I love going to the beach and being in the water. I don’t like swimming pools where the water gets very deep. This seems to bring up a deep fear that has kept me from being able to learn to swim. Despite having lessons in my childhood and even in my 30’s, I still couldn’t manage to swim proficiently.

Then I discovered EFT and after making inquiries at the school where Baby Girl is learning to swim, I took the plunge and signed up for lessons. The night before my first lesson, I sat quietly and thought about all the thoughts that I associate with swimming. This came up:

  • fear of drowning
  • fear of not being able to stand
  • fear of not being able to come up for air
  • fear of not being able to swim
  • embarrassed about not being able to swim
  • embarrassed about being afraid of deep water
  • fear of looking stupid
    • fear of what other people will think
    • fear of being laughed at
  • fear of not doing it properly

I took all of these things and I tapped and tapped and tapped until everything felt like a 0.

The next morning, when I arrived at the swimming school, I felt a bit nervous and as I approached the pool, I tapped on my fingertips while talking to the instructor. Just before she asked me to put my head in the water, I tapped a little more.

The video below is me, a few minutes into my first half-hour swimming lesson.

And now, I CAN swim.

Blessings and thanks for reading ❤️

  1. I tapped and tapped and tapped until everything felt like a 0. of got to look into that Tap tap thingy then!

    Well done Mich, I have to tell you, you’re not alone we comes to that fear of water. My excuse was whilst at school I couldn’t see without my glasses, so swimming lessons were something I wouldn’t really get into – Yes I can swim from one end of the pool together … if I had to escape a shark or something. But I suppose after that 50 yards I’ll be sharp food!

    Keep going.

  2. […] I shared about how I used Emotional Freedom Technique (also called EFT or Tapping) to overcome a fear of swimming. When I realised how powerful this modality is, I decided to train to become an EFT practitioner. […]

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