EFT Tapping Affirmations Process

Stating our intentions out loud can help us focus on what our priority is and enable us to achieve our goals faster. Many people get stuck on the fact that EFT teachers recommend starting first with the “negative” or the thing that is bothering you before starting tapping affirmations. Some teachers refer to this as stating the truth. In that moment, you are experiencing some kind of pain, discomfort or issue.

It's important to state this truth or negative at first, to let your body and mind know that you're working to eliminate this issue or blockage.

Speak The Truth

Once you have identified your truth and stated it out loud while tapping through your meridian points, it is time to implement your positive affirmations. For example, if you were dealing with some form of physical pain you may say something like: “Even though I have this lower back pain, I deeply love and accept myself.” This could be a good starting set up statement.

Next, as you are working through your meridian points for the first time, you would isolate the pain issue. Then, as you go through your tapping sequence, you could say something like, “This pain”, (tap 3 times on the first point). “This terrible pain”, (say this as you move to the next point). “This pain that hinders me from completing my activities”, (keep moving through each meridian point while stating your pain sentences). “This awful pain, this cumbersome pain”. Finishing with “I deeply love and accept myself” as you tap on the top of your head.

Tapping Out The Negative

Some people refer to this part of the tapping as a venting time, where you can acknowledge and release all of your frustration, anger and annoyance with what you are tapping on. There is no magic vocabulary here. Keep in mind that you are ahead of the game simply by acknowledging your issue out loud. This will help you release the negative energy stored in your cells.

Often we do not want to verbalize anything negative, for fear of attracting more of the same. With tapping, however, it is an important part of the equation. The rest of the time you are actually saying positive affirmations.

Once you have gone through each point, recognizing the pain you wish to release, it is time to move onto the affirmations. Prior to starting the tapping process and while you are stating your truth, give your pain (or issue) a number from 1 to 10 (low to high) on the severity of it.

Flip To Positive Tapping Affirmations

Now it is time to keep going through your sequences automatically. This time, change what you say to yourself to be positive affirmations.

For example, “I am grateful that my body can heal itself. I am so happy and grateful that I am taking time to acknowledge my feelings. So in tune with my body and its signals. I release this pain. Feeling happy, healthy and safe. Thank you for my healthy, happy cells, tissues and organs.”

At the end of your tapping, tune in with your body and mind and see what on a scale from 1 to 10 you would rate the issue now. Keep working through it until you have let it go.

Figure out what comes easy to you to say. The more you practice, the better you will become. This portion of the tapping sequence is the ‘positive’ ranting. Visualize your positive result as you go through this part of the sequence.

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Did you struggle to focus on negative aspects in EFT, or do you struggle more with believing the positive tapping affirmations? Let me know your side of things in the comments below.


  1. Hi April, sweet steps on how to get the negative (pain) stated out loud. I understand that the pain is only there to give us a message, so recognizing at a truth helps it to go away. I do the daily positive affirmations, so combined them with the EFT you mentioned will make the pain go away faster!
    Sending lots of love and gratitude,

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