On an energetic level, how does this affect us as healers? Can you teach us techniques to prevent these negative affirmations from affecting us or burdening us emotionally? This spiritual concern weighs on my mind.”
I was so happy to consider this important question.
From a psychological standpoint, the practitioner is actually self-regulating during the session just by tapping on themselves. Every day, I hear stories that would deeply distress me if I were just listening without tapping. People share horrifying experiences, often from their childhood, and tapping helps me maintain my balance. It’s as if tapping prevents the heaviness of their words from sticking to me.
Once the session is over, it’s over. I can remember what I heard, and I genuinely sympathize with the person’s struggles, but I don’t carry their emotional burden.
I once read a case study written by a practitioner who worked with a Gulf War medic. I didn’t tap while reading it, and it affected me so much that I couldn’t sleep that night. It took me a while to realize that the shaky, anxious feeling I had was a result of reading that case study.
Only when I sat down and tapped on myself did I manage to release that burden. Since then, I’ve made a mental note to tap if I ever come across emotionally challenging content like that again.
Now, let’s explore the spiritual perspective. It’s all about love. As a healer, you create a safe space for someone who carries a wounded heart or energy system. This helps them process their fears, anger, sadness, guilt, or any other painful emotion. Through tapping, both you and the client enter the present moment, where transformation can occur.
In this space, there’s a beautiful resonance between you and the client, and your intention is to facilitate the best outcome for them, guided by their higher power. You can adapt this template to fit any spiritual belief system simply by changing the terminology.
Just like the psychological perspective, tapping while working with clients allows you to remain fully present without getting entangled in your own reactions. It keeps the focus on the client, where it belongs.
That’s why it’s crucial for practitioners to work on themselves regularly. By doing so, we can stay centered, calm, and dedicated to our clients, no matter what emotions they’re releasing. It’s a profound act of selflessness and collaboration, and it reminds us how vital it is to continue to work on ourselves no matter what level of expertise we aspire to.