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A Flavor of Overwhelm

If you had told me six months ago that I was someone who suffered from overwhelm on a consistent basis, I would have argued back, “I don’t get overwhelmed! I stay on top of things! I rarely–if ever–totally break down and sink into a useless pile on the couch.” That was what overwhelm meant to me. Someone who was overwhelmed became incapable of participating in life, they would check out. I never did that.

I’ve been looking closer at this emotional state over the last several months…I am, honestly, overwhelmed by how OFTEN I am dealing with overwhelm. Who knew! Now that I’m allowing the overwhelm, I do break down on the couch now and again. However, one of my most common flavors of overwhelm is retreating up into my head. I start thinking and spinning in the never-ending to-do list, the imaginary conversations I need to have, the e-mails I need to write…this is overwhelm.

I wanted to share a version of a short tapping script I’ve been using over the last few weeks when I feel this happening. Sometimes I use it in the middle of the day, and often actually right before I go to bed. The head spinning is most clear to me then, when I’m trying to be quite and get a good rest to wake up and go at it again. For anyone not familiar with EFT or tapping, you can click here for a short video introduction to the tapping points.

Let me know if you find this helpful!

Karate Chop Point:
Even though I feel all up in my head and ungrounded, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I feel completely up in my head; I’m scattered and frantic and unfocused in spite of all that I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Even though I am all up in my head and a part of me kind of likes being up here despite feeling scattered and frantic and unfocused and jittery and airy and up in my head, I deeply and completely love and accept myself

Tapping through the points:

I’m all up in my head
my energy is floating with the clouds
I wish it was down here with me in my body
sitting on this chair
working on moving my life forward
oh man, I wish my energy was here closer to the earth with me
but it’s not
I’m all up in my head
and when my energy is all up in my head
I feel light headed,
kind of dizzy
and little bit giddy
and boy do I want to talk,
even if it’s just to myself!
there is lots and lots of air spinning around up in my head right now
feeling sort of scattered
feeling frantic
deep breath
man, it would be nice if I could pull all of this energy
back down into my body
down through the middle of my spine
deep into my core
out my pelvis
and into the earth beneath me
because, even though I’m all up in my head,
more of me is here down on earth.
More of me is here right now,
living my life in solid, grounded human form.
letting all this air go
letting all this frantic, scattered energy up in my head dissipate
letting it get sucked back down into the core of the earth
grounding me back down to myself, my true purpose,
my core quality of being
so that I may go on with my day in a much more grounded,
focused, creative and safe way.

Take a deep breath.

I see YOU,

Comments on: "A Flavor of Overwhelm" (5)

  1. Thank you, Martha!

    I do like the script, it’s great, clear and wonderfully grounding! I had never thought of overwhelm as being in my head and I can see it now.

    Thank you, I’ll try it.

  2. This was wonderful Martha! I too suffer from overwhelm at times, but I never really thought of overwhelm as retreating up into my head. Your tapping script is perfect and one I will print out and use often. Thank you for sharing your insights!

  3. Thanks for the EFT overwhelm “break” – we all definitely all need to take one from time to time or day to day depending on what is happening in our lives. I also love “I see YOU” – that really touched me and made me feel special. You are brilliant indeed :).

  4. Love the video. Thanks for the great, to the point instructions of EFT. Your energy is great in the video. Thanks for the tapping for overwhelm. Much needed at this time. You Rock!

  5. The video was fantastic. So clear and precise. I have played a lot of overwhelm in my life and used tapping a lot to move through it. It is a fantastic tool.

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