Tension in the body

Healing yourself, loving the world

We are invited to look at the sense of ease in our bodies as it relates back in time to our childhood period of zero to seven years. This childhood period relates to our sense of safety and well-being.

Just for today, if it feels safe to do, I invite you to make a list of three or four mild events from ages zero to seven that feel uneasy to you. Break each one down into a sense by sense description of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Tap on each sensory impact until the intensity drops.


While tapping on the side-of-the-hand points, say:

As I notice how I picked up on my parents’ unease, I deeply and completely accept myself now.

As I notice how I picked up tension in my environment, I deeply and completely accept myself now.

As I notice how sensitive I was to others’ energy, I deeply and completely relax into the safety of who I am now.

The Rounds

Tap three rounds using the following phrases:

I sensed this tension in my environment.

This disruption of my natural state of ease

If only the adults had been more centered in their energy

I invite my body now to feel centered.

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Deborah Donndelinger

Deborah Donndelinger

I'm writing from Maryland, but my heart goes out all over the world. I'm cheering you on as you tackle the hard stuff, embrace the easy, and show up to help others.