At this time every year, people all over the world start to take inventory of their lives. They look back on their accomplishments, their failures, and set new goals for themselves for the next twelve months.
The saying, “New year, new me” resonates with a lot of people and Andrew was no different.
Andrew has been a student of Skills to Change for a few years. He has gone through many of the online courses and even attended some of the live events.
When he and Robert first met he was manic depressive and dealing with some very heavy losses. Family members had recently passed on and he was feeling more and more isolated from loved ones as his grief grew.
In working with a eutaptics® FasterEFT™ practitioner and taking the online and live courses, Andrew started to heal from the overwhelm and helplessness. He was transitioning to a new, higher paying job and was starting to feel like his old self again.
Then right around Christmas time 2019 the news of a strange virus had started to spread worldwide. First Asia, then Europe, and by March of 2020 it had overtaken the globe. Andrew, much like millions of other people, felt like the walls were closing in on him. Quarantine had started to get to him and his depression had come back in full swing, only this time it was much worse.
It was paired with fear, anxiety, and isolation. Admittedly, everything he learned over the years went right out the window. He was struggling and his ability to use the tools eutaptics® FasterEFT™ had given him completely evaporated.
Towards the fall of that year, he was a mess. Personal hygiene was not a priority, and he had developed debilitating headaches that laid him out flat throughout the day.
At that time, Robert had started hosting the weekly tap-along series and was glad to see that Andrew was joining them. During one meet-up, Andrew shared what had been going on with him. He told Robert about needing to sleep with a mouth guard because of his teeth clenching, that he took so much ibuprofen and tylenol that he thought he’d give himself an ulcer and yet nothing was working for his headaches.
Robert started to dig… After a short time Andrew revealed that the teeth clenching wasn’t new. In his teens he would also clench his teeth throughout the day and at night when he slept. He struggled with stress and depression even back then.
While tapping on these memories, new ones started to come up. So they tapped on those, too. In that moment, Andrew was feeling better.
But as we all know, it’s more than just feeling good in the moment. With a renewed sense of confidence, Andrew continued to work on himself and by the end of 2020, he joined another tap-along geared at starting the New Year off with success.
He looked completely different. He was more awake and alert. He looked less disheveled and even happy! He was ready to end the year on a good note and start the next one with a clean slate.
“I’m not 100% yet, but I don’t feel like I’m that far behind anymore. Tapping and reminding myself that I already know this stuff and that I can use it any time I need to really helps me. I don’t always know where my depression is coming from, but I still tap anyway and it makes me feel better… What is that saying? New year, new me?.. That’s how I feel. Like I can go into the next year and have a new lease on life instead of sitting around feeling bad about myself all the time.”
If you are like Andrew and you want to start the year off with the guided support of Robert and the team at Skills to Change Institute, consider joining one of our upcoming tap-alongs. They cover a wide range of topics that are all designed to deal with specific problems that come up throughout our lives.
January’s tap-alongs kick off next week and we’re ready to start working on your health goals!