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What do I say when tapping (practicing EFT)?

"If you have the words, there's always a chance you'll find the way." - Seamus Heaney

When you know you are blocked, but you are not clear on what the block is, it can be very frustrating. If you need help identifying the block and getting clarity around the issue, it’s time to take a closer look at your ‘Yes, buts.’ And what is a ‘Yes, but’ you may be wondering? It’s what you say or think after you identify the action you could be doing. To get started, ask yourself:

  1. What is the situation that I’m not happy about?

For example, the answer might be ‘I’m not making the amount of money that I desire.’


2.What action could potentially change the situation? Your answers might sound something like:

  • I could go get a job (or find another job). Yes, but…

  • I could ask for more money. Yes, but…

  • I could try to find more clients. Yes, but…

  • There’s no nothing I can do to change the situation.

The words that follow ‘ Yes, but’ is the resistance you are facing aka your block! This is what you want to tap on to begin picking away at the block, so that you can get to the root of the matter and destroy it completely! EFT Founder, Gary Craig said, “Events in our lives create our beliefs about the world, and those beliefs can either pose limits or open new possibilities.” These beliefs manifest themselves within our self-talk. And while the beliefs may or may not be true, they are ingrained in our brain and we don’t question them. The beliefs may have served us in the past, but they are now keeping us stuck and limiting forward momentum. Tapping can help us change or replace these beliefs entirely! For example, ‘I could try to find more clients, but no one wants to spend the money for my services.’ You would tap on ‘No one wants to spend the money for my services.’ How To Tap on Blocks using EFT You can keep it simple, tapping around the points and repeating the phrase after the ‘yes, but’. Typically during this process, the intensity of this belief will usually diminish, and other thoughts or courses of action may begin to occur to you. You may also have a past memory arise, or an earlier belief that needs to be worked through. Allow yourself to feel and acknowledge whatever is coming up. You could also start with a setup statement like, ‘Even though no one wants to spend the money for my services, I deeply and completely love and accept myself’ and then tap around the points. If the answer is ‘there’s no way to change this situation’ then start there using those words. Usually the fear and intense emotions will start to subside, and other ideas will come to mind. When tapping on more of a global issue, be patient with yourself. Be mindful of how your body is feeling physically, as well as emotionally. Tapping isn’t a magic pill that works in an instant, but it is a beautiful tool that meets you where you are in your healing process, and helps you to truly acknowledge and sit with your emotions. Doing so will help you shift your thoughts, feelings, actions, and ultimately the results that you achieve in your life and business. In this video, I walk you through the steps...




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