The Best Words for Tapping – Set-up Phrase Part 1

Which Words

Which Words?

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked when teaching EFT-tapping is this one:

How do I get the words right?

First of all, don’t worry about the words that much. They are meant to focus the mind on the issue at hand, but they aren’t totally crucial. It’s much more important to tune in to the issue than to find the perfect words.

Second, I don’t find it that hard to come up with words, but then, I’m also an author and I just love language and paying with words… so I’ll do my best to encourage you to approach this in a fun and playful way.

And I’m creating a miniseries to help you find a set-up phrase that actually works for you and let’s EFT work through you.

Today, I’ll start with the first part of the set-up, which goes like this:

Even though I have this problem…

And there it is, right away. This set-up is way, way too general. Of course, it’s just an example.

There are two main guidelines for creating a good, functional, efficient set-up phrase:

1) Be as precise as possible.
2) Bring in your emotion.

I’m tell you how to do that in the video.


I hope you’re feeling more confident about building your set-up phrase now, and that you may tap more often. Because it really helps, and because it is an awesome tool for authors.

Tapping phrases:

Even though I struggle with finding the right words for the tapping, and I don’t tap because of this, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to be more precise and include my feelings.

Even though I’ve worried about finding the right words, and that has kept me from tapping more often, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to experiment with those words.

Even though I find it hard to come up with the right words for the tapping, and I’ve let that keep me from tapping, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to use my creative skills to make tapping fun and effective.

Asking you:
Are you tapping often?
Do you struggle with the words?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – are you using tapping with your writing?
Please share in a comment.

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I'm a writer and coach. I love helping writers be more creative, more productive and more profitable. With EFT, life gets easier. Blocks can fall away. Limiting beliefs just shift. You can build your dream life. Let me help you do this.
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2 Responses to The Best Words for Tapping – Set-up Phrase Part 1

  1. Joy Gabriella says:

    THIS is So Helpful! Thank you very much! I’m so grateful, I never could do this set-up phrase thing. Thank you again!

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