An Easy Way To Create EFT Setup Statements

Ever wonder what to say or how to start when you sit down to do EFT? Many people have difficulty formulating their setup statements. EFT set up statements do not have to be complicated, but if the setup statement is not correct, all the tapping in the world will not solve the problem. Dr. Tam Llewellyn once wrote about eliminating an intense craving for chocolate muffins by a slight tweak in the set up statement.

Here’s an easy way to create powerful EFT statements:

1. Put what you DON’T want in the left hand side of the the affirmation statement. Let’s suppose you want to use EFT to stop night eating, and you don’t want to overeat when you are tired.

Your statement could start out:
“Even though I feel like eating when I’m tired . . . ”
“Even though I feel tired and I just want to eat . . . ”
“Even though I want to overeat when I am tired . . . “

2. Put what you DO want in the right side of the affirmation statement.

Think about how you WANT to feel, or how you would PREFER to feel.

“I choose to feel relaxed and energized.”

“I choose to allow myself to feel tired without overeating.”

“I choose to manage my fatigue without food.”

3. Put the 2 parts together, and you have some powerful EFT setup statements.

“Even though I feel like eating when I am tired, I choose to feel relaxed and energized.”
“Even though I feel tired and I just want to eat, I choose to allow myself to feel tired without overeating.”
“Even though I want to overeat when I am tired, I choose to manage my fatigue without food.”

Of course, this technique assumes that you actually WANT your cravings to go away. If you aren’t sure, focus your statements on your desire to reduce cravings first.

Carol Solomon
Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner, Dr. Carol Solomon is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help people lose weight without dieting, stop binge eating, and reduce anxiety and stress. She is the author of 4 Books on Emotional Freedom Techniques, the EFT Tips Newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD. Carol has a thriving coaching practice and is passionate about helping others succeed.
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3 thoughts on “An Easy Way To Create EFT Setup Statements

  1. I am grateful for this sight and all the great information you provide. I am a personal trainer and use many of your coaching techniques for my clients. It has made such a difference in the level of success in helping to change behaviors around eating habits. I think this work is the missing link in the chain of lifelong sustainable change and a happier healthier life.
    JIM HART

  2. Hi Carol,
    I wanted to let you know how much your news letter and articles have helped me in my practice of EFT. I have learned that using the language of emotional connection to myself, such as: Even though ____,I am willing to feel deep love, acceptance, or forgiveness for myself, to be a powerful tool for healing. I not only say the words, I actually feel those emotions as I say the words.
    Take care,
    Judith Costa

  3. Jim – AMEN – it is definitely the missing link!
    Judith – thanks so much! I like the wording you used too – I am *willing* to feel deep love, etc. Reinforcing our *willingness* is always a good thing!
    hugs,
    Carol

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