I'm having trouble deciding when/how often to tap and what to focus on at this point. I've noticed that sometimes the relief is delayed and sometimes that wash of calm and peacefulness washes over me out of the blue even if I haven't tapped in hours. I know it's related to the tapping (well, I strongly feel it's related LOL) because it didn't happen before I started last Tuesday night. So I'm wondering how often and how to space it out, to get maximum benefit. Also, I'm not sure where to focus. My biggest issue is anxiety and the shortness of breath that leads to for me. Also, my stomach is part of the culprit. The more anxious I am the worse it is....I get a ton of trapped gas and indigestion and the more bloated I am, the harder it is to take a deep breath and that either starts or exacerbates the shortness of breath. Of course all of that leads to hyperventilation which makes me feel even worse and then it's a terrible cycle that's very hard to break. So I think there are underlying issues that have caused this level of anxiety (i.e. hard to deal with) to come back after having it under control for many years. We have had a really rough 5-7 years or so (ending a year or so ago). There are specific things that happened...I think they all added up till I got to a breaking point, if that makes sense. So do I tap on anxiety/shortness of breath or do I tap on these past traumatic experiences, like my daughter's stroke (and all the residual feelings/fears) or my husband's emotional affair (and residual)? There are probably close to a dozen specific bad things that I found traumatizing. In fact, I think I have PTSD. Last time I had it (maybe I'm prone to it?) it took me about 3 years to feel 100% better and back to normal. I don't want to wait that long. I really want to deal with and move past the five+ years of traumatic/difficult experiences but I also want to "fix" how I feel in the present really badly but am wondering if I have to first fix the past? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!