Tapping for TragedyEFT Tapping statements for Senseless Tragedies

Dear EFT Community, friends, and family,

We live in a world in which the news is full of tragedies. From terrorist attacks, to school shootings, to random acts of violence. 

These tragedies can disturb and upset us. Often, we feel helpless, because there seems to be nothing we can do to prevent them, or to help the people affected by them.

However, there is always one thing that we can do, and that is to remain calm, loving, peaceful and compassionate within ourselves.

When we get upset, worried, angry, guilty or sad, we are not in a position to offer anything helpful to those around us. But when we cultivate inner peace regardless of the tragedies in the world, we become a beacon of love and compassion to everyone around us.

From this empowered inner state, we are much better equipped to respond effectively and appropriately to the suffering in the world around us.

I wrote this tapping script to use when we feel emotionally overwhelmed by tragedy.

Tap through the points in any order that feels good to you. In the script, I suggest specific points to tap, but these are guidelines only, and you can pair tapping on any point with any of the affirmations. A tapping diagram appears below the tapping script.

When you've used the script, please share your experiences with others. Use this link to Facebook to encourage and support other people who are struggling with these same issues.

You are even more powerful when you share your strength!

Thank you,

Dawson Church 


Tapping Script for Seemingly Senseless Tragedies

KC (Karate Chop Point): Even though I don't understand this tragedy.

KC (Karate Chop Point): Even though I can't believe people would do such a thing.

KC (Karate Chop Point): Even though I can't believe this is happening.

KC (Karate Chop Point): I deeply and completely accept myself.

EB (Eyebrow): I can't imagine the things that happen in the world.

SE (Side-of-eye): I can't believe we live in a world in which such things are a possible.

UE (Under-eye): Why would anyone do such a thing?

UN (Under-nose): It doesn't make any sense.

CH (Chin): It doesn't make sense to hurt other people.

CB (Collarbone): It doesn't make sense to cause such suffering.

UA (Under-arm): It doesn't make sense to cause such violence.

KC (Karate Chop Point): And even though all this violence and suffering makes no sense.

KC (Karate Chop Point): I deeply and completely accept myself.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

EB: It could have been me.

SE: It could have been my family.

UE: It could have been my loved ones.

UN: It could have been my friends.

CH: It could have been anybody.

CB: All those poor people.

UA: All that suffering.

KC: All that violence.

EB: I can't help them.

SE: I can't help myself.

UE: I can't help the ones I love.

UN: I can't protect anyone.

CH: All my regrets.

CB: Can't help any of them.

UA: Can’t help me.

KC: Can’t help the people I love.

KC: And even though there's nothing I can do.

EB: Nothing I can do.

SE: Nothing I can do.

UE: Nothing I can do.

UN: Nothing I can do.

CH: Nothing I can do.

CB: Nothing I can do.

UA: Nothing I can do.

KC: Nothing I can do to help those who are suffering.

KC: I deeply and completely accept myself.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

EB: I now send love from my heart.

SE: To all those who are suffering.

UE: As a result of this tragedy.

UN: I now send love from my heart.

CH: To all the people in the whole world who are suffering.

CB: I now send love from my heart.

UA: To all the people I know.

EB: All my friends and all my family.

KC: I now send love from my heart.

EB: To myself.

SE: To the parts of myself that are suffering.

UE: To the parts of myself that are violent.

UN: To the parts of myself that are unreasonable.

CH: To the parts of myself that cause harm.

CB: That cause harm to myself and others.

UA: That cause harm.

KC: And even though I'm not perfect, I deeply and completely accept myself.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

EB: I don't know why this tragedy happened.

SE: I’m powerless to do anything about it.

UE: I can't even understand it.

UN: And even though I am unable to understand it.

CH: And even though I am unable to help.

CB: And even though I can’t do anything.

UA: And even though I’m helpless.

KC: I deeply and completely accept myself.

EB: I can't help them.

SE: I can't help myself.

UE: I can't help anybody.

KC: And even though I'm helpless, I deeply and completely accept myself.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

KC: My being upset.

KC: Is not going to help anybody.

EB: My being angry.

SE: Is not going to help anybody.

UE: By being angry and upset.

UN: I’m adding to the anger and upset in the world.

CH: I choose now to release it.

CB: I choose now to release my own suffering.

UA: I choose to be at peace.

KC: Despite this terrible tragedy.

KC: I send peace and love from my heart.

KC: To everybody suffering now.

