Tapalong for SAD (seasonal affective disorder.)
Using EFT to Stop Feeling Sad in the Fall
Yesterday a friend was telling me how down she was feeling since the clocks changed and the days got shorter and the weather greyer and I was reminded that I used to feel like that too.
I love to experiment with EFT and to see just what I can do with it. I believe that anything is possible and it’s up to me to experiment to find out how. That makes EFT a lot of fun and I learn so much on the way.
The taplong below is similar to the one that I created to deal with my own SAD and although I’d still much rather they didn’t change the clocks in the fall, as it makes the days shorter and I seem to get less done, (Now there’s another thing I could explore J,) I actually don’t really notice what the weather’s doing in that way now. I’ll notice it’s raining and probably enjoy watching it for a while, or listening to it. (Isn’t the sound of rain wonderful?) I might notice that it’s looking very grey, so I may decide not to go for a walk, but it doesn’t make me down. It doesn’t disrupt my energy anymore and I can enjoy the day, whatever the weather.
So if you have SAD, or just don’t like this time of year, here’s a tapalong to start you off and you can play with it yourself and experiment and see how much better you start to feel.
Tapalong for SAD
Even though it’s dark and grey and the days are too short I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though I wish they didn’t change the clocks in the fall I’m OK.
Even though I have this heavy grey feeling I deeply and completely accept myself.
It’s dark in the morning
It’s dark in the afternoon,
It’s not fair I want some light and sun
And I feel like this
And I don’t want to
And I don’t know how not to….
Yet….. I’m OK
Even though that’s how it’s always been till now I’m OK.
Even though that’s how it’s always been till now, I’m open to the possibility I could make it different.
Even though I haven’t done this before I’m open to the possibility that I could have fun playing with this.
Even though when it’s dark and grey and the days are short I feel like this I’m OK
Even though when it’s warm and sunny and the days are long, I feel like that, I’m OK
Even though that’s how it’s been, I’d like all parts of me to remember how I feel when it’s sunny and to recreate those feelings every time that it’s grey, or dark, or the days are short
That’s how it’s been
I’m used to it
And maybe I could get used to something else
I know how I feel when it’s sunny and the days are long
And I choose to feel that
When the days are short too
Changing my feelings about short days and lack of light
Enjoying those warm, summer feelings in the depths of winter because it helps me to be meJ
With love from Jacqui
Jacqui Crooks, EFT Founding Master