EFT Techniques for Stress and Overwhelm

When you’re new to EFT tapping, learning EFT techniques can be challenging.

Tapping Audio:  Tap Along to Relieve Stress and Overwhelm

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And, even when you’re experienced with Emotional Freedom tapping, it can still be very nice to have someone guide you along with a tapping script or a tap-along EFT audio.

Here is an audio recording you can tap along with if you’re feeling either…

-  overwhelmed,

-  stressed out,

-  if the task you have ahead of you is just too much,5

-  if what you need to do feels impossible,

-  you don’t believe you have enough time to complete your task.

Emotional Freedom Techniques Used

I used simple EFT techniques in this audio, following my Growing Up Method. That method starts with Dumping, moves into what I call Dreaming (start EFT affirmations with “What if…” and “Wouldn’t it be nice if…”) and ends with Deciding – positive EFT.

Unlike other tapping therapy recordings I’ve made, this one is for real.  What I mean by that is that I was facing what felt like an overwhelming, impossible task.  I felt stressed and unable to move and get started.

You may have read elsewhere on this site that I’m in the process of selling my Milagro Cohousing Tucson home and moving out of the country.

Along the way, with the help of EFT for safety, I realized that the move out of the country was too big a step to take all at once, so I’ve decided to make a trip to Portland, Oregon first.  I’ll make many stops along the way to visit friends and family.  Then I’ll get my city fix in Portland until I’m ready to make that next leap out of the US. (As I’ve told friends, you can say, “I told you so,” if I’m still in Portland five years from now.)

My Overwhelm

IMG 08021 300x225 EFT Techniques for Stress and Overwhelm specific emotional states But this morning, I was sitting in my office, with half filled boxes behind me.  As you know about moving, every item can represent a decision.

In this move, I want to take only what will fit in the cab of my truck.  The rest, I’ll either sell, give away, or store.  I don’t intend to store any furniture or art.

I’m limiting myself to storing 10 boxes, max. (There, I’ve made my commitment in writing!)

And I’m allowing myself to take only 8 boxes and 2 suitcases. (Another promise – to myself and to you.)

Anyway, I was feeling overwhelmed and a bit hopeless.  I decided to tap on it.  And I thought, “I can make an audio of this for others to tap along with.”

I’ve tried to make it generic enough that it worked for me, and it can work for you.  If you listen to it, you’ll notice me doing a lot of yawning.  Hopefully, that will stimulate you to yawn too, as yawning is very contagious – and beneficial.

For me, and for many, yawning while doing EFT is a sign of movement and change happening.  Like Pavlov’s dogs who salivated at the sound of a bell, I probably begin to yawn anytime I start tapping on the karate chop point.

Click this link for the Overwhelm Tapping Audio.

I hope this tapping audio helps you, as it did me this morning.


Natalie Hill

p.s.  Let me know if you’d like me to make more tapping audios with various EFT techniques.  Just add a quick comment to this page.

top photo by Sara. Nel

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Natalie Hill is a Transformational Coach for women entrepreneurs. She loves empowering women to bust through their blocks so they can be who they were born to be. Contact Natalie at Google+

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Alice October 22, 2010 at 8:16 am


Hello! I am new to EFT (just found your site this week) and find it fascinating. I love your audios. I’ve already gone through three of them. It’s so nice to be able to listen to them while I’m at work.

I would like to hear tapping audios on loss of a child, pain relief, procrastination, low libido and weight loss. Now there’s a list! LOL!

Concerning the weight loss, I’m not a binge eater, in fact, even though I’m seriously overweight, I don’t really eat much and snacks/desserts don’t impress me. I’ve been gradually losing weight (50#) over the past 1-1/2 yrs and am now where I was 5 yrs ago. I would like to be able to tap my way into dropping off pounds quicker than I am now. My goal weight is 150 and my goal reward is ziplining and “finally” a little black dress. Only 145# to go. Yay, me!

Any help you could provide would be a blessing. I appreciate all that you do.



Natalie October 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Alice, so terrific to hear from you! And thank you for the feedback about my audios and especially for the assignment list of topics to work on. I do love a to-do list!

A big pat on the back (and a warm hug) for your weight-loss progress. What occurs to me is that the reason for your overweight is mental/emotional, not diet. I say that because of what you told us about your eating habits.

So here’s a little to-do list for you. Think about, then tap on the answers to the following questions. If an event or trauma comes to mind, tap on that. This exercise will be a really good start on discovering the core issues that are keeping the weight on you.

1. What are you angry about?
2. What are you resentful about?
3. Do you need to be perfect?
4. What would be the downside of losing weight?
5. What is the upside of staying heavy?
6. What are you ashamed of?
7. What are you guilty about?
8. Who would be upset if you weighed 150 pounds?
9. And finish this sentence, This weight keeps me safe by…
10. And this sentence, It wouldn’t be safe to weigh 150 pounds because…

There’s a good start for you. Thanks for your encouraging comments!


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