This article in the Harvard Business Review by Scott Berinato, speaks evocatively of grief, an emotion generally difficult to access in all its forms. It often surfaces in its forms of sadness and loss after working with the more apparent feelings of worry, fear, frustration, annoyance, anger.
This is very apparent to me as a psychotherapist when working with clients who present with anxiety, fear, panic attacks, anger issues. These layers of emotions surface consistently thanks to the effectiveness of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which I integrate into my practice along with talk therapy.
David Kessler says in the article, “Acceptance, as you might imagine, is where the power lies”. He’s absolutely right, and acceptance is the first port of call and a powerful aspect of EFT (Emotional freedom Techniques).
Kessler also talks about coming “into the present” to deal with the pain of grief. When we use EFT we focus on noticing how we are feeling right now, which brings us into the present very quickly.
In my experience there is nothing as powerfully effective as EFT to help access feelings and process our emotions. EFT is my answer to the ‘HOW’ asked in the article.
Group EFT tapping followed by a guided meditation to build a strong sense of connection to self. Access your emotional energy to release tension, get grounded and start your day on an uplifting note.
Experience the power of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and “borrow benefits” as we tap together in a small group. Taping not only calms the nervous system, but as we tap in a group we reduce the intensity of our issues even as we tap on what others bring up.
We end with a meditation, either sitting or laying down. The meditation is guided, helping you to
– feel more centred
– access safety and comfort in your body
– connect with self
– be at ease in your physical and emotional body.
Helping you to be present in the moment to increase your sense of vitality & aliveness.
Access a more grounded sense of self to feel calm, collected and confident.
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Mondays. Please see the calendar for dates and venue details. I’m also offering this session online in April 2020.
EFT Tapping for Teens: reduce stress and build resilience
An accelerated learning module on EFT for students ages 15-18 – helping them reduce stress and build resilience. facilitated by Falguni Mather – Counsellor, Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner and Catherine Banson – certified in EFT and authorized instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training & Youth Effectiveness Training
Date & Time: 25th and 27th September 2019, 5:30-7:00pm
Location: The Body Group, 14/F Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, HK. Zoom Follow-ups — one 45 min session will be scheduled in October/ November for ongoing support.
Fee: HK$ 1,380.
Setting and achieving goals for teenagers at this time of life can be stressful and time is scarce!
In two 90 minute sessions, teens will learn and practice the EFT Tapping technique and save many hours spent worrying, feeling upset or procrastinating on assignments and school work.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), or tapping, is a self-applied stress management tool that can help with:
Fear of failure
Lack of confidence
Worries about the future
Exam stress (tip: you can stealth tap under the desk)
Catherine and Falguni have both taught tapping to their children to help them: feel empowered in relationships with others at school, reduce fears about a past accident on the school bus, recover from meltdown before GCSEs, understand the reasons for their procrastination to finally complete important assignments, overcome insomnia to get sleep the night before the SAT, and deal with friendship woes.
In turn, they have taught it to their friends to reduce opening night jitters and to feel calmly confident against a very tall basketball opponent!
EFT is quick and easy to learn. We will keep the group capped at eight to ensure each participant gets ample time and practice.
Please feel free to get in touch with Falguni or Catherine with any questions or concerns. We look forward to sharing tapping with your kids!
Date & Time: 25th and 27th September 2019, 5:30-7:00pm
Location: The Body Group, 14/F Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, HK. Zoom Follow-ups — one 45 min session will be scheduled in Oct/Nov for ongoing support.
Fee: HK$ 1,380.
Reservations taken first come, first served with full payment to HSBC 608 216651 888 by 11th September (please email or Whatsapp the receipt so we may attribute it to you). Minimum four persons to proceed.
facilitated by Falguni Mather – Counsellor, Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner and Catherine Banson – certified in EFT and authorized instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training & Youth Effectiveness Training
Date: Monday 30 March, 10am-2pm (see the calendar for other dates) Venue: The Body Group, Central HK
Fee: $1,250 / person
From homework, bed time, sibling rivalry and bullying issues to leaving for university, dating, and beyond – parenting can be an emotional roller coaster no matter how old your children are, bringing the stress of frustration, worry, guilt, and even self doubt.
Parenting is one of the toughest and most important jobs in the world and yet we get no formal training; we often parent from the unconscious basis of our own experience.
Did you know that your own inner child has a role in your parenting style?
Learn to notice how your own internal patterns are impacting your relationship with your child.
“ Your own life as a child is one of the strongest influences on how you parent today” – Robin Grille, Psychologist, Parenting Educator
This workshop focuses on creating an authentic connection with your child vs. managing your child’s behaviour. Based on decades of research which shows that a strong and healthy bond with your child is the foundation needed for him or her to be self-assured, empathic and resilient.
As a parent myself, I know how stress can build up and affect all the family members. Learning to parent “consciously” has been life changing for me as a parent. My children are now 17 and 20 years old, and our relationship has never been better. I am passionate about sharing my work with all parents out there because I know this works.
Spend less time stressing and more time loving. Learn the EFT technique for your own stress and worries, as well as how to teach it to your children. Plus listening skills, building rapport and developing empathy.
This workshop will address:
Calming young children having strong emotional feelings
Dealing with nightmares and fears
Issues with friends, bullying, isolation, feeling left out
Support Group for Emotional Well Being: 6 sessions over 6 weeks
Are you in need of support for self-care, to maximise your emotional well-being?
It’s so much easier sometimes to get by in life using the same old coping mechanisms. But you could choose differently, to value yourself enough to reach out and connect and learn new ways to start living instead of coping.
Sharing and being supported in a group can be profoundly helpful; it can often bring new perspectives to help you see your situation a new light, bringing new solutions as you build connection with the other group members.
In this closed support group, we practice the EFT tapping technique, grounding and breath exercises, self-compassion and mindfulness as