Nobody enjoys going to the dentist. It's something that we all know we have to do, but most of us dread. Even routine dental work can evoke an "oh, no!" feeling in a lot of us.

I suspect that a lot of people had experiences similar to those that I had as a child. My parents took me to a kindly old dentist (and I DO mean old!) whose equipment was so old that what should have been white was yellow. He always said the same thing: "This won't hurt a bit.", but it often did hurt. I learned not to believe him, and that distrust extended to every other dentist, for my entire life.

Dentistry has made great strides over the years, and there usually is no pain or discomfort associated with it, but there is always that fear in the back of my head..fear of the pain that I'm sure must be forthcoming.

Having that kind of anxiety about going to the dentist makes it mighty hard to even make an appointment. Just thinking about calling puts my stomach in a knot, and the feeling of dread sneaks in, and I find myself avoiding making that appointment.

When I finally do find the courage to call, I show up for my appointment with my stomach queasy, and my muscles in knots from the tension. Sitting in my dentist's waiting room is the last place I want to be (except for in his chair, of course!), but there I am, and a part of me is itching to jump up and run out the door.

Since EFT became a part of my life, I've found that the anxiety, fear and dread can all be very effectively neutralized. That's not to say that I'll ever enjoy visiting the dentist, but at least I can do so without having to fight the urge to run away.

If you dread the dentist too, I'm hoping that the tapping script below will be of help to you.

Karate chop:

Even though I dread going to the dentist, and just thinking about making an appointment stresses me out, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.

Even though I'm really scared of the dentist hurting me, and that fear just kind of takes me over, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.

Even though thinking about the dentist working on me is enough to send me into a panic, and I can feel the fear all the way down to my toes, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.

Eyebrow: I'm really scared of the dentist
Outside eye: I hate going there
Under eye: I just know it's going to hurt
Under nose: Nobody can tell me different
Chin: Going to the dentist is very scary
Collar bone: And I'd rather not do it
Under arm: Thinking of the dentist puts my stomach in a knot
Top of head: You can't make me go to the dentist!

Eyebrow: I'm afraid of the pain
Outside eye: But maybe there won't be any
Under eye: I KNOW it will hurt
Under nose: But maybe it won't
Chin: All this anxiety and fear about the dentist
Collar bone: All this fear of the fear
Under arm: Choosing to release that fear and anxiety
Top of head: Letting go of it, a little at a time.

Eyebrow: Releasing that fear of the dentist
Outside eye: Letting go of my fear of the pain
Under eye: Doing what I need to do
Under nose: In order to take care of my teeth
Chin: Trusting that the dentist won't hurt me
Collar bone: Feeling more comfortable with this all the time
Under arm: Transforming that fear and anxiety
Top of head: Into an energy of peace and healing.

Author's Bio: 

Pat Burns is an EFT practitioner, NLP practitioner and Reiki Master. She is the owner of the EFT4adoption website, and uses EFT to help those whose lives have been touched by adoption.

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