How To Cope With Workplace Stress With EFT Tapping
Eliminate Workplace Stress With EFT Tapping
In this article, you will learn about what workplace stress is, coping mechanisms for workplace stress and how to overcome it with the help of the EFT Tapping Method. This therapy has been clinically proven to help people let go of intense stressful feelings.
A couple of years ago, I worked at the Human Resources department and I was really engaged in my job. It gave me a sense of purpose and I absolutely loved working there. However, after some months, my colleague resigned and I was the only one handling everything while my boss just kept piling work on my desk. Even though I liked my job, I just couldn't handle the pressure that came along with it.
Eventually, I felt exhausted and drained, as I had no time for myself or my family anymore. I started procrastinating and was not able to complete my tasks; it got to a point where I began taking leave more often than I usually would. This is when I realised that the stress and the need to do well at my job, got to me so much that I was experiencing burnouts regularly.
I ended up quitting, as it was taking a toll on my mental and physical health. Had I received the help and support that I desperately required to overcome or let go of my stress, I probably would not have gone through so much exhaustion and frustration. It compromised my performance and well-being. Luckily, I soon found an alternative therapeutic method that I started using to help me through workplace stress, and it has been extremely helpful to me ever since.
My point is, workplace stress is quite common and usually emerges due to unexpected higher demands and our inability to meet them. Perhaps you are aware of this known phrase - 'Having a job in many ways improves an individual's health and overall attitude toward life.' However, many people face significant stress in the workplace that outweighs any possible benefits and even poses a threat to their health, but knowing when it's all too much and working on it immediately is the key, to be in control and take back your power.
"It's not the stress that kills us, It's our reaction to it."
Alternative therapeutic techniques are very helpful when it comes to work-related stress. When I joined another organization, these techniques not only helped heal the stress I was facing, but they also gave me a method to have a healthy work-life balance as well as a serene sense of calm and peace.
FACTORS THAT GIVE RISE TO WORKPLACE STRESS
What is it that causes so much workplace stress?
Stress at work can happen due to a variety of different reasons. According to a survey conducted in 2017, the most important are the following (3):
- Higher than manageable work-load – An employee will feel stressed if the amount of work they have to complete is overwhelming versus manageable.
- A feeling of being unsupported – An employee feels unsupported if they are undervalued, unfairly treated or their contribution unrewarded.
- Changes at the work place – Unexpected changes at work and an inability to cope with those changes can be stress inducing.
- Bullying, violence, and threats – Understandably experiencing any form of abuse is unacceptable and causes heightened levels of stress in some cases, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All these can have significant, serious effects on physical and mental health.
- Feeling uncertain about your role–Employees will feel anxious at work if they do not know where their role fits into the workplace.
Stress does not always have to be a bad thing. Sometimes, it helps people to get motivated to get their work done effectively and efficiently. However, too much stress can end up being damaging. Prolonged stress is extremely harmful - it would start with burnouts and end up with serious mental health problems.
FACTORS THAT GIVE RISE TO WORKPLACE STRESS
Have you ever felt like you just can't do it anymore? Like your job is so frustrating that you feel like giving up and taking a break? Maybe your boss is getting on your nerves and setting up tight deadlines, and you have absolutely no motivation to touch the pile of work you have?
This intense mental, physical and emotional exhaustion that you face in the middle of your job, is known as a Burnout. It takes place when you feel so exhausted and frustrated that you are not able to meet your deadlines, you feel emotionally drained and you don't have the ability to continue any further.
Burnouts make you feel helpless and the work you once loved doing, just does not seem appealing anymore. This feeling often intensifies to a point where your professional, personal and family life also get affected in the process. Since long-term effects of burnouts can be harmful to your mental and/or physical heath, it is necessary to deal with this as soon as you realise it is happening.
Signs And Symptoms Of Burnouts
- Loss of appetite and good sleep
- Lowered immunity
- Sense of failure and self-doubt
- Detachment and isolation
- Feelings of hopeless and helplessness
- Loss of motivation
- Withdrawing from responsibilities
- Taking out your frustration on others
- Self-esteem problems
- Substance use/abuse
- Usage of displacement or projection as coping mechanisms
- Procrastinating, taking longer to get things done
Struggling with burnouts is quite common and nothing to worry about, as long as you are mindful and take steps to overcome it, and to look after yourself. There are so many days where you'll just ask yourself, "is this job even worth it?" and if you conclude that it really isn't, consider looking out for another job that would make you feel happy and satisfied, or consider taking a break and giving yourself the much needed 'me time'.
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HOW TO OVERCOME WORKPLACE STRESS
Some of the solutions to help you cope better with stress at the workplace are:
Prioritise your work-load and develop an ability to say “No”
You need to keep in mind that it is not necessary for you to carry all the work on your shoulders. If it gets too much, you have the right to politely refuse.
Initiate a conversation with your manager to resolve matters
Communication with your superiors about how your work is going and what needs to improve, will avoid unnecessary conflicts and stress. Effective communication is critical in getting the job done, as well as building a sense of trust and increasing productivity.
