EFT and Words
The use of words with EFT is perhaps the most important part of the process.
In some cases you can obtain almost instant relief from a fear or limiting belief on the first or second round of EFT.
When you continue to apply EFT aimed at a specific topic and you are receiving very little or no relief then a change of words may be required. Use similar words or twist the sentence around so you have a different perspective. This is exactly what I do when I am tapping on myself or with a client.
The only way you can tell how you are going is by estimating your level of resistance on the suds measurement, both at the start and after one or two rounds of EFT.
If you forget to check your measurement at the start, who cares, don't worry about it, just ask yourself where you are now, and then ask yourself if you think you were higher at the beginning (let your intuition guide you)
Let's have a look at some examples of the use of words so you get a feel for what I am talking about.
What if I was frightened of dogs and after completing a Setup I continued to tap this statement:
I repeat "I am afraid of dogs" at the 8 meridian points of the Sequence.
Next I could replace the word afraid with scared: "I am scared of Dogs"
What If after another round of EFT I was still not reaching my desired level of zero (this is always my goal). I could simply try another round using a different set of words. I might change or add a word and repeat this at every meridian point, plus at the same time I might also change the meaning of the phrase so as to come in from a different angle, such as:
"I have always been scared of Dogs"
"I am scared and afraid of Dogs"
"Dogs make me nervous"
"Dogs are so scary to look at"
"Sometimes I imagine that they are going to run up and bite me"
You can be as creative with this process as you like, yet the main point is this:
Words ARE one of the MOST Important parts of the process, and are at the center of you being able to successfully receive relief with EFT.