In my traumatic stress recovery work I often see how hard it is remember to tap when all the nasty symptoms have been triggered. Having words to remind us of what is going on and what to do, can be very helpful. In my training workshops you will hear me say- “What is IT? That’s IT! Now TIT for TAT. Phases like these can become cues for taking action.
When we tune to a thought field we want to know the Subjective Units of Distress (SUD). When looking at the sensation of something is wrong, the question we ask ourselves is “What is IT?”
A good place to begin to answer this question is to recognize that IT often stands for Incident Trigger. Are you tuned to a traumatic stress incident from the past that is being experienced in this moment? Often IT is confusing and difficult to see clearly because of the accompanying reactive state stimulated without conscious awareness when exposed to this reminder of the past.
Once tuned to a thought field we may say “That is it.” In this case ThAT stands for There And Then. So recognize what you are feeling is a traumatic stress response – and you have come across a There And Then Incident Trigger. Tapping will bring you back into the present moment and end the automatic negative responses.
Ever heard the phase “Tit for tat”? This generally means “This for That”. So TIT for TAT reminds us to Tap Into current Time when we are There And Then to get IT gone.
Come to a Basic TFT workshop (Algorithms) or Intermediate TFT workshop (Causal Diagnostic) lead by me and share more mnemonics, prompts, and cues for taking action with TFT to foster positive change in our lives.
One Day Basic Workshop: October 5 at the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies in Victoria BC, or October 17 in San Diego CA.
Two Boot Camp (basis and Causal intensive) November 21 and 22 in San Diego CA.