Does the act of sitting on your chair trigger pain in your back? Does doing something cause pain somewhere? The set of questions to follow may bring you some relief or may shake out a few insights about whatever thoughts or memories may be helping you hold on to that pain.Tap under your eye, or on your collarbone, or on any points you want to, and ask yourself a few questions. Notice if the questions, or your answers, bring up thoughts, memories, or physical feelings. Just notice and keep noticing.
- When did I first become aware of this pain?
- How long ago?
- What was happening in my life at the time?
- Exactly which part of my back hurts when I sit down?
- How much does it hurt?
- Does it hurt when I start sitting or after sitting for a while or when I stand up?
- What do I feel right this moment?
- Am I safe?
- Do I deserve?
- Is it possible?
- May I fail?
- Might I fail?
- What’s the story?
- What did I see?
- What did I hear?
- What did I realize?
- What did I decide?
- Who will I be if I lose the pain?
- What will be different for me if I lose the pain?
- What is the story?
- When did it happen?
- Who was involved?
- What did I notice?
- What do I feel in my body?
Read these questions over and over as you tap. Do you feel any different in your body? Do you feel any different in your emotions. Did these questions bring up surprising thoughts?
If your thoughts are uncomfortable, then keep tapping on any tapping points and know that as you tap, you are engaging in the process of getting better.