have to worry about it any more.
Under Eye: The limitations I believed I had aren’t there . . .
Under Nose: . . . I just thought they were.
Chin: I can move forward now.
Collarbone: I choose to move forward now.
Under Arm: I’m open to discovering that I was wrong in my favor . . .
Top of Head: And I’m happy to discover that the mistake was in my favor.
As always, I’d love to hear how this works for you. Leave a comment below!
p.s. Here are all the posts in this series:
Intro to SWAP Method: What are Core Beliefs and What Are Yours
EFT Script to Help You Let Go of Resistance to Change Beliefs: How to Change Beliefs with EFT
Sleuth – SWAP #1: How to Discover Your Negative Core Beliefs
More Sleuthing: Creating Your List of Core Beliefs
Warp – Loosening the Roots of Your Beliefs: How to Change Your Beliefs By Warping Them with EFT