How does it make you feel to look at THIS picture? There are a lot of people who stay away from the dentist because of a phobia. Phobias come in all shapes and sizes, but I'm addressing this one because I was in the chair this week. I hadn't needed work for years, but a filling and a crown were apparently in order. I would not say I have any fear of the dentist, nevertheless, when the very large needle went in my mouth in several places, I felt an emotional jolt. And it was upsetting. I know now, after working with people for years with emotional trauma, that even a little one is best not being ignored. So, while they were out waiting for my mouth to numb, I just began to tap the EFT points gently and address 'this dental trauma." Some may find it silly, but I was feeling tense and I did not want it to get worse. Well I felt the anxiety immediately begin to release, and within a couple of minutes I was completely relaxed and slipping into sleep.
The dentist had a new toy/tool (torture device). An anti-tongue thruster. My name for it. It looked like a purple lolly pop that he put across my tongue and made me bite down on. The only problem was, it made me feel like I wanted to gag. And so, while there were 4 hands and multiple tools in my face, I just began to gently tap the karate chop point to help ease the rising tension. After awhile, I again felt calm. And the next time he went to put the tongue tamer back into my mouth, I asked him if we could please skip it, which he kindly did.
Later in the evening, as the novacaine began to wear off and the pain began to appear, I again used tapping to keep from becoming anxious and to keep the pain from escalating.
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