There are many ways to expand the setup statements using humor and exaggeration. I also find that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) setup statements can be substantially improved just by a simple tweak or addition here or there. I’ve recently written about an easy way to create EFT setup statements.
Here’s 3 additions that can be quite powerful:
1. Even though I have this (problem), I consciously choose to love and accept myself anyway.
2. Even though I have this (problem), I genuinely choose to love and accept myself anyway.
3. Even though I have this (problem), I genuinely love and forgive myself anyway.
Adding the words consciously or genuinely adds greater intentionality to the EFT statements.
These words seem to intensify and add focus to the EFT acceptance statement. You may have said these words before, but may not have meant them in a genuine way.
And finally, self-forgiveness is often a critical part of the healing process. It’s often useful as part of a daily practice.