I am thinking of you as our lives continue to shift and change dramatically from day-to-day. What seemed surreal last week is now for real. I understand how difficult that can be, settling into a new reality is hard. I try to reassure myself by remembering that I am not alone in this tectonic shift. We are definitely in this together.
I, like many people, am not a stranger to life-altering change. In April 2013, my husband was driving to work and had a seizure. Within 24 hours, he had a golf-ball sized tumor removed from his head. Within 2 weeks, he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. We had 2 children, ages 6 and 10. Our entire lives changed overnight. Everything as “it was” became different. The change was stressful and affected every area of our lives, logistical, financial, physical, and relational as every relationship we had prior to the diagnosis became forever changed.
Life does change in an instant. The reality of that is stressful. Life altering challenges can make us question everything. We might question our ability to cope, our faith, our trust in the world. However, if we are able to settle the mind and body, we might be able to break things down into smaller bits and focus one choice at a time. When John was diagnosed in 2013, I was so grateful that I had the tool of EFT. Tapping saved me and helped me weather the storm of terminal illness. It helped me release stress so I could navigate parenting and caregiving in a compassionate way. It helped me by relieving the physical stress from my body so that I could make appropriate choices...in the moment I needed to make them. With the gift of EFT Tapping, I could align myself with my highest choice making. I could be proud of who I was and what I was choosing in an unchartered time.
I pray. I pray because this and Tapping is what helps me. And since this is what I feel comfortable offering, the tool of Tapping is my prayer and offering to you. That is what I can offer to the world in our time of collective change.
Today’s Tap is on “Everything is different and all the changes make me feel stressed”.
As you move through the tap, “stressed” might be “overwhelmed” or “scared”. It is okay to change the language at any time to suit what you are feeling, now.
Please know I am here for you. I am offering discounted phone and zoom sessions to be of service. Sliding scale available.
With love and comfort,
I am so sorry that there is so much stress at this time. It is very difficult for all of us. It is hard to figure out what we need to pay attention to, stay away from, or understand.
I am not an infectious disease expert.
I have absolutely no idea what kind of impact this disease will cause for us as people, community, world.
What I am is a mind-body-energy expert.
I understand how the physiology of stress plays in the body and makes us more apt to get swept up into the fear mind and the sensation of panic.
I know that if I don't tap, then I will lose my shit and spin like a top.
I want to be clear. I want to be as rational as I can be.
I want to be a steward of calmness for my children.
I want to be in service to you.
Tapping is a useful tool right now because it reduces the cortisol levels in the body in less than 10 minutes. It stimulates acupuncture points to relax the body so that the mind can stop whirring with fear. It works to allow you to thing more clearly and act from a place of aligned mind-body.
Fear = Stress = the chemical reaction in the body.
Do not allow the judgements of others allow you to think that your fear is unjustified or irrational. Who is anyone to judge? Only you can decide what your best steps are at this time. And a relaxed body and clear mind can help you decide what works best.
Please use this tap to help you clear the mind and body of the stress that exists from "all that is going on at this time".
I am here for you.
With love and comfort,
Gretchen Driscoll has dedicated the last 20 years to helping hundreds of individuals and corporate clients clarify goals and achieve success.
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