A Tapping Script for Guilt Using EFT
GUILT AND STRESS
Guilt can be an overwhelming emotions that wastes our time and saps our energy. Often the result of experiences on our life, it can lurk insidiously below the surface of our consciousness and create unhealthy stress.
Guilt can keep you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking and behaviours and when you are under its influence, you cannot make very loving or sound decisions. If you look at all the underlying feelings that come with guilt, it is easy to see why it creates stress. Disappointment, anger, and grief can all become part of the dance with guilt.
I've created a tapping script to help you navigate through your guilt. With this script you get started on reducing some of your own guilty stress. If you are new to tapping, click here to learn more.
Tapping calms your nervous system by halting the well known fight or flight response, a short burst of physiological reaction that protects us by generating adrenaline in threatening situations. Running from a bear or rescuing a child from an oncoming car are examples when this is good. The fight or flight response is meant to be only and emergency response and not one that continues for any length of time. Unfortunately, guilt and the associated stress can keep us in a constant fight or flight mode that is very unhealthy.
I did a test run of the script myself. Even though I have been tapping, meditating, running energy and practicing other healing and spiritual activities for years, I know there is still always more to discover if you are willing. It is so freeing to lose the stress created by my our guilt. Healing is not linear with a direct line of thought or connection from one thing to another. Be open to exploring your own depths of stress and guilt. You will clear out debilitating feelings and beliefs, while feeling lighter in your body and spirit.
Are you ready to address your poisonous guilt and experience a reduction in your stress? Let’s start tapping!
GUILT TAPPING SCRIPT
Make a list of things that you feel guilty about.
Choose one to work with for this session. It is best to work on one area of a guilt at a time. Specific is better than general for best results.
Write down the answers to the following questions You will use them in the tapping session.
Why do you feel guilty?
What is / was your fault?
What is / was your responsibility?
What could you have done differently?
Tune into your body and your thoughts.
Say the statement, “I feel guilty because _____________. How true does this feel on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1 being not at all, and 10 being very true. Write the number down.
Rate you SUD - subjective unit of distress. How intense do you feel this? Rate it from 0 - 10. The higher the intensity of the feeling, the higher the number. Write the number down.
Where do you feel this guilt in your body? What does it feel like? Write it down.
What color is your guilt? Write it down.
What shape is your guilt? Write it down.
Now follow the script and insert your specific answers where there are blanks. Always feel free to use your own wording any time while tapping. You can replace the words in the script with your own, referring back to what you wrote down. Once you start tapping, you many have words come out of seemingly nowhere. Go with it. This is your inner guidance revealing answers and guidance for your tapping.
Before you begin lets’ review the tapping points.
KC = Karate Chop. Take the fingertips of one hand and tap on the side of the palm of your baby finger.
TH = Top of the Head. Using one or both hands, tap the top of your head gently with your fingertips.
EB = Eyebrow Point. Using one or both hands, tap gently with your fingertips on either side of the bridge of your nose where your eyebrows end.
SE = Side of Eye. Using one or both hands, tap gently with your fingertips on the side of your eye.
UE - Under the Eye. Using one or both hands, tap gently with your fingertips underneath your eye at the center.
UN = Under the nose. Using either hand, tap gently with your fingertips in the space under your nose and above your lip.
CH = Chin. Using either hand, tap gently with your fingertips in the space under the lips.
CB = Collar Bone. Using one or both hands, tap gently with your fingertips under your collar bone in the soft space beneath.
UA = Under the Arm. Using one or both hands, tap gently with your fingertips underneath your armpit about where a woman’s bra sits.
