EFT Tapping for Overwhelm

"Overwhelm is, most often a mindset. If you think about all the things you have to do, you'll be the face down on the floor" Jen Sincero

We live in a society where "being busy" is a sign of success.

You can't afford to slow down, you've got to be busy with something or the other.. yes? And what does that result in?

Overwhelm.

I had a friend when I worked in the corporate world, who was extremely competent, possibly the best in the team.

Every time the boss gave her a task to do she felt so overwhelmed, that she would put that task aside to escape the emotion and do something else.

Eventually there were  many tasks left pending.

At the end of the month we were expected to submit a monthly report and also had an informal appraisal of the tasks assigned to us.

Can you guess the outcome of her appraisal?

You guessed right. She was always at the bottom of the corporate ladder and did not receive a salary increment or growth for two years straight.

Eventually job dissatisfaction crept in and she had to quit. Why? Only because she could not handle or face the emotion associated with overwhelm.

The result – her profession growth was kicked back a few years.

Overwhelm can happen at any time, at work, to a student, in a relationship or even in daily life. The trick is to catch the bull by the horns. Yes Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT) can help eliminate the feeling of overwhelm and can easily be done anywhere.

So today, we'll tap on reducing the feeling of overwhelm.

A little side note before we begin ...

Do not be alarmed by the use of negative language that merely acknowledges the present state of things - such as "I'm feeling overwhelmed". Tapping is a cleansing technique - you acknowledge what doesn't feel good and clear it out using simultaneous tapping. Such thoughts are already going on in your mind. Tapping helps you to safely verbalize and purge them. Once negative emotional charge clears, it spontaneously makes space for positive thoughts and creative insight to arise.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

It can reduce stress in seconds.

Before your begin tapping bring the feeling of being overwhelmed with lots of tasks to be completed urgently and very little time.

Feel how it feels and note down on a scale of 1 to 10 how intense is your feeling, ie 1 being very low and 10 being very intensely overwhelmed

Tapping Script for Eliminating Overwhelm


Round 1: 

Karate Chop: Even though I have so much to do and not enough time, I feel like I'm spread thin so often, I deeply and completely love and accept myself. (3 times)

Eyebrow: I feel overwhelmed, So much to do!

Side of the eye: But never enough time.

Under the eye: ​Something's always pending

Under the nose: I'm always short on time

Chin: Life is passing me by...

Collarbone: While I'm stuck with chores!

Under the arm: This is no way to live!

Top of the head: I feel overwhelmed

Closing sequence (Karate chop): Even though I feel so overwhelmed I am open to the possibility of being calm. I love and accept myself

Breathe in and out and take a sip of water


Round 2

Karate Chop: Even though I wish that life could be a lot calmer and not run by deadlines. I love a accept myself (3 times).

Eyebrow:  I wish things could be calmer

Side of the eye: I wish I could be calmer

Under the eye: And do things at human pace

Under the nose: Not be run by clocks and deadlines

Chin: I wish life wasn't so conditional

Collarbone: I wonder if there's a way

Under the arm: I wish I can be relaxed

Top of the head: I wish I can be more calm. I choose to breathe now and accept that I am calm (breathe in and out while tapping)

Closing sequence (Karate chop): Life is overwhelming with deadlines and conditions. Suppose somehow I could find the calm in between all the chaos around me.

Breathe in and out and take a sip of water


Round 3

Karate Chop: Even though I am overwhelmed and want to get everything done within my deadline, I love and accept myself

Eyebrow:  I am overwhelmed and still get everything done

Side of the eye: Wait, who says I need to get everything done?

Under the eye: What if the world won't fall apart

Under the nose: If I decide to do things at my pace?

Chin: I guess it will be okay

Collarbone: While I value my responsibilities

Under the arm: I choose to value me, too!

Top of the head: Suppose somehow I find it easy to feel calm and relaxed. I am grateful for all I have to do and the calmness around me.

Closing sequence (Karate chop): Even though I get overwhelmed and long for calmness while completing my responsibilities. I love and accept myself completely

Breathe in and out and take a sip of water


Round 4

Karate Chop: Even though I feel more calmer now I whole heartedly love and accept myself

Eyebrow: Yes I am finding it easy to feel calm and relaxed

Side of the eye: Oh! What a beautiful feeling within me

Under the eye: Feel so calm and quiet

Under the nose: Breathing seems so deep and relaxing

Chin: It’s ok to be calm and relaxed

Collarbone: I choose to value me and my health

Under the arm: I love this serene and calm mind of mine

Top of the head:  I find it easy to feel calm and relaxed

Top of the head: I love myself for being confident and for trusting myself

Closing sequence (Karate chop): Even though I used to get overwhelmed in the past, that was then and this is now, I am grateful for the calmness. I am grateful for having confidence to complete all my tasks within the deadline with peace. I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Breathe in and out and take a sip of water


So in closing, my learning is to be kind to myself and to give my son the space to find his way. To trust that all is well and how it is meant to be.

Keep Tapping

Love Donita & Team Vitality

P.S. Here is another tapping sequence to eliminate self doubt and be limitless.


Donita Packard is a Coach & Matrix Reimprinting with EFT Practitioner.


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