We all have an inner child who holds our unwanted (shadow) emotions. You know, all the emotions we’re taught to be ashamed of and push down. And, like all kids, he/she just wants your attention. If the child doesn’t get your attention, they will throw a fit until you acknowledge them. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a simple and highly effective therapy for working with our inner children in a respectful way. Here are the simplified steps:
- You begin with the end. Ask yourself how you want to feel? Example: peace. Therefore, peace would be your intended outcome.
- Identify what’s in the way; in other words, what do you feel now. Example: anger.
- Engage the anger fully by giving love to your inner angry child while tapping. Give them the space to feel exactly how they feel. This is not about blame. Counterintuitive as it may seem to honor your angry inner child, that’s exactly where you’ll find the freedom you’re seeking. Our inner child just wants our love and attention. When you let them be, they will also let you be.
- After the emotion has subsided, now is the time to tap on your intended outcome. This strengthens and internalizes your goals and intentions.
It is my observation that the reason we get bogged down in the swamp of complicated emotion is because we’re taught to judge and bury our emotions rather than honoring them. I have taught EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to many clients, helping them to free themselves from unwanted emotional baggage.
If you want support in freeing your inner child, let EFTSoulPath guide you on your journey to self-love so that you can begin to create a life you love.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a gentle and effective system of clearing self-sabotage and limiting beliefs from your energy system—so that you can create a life you love!
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