I was tapping with a client recently who was working with a pain in her body. I had her imagine shining a light inside her shoulder and asked her what she saw. We then tapped on what she saw and she related that she had also had a dream involving a similar image in the past. I found that fascinating and we tapped on the emotions & images that came up around that.
Tapping on the physical symptoms can help but in my experience it pays to listen to your body and the message it is trying to give you. So try asking:
- What does my body need?
- What is this body part trying to tell me?
- What emotion(s) are in my body part?
- When did this pain start? What happened at that time? e.g. accident/stressful event
- Is there a past trauma stuck in my body/body part?
Write down whatever comes up and tap on that. Keep tuning in to your body and asking it what it needs now? Keep listening to your body and tap on all aspects until they are all at zero.
It is always best to work with a practitioner for complex issues like trauma, so that you get the support you need.