Are you struggling with imposter syndrome? Are you wondering how to combat imposter syndrome with EFT tapping scripts?
The term “imposter” means pretending to be someone else. “Imposter syndrome” is a term used that describes the feelings of intellectual insecurity, inadequacy, and self-doubt. It is often experienced by people in high-achieving environments. It is important to remember that imposter syndrome is not a sign of low intelligence or ability. It can happen to anyone and is not something you should be ashamed of.
The imposter phenomenon consists of a collection of thoughts and beliefs that cause you to doubt yourself and your accomplishments, even when there’s no reason to do so. People with imposter syndrome think they don’t deserve their success, and as a result, they are afraid they’ll be exposed as frauds. Imposter syndrome is thus the experience of feeling like a fake and not deserving of your success. It’s marked by an inability to internalise your accomplishments and persistent fear of being “found out.”
It can affect your self-esteem, confidence and success.
You might find it hard to believe that other people think highly of you and worry that they will discover how much of a fraud you are. Therefore, you might also spend a lot of time comparing yourself to other people, making imposter syndrome worse.
Being aware of your struggle with imposter syndrome and understanding how it works is the first step to taking control of it and improving your self-esteem.
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Imposter Syndrome Symptoms
Signs of imposter syndrome can include (but are not limited to):
- feeling like you don’t deserve your achievements
- being unable to internalise your accomplishments
- having too high standards and always trying to work harder
- setting up unrealistic expectations for yourself
- questioning your own competence and feeling like you are fraudulent
- feeling as if you are in over your head
We all feel like frauds from time to time, but if it prevents you from a happy and productive life, you will need some help.
This syndrome was first identified in 1978 by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes. They found that despite high levels of achievement, many successful women feel as though they are frauds and do not deserve their success. It is believed that imposter syndrome is widespread among high-achieving women. However, it has also been observed among men. Imposter syndrome has correlated with perfectionism and low self-esteem.
Many people with low self-esteem suffer from imposter syndrome. People with low self-esteem don’t have a strong enough sense of self to separate it from their achievements. At the same time, their accomplishments are more important to them than their identity.
How can you combat imposter syndrome with EFT tapping scripts? One of the best ways to combat imposter syndrome is by using a tapping script in the privacy of your own home to try to take a step away from your thoughts of self-doubt.
How To Combat Imposter Syndrome With EFT Tapping Scripts
To combat imposter syndrome requires a different way of thinking about your achievements. For example, you can use tapping scripts for the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help to reframe what you think about your achievements, work on your self-esteem, and stop comparing yourself with others.
EFT tapping is psychological acupressure that frees the body of its negative emotions by tapping on particular energy meridians on the face and hands. It is a powerful tool that allows anyone to quickly, easily and permanently eliminate all emotional problems. Tapping brings about an almost immediate improvement in any negative emotion you may be experiencing, including depression, guilt, anger, shame, fear, and phobias. Tapping helps you become more self-confident and self-accepting. You will feel happier, more optimistic and less stressed. And you will find yourself being able to manifest your desires more easily.
EFT tapping can help you to stop feeling like an imposter in the following ways:
- Challenge negative thoughts
- Appreciate your work performance
- Reduce anxiety about the need to be perfect
- Create a better understanding of why you feel like a fraud
- Believe in yourself more and what you have to offer
- Reframe what you think about your achievements
- Reduce your need to compare yourself to others
There are many ways to combat imposter syndrome with EFT tapping, but I will mention the following ways with which tapping can help.
#Identifying the triggers.
One of the most important things to overcome imposter syndrome is to know your triggers. These situations cause you to have feelings of being an imposter or fraud. By understanding your triggers, you can learn to manage them and avoid the negative feelings they create. Knowing these will allow you to prepare for them and take action to mitigate any adverse effects.
Therefore, the first step to combating imposter syndrome is to recognise when you are feeling it and why you might be feeling it. Once you know the signs, you can be more aware of when you are under the influence of imposter syndrome.
Knowing when and why you feel like a fraud will help you choose not to feel like a fraud in those situations. In other words, having a heightened sense of self-awareness will help you manage the triggers.
#Getting out of your head.
It is not easy to get out of your head, especially if you are someone who overthinks issues. Overthinking can be really stressful and cause an endless loop of negative thoughts and feelings. It will make you doubt your own abilities and worsen your symptoms of feeling like an imposter.
And while it’s not easy to stop overthinking things, it is possible. And once you learn how to stop overthinking, you’ll be able to improve your mental health and reduce stress about feeling like a fraud significantly.
So how do you stop overthinking and stop feeling like a fraud with EFT tapping? Here are some strategies to stop overthinking things:
- Recognise when you’re overthinking and do some tapping rounds.
- Try to focus on a different topic while tapping.
- Practice mindfulness meditation affirmations while tapping.
- Talk to a trusted friend or someone else about your thoughts to help you identify issues to tap on.
#Working on your self-esteem.
It’s hard to understand why we have low self-esteem and its causes. Some people might say that it’s because of our upbringing, our genetics, or a product of society today.
In reality, however, we can never be sure what the cause of low self-esteem is. We need to work on ourselves to improve our self-esteem and feel better about ourselves.
Low self-esteem is defined as believing that you are insufficient, undesirable, undeserving, unworthy of love, and/or incompetent somehow and therefore links to imposter syndrome. These beliefs lead to negative, self-critical thoughts that impact your behaviour and life choices, often leading to a further decline in your self-esteem. Self-esteem is the sum total of your thoughts and feelings about yourself. It measures how you value yourself, regardless of what you have accomplished or earned in life. Your self-esteem can be high or low based on how you perceive yourself.
An essential key to happiness has healthy self-esteem. If you are prone to low self-esteem, there are some things that you can do to increase your sense of self-worth and improve your confidence level. Working on your self-esteem is a very important part of being a happier and healthier person. If you find that you are struggling with self-esteem, then it is important to work on it in order to improve your life.
One of the best ways to work on your self-esteem is to do things that make you feel good about yourself. This can be anything from taking care of your appearance to doing things that make you feel accomplished. It is also important to surround yourself with positive people who will help build you up instead of tearing you down.
Another great way to work on your self-esteem is to volunteer. This not only helps you feel good about yourself, but it also helps others. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and it can also help you meet new people and make new friends.
If you find that your self-esteem is really low, then you may want to consider seeing a therapist or counselor. They can help you work through the issues that are causing your low self-esteem and they can also give you tools to help improve it. If you do not want to see a therapist or counselor, you can use EFT tapping scripts to help you in the privacy of your own home.
Tips To Increase Self-Esteem With EFT Tapping
Here are some tips on how to increase your self-esteem with EFT tapping:
Acknowledge your strengths
The first step to raising your self-esteem is to recognise your own strengths, talents, and skills. For example, think about what makes you unique as a person or the specific things that make you happy in life. Remind yourself that the path to success will not always be easy, but it will be worth it. You might even try writing down ten positive things about yourself each day until it becomes a habit.
When something good happens, don’t just move on to the next task on your list! Take a moment to celebrate your success and give yourself credit for your accomplishments. Remembering past successes will help build confidence for achieving future goals and dreams.
Your self-esteem is a reflection of how much you like yourself. If you think you’re an awesome, amazing person, your self-esteem is high. If you believe you are a loser, then your self-esteem is low. Clearly, it’s beneficial to have high self-esteem. It makes you happier and more productive in life and helps overcome imposter syndrome.
#Don’t compare yourself with other people and/or co-workers
One of the worst things you can do is compare yourself to other people or to your co-workers. This will only lead to feelings of inadequacy and frustration. Everyone is different and has different strengths and weaknesses. Accepting this fact will help you to be content with who you are and what you have accomplished.
It’s easy to feel that the grass is greener on your co-worker’s side of the fence. Perhaps they got a promotion while you didn’t, or they just returned from an all-expenses-paid trip to an exotic location whereas you’re stuck at your desk.
It’s natural to compare yourself to others, but it can be toxic for your career and mental health. Here are four reasons why comparing yourself to others is a bad idea and tips on how to stop doing it:
You don’t know their whole story
You probably aren’t privy to how much your co-workers get paid or their hours. Most people only share the positive things happening in their lives, so remember that you might only see one side of the story.
It will impact your productivity
If you spend all day thinking about how much better off someone else is than you, you won’t be able to focus on doing your job well and getting ahead of yourself.
It’s not fair to yourself
The most important thing is knowing yourself and being happy with who you are. No one can be like you, so stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your achievements with EFT tapping. You should appreciate the uniqueness of your abilities and talents. Keep a gratitude journal or a scrapbook of your accomplishments which you can look at from time to time to remind you of how special you are.
Stop Self-Doubt With This Free EFT Tapping Script And Audio
I’m going to give you a quick tapping sequence that will help you to stop your self-doubt in its tracks and help you to combat imposter syndrome. Use it whenever you have feelings of inadequacy. The EFT tapping script below can be used to help you to clear away self-doubt and re-establish your confidence so that you can move forward with your goals. You can use it as many times as necessary to keep self-doubt at bay. Watch this video first to get to know the tapping sequence.
Here is the free script:
Even though I have all of this self-doubt, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. Even though I’ve been holding onto all of these doubts for such a long time, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. Even though I’m not sure if I can really do what it takes, I choose to forgive myself for being so self-critical, and I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. As an adult, now that I know better, from this moment forward, from now on, when doubt pops up, instead of letting it take over my life again, instead of letting it control me again like a little kid who doesn’t know any better, I choose to appreciate myself and all my achievements.
Listen To This Audio While Tapping
I hope you understand how to overcome imposter syndrome better. EFT tapping can serve as an incredibly effective method to stop self-doubt. While imposter syndrome can hamper your success, it is possible to overcome it by changing how you think about yourself and your accomplishments.
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