Day 2 covered, again, 2 topics. The first was with Gwenn Bonnell on Physical Pain and the Emotion of Resentment: a Surprising Connection.
Ms. Bonnell says that resentment manifests in slowing you down from moving forward in life. The highest reason for alcoholics to drink is resentment. 85% of emotional stress leads to pain caused by resentment. Negative emotions… feeling stuck… — you get stuck due to negative emotions like resentment. We need to live in the present, and leave the past behind us, forgiven and not dwelled upon. We need to learn to just let it go and free our body, mind and spirit.
Yeah, I can see that. I can agree with all that. Except for the addictions part. I’ve never had an addiction really. I mean, I used to smoke years ago, but I’m not sure that I was addicted. So, I’m not sure I fully understand the addiction part. Well, maybe I could have a food addiction. I do love to eat and I don’t have to be hungry. Hmmm.
She tapped globally on resentment – 3 rounds of tapping. Globally, meaning tapping on everything resentment, such as addictions, pain, overeating, alcoholism, not accepting of what’s going on in our life, not accepting of our life, etc. If there is one specific resentment you want to focus on, then tap on that. While tapping, other resentment issues may surface and you can tap on that. When tapping on a specific resentment, be clear of who you are resentful of or at, why you feel the resentment (the cause, reasons), how the resentment affects you (your ambitions, self esteem, financial security, loss of control, personal relationship). First rate it from 1-10. Then tap. Then rate again with 1-10.
I just listened and didn’t tap, because at the moment, I could not think of anyone I felt resentment for.
I felt Ms. Bonnell was somewhat easier to listen to than the last one from yesterday. She didn’t repeat sequences more than 3 times. Sometimes, she only went through it once.
Her audio presentation lasted a little over 51 minutes.
The next presentation was with Nick Ortner on A Faster Solution: Understanding and Healing Pain and Illness. His audio lasted 45 minutes.
He explains tapping as a tree: The leaves are the side effects, branches are emotions, the trunk serves as the events that are related to pain, and the roots are our limiting beliefs, such as “My back is always going to hurt.”
You can start anywhere you like. He starts with the diagnosis, such as a slipped disk in your back. I don’t know how detailed you want me to be with this, so I’ll just skip all the statements and points of tapping. If you want me to explain further, just ask and I will. He simply goes through the steps twice, which is a relief for me, as I do not care for repetition. And then ends with a deep breath.
He further explains to do this for 5-10 minutes whenever you experience pain or illness; longer if you need to. Nick told some amazing stories of different people experiencing relief from pain and illness with the tapping on Resentment, Pain and Illness.
So far, I found Nick Ortner the most pleasant to listen to. He was straight forward, didn’t really drag anything out, made the tapping more easily accessible, he explained everything very well, and didn’t sound like he was into new age craziness. I don’t want to call this new age, but it does feel a little weird or crazy. A little less crazy, though, with Nick.
So, my back pain is never severe, plus it comes and goes, and I feel certain it’s due to my bad posture and my chair at work that’s not particularly user-friendly.
I will continue to tap on the ones from yesterday, as I am overwhelmed much of the time, and see how that goes. I am a little embarrassed to say it, but I am feeling less overwhelmed today and I was less overwhelmed yesterday afternoon, as well. While driving home, there was this horrible car accident on the interstate (so bad that it made it on to a couple of local tv stations), and I was stuck in traffic for quite a while. I shut off the engine, prayed for the people involved in the accident, then just sat there texting my closest friends and family, checking my emails on my phone, etc. I wasn’t really stressed about getting home, cooking a big meal, cleaning, prepping for the next day, etc.
I eventually made it home, cooked a nice meal, enjoyed my daughter, did a quickie blog post, prepped for the next day, pretty much all stress free. Normally, I’m running around like a cat on a hot tin roof. But not yesterday. Could it have been a result of the tapping? Could it be that I was just a bit more relaxed? I’ll say, for now, it was the tapping, because it’s most uncommon for me to not be stressing once I finally arrive home from work. Always sooo much to do and not much time to do it, and that stresses me…usually.
Today, I must say I’m chillin’. Not much work today, which is quite strange, but I’ll take it, as it allows me to blog and read others’ blogs, so I’m definitely not complainin’. That could be why I’m chillin’ – because yesterday and today are a bit slow. That very well could be. But could there be something to all this tapping?
Check with me tomorrow and I’ll fill you in on the next day’s presentations. What’s up for tonight/tomorrow morning?
You Deserve More: How to Create Your Financial Success
Presentation #1: Speeding Up the Transition From Debt to Wealth
Presentation #2: Overcome Resistance and Fear Around Sales and Growing Your Business
I am most interested in listening to THESE!!! No harm in listening and doing a little tapping if it’s actually going to help. I guess we’ll see.
C ya t’morra. 😉