In EFT Tapping the standard ending to the setup phrase is:
“…I deeply and completely accept myself.”
Why do we say that, even when it isn’t completely true?
Carol Look stated the reason succinctly recently. She said we do this to:
Stop fighting ourselves internally.
That’s it. When we consider body image issues and self-dislike and many other pains, struggles, and feelings of anxiety and unease, it is so often the inner conflict – one part of us in resistance and opposition to another part – that keeps us stuck, stalled, and chronically stressed.
What’s potentially even more effective for this? Add the word ANYWAY.
Even though I (name the internal conflict), I deeply and completely accept myself… anyway.
Try it! You’re invited to share what you notice.