Conquer YOUR Fears….

Licensed Psycho-Practitioner

This summer I had the chance to sail on a catamaran with a very good friend of mine. He and I go way back and he is a really tallented sailor… Way back when, he taught me how to sail, we remained friends, since then. Of course with time, I had different sailing partners, and then one day, on a race, there was a lot of wind and the boat capsized sending us into the water. Somehow, my knee was thorned and I was unable to walk for the whole summer. I never sailed again on a catamaran after that… It had been over 20 years!

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So when 20 years later, my friend came to me and said that he was taking me on a catamaran, honestly, I was scared and my knee was hurting…. But my logical brain took over and since it had been 20 years and the boat had changed and this friend had become really good at sailing (around the world, races and so on) and did not get into much injuries, I accepted, thinking that it would be fun…

So one Saturday, we set sail. There was no wind and I though: “Easy, I will be able to do that and to save face! I won’t have to admit that I am scared….”

All went well, until my friend announced that I should get myself on the trapeze, because the wind was coming in…

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There I was, hanging from a cable over the water on a boat going really fast and my legs were shaking like they were made of j-lo…

I was so tensed I could not enjoy the experience. My friend noticed my discomfort, and tried to make me laugh… It did not work. He kept reminding me that he had not capsized in so many years… That there was not even a lot of wind. That I just had to let go and enjoy the experience, the surf…

I could not….

Then his words started to get in, and I realised that I had the perfect tool to let go and collapse that emotion.  You guess it… EFT…

I made the assumption that considering that the fear was really present at that point I could forgo the set up statement and also because it would have been possible my friend would have sent me overboard, for doing funny things on his boat! 🙂 But I started tapping, just focusing on my j-lo legs and my panic…

I did not think it would work honestly.

Then we takled (turned) and up we went again… I kept on tapping then we took several quick takles and I could not tap anymore…

Then we had to go back and I had a lot of fun, I had relaxed and was happy. However, in order to go back, we had to have the wind pushing us. And that was the way that sent me overboard and costed me a knee, 20 years before. Of course, once again I had to be on the trapeze. And I really thougth that I would not be able to push out of the boat.

However, when the time came, I did! AND… Well, I was so focused on the sensation and the accelaration of the boat and the sail that I did not pay attention to my lack of fear….

It was only when we went back to shore and that I found myself announcing to my husband that maybe we should buy some shares in that specific boat, that I stopped and started laughing… I had enjoyed the end of the ride so much that I was (almost!) ready to invest in a boat, therefore having to sail on a regular basis! This had never happened. Not in the last 20 years…

The power of EFT!

So to completely test my theory, on a more windy day, I ask my friend to take me on his boat again. I could tell he was a little concerned. Ok, truth be told, I am not necessarily in the best of shape physically, I could be more toned… But he agreed with the promise that when he said stopped, we would. I had a little apprehension going out, because well, it would be faster, with higher risks of capsizing… Yet, out we went. We had a fantastic time and I did not have any pain in my knee!!! It was gone…

So if like me, you have also an experience in your past that is preventing you from enjoying You Life to the Fullest. Start tapping! It is the best and easiest way to Your Best Life. And if you need more help, just contact us.

With care

Joelle @ Joelle’s Practice

 

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