KC: I send peace and love from my heart.

KC: To my own suffering mind.

KC: I send peace and love from my heart.

KC: To the whole world.

KC: Despite this terrible tragedy.

KC: I choose to be at peace.

EB: I use this terrible tragedy.

SE: As a reminder of how important it is for me to be at peace.

UE: As a reminder to be a person of peace in the world.

UN: No matter how violent that world is.

CH: I choose to be a person of peace.

UA: I choose to be a person of love.

KC: I choose to be a person of kindness.

KC: I choose to be a person of peace, love, and kindness.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

EB: I resolve that every thought I think.

SE: Will be nothing but peace and kindness.

UE: I resolve that every feeling in my heart.

UN: Will be nothing but compassion and love.

CH: Filling myself now with compassion, love, peace and kindness.

CB: I send that energy out into the world.

UA: To touch and heal everyone.

KC: I am a powerful creator.

KC: I have powerful energy.

KC: And I now send that powerful energy out into the world.

KC: To touch everyone else with peace compassion and kindness.

EB: That is what I can do.

SE: This is in my power.

UE: I may feel powerless.

UN: In the face of this less tragedy.

CH: I have power.

CB: To send the energy of love out into the world.

KC: I have the power.

KC: To create peace and love in my own heart.

KC: In my own body.

KC: In my own energy field.

EB: I now claim my power.

SE: To create peace and love in myself.

UE: And send those intentions out into the world.

UN: I am a powerful creator.

CH: And I choose to use my creativity.

CB: To create peace and love all around me.

UA: No matter what else is happening in the world.

KC: And no matter what choices other people make.

KC: My choice is clear.

KC: I have made my choice.

KC: And my choice is to be a person of peace and love.

KC: In my own mind, my own body, and my own energy field.

EB: I radiate peace and love all around me.

SE: Despite this tragedy.

UE: Despite all the tragedies in the world.

UN: I choose to be a person.

CH: Of peace and love.

CB: I choose to be a beacon.

UA: Of peace and love.

KC: I choose to be a person.

KC: Of compassion and kindness.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

EB: No matter what choices everybody else's making.

SE: Only I choose how I feel.

UE: Only I choose the kind of person I am.

UN: And I choose to be a person of love.

CH: I choose to be a beacon of kindness.

CB: I choose to be a person of compassion.

UA: I fill my own heart with compassion.

KC: I fill my own body with compassion.

KC: And I fill my own mind with compassion.

KC: I walk into this day as a beacon of love and compassion.

EB: Kindness is not weak.

SE: Compassion is not weak.

UE: Peace is not weak.

UN: Compassion is stronger than fear.

CH: Kindness is stronger than violence.

CB: Peace is stronger than any tragedy.

UA: Love is stronger than fear.

KC: And as a person of love, peace and kindness.

KC: I walk now into this day.

EB: My heart is at peace.

SE: My mind is at rest.

UE: And I am strong.

UN: I am love.

CH: I am peace.

CB: I am kindness.

UA: I am compassion.

KC: I am.

[Repeat while taking three deep breaths and tapping the KC point]

 

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Audio Transcript:

 

In this audio featured below, Dawson Church, guides Tina, who is looking for the right words to use for tapping on terrorist attacks, through this tapping script for tragedies--

 

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(Skip to 4 minutes into the audio to the beginning of the tapping session.) 

 

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Other Resources:

• Overcoming Adversity: How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life's Worst Experiences: A Primer for Post-Traumatic Growth by Caroline Sakai, PhD

• EFT for PTSD by Dawson Church, PhD

• The EFT Manual by Dawson Church, PhD (see the chapter on The Gentle Techniques for tapping for trauma)

• Psychological Trauma: Healing Its Roots in Body, Mind and Memory by Dawson Church, PhD

 

