The EFT Set Up Statement
The EFT set up statement, the sentence used while tapping on the karate chop points, is the one place where we name the issue *and* the relief we desire. I find it important that the words feel like they fit me. I choose my words carefully and there’s a clarity, power, and intention in choosing those words. Over my years of tapping, I am finding my deliberate choice of words has an increasing potency.
Notice the “Yes, buts”
If you are tapping and are saying the set up phrase and find you are adding in a quiet “Yes, but” at the end, that’s an invitation to find different words. For example, the traditional statement is “Even though I have this issue, I deeply and completely accept myself.” That statement can be hard for some people to really believe at first. In that case, go to an easier statement. A few examples are:
- I am open to accepting myself.
- I am open to the idea of accepting myself.
Or my current favorite default statement is:
- “I just want to feel better”.
“I just want to feel better”
“I just want to feel better” has a refreshing freedom in it. I don’t have to know how I will feel better but I do know it’s possible. I can hold both things to be true right now. I have this issue I don’t like *and* I want to feel better. The set-up statement is about finding that “and”. Even though I have this thing right now that hurts, I know it’s possible to feel better. Even though I have this thing that I don’t know how to fix, I can be easy about it. Even though I have issue I don’t like, I’m open to help coming in ways I can’t even imagine yet.
It’s getting easier
I used to have an object permanence about my issues. My feelings and stuck energy felt rock hard solid and I wasn’t as easy in knowing that everything wants to expand and evolve. Now I have a much deeper trust that everything wants to evolve, that all my thoughts and feelings are serving me, and that it’s easy to shift. I offer to you the same sense of freedom. I just want to feel better and I do.