So, she's a great caretaker for others, but she "forgot" that she had a wonderful skill with which to care for herself. She "forgot" about EFT. She "forgot" about tapping for herself.
And all she did was cry.
Then she remembered EFT. She tapped for general issues, such as "all of these Mom emotions," "feeling all alone with the problem emotions," "watching Mom change so rapidly," "having to take on a difficult role all by myself."
And the crying stopped. Peace settled in. She was able to handle her tasks with Mom with less emotional pain. She felt better about herself and was ready to work with her clients again.
Have you guessed yet? Did you figure it out?
I'm writing about myself. Here I am…the one who always helps others. And it didn't even occur to me to help myself.
I feel so much better now. And I'm reminding you to take care of yourself! Tapping has helped so many of our clients, but self-care is essential. I'm now able to achieve a balance with my Mom and with all the other people I want to help!
Since I took the time to tap for myself, my phone has started to ring. I'm now meeting with phone clients again as well as clients in my office. It's a wonderful feeling to be able to help others.
And I now remember to help myself, too.
Deborah Mitnick, LCSW-C
The case if taken from the EFT Gary’s Craig site: www.emofree.com with his approval but the case description is solely the responsibility of the writer of the case.