How does tapping help with confidence?
We aren’t born lacking confidence. We usually pick it up somewhere along the way. So the good news is if we learnt that we are no confident, we can create a new mindset of confidence. This is where tapping comes in.
If we feel we are not confident, this simply goes back to a limiting belief. For example, more people are scared of public speaking than death! We go into what’s called a fear response when we are in this situation. So our body goes into fight or flight. The old excuse or inner voice comes up. “I am not confident; I can’t do it; I’m not good enough”
What tapping does is gets right to the root causes of where the lack of confidence comes from. So imagine if you are a 6 year old and you have a performance in a school play and something goes wrong and then you are laughed at or ridiculed. That can often stick! It can form an ingrained belief. “I’m not confident at public speaking”
What tapping does is rewires the brain and takes away the emotional attachment to that old event. If we are walking around saying we are not confident. Why not change that old mantra to one of confidence and complete the work to help you change this old limiting belief around. This is what tapping helps with.
What has this got to do with the subconscious mind?
Tapping works directly with the subconscious part of the mind, which is the powerhouse that controls all our behaviours and where old beliefs that are keeping us stuck are stored. So think of old programmes and habitual behaviours or ways of thinking, that feel familiar and are ingrained, that are connected to the old stressful thoughts.
We can’t control what goes on outside of us BUT we can control our own reaction to it. Very often stress responses are triggered because it’s a familiar pattern of behaviour, it feels automatic.
Tapping stops all that by interrupting old patterns and old stories we keep telling ourselves.
What tapping also cleverly does, is rewires the brain. There are signals being sent to part of the brain called the amygdala about the stress provoking situation (real or perceived, connected to the lack of confidence). With tapping, these signals are interrupted. A new response is created. One of calm and safety, rather than one of threat or real or perceived danger. The neural pathways make new connections and signal safety, thus changing the presenting behaviour.
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Janine is the founder of Change for Success
She specialises in transforming mental health and mindset. Janine helps people create calm, clarity and focus, banishing stress, anxiety, worry and negative thinking. She also works with companies and organisations by helping them improve their performance and productivity by reducing stress in the workplace. She has a Masters’ degrees in Psychology, is a hypnotherapist, NLP and EFT practitioner.
She is a published researcher, her expertise in this area is tapping, where she has helped hundreds transform their lives with this revolutionary technique.