TAPPING SCRIPT FOR GUILT
KC even though I feel this guilt about __________, I choose to accept and honor my feelings about this. Repeat 3 times
TH - I feel guilty because ____________________
EB - it’s my fault that _________________________
SE - I feel so guilty about ________________________
UE - This guilt that I feel in my _________________
UN - This guilt that looks ______________________
CH - All this guilt
CB - It’s all my fault
UA - I feel so guilty
TH - I feel so much guilt about __________
EB - I should have ____________________
SE - I could have ____________________
UE - It’s my fault, all my fault
UN - I should have been more aware of ________
CH - Maybe if I had __________, things would be different
CB - It’s my fault that ____________
UA - I feel so guilty
TH - This guilt that feels like __________________
EB - This guilt that looks ____________________
SE - I feel so guilty
UE - I am carrying this burden of guilt
UN - This guilt is affecting my health
CH - This guilt is affecting how I treat my children
CB - This guilt affects how i treat my spouse
UA - This guilt keeps me from making loving decisions
TH - I deserve this guilt
EB - I deserve to carry this burden of guilt
SE - I don’t deserve to feel good
UE - How can I feel good when I have ___________
UN - I have so much guilt
CH - I don’t deserve to be happy
CB - How can i be happy when ______________
UA - I feel so guilty
TH - Even though I feel all this guilt
EB - about _____________
SE - I choose to respect my feelings
UE - I trust that I did my best at the time
UN - Even though I have all this guilt
CH - I choose to respect my feelings
CB - Even though I have all this guilt
UA - I choose to accept myself
TH - I carry and hold this guilt in every cell of my body
EB - I carry it with me to remind me I deserve to feel bad because ________________
SE - My body holds this burden of guilt
UE - My energy body carries this burden of guilt
UN - My subconscious carries this burden of guilt
CH - My conscious mind carries this burden of guilt
CB - I deserve to carry this burden of guilt
UA - I deserve to hold this burden of guilt
TH - It is my burden to carry
EB - I didn’t __________________
SE - I was wrong to _______________________
UE - I feel so bad about _______________________
UN - I couldn’t change the way things turned out
CH - I can’t go back and and have a do over
CB - If I hold onto the guilt
UA - It proves my love and loyalty
TH - This guilt is in my bones
EB - This guilt is in my muscles
SE - This guilt is my fascia
UE - This guilt is in my joints
UN - This guilt is in every cell of my body
CH -This guilt is in all the liquids of my body
CB - this guilt is in my nervous system
UA - I carry and hold this guilt in my entire body including my organs
TH - I am carrying all this guilt and it helps no-one
EB - I cannot change what happened
SE - All the guilt in the world won’t change what happened
UE - I am dishonoring _____________ by carrying this guilt
UN - This guilt serves no one
CH - This guilt helps no one
CB - Carrying and holding this guilt keeps me stuck
UA - I am hurting my family by carrying this guilt
TH - Maybe it is time to release this guilt
EB- Maybe it’s time to stop feeling responsible
SE - I know that I did the best I could at the time
UE - I didn’t know what to do then
UN - I did not know how to help______________________
CH - I did not know then what I know now
CB - Maybe if I let this burden of guilt go
UA - I will be better for my family
TH - i am choosing to release this burden of guilt
EB- I release this guilt from every cell in my body
SE - I release this guilt from my muscles
UE - I release this guilt from my fascia
UN - I release this guilt from my joints
CH - I release this guilt from the liquids in my body
CB - I release this guilt from my nervous system
UA - I release this guilt from my entire body including all my organs
TH - I choose to release this burden of guilt from my energy system
EB - I choose to release all this guilt from my subconscious
SE - I choose to release all this guilt from my conscious mind
UE - I see that I do not deserve to carry this burden
UN - I choose to release this burden
CC - I choose to send love to my body
CB - I choose to send love to my nervous system
UA - I choose to send love to my energy body
TH - I choose to feel peace about this situation
EB - My family deserves for me to find peace
SE - My family needs me to release this guilt
UE - My family needs me to feel peace around this issue
UN - I need for me to feel peace around this issue
CH - I choose to release all this guilt
CB - I choose to feel peace
UA - I choose to feel love and acceptance
STOP. TAKE A FEW DEEP BREATHS. CHECK-IN.
Tune into your body and your thoughts.
Say the statement, “I feel guilty because _____________. How true does this feel on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1 being not at all, and 10 being very true. Write that number down.
Rate you SUD - subjective unit of distress. How intense do you feel this? Rate it from 0 - 10. Has the the intensity lessened? What’s the intensity level now? Write that number down.
Where do you feel this guilt in your body? What does it feel like? Has that changed, lessened, increased, shifted, moved?
What color is your guilt? Has that changed, lessened, increased, shifted, moved?
What shape is your guilt? Has that changed, lessened, increased, shifted, moved?
Hopefully you are feeling peaceful and your intensity level is less than 1. If you still feel any reactions, doubts, thoughts, feelings with the guilt, I suggest that you make notes, check in and do another round of tapping. Tap until you no longer feel guilt about this issue and feel This at peace.
Remember that list you made? The next time that you tap choose something on your list. You can use this same protocol and script for any other issues of guilt that you identified. Remember to focus on one experience of guilt at a time.
I would love to know how it went for you! Let me know here.
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