Build a relationship with your co-workers
Some days may get too overwhelming; in order to feel supported and motivated, building a strong bond with your co-workers is always essential. Making friends and building healthy relationships might be helpful in the long run.
Be mindful of your activities
When stress arises, people usually tend to focus on the past - what happened, how it happened, why you're facing this situation and they start overthinking. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the task at hand and move on. Dwelling on something that has already happened will intensify your stress rather than reducing it. The past is gone - it is the present that will keep you going.
Get clear on what you want at work
Sometimes, individuals tend to have so many things on their mind, that all of it just becomes a bundle of confusion. Hence, being clear on what you want to do and formulating a schedule regarding your priorities for the day will help to minimise the stress and confusion.
Stand up to any abuse and get professional help as required
When a colleague is arrogant and/or superior to you, there may be times when they bully you into doing their work or scare you. Even if anyone is abusing you or harassing you, you need to speak up. The moment you realise this is happening, it is important to either stand up to this person or talk to your boss/manager about it, or else your life at work will be nothing but stressful, scary and upsetting.
Find a method that will help lower your stress level:
Since you cannot work out or do anything much at your workplace to reduce stress, you could consider the following methods:
- Listen to music for a while, calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body
- Close your eyes and focus on your breathing
- Take a short break
- Watch funny or heart-warming videos on YouTube that'll cheer you up
- Organize your desk/office
- Hangout with your work buddies
- Eat chocolate or food that is comforting (try to stay healthy), drink something soothing
- Go out for a while, take a walk and get some fresh air
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HOW TO ELIMINATE WORKPLACE STRESS WITH EFT TAPPING
EFT Tapping for Elimination of Work Place Stress, is a clinically proven therapeutic method. As people often feel very drained by a hectic day at work, tapping is very effective in relieving their stress and helping them calm their nerves.
Start The EFT Process By Asking Yourself
- What made you feel stressed at your workplace?
- Who stressed you out?
- What did they do to make you feel this way?
- Would you avoid situations that stressed you out, if you could?
Start Tapping On The Side Of Your Hand
“Even though I feel stressed about ….. and I can feel it in my ….. and it’s at a number ….. and it makes me feel ….., I deeply and completely love and accept myself."
Repeat this 3 times.
Start Tapping On The Upper Body, Facial And Finger Tapping Points
- Eyebrow: I feel stressed about …..
- Side of Eye/Temple: I feel it in my …..
- Under Eye: It’s at a number …..
- Under Nose: It makes me feel …..
- Chin: It’s in my ….. at a number …..
- Collarbone: It makes me feel ….
- Under the Arm: So ….
- Thumb: So ….
- Index Finger: Stressed because …..
- Middle Finger: I feel it in my …..
- Little Finger: So ….
End This Sequence By Tapping On The Side Of Your Hand Again
“Even though I feel stressed about ….. and I feel it in my ….. and it’s at a number ….. and it makes me feel ….., I deeply and completely love and accept myself."
Repeat this only once.
Take A Deep Breath In And Out And Take A Sip Of Water
Test Yourself By Asking
“What intensity is this stress at?”
If it has reduced to a level you feel happy with, you can stop. If you would want to reduce it more, start the procedure again.
DOES EFT TAPPING FOR WORKPLACE STRESS REALLY WORK?
Emotional Freedom Technique is an alternative therapeutic technique that helps people overcome physical and mental problems that they face. It has proven to be effective and long lasting; additionally, this technique does not take much time to administer as well.
EFT Tapping for Workplace Stress Elimination stimulates the body's ability to let go or release any sort of stress that they are going through, at their place of work. This intervention has proven to be useful and long-lasting for individuals experiencing chronic work-related stress.
There has been clinical evidence of the use of EFT Tapping, for instance:
- EFT on nursing students facing stress and anxiety depicted how the effects of the Emotional Freedom Techniques were comparatively more significant in students who used the EFT, than those who didn't. The participants also mentioned that they felt calmer and more relaxed after the tapping (7).
- Another study talked about burnouts in school teachers. It was found that EFT was very useful and that tapping is profoundly effective for this population (6).
These are some successful clinical tests that were conducted, where EFT Tapping for Workplace Stress effectively helped individuals get over their problems.
Although Emotional Freedom Techniques can be administered on the self, it is recommended to consult a professional EFT Practitioner to get help for physical and/or emotional issues you may be facing.
Although you may feel like stressing out is not a big deal and it's very normal, there are times when it might escalate to burnouts and it will affect your personal, professional and family life negatively, which is when you need to consider seeking professional help to overcome this intense feeling. You need to look out for yourself and your colleagues, and reach out for help in times like this.
Emotional Freedom Techniques are always going to be successful, long lasting, fortunate and effective methods to help you overcome any sort of mental or physical difficulty that you might face. EFT Tapping for Workplace Stress Elimination is clinically proven and will be helpful whenever you feel like things are spiralling downwards. EFT will give you a sense of calm and control.
In closing, stressful situations will occur in life and the secret is to have a daily routine to cope with it and to learn to let go.
Dr.Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please do seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.
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