Introversion is not a condition from which you need to recover. Many introverts try to become extroverts and in the process lose themselves and lose sight of the powerful positive traits introverts possess. If you are an introvert, you are in good company: the list includes Leonardo da Vinci, Gandhi, Einstein, and Charles Darwin. Self-proclaimed introverts of today include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama. Annnddddd…. I am an introvert! (Peta)
You might be confused as to whether you are introverted or extroverted. You might identify a great deal with introverts and believe, like many others in the Western World, that being introverted is something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about – something to fix. Maybe you have even tried to become an extrovert. Or you might be living with an introverted member of the family and would like to learn more about what makes them tick.
You might have, like many of us, picked up the book QUIET by Susan Cain (2012) and were fascinated and enlightened by it but now you don’t know which direction to go to or what to do with the information. We do highly recommend you read the book Quiet, as it gives startling new insights into what introversion is, how the Western world views it and the misunderstandings that arises as result of the general ignorance on this subject.
But what Celina Tonkin and I have done in this new book is outline exactly what is introversion, and how it is different to extroversion. It presents cases of people with shyness, loneliness, withdrawal, panic of public speaking, and more. But offers a way to ease these feelings through EFT Tapping.
An Overview of this Book
Chapter 2 will teach you the full EFT technique, and present more information about where it originated, and the research that is now available about its effectiveness.
Chapter 3 will teach you how to use EFT for Stress. The stress hormone cortisol responds very quickly to EFT and thus we are going to start with this topic. The chapter will talk about typical situations that may cause an introvert to feel stressed (eg speaking in public, social situations) and give you many case studies to read about how to use EFT for this.
Chapter 4 outlines how to use EFT or Other People’s Opinions (affectionately known as OPOs). Other OPOs include the idea that you are cold and aloof, shy or inept. They might also include the notion that you need too much structure or are highly sensitive. All of these topics are covered here and practical tips of how to use EFT for OPOs is included.
Chapter 5 is all about using EFT for success (mainly any internal blocks you may have). These might include things like: it is safer to stay hidden, your focus keeps changing, or you need to find courage and vision. You may want to learn how EFT can be used for overcoming past failures, and finding your own voice in a noisy world.
Chapter 6 is all about using EFT to deal with people everyday, on a practical level. This includes how to make eye contact, how to talk on the telephone, or how to deal with extroverts too. We cover other emotions like guilt and over responsibility in this chapter too. Again there are case studies to read how other people have done it.
Chapter 7 is a great chapter – it is all about how to use EFT for positive things. While we traditionally use a technique like tapping to reduce a negative feeling or level of distress, it can be used to install positive feelings. This chapter will show you how to do that to make it last.
Chapter 8 delves into the world of sleeping better. EFT is an excellent tool to help calm the body for sleep, and even to get you to go back to sleep if you wake during the night. This chapter will present examples of the types of things you might want to focus on in your setup statements.
Chapter 9 will show you other ways to do EFT, especially if you need to be discreet. Often in a public or social setting, you might want to do EFT right then and there – and there are ways to do this. We will talk about other acupoints you can tap on, and also other discreet ways.
Chapter 10 outlines what to do if you feel like EFT isn’t working. This might include things like the rating out of 10 stays high, or you feel worse after tapping. We will discuss how to get to core issues, when to seek expert help, as well as a list of commonly asked questions.
This books wraps with what you can do next. It has an extensive list of resources and further reading, as well as practical tips to learn more about EFT. We truly hope you enjoy reading this book as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
Paperback and kindle now available through Hay House.