Carl Jung suggested that, in spite of appearances, that which annoys us doesn’t reside the other person it resides in ourselves.
He suggested that the people that annoy us represent for us parts of our disowned self, our Shadow, the parts of ourselves that we dare not acknowledge or accept.
To protect ourselves we project those unwelcome aspects of ourselves onto others. ‘They’ are the ones who are rude, loud, critical, etc. If we notice those qualities in them we don’t have to pay attention to our own inclinations to be rude, loud, critical, etc.
Unfortunately being annoyed or upset is uncomfortable for us and there are so many people and so many opportunities for us to project and be distressed. What would it be like if we could undo the triggers that cause the distress and allow us to accept more of ourselves.
In this month’s EFT Cafe, Andy Hunt will demonstrate how to combine the concept of projection with tapping to lower our annoyance with others and to start to accept parts of our Shadow.
This EFT Café is on Wednesday 13th April, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs just £10.