Why Do We Continue to Play Small? How EFT turns this around

Do you feel no one’s interested in what you have to say, so you end up feeling unseen and unheard? Have you desperately longed to be or do something more, but felt afraid to take that step?

I had played small for 42 years, until I stood up at the EFT Gathering in Vancouver last week and spoke to 75 people about how I felt like I’d stayed in the shadows my whole life.

I’d consistently been the cheer leader for my clients and students and friends, encouraging their gifts, yet I’d hidden myself away, “enjoying the crumbs under the table” (as my mentor, Dov Baron, says).

I have to be honest, as I stood there, I was unsure how my presentation would be received. I was opening myself up. Most people sitting in the audience knew nothing of my personal life; my saboteurs, and my limitations.

They do now!

And the reason I’m sharing this with you now is because the audience related to what I was saying. They were laughing, they were crying. I was blown away – I had no idea how many people were living life in this way until I asked, “How many of you can relate to what I’m saying?” . And 90% of the audience put up its hands!

I asked who would like to do some tapping with me on stage, and 90% of the audience put up its hands!

Can you relate to this? If so, you’ll find the following tapping transcript helpful.

Even though I’ve played small for a long time, I accept myself anyway in this moment

Even though for any number of reasons I’ve chosen to play small, I can accept myself for that

Even though a big part of me needs to play small, there’s a wiser and more powerful part of me that is ready and willing to be seen and heard, and I’ve decided to allow that part of me to prevail

Head: I’ve played small

Eyebrow: I’ve hidden my gifts and skills away

Side of eye: it was safer to play small

Under eye: I couldn’t let them really, truly see me

Under nose: and now I can

Chin: now it’s time to express myself a little more

Collarbone: now it’s time to feel safe enough to be seen and heard

Under arm: I’m ready and willing to take that step now!

Take a breath, assess how you’re feeling and tap through some more rounds, acknowledging what is coming up for you as you do so.

Annabel Fisher

Annabel Fisher, author of the e-book “Tap Into Your Healthy Self: Recognize the Potential Within You To Heal”, used EFT to go from being utterly exhausted, in extreme pain, and wheelchair-bound with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), to being vibrant, pain-free, and healthy enough to travel and motor bike regularly with her husband.

Based in British Columbia, Canada, she runs her own EFT Practice and has used her EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and NLP training to enable hundreds of people struggling with chronic illnesses to go from managing their symptoms, to enjoying life, to living at their fullest potential.

Annabel is the and has hosted countless teleseminar series on how to overcome a chronic illness and lead a joyful, fulfilling life. She is an authorized EFT Trainer with the AAMET and also one of only two Matrix Reimprinting trainers in Canada. Annabel has facilitated workshops in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the UK, and is the organizer of the Canadian EFT Gatherings on the West Coast.

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