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10/31/2014 05:30 pm ET Updated Dec 30, 2014

WATCH: Feeling Defensive

As I've often said, self-sabotage is misguided self-love. We do some really questionable things because of an unconscious belief that such behavior will somehow keep us safe. The need to defend our ego is one of those things that can often snap us out of being a reasonable, rational and loving human being and turn us into ... well, something that's somewhat less than reasonable, rational and loving. Before you needlessly make a situation worse, I hope this will help...

If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also watch the first episode in the "Tap Out Your Fears" series -- which explains the basics of EFT -- click here.

As with any of my tapping videos, this is an abbreviated process for releasing uncomfortable feelings and enhancing good ones. Some folks may find their fear dissolve after just one tapping session, but for others, it will take some repetition, bringing the discomfort down little by little each time. (Still others may uncover specific issues that are best addressed directly with a wellness practitioner.) In any event, this brief video should help at least take the edge off the discomfort, freeing you up to enjoy life much more. Let us know how it helped you!

For a picture of the tapping points -- and more info on EFT -- click here.

Tapping can sometimes bring up long-buried emotions, which is why I state that, before tapping along, folks must take full responsibility for their own well-being. For more information about that, please read this disclaimer.

Until next time, feel free to tap along with any of the many videos I have on YouTube or the many recordings I have at www.TapToFeelGood.com.

For EFT with kids, please visit: www.TheWizardsWish.com.

For more by Brad Yates, click here.