Psychological Reversal is simply an energy state where the person’s energy holds them back against progress in a particular direction.
The simplest way of dealing with reversal is already built into EFT. This is the Setup, where we tap on the Karate Chop (or rub the Sore Spot) whilst saying something like “Even though I have this problem, I deeply love and accept myself. For most things we are tapping on, this gets the reversal out of the way enough for one round of EFT to work, bringing down the intensity of emotion, pain, or craving.
There are times when this is not enough, and the intensity remains the same after one, two, or three rounds of tapping. One way to get around this is to shout out loud the “I DEEPLY LOVE AND ACCEPT MYSELF” part of the Setup statement, as we tap the Karate Chop (or rub the Sore Spot). This is likely to bring the SUDS or intensity down after a round of EFT. If you have neighbours that can hear and mind, you can shout this out loud in your mind.
Sometimes, shouting I LOVE MYSELF or I ACCEPT MYSELF may be very difficult to do, even when just doing it in your mind. It is a struggle for many tappers to buy into loving or accepting themselves. In that case, you can take a few steps back and work specifically on self-love and self-acceptance, leaving other issues aside for a while. Tap daily for about 10 minutes or more, without numbers, daily for a month, and see how you feel. One scrpt for this can be as follows.
“Even though I cannot love myself much right now, I respect my feelings anyway.”
“I cannot love myself much right now, bt I am willing to try.”
“Even though I cannot accept myself without judgement, I respect my feelings anyway.”
“I am willing to consider that I judge myself too harshly.”
“What if it is safe and OK for me to love myself and accept myself a little bit more today? I respect my feelings anyway.”
“What if it is safe and OK for me to love myself and accept myself a little bit more today?”
As well as statements you can say and how you say them, there are physical aspects that may be keeping you reversed. This can be true in many cases where you have been working for years on an issue such as addiction, anxiety, or depression, with no lasting result. This is where a physical intervention is needed. For example, a change in diet or exercise, rehab where you cannot partake in an addiction whilst your body has a chance to recover, or seeing a psychiatrist for advice on medication to keep you stable while you work on underlying issues. It is best to consult with a qualified expert nutritionist who specialises in your condition if you need to do the diet thing. And it is good to consult with a personal trainer for the exercise.