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Comments   

0 #20 Rowena 2015-11-22 18:56
Thank you so much for this ..I felt moved after i finished the EFT..Virtual Hugs to you and love from across the sea
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0 #19 Alejandra 2015-11-18 07:12
Thank you, thank you, thank you! So powerful! I'll be using this almost every time I watch the news!! Love an peace to the world.
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0 #18 kathy 2015-11-15 18:36
thank you for sharing this deeply and insightful tapping suggestion. Chose comp[censored]i on, love & peace over the tears and sadness. Sending positive peaceful energy to all.
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0 #17 Pramila 2015-11-15 06:23
Amazing tapping. Thanks for sharing the deep work all for free
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+1 #16 Mary Kathryn Simon 2015-11-14 19:54
Thank you Dawson. The tapping script is something I/we can actually DO to stay calm and carry on, and continue to be peaceful. I can't help but wish I'd had a similar script in 2001, living/working in NYC during 9/11. I just did not know about EFT until 2006 as a treatment for trauma. Bless you for posting this tapping script now. May it go viral and bring much relief. Best, Mary Kathryn
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+1 #15 Myriam Thomachot 2015-11-14 15:04
I received this today from Dawson Church in my email. I am French and living in Vancouver, Canada, because I am studying EFT at the moment with EFTUniverse. I feel very sad about what happened in France. I was wondering if there could be a way to translate the script into French for the French people? And having a Youtube video made for people to tap along -maybe with a brief explanation on how EFT will help people? Could you please p[censored] the message onto Dawson? I know Marion Blique in NY who is French and is an EFT trainer...maybe something could be done?...

Many thanks in advance!
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0 #14 Barb 2015-11-14 12:34
Thank you SO MUCH for this script. My daughter recently moved to NYC from our small town and I kept telling myself that by not thinking about how worried I am, I'm "handling it", but the minute I changed the script to, "It could have been my daughter" I became so emotional and I knew I haven't been 'handling it' at all.
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0 #13 Bernhard 2015-11-14 11:44
Hi Dawson. Tapping is indeed a wonderful way to overcome a traumatic experience. I see our challenge to here to reach out to the hurt ones who feel left out from our society. To bridge that gap, the first step, to my opinion, is to seek to understand and to reach out in comp[censored]i on.
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0 #12 Robert Cable 2015-11-14 11:13
I have studied the EFT process on emofree.com and attended workshops. I did not see anything there or in the workshops about using positive comments. We focused on negative emotions and thoughts to zero our tapping in on them and remove the blocks to our energy flows. The Tapping for Senseless Tragedy is a very different model for me. Where can I find some information on the process of adding the positive elements and the evidence for doing so? Thank you.
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+1 #11 Dela 2015-11-14 10:38
Thank you for this Dawson and glad to hear you and wife are safe. I'd like to share this but the Facebook link doesn't work. It's very beautiful and encomp[censored ]ing.
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+1 #10 annemarie diepeveen 2015-11-14 08:37
thank you so much for this. i .WAS very upset and felt hopeless and useless. this tapping helped so much. i will print it out and use whenever i may feel overwhelmed by the pain in the world. i feel empowered now and not alone with it. TOGETHER we are strong.
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0 #9 Bev 2015-11-14 08:29
Thank you Dawson! Wonderful and calming to do the tapping :-)
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0 #8 Amrita 2015-11-14 07:49
Beautiful and powerful response to the tragedy. Thank you, Dawson.
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0 #7 Cyndi 2015-11-14 07:27
Thank you so much for this tapping script.
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0 #6 Cynthia Brant 2015-11-14 06:56
This is brilliant Dawson. Thank You! My husband and I will be doing this later this evening and for several evenings. These tragedies affect us deeply and we have felt so helpless. My question is about the initials before the words. I am certain they are tapping points, but I cannot remember what corresponds to what. I will download the book again and review. I love you visual could you please include a graphic for the initials? Thanks again for ALL you do. Cynthia
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0 #5 Andrea 2015-11-14 06:55
Thank you so much for your care and concern. I am glad you and your wife are safe from this horrible and senseless tragedy. Blessings to you.
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0 #4 Linda Anderson 2015-11-14 05:59
Wonderful tapping, Dawson.
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0 #3 Susannah Acworth 2015-11-14 04:55
That is lovely. Thank you so much. I have a French friend in Paris at this very moment. Blessings and love to all. And again thank you for this very beautiful tapping script.
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0 #2 Rebecca Frith 2015-11-14 02:36
Dawson, I am so grateful to have heard the news of Paris shootings from an email that came from you. I went straight to the tapping script before looking at the news. I now feel I am in my power and can contribute my Love and Light and Power to bring in the light in these dreadfully dark times. Thank you so much for providing a vehicle for the Light to pour through . Thoughts ARE things and projecting these thoughts of Love after accepting and clearing the shock and sense of hopelessness are making all the difference in the world. How brilliantly you wove in the violence we all have within to then be integrated. Bless you Dawson and Big Big Love to you and Christine.
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0 #1 Josie 2015-11-14 02:13
thank you
I wanted to do something.
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