The Painting and Tapping Technique is similar to the Picture Tapping Technique except that one "paints how they feel" using acrylic paints rather than drawing a picture of how they feel. It is an intuitive process that takes more time but allows one to experience the subtleties of their issue in a more comprehensive but gentle manner. The flow of paint on the canvas has a calming effect and allows one to fall into a very relaxed state. This invites a deepening of the process. No painting experience is required.
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Below are a few examples of the Painting and Tapping Technique. I've included as much information with each example based on the level of permission provided by the participants. At the beginning of the process, I have the client fill out a Limiting Beliefs questionnaire where they rate how true the belief is (there are 40 in total). They also include the issue they have chosen to work on and rate that. I calculate the total before and after the workshop. The results are amazing!
This an example of a client who was working with allergies.
Layer One ~Itchy
Layer Two ~Cellular
Layer Three ~Releasing and Separating
Layer Four ~Resolution
The series of paintings below were for a client working on a specific limiting belief from the worksheet. Their score on the limiting belief worksheet went from 46 to zero overall and from 9 to zero for the specific issue.
At the beginning of the workshop, this client filled out the Limiting Belief questionnaire and scored a total of 170. After the workshop, the score went down to 70.
Layer Five ~ Resolution
Below is another series of paintings. This client was working on a compulsive habit and after the process was complete, there was a noticeable reduction in the habit.
Layer One ~ Uncertainty
Layer Two ~Not as Chaotic
Layer Three ~Flowing
Layer Four ~Resolution
This workshop participant chose to paint on individual pieces of paper rather than on a canvas. The paintings were very much like the types of drawings that are done in the Picture Tapping Technique. The interesting point about this, was that the client had never done PTT. They resolved in just 3 paintings, which was in alignment with how quickly they process in sessions. Their score on the Limiting Beliefs questionnaire went from 47 to zero.We do a maximum of 5 layers or paintings, but resolution can show up as early as the third image.
Painting Three ~ Resolution
I did this series and it was done by painting all the layers on one piece of mixed media art paper. It was different than painting on a canvas because the paint dried quite quickly and as a result, I moved through the whole process more quickly.