One of the things that I am most amazed by is Sebastiaan’s fearlessness in sharing tapping.
When we returned to the hotel from a brief tour of the area he said that he had met some guys on the soccer pitch who wanted to try tapping. There would be five of them for us to work with and Sebastiaan had arranged to meet up at the field at 5pm
Right before we left he had a phone call saying that there would only be two of them.
We headed over anyway.
When we arrived Sebastiaan walked straight up to a group of high school kids and asked if they wanted to join in.
They said yes.
After a brief introduction to tapping be broke them up into small groups.
Two of the teens came with me.
The first introduced himself as “Kent” and the second as “Dimples”* (as you can see her dimples are impressive).
I asked them about the storm and what still triggered them.
Kent said the sound of thunder and shuddered as he said it.
Dimples said the wind. “It was just soooooo loud. Everything shook.” She looked down at her feet.
So we started and I had them imagine hearing thunder and wind. You could see fear and darkness fall over them. Only moments before they had been giggling and carrying on like high school students should.
We tapped. And they shared what it was like. We tapped some more.
After 4 or 5 rounds of tapping they tried really hard to feel the same fear and they just couldn’t do it.
Here they are after the tapping.
Then we talked about college and upcoming exams.
They shared what they wanted to do. Kent wants to be a social worker. “I love working with kids!”
Dimples wants to be a psychologist.
They were quite happy to know they could tap for exam stress as well.
And just like that they turned back into teenagers. Giggling. Feeling embarrassed to ask if they could take pictures with us.
I hope they were given more than one night of peace, but even it was only one night, that is alright as well.
(* Turns out her name was Maria Therese.)