Tapping in: A Step-By-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

Tapping in: A Step-By-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

by Laurel Parnell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591797883
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 214,802
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laurel Parnell

Laurel Parnell, Ph.D is one of the world's leading experts on EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops. Dr. Parnell is the author of Transforming Trauma: EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children, and A Therapist's Guide to EMDR.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Resource Tapping Technique
Resource Tapping-Origins and Principles     11
Our Natural Resources     13
Six Basic Principles     19
Tapping In Your Natural Resources     33
Imagination: The Essential Tool     33
Tapping In: Basic Practice     37
The Four Most Commonly Used Resources     45
Safe/Peaceful Place     46
Nurturing Figures     56
Protector Figures     61
Inner Wisdom Figures     68
Your Circle of Inner Helpers     74
Putting the Resources to Work
Managing Anxiety     79
Suggestions for Tapping In Resources to Manage Anxiety     83
Tapping Alone Can Calm You Down     87
Helping with Sleep     89
Trauma First Aid     95
What to Do If You Experience a Trauma     96
Helping Someone Else Who Has Been Traumatized     102
Preparing for and Handling Medical and Dental Procedures     107
Preparing for and Coping with Medical and Dental Procedures     108
Healing Illness and Injury     115
More Suggestions for Tapping In Resources for Healing     120
Overcoming Problems     123
More Suggestions for Tapping In Resources to Overcome Problems     128
Boosting Performance     135
More Suggestions for Tapping In Performance-Enhancement Resources     140
Opening Creativity     151
More Suggestions for Opening Creativity     154
Supporting Recovery from Addictions and Other Problems     159
Suggestions for Tapping In Resources to Support Recovery     160
Suggestions for Handling Urges     161
Resources That Support Weight Loss     163
More Resources & Resource Ideas
Resources for Comfort     169
Creating a Safe Place in Your Body     170
Comforting Memories     171
Food Memories     175
Music, Chants, Prayers, and Mantras     176
Love Resources     179
Those You Love     180
Those Who Love You     182
Using a Grandmother as a Loving Resource     184
Circle of Love     185
The Heart as a Place of Refuge     187
Loving-Kindness Meditation     189
Resources for Peace and Calm     197
Images from Nature     197
Memories of Feeling Peaceful     201
Calm and Peaceful Resource Person      202
Resources for Empowerment     207
Power Resources     208
Core Inner Strength     213
Courage     215
Others as Inspiration for Courage     217
Saying No and Setting Boundaries     223
Memories of Saying Yes     227
Uplifting Resources     229
Gratitude     230
Precious Life Meditation     234
Favorite Things     236
Experiences of Awe and Wonder     240
Beauty     243
Joy     245
Humor and Laughter     246
Inspiration     249
Freedom and Expansion     251
Spiritual and Wisdom Resources     255
Sacred Place     256
Spiritual Figures     257
Higher Power     263
The Essential Spiritual Self     265
Wise Beings     266
Spiritual Experiences     268
Insights and Life Lessons     274
Spiritual Teachings     275
Afterword: Closing Thoughts     277
Acknowledgments     279
Complete List of Resources     283
EMDR: More Information     287
About the Author      289

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