The Best Words for Tapping – Set-up Phrase Part 2

I love myself!

I love myself!

The second part of the set-up phrase is the one where we “love on ourselves”. The original phrase that Gary Craig chose when creating EFT is…

… I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Unfortunately, this is a phrase not everyone is comfortable saying. For many, it doesn’t even feel true.

Which is a problem if you consider the function of this part. It is supposed to bring the subconscious into the game, and to eliminate any resistance to the shift we want to achieve.

Now, if that part of the set-up phrase feels wrong, we actually create resistance, rather than eliminate it.

That’s why I keep using a softer variant in the tapping suggestions I put at the bottom of each of my articles. And that’s why I discuss this part with every client I work with. It’s that important.

In this video, I explain how you can find a phrase that fits you and that will make your tapping more efficient.


The topic of loving and accepting yourself is quite often a deep one. We’re skirting around it for now by creating a part for the set-up that feels good for you, and that allows EFT to work smoothly.

However, if you find that deeper emotions and issues are coming up around this topic, please get help. It’s much easier to work through these things with some guidance from an experienced practitioner. (I’ll gladly do that for you.)

And here are some set-up phrases that you can use to tap on your resistance to changing this particular part of the EFT set-up.

Tapping phrases

Even though I hate this phrase “love and accept myself”, and it keeps me from tapping, I’m still okay the way I am, and I now choose to find something that truly works for me at this time.

Even though I find it really hard to talk about loving myself and there is resistance coming up when I have to, I’m still okay the way I am, and I now choose to play around with this phrase until I find something that feels good and that I can agree with.

Even though I never liked EFT because that phrase felt so wrong, I’m still okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to find a good replacement and try that tapping again.

Asking you:
Do you find it difficult to tap?
Do you struggle with the phrase “I love and accept myself”?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – are you using tapping with your writing?
Please share in a comment.

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