Financial Success

Tapping Case Study – I’m Not Enough

Written by: Nick Ortner

Have you ever made the mental or emotional connection between not HAVING enough, and not BEING enough?

Here’s a great in-depth case study of how our early childhood programming can carry on into our adult lives in the areas of finance and personal fulfillment.


Sandra Miller Linhart is a successful author, mother of five adult daughters, and a life-long student of physical and emotional wellbeing. Yet until recently, Sandra felt like a fraud, and was prone to falling into pits of emotional despair.

You see, Sandra’s father was physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive, leaving tremendous scars. “He beat both me and my brother. He’d say things to me like, ‘I should have stopped at one kid,’ and ‘I consider you dead.’”

Thrown out of her home at 16, she had felt like an inconvenience. For years, she carried that with her, feeling that she had no value unless she offered value to someone else.

Then, she found Tapping. “I was meditating and I kept receiving the message, ‘You need to be receptive to different ideas, from all fronts.’ Next thing you know, I saw something on the computer about Tapping. I’d heard about it from Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay in the past, but I never looked into it. I watched the video on The Tapping Solution’s website and something clicked. I don’t normally do this, but on an impulse, I bought the Tapping for Financial Success and Personal Fulfillment 7-week course. When I started, I thought it might bring me closer to financial success, but instead, it brought personal fulfillment, which actually for me was much more important.”

Opening the Floodgates

Sandra went through the first module and had some success, but she wasn’t feeling the progress she was expecting. She posted in the Facebook group that she wasn’t having big shifts, that she was still feeling like she wasn’t enough. Cathy Tapping, our Facebook Group Moderator and Tapping Specialist, recommended that she try tapping on “not being enough.”

“This opened the floodgates. I found myself bawling as I sat there tapping. My kids would walk in and look at me, wondering what I was doing and why I was crying. For whatever reason, it worked. After that, there wasn’t a week or day that I wasn’t crying as I was tapping. It really opened me up, emotionally.”

Sandra was suddenly accessing her inner voice, and realized her role in many of the situations in which she used to feel victimized. “I didn’t realize that baggage was causing me so much resentment and self-sabotage. I showed a positive face but would often say something negative. I didn’t realize I was doing that.” After tapping, she started noticing that her inner dialogue was full of negative thoughts and criticism. And after tapping a few more times, she was no longer that little kid looking for approval or acceptance.

Achieving Emotional Freedom

One big area in which Sandra’s life markedly improved is in dealings with her ex-husband. “For years, he’s taken me to court on a regular basis. I was so emotionally invested, stressed, and devastated. I actually went back to college and got a paralegal degree because of it. It consumed my life.”

Recently, her ex sent her several letters regarding child support, demanding she sign papers or he’d take her back to court. Sandra did the research and knew that the child support would end automatically once her daughter turned 18, so there was no signature required on her part. “Because of tapping, I can now look at it for what it is: harassment – and not get emotionally involved. I just ignored the letters. Before, I would have been all caught up and wounded.”


“My past no longer owns me.”


A change in perception has also been big for Sandra. “Now I don’t think things are being done to me. I don’t have to be a victim. I’m not perfect, but I think to myself, ‘You don’t have to own that – it’s them.’ This is huge. My past no longer owns me.”

After clearing out this emotional baggage from the past, Sandra now uses tapping on an “as-needed” basis. And for the first time in her life, she’s not on an emotional rollercoaster. “I don’t care what people think of me. I can breathe. It’s such a gift. Releasing all past hurts has made me feel so much lighter, happier. I’m enthusiastic about my future. The poison has left my body. I feel emotionally healed.”


Thank you for sharing your story with us, Sandra.

We want everyone to have that same opportunity to experience financial and emotional freedom, so we’ve created a financial success home study course for you called The Tapping Solution for Financial Success and Personal Fulfillment.

And as you can see in Sandra’s story above, it goes much deeper than just improving your financial situation.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their finances, or who is just looking for a more fulfilling life, you can begin by downloading the free ebook below.

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Discover the 103 disempowering beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving the money and success you desire.

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner


Do you have emotional wounds from your childhood that are affecting your adult life? What could you tap on to heal them? Comment below!



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