Heal Yourself with Tapping and Dreaming
Would you like to tap into your own powers of self-healing?
Do you ever use your dreams for healing guidance?
You have powerful tools at your fingertips for self-healing.
Start with a dream diary and write down a health-related question that you would like an answer to from the dreamworld. Tap yourself to sleep with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) using your 2nd and 3rd fingertips on the acupoints to release any blocks you have to healing left over from the day. Keep your diary by your bedside and write down any dreams you get in response to your question. Identify the most distressing parts of your dreams and use the Dream to Freedom Technique to tap on these important transformative messages from your subconscious.
Explore a multidimensional approach to dream interpretation
It is useful to include personal, shadow, warning, sexual, social, archetypal, synchronistic, and precognitive perspectives. Circle any words that seem to be unusual or out of place and look them up in a dictionary to check for word play or unexpected puns related to yur question. Check for any recurrent theme from past dreams and pay attention to any animals that visited you in the dream world. Finally ask yourself, “What does the dream want?” Seriously consider the possibility that the spirit world may have a question it wants you to answer in return.
Tapping can transform nightmares into healing guidance
When you find a shadow aspect of yourself in your dream, EFT is an excellent alchemical way to transform that leaden darkness into enlightened gold. When a negative experience occurs, it is as if a malware program you don’t want is installed in your acupuncture meridian system. Tapping on the acupuncture points is like hitting the delete key, so you can uninstall the program. Once the program is gone and you resave the file, the memory will be altered forever. The next time you open the file the pictures and story will still be there, but the program will be gone. Then your body will not respond in a negative way, so you will have emotional freedom.
Approach your symptoms as if they are dream symbols
Once you learn how to deal with your nightmares in this way, you can address your symptoms in your physical body in the same fashion, since it all may be a waking dream anyway. Autoimmune and pain-related conditions such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, chronic regional pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, RA, lupus, psoriasis, MS, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, chronic urticaria and frozen shoulder can all be addressed as somatic metaphors for healing.
From pain to personal transformation
For an in-depth exploration of self-healing for these illnesses, please join us for From Pain to Personal Transformation at the Art of Living Retreat Center from July 26-28, 2019. We will do daily dreamwork along with EFT tapping and other self-care methods, so that you can take these mind-body-spirit skills home with you. You will discover that your pain can be transformed into an ally to keep you on track to heal your life.
Dr. Larry Burk, MD, CEHP is a holistic musculoskeletal radiologist and dream tapping coach trained in acupuncture, hypnosis, EFT and dreamwork. He is a Consulting Associate in Radiology at Duke University Medical Center and co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine. As a certified Energy Health Practitioner and Yes Code Coach he offers online and in-person coaching as well as workshops around the world. He is a co-founder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and former Board President of the Rhine Research Center, and author of several well-received books.