Step-by-Step Guide to Letting Go of Resentment

In the article: The Damaging Effects of Resentment we looked at how carrying resentment damages your physical, emotional and mental health. Now we will look at how you can let go of any resentment you may be carrying, allowing you to move forward and live the life you want. Letting go of resentment will improve all areas of your life from your relationships and work or business experiences to your health and ability to get more enjoyment out of life.

What is Resentment?

Our experience of resentment is a feeling of holding onto something that seems to be unresolved. It’s an unwillingness to let go because of feeling of injustice or hurt. If feels involuntary – as if it is something that is happening to us rather than something we have any choice in or control over. The reason it feels beyond our own control is because of the chemicals that are being produced by our organs, triggered by the thoughts of resentment. The truth is, however, we do have a choice, and the key is in addressing the original record in the subconscious.

Letting Go of Resentment

Trying not to feel resentment or ignoring it is ineffective because it will still be there in the background. As long as it is in you, pushing it down or burying it will not resolve the problems – it still goes with you wherever you are. The only way to get rid of resentment effectively is to change the root cause – the record your subconscious is referencing that is resulting in the feelings of resentment.

How to Let Go of Resentment using FasterEFT

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Step One

Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and think about whatever it is you feel resentful about. Notice the feeling of resentment – notice what it feels like, where in your body you feel it, and how strong it is.

Step Two

Use two fingers to tap gently on the following meridian points while saying the phrases. While you are tapping, put your focus on the feeling of your fingertips on your skin.

– Between your eyebrows – “I release and let this go now”

– Beside your eye (either eye, it doesn’t matter which) – “Let it go”

– Under your eye – “It’s safe to let it go”

– Just below your collarbone – “I’m safe as I’m letting this go now”

For more information on the phrases to use, read: What to Say When Tapping.

Step Three

Grab your wrist, take a deep breath and say “Peace”. Then go to a peaceful memory – one that makes you feel good. Enjoy that for a moment.

Step Four

Now go back to the feeling of resentment and notice if it’s still there. If there is any resentment left at all (even a tiny bit) repeat Steps Two through Four. Do this until all traces of resentment have gone and you are feeling good.

You may find that as you are tapping, different memories and thoughts occur to you. Notice these – notice how they feel, what you see and hear, and anything else about them. And then tap again. Whether or not those memories and thoughts appear to have anything to do with the resentment you want to release, tap on them anyway. The fact that they have come up for you means they are somehow connected in your subconscious, and they need to be cleared.

Keep going until the memories and feelings have flipped completely.

To find out more about FasterEFT and how it works, visit The FasterEFT Belief System.

For more detail on using FasterEFT effectively, visit: Tips on Using FasterEFT.

To see FasterEFT in action, watch: The FasterEFT in Action Playlist.

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