Corporate CPR Episode 76: Getting Unstuck and Out of Your Own Way

April 26, 2023

On today’s show, we discuss getting unstuck and out of your own way.

Theresa Lear Levine’s personal struggles with trauma, high-functioning anxiety, and ADHD kept her in a holding pattern of dissatisfaction and stress for longer than she likes to admit. Eventually, it led to exhaustion, insomnia, and major difficulty being present in her own life. All those negative feelings melted away when she cracked the code to her nervous system, taking responsibility for her own well-being, and elevating her consciousness in ways that truly restored her feelings of calm, clarity, and confidence. 

Theresa is an EFT Master Practitioner, Law of Attraction coach, and Energy Strategist. She’s the founder of Becoming More Me where she helps professional women to get out of their own way and resolve their innermost pains, traumas, and challenges so they can fully enjoy their success and present moments. 

Using scientifically proven methods to release resistance and leverage perceived weaknesses into superpowers, her clients overcome limiting beliefs and thought patterns, resolve fears, and navigate major work and life challenges with ease. 

Theresa is the host of the Becoming More Me Podcast and lives near Washington, DC with her husband, Jeff, and their 4 boys as well as their 2 yellow labs. 

Key Takeaways:

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Techniques regulate our nervous system utilizing our Meridian system, which is the same system and end points that would be accessed for a deep tissue massage or acupuncture. In the same way that these techniques can release physical pain, we can use techniques to release negative emotions and beliefs. We can release these things by thinking a negative thought and then tapping on various points located all over the body. By focusing on the negative and doing this in a certain sequence, we can elevate to a new perspective. There are many scientific studies about this, showing that it can change the way you feel physically or emotionally about current issues, past traumas, or worries about the future.

How do you identify that you have a problem that could be helped by EFT? How do you determine the source of the problem?

There’s usually something you’ve identified that keeps happening over and over that you don’t like and wish you could get past. We work backward as far as possible to earliest negative memories. At the end of any real work is the finding of true love, acceptance, and forgiveness, which completely shifts and changes our feelings physically and emotionally about everything.

What does the process look like?

You’ll think about a negative issue, such as a headache. You’ll say something expressing how much you don’t like the headache, but you want to love, accept, and forgive yourself. Then tap on the specific points that have been shown to release these feelings as you express the negative. It may need to be repeated. The process is the same for a physical issue or an emotional one.

How long does the work usually take?

This process is quicker than talk therapy, but still takes time. Theresa typically works with clients for about 6 months. A person can do this on their own any time, with or without help. Ten minutes of tapping can lower cortisol (stress hormone) up to 43%.

After people go through this process, what kind of results have you seen?

The end result will be creating greater calm, confidence, and clarity. Some examples have been:

  • Helped a CEO that was afraid to fly be cool with getting on planes
  • Helped women do TedTalks without anxiety
  • Helped women get through financial ceilings
  • Helped women transition their business

How does this differ from positive affirmations?

We like to use a different approach. You don’t want the statement to be too much of a leap from reality. If you say, “I’m a patient person,” but you’re struggling with that, your brain will disregard it. Instead, ask a question like, “What would it take for me to have all the patience I need to feel good about this day?” Your brain and subconscious will look for the answer to that question, rather than disregarding it.

3 Top Takeaways:

  • Take the time to slow down. Take a deep breath.
  • Tap into your intuition so you can make decisions from a centered place.
  • While you find yourself ranting about something that is bothering you, just try tapping one of the EFT end points and see how it goes.

If you’d like to experience what it’s like to do EFT Tapping with Theresa, you can access the session we did together by requesting her private sessions resource absolutely free at You’ll receive access to dozens of EFT sessions that are packed with value, nervous system regulation, and therapeutic breakthroughs!

More ways to connect with Theresa Lear Levine:


The Becoming More Me Podcast 

Instagram @theresalearlevine 


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