This was my first experience using energy habitats with a partner.
She described the habitat as: hot, sticky, dry dirt, a smell of ‘burnt dirt’. It is Summer, midday. The aspect sees dried trees, dirt, old houses, old cars rusting out the front of houses.
She described that the aspect felt angry and we tapped for this. After this she described that she felt ‘better’. There’s no change in the environment, still dirt roads and dry dirt. The aspect feels less angry, but feels as though she is unsupported. We tapped for “the aspect feels unsupported”. She said the aspect feels ‘good’. I felt hungry for some more emotive words but carried on.
She said in terms of the environment that the sun felt hotter to the aspect, and was burning her skin. The aspect wanted to go somewhere to cool down. She decides to go to the pool in the caravan park nearby. She goes for a swim. She feels lighter, better, happy to be away from the heat and the dirt.
The aspect is then thinking about the future and what it holds. She’s thinking about herself ageing, and ageing with family. The aspect is feeling “a new feeling of abandonment when the kids leave the nest”. She decides to tap for “The aspect won’t be abandoned”. I am thrilled by this choice of words.
The aspect is sitting outside the cabin she’s staying at at the caravan park. She’s feeling “better”. She’s now looking for a job that makes her feel happy. The aspect is thinking about her strengths and wants to use them in a job. Her strengths: helping to support others, looking after children. The aspect feels like this job will help “fill in the missing pieces”. I asked the aspect what’s missing? The aspect is missing family support, comfort, to be listened to, acknowledged.
We tap for “The aspect is comforted, heard and acknowledged”. I felt this may have been too many issues for one round but the practice partner had chosen this, so I went with it. Part of her may have had enough and the prospect of tapping for three different things (my suggestion) may have seemed like too much. We are tapping to give the aspect the missing pieces, to help her feel complete.
Afterwards the aspect feels better. There is acceptance according to the aspect. She is accepting her situation. The aspect is now sitting and daydreaming and there is nothing else bothering her. This is where we ended it.
I am happy with this given it was my first experience talking another person through energy habitat work. Even though I had hoped for a more significant healing event, considering how the aspect was at the beginning and how she ended, I felt it was a positive experience.