In EFT the first thing we need to do is identify the problem and create a set-up statement.
The basic formula for this is “Even though I have this (problem) I deeply and completely accept myself.” So for example if you had a headache you would say…
“Even though I have this headache I can love and accept myself anyway,
fully and completely.”
The key to an effective set-up phrase is to be as specific as possible.
While you can work on more general issues they take much longer. Focusing on an exact time/event/emotion and naming anyone involved attain much quicker and more profound results.
With time you will learn to develop set-ups that target the problem very quickly.
When working on physical pain try to name its location and describe its feeling – for example “this throbbing pain just behind my left eye”.