The EFT Healing Centre Blog
August 16, 2012
Are highly sensitive people prone to emotional fragility or are they the beneficiaries of a special gift?
Let me explain.
A few weeks ago, I graduated from the smaller, quieter and (for me) safer workout room in my gym, to the large, noisy, high energy workout space. The room in which I’d worked out for five months played great music, quietly, and had lots of natural lighting. The new room plays hard rock, and has a few windows in the ceiling. My nervous system was seriously jangled, I can tell you! All my senses were en pointe.
To be honest, I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.
There was a very big part of me that wanted to tell my trainer that I preferred to stay in the original room, where I felt calm and safe. Yet there was a greater part of me that knew I was ready to use heavier weights, and I was excited to move in that direction.
The problem was, I was so aware of EVERYTHING around me in the new room. I felt over-stimulated by the lights, the music, the weights clanging – even the size of the weights was overwhelming!
Was I experiencing today’s version of our bodies reacting to an age old alert mechanism of fight or flight?
During the first workout there, I realized that the room was a microcosm of the world as I’d once seen it. Being highly sensitive, I would often feel inundated by my surroundings. I’d find colours too bright, and sounds too loud. I’d question why I couldn’t “cope” like people around me. I’d berate myself for becoming tearful and emotional. Of course, I created the belief that there must be something wrong with me: why was I so sensitive?
Does this sound familiar to you?
With EFT tapping techniques, I’ve addressed all the underlying beliefs and negative responses I had to being the way I am. Now I celebrate my response to the world! I’m grateful that I’m sensitive and aware. I feel blessed that I am naturally sensitive to my environment, any changes it be they sights, sounds, smells or all of the above and that I am able to enjoy or avoid as I choose. And for those times when I simply feel inundated I have a brilliant tool to use.
If you’d like to celebrate who you are and release any anxiety you may feel about being over stimulated by the world around you, then please click on my video below and tap along.