Life may seem hard sometimes. We do our best to deal with life's challenges as they come up and maintain a positive outlook on life.
We've all experienced a sudden trauma in our life that we weren't expecting. A death in the family, a bad breakup, a business failure, or a debilitating physical injury are just some of the types of traumas that can overpower our most powerful mindset and lead us into a spiral of negative beliefs and harmful emotions.
If we aren't careful, these traumas can live in us for so long that we forgot how we felt before they happened.
A trapped pain can taint our every interaction until our anger, frustration, or depression are just accepted as part of our personality by ourselves and everyone who knows us.
We think, "It would feel so good to be a kid again, free of all the pain and hardship that life has bestowed upon me."
The reality is that although we can never be a kid again, we can still feel as good as we did when we were young (in fact, we can feel better).
Just as life has been a journey with it's road bumps, the journey back to childlike glee is a similar journey.
Some things that have helped me include meditation, affirmations, EFT, energy work with chakras and healers, being present, understanding and using the law of attraction, and T.A.T.
What is TAT?
TAT stands for Tapas Acupressure Technique and is the most powerful method of releasing emotions from painful traumatic memories that I know of.
It's an easy process of holding a few acupressure points while going through a series of statements that allow your mind and body to let go of trauma or negative beliefs.
It allows your body to dissipate negative emotions which leaves you with greater energy, personal power, and inner peace.
How to do TAT?
To learn how to do TAT, download this free ebook and follow the step-by-step instructions, then come back and read the rest of this post.
To do TAT, find a quiet place where you can spend 10 minutes to yourself. I usually do TAT before I go to sleep since it helps relax me and clear my head.
You may feel dramatic shifts immediately or a more subtle shift within a few days. You may feel like a weight has been lifted or you just feel happier or more emotionally free.
This is the process of regaining that youthful joy of being a kid again. Feel free to be creative with the wording. Say the words that feel best for your situation.
I have personally used TAT, dozens of times to overcome many things in my life. I like to focus on one trauma or limiting belief at a time and do it every night for about 5 days straight.
I've done on things that I logically thought that I was beyond and I've found that it's helped a lot since there was still a bit of pain buried deep within my psyche.
Throughout the day if anything comes up I may go into the TAT pose and reaffirm the "I choose" statement from step 8 to refocus myself.
It's a great way to center yourself and refocus your energy. Try it on a painful event you've experienced in the past right now and see how it works for you.
I recommend getting the TAT 2000 DVD Workshop or the TAT for Physical Conditions.
Here are some Videos to help you get an idea of how to do TAT and how well it works:
TAT Introduction (By a Skeptical Vietnam Vet)
TAT for Healing Combat Stress (Part 1)
Why Do TAT? What Does TAT Do?