Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quick Tips for A More Harmonious Family Gathering on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day usually involves getting together with one's own family. For some people, that is both good news and bad news. If it's bad news to you and you'd like to find a way to be appreciative rather than grumpy while you are with your family, here are some simple tips:

  • Using EFT, you can tap with the setup phrase of: "Even though I don't like my family, I deeply and completely love and accept myself," and tap on all the points. Don't worry if at first you feel guilty admitting you don't like your family. After tapping, you most likely will see that there are aspects of your family that you DO like after all. Then, you can choose to focus on those aspects to maintain a loving connection with your family while you are together. Even I don't like my family all the time, and after tapping using this setup phrase, I am able to realize and remember that I LOVE my family.
  • Using TAT, get in the TAT Pose and focus on whatever it is that is bothering you at that moment and put your attention on the statement: "(This issue) is bothering me now, yet I am OK, I can relax and not let it bother me anymore." (Of course, you can come up with your own statement.
  • Or, you can decide to be amused and practice "keep appreciating!"

If you are not familiar with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique by Gary Craig), you can find a brief introduction to this powerful self-healing technique on my "EFT Tapping Points" webpage.

If you haven't checked out TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique by Tapas Fleming) yet, I recommend that you visit to download their free "How to do TAT for a stressful event" booklet.

Disclaimer: This quick tip using EFT and TAT is provided by Christine Metawati as a good faith effort to expand the use of EFT and TAT in the world. It represents her ideas and do not necessarily represent those of Gary Craig or Tapas Fleming.  EFT and TAT are very powerful self-healing tools but are definitely NOT meant to replace appropriate medical treatment or mental health therapy. No guarantee of results is either stated or implied. If you use the EFT and TAT tips provided above, you are advised to take complete responsibility for your emotional and physical well-being. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of EFT, TAT or any other healing modalities. 

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