EFT Manual Part 4, Set-Up Tapping Technique

EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT Guide for Tapping Therapy

tapping techniques peace joy 300x225 EFT Manual Part 4, Set Up Tapping Technique eft tapping basics eft manual I further your understanding of how to use tapping technique to do tapping therapy with this EFT guide on the EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques tapping Set Up. In previous posts, you have been given an introduction to EFT tapping technique in the EFT Manual, Part 1. In the EFT Guide Part 2, you learned more of the basics, which hand to use to tap, why tapping with your fingertips is so brilliant. The EFT Manual, Part 3 introduced you to the tapping points and gave you a tapping chart with all the points. Now, in Part 4 of this EFT guide, you’ll learn…

… about the famous EFT Set-Up.

I consider this critical component “talking to your subconscious.” You learn what to say while you are tapping. Here we go…

Tune Into Your Problem

This means to get quiet and still and sense into your thoughts and feelings about your problem. When possible, I recommend sitting quietly, closing your eyes and tuning in.

The Set Up Affirmation

What you do in this part of the tapping technique is to tap continuously on the karate chop point while you acknowledge the problem and create self-acceptance. When you have some clarity about the problem, begin by tapping on the karate chop point and say, “Even though I ___________ (have this problem), I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” Make this statement three times, while tapping continuously on the karate chop point.

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Fill in the blank with a short description of what’s bothering you.  The description can be a phrase like:

… Have this problem

… Feel overwhelmed

Am dreading _____

Am afraid I just don’t know enough

Am furious right now

Refuse to forgive ___

Feel confused

Am terrified about ___

Have this throbbing headache

Feel totally exhausted

Have this craving for ___ (sugar, carbs, chocolate, alcohol, gambling, shopping, etc.)

Keep replaying that conversation

In the Set-Up, you state what’s wrong and affirm that you accept yourself anyway.

EFT Tapping Technique:

Examples, with the whole statement:

“Even though I feel overwhelmed, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I am dreading going back to work, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I am afraid I just don’t know enough to do a good job, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I feel so angry at Sam, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I refuse to forgive my mother, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I don’t know exactly what’s wrong, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I am terrified about the presentation I have to give, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I have this throbbing headache, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I feel totally exhausted and can’t get off the couch, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I have this craving for carbs, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

“Even though I keep replaying that conversation, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”

 

Variations on the Traditional Set Up Language

What if you just can’t stomach saying “I deeply and completely love and accept myself?”  Will EFT still work?

YES!

There are many ways to state the problem and convey self-acceptance.  It’s good tapping technique to learn a few and use them consistently, so you don’t have to think too hard when doing EFT.  When learned, EFT is so quick to do, and so effective and rapidly transformative, you want to let it be as easy as possible. I personally use EFT nearly every day.  If it wasn’t quick, easy and effective, I would have dropped it long ago. Take it from me – EFT therapy is worth learning! Here are some alternatives to the above statement.

Alternatives to the Traditional Set-Up:

Even though I ____________, I accept myself and all my feelings.

Even though I ____________, I accept myself no matter what.

Even though I ____________, I accept myself right now.

Even though I ____________, I accept myself just as I am.

Even though I ____________, I know deep down I am good.

Even though I ____________, I’m ok.

Even though I ____________, deep down I know I’m ok.

Even though I ____________, God loves me.

Even though I ____________, I want to accept myself.

Even though I ____________, what if I could accept myself?

Even though I ____________, wouldn’t it be great if I could accept myself no matter what?

Even though I ____________, I’d like to be able to accept myself.

Even though I ____________, I can imagine the possibility of beginning to accept myself some day.

How Long Will it Take? The set-up usually takes around 15-20 seconds, even if you add embellishments or use some alternative language.  It’s very quick.  Do I Have to Believe It?  I like to use affirmations that I do believe.  And my clients have expressed the same need. So if saying “I deeply and completely love and accept myself,” brings up negative rebuttals inside you, choose an affirmation that you can believe and doesn’t bring up objections and negative feelings. And I’ve seen that using the traditional affirmation gradually increase a person’s feelings of self-love and self-acceptance. That’s why I suggest you keep edging toward the most extreme of the set-up statements, “I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” IMG 0058 300x225 EFT Manual Part 4, Set Up Tapping Technique eft tapping basics eft manual Silently or Out Loud EFT tapping works both silently or aloud.

The key element is FOCUS!

If you can stay wholly focused on the subject of your tapping, doing EFT silently will work equally well as aloud.  If you find your concentration lagging, then you need to do it aloud.  And if you’re not making progress as fast as you think you could be, doing EFT aloud, with increased focus and emphasis, can often make a big difference in results.  What Makes EFT Work?  The two key elements that make EFT work are being tuned in to the thoughts and emotions of your issue and tapping on the meridian points. What happens when you do that, is that change and movement is restored to what was previously a stuck state.  Before EFT, whenever a certain trigger occurred (someone said something, you got into a certain situation, a memory popped up), that same old stuck state would be activated.  And you’d replay your stuck state loop.  You had no choice – you were like a puppet. After successful EFT, you find you have more perspective.  Feel more resourceful.  Feel peace, understanding, wisdom. Untitled 11 EFT Manual Part 4, Set Up Tapping Technique eft tapping basics eft manual  Ready to Use Your Tapping Technique and Try EFT?  Go to the Manual, Part 5 where we add tapping on the meridian points and put it all together. Warmly,

Natalie Hill

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