What kind of results does tapping bring? Here’s an example from the book Tapping into Wealth by Margaret Lynch:
When I met Kathryn she earned a good living as a consultant in the biotech industry and had a great retirement plan. But she admitted to having constant anxiety about money. When I asked her to write down her income she immediately felt fear and anxiety. A familiar phrase repeated in her head: “Right around the corner, the other shoe is going to drop.” As she said it, her eyes welled with tears and her voice began to shake as old memories surfaced.
She explained, “This is just how it is, and has been this way since childhood.” Kathryn believed that no matter how much you make, there will always be something that falls out of the sky to take your money — a bill, car repair, injury, taxes, etc. And she believed it would take every last cent she had. To her, no matter how much you make, you can never rest, relax, or stop worrying because there will never be enough. As she shared this, Kathryn was resigned to this being her inescapable fate. Her emotions escalated as she spoke of childhood memories of watching her mother live with a black cloud of worry and fear from the same, living hand to mouth mentality, and viewing her life through the lens of just getting by.
Regardless of how much Kathryn’s income and her level of financial security with her husband increased over the years, she experienced constant anxiety and insomnia from worrying about when the other shoe would drop and eat up all her income and maybe even her savings. The effect on her health was profound. Worrying about money was the primary reason she was on medication for anti-anxiety and insomnia. After addressing this with Tapping, Kathryn reported sleeping for twelve straight hours that night. She laughed about how her husband eventually woke her to make sure she was okay. As her stress and obsessive worry faded away, she was able to fall asleep easily and finally enjoy the financial security she worked hard to create.