When Gary Craig first introduced the world to Emotional Freedom Techniques he used something he called the setup phrase.
You would tap on the side of your hand or rub the sore spot and say, “Even though I have [insert issue] I completely love and accept myself.”
As time has passed and EFT has evolved most teachers of tapping fall into one of two camps. They are either insistent that you do this every time or they never do it at all.
There are enough tapping teachers who are still sharing the setup phrase that about once every 10 days I receive an email asking “Do I really have to say the setup phrase?”
I think there is a middle ground. There are times when it is really useful and there are also times when it can slow the tapping process.
In this podcast we explore when to use the setup phrase. We will also look at why most people are avoiding it, which has nothing to do with its usefulness.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the setup phrase in the comments below.