EFT: Logic or Emotion?

Have you ever felt the frustration of knowing something logically, but not being able to feel congruent with it emotionally?

For example, "Logically I don't need to be afraid of giving that speech next Tuesday, but emotionally I'm scared." Or, "Logically I know I should let go of what Betsy said, but emotionally I still resent it." Or, "Logically, what is bothering me happened a long time ago, and I shouldn't be letting it still bother me emotionally."

This kind of incongruence is common when the logical and emotional parts of our brain are not in sync about an issue. Fortunately, EFT is wonderful for solving this kind of dilemma. It's great for getting the two parts of the brain to talk to each other and finally come to peace!

For example, after tapping you might conclude, "I'm not afraid to give that speech any more. In fact, now I'm looking forward to giving all those people this great information!" Or, "I don't know why I was ever afraid to give that speech. Now it seems like no big deal." Or, "Oh, now I realize the reason I was afraid to give that speech is because when I was in third grade my teacher embarrassed me in front the the class. That happened a long time ago and doesn't have to affect my performance today."

When logic tells you one thing and your emotions tell you something else and EFT can be used to sort it out. If the topic is something of significance emotionally, or is complex, consider working with a skilled, certified EFT practitioner to help you as it will be important to get to all the pieces of information behind the incongruence (what we call "aspects" in EFT) in order to bring the issue to resolution. But, EFT is so user friendly that many people find they can solve a lot of these kinds of problems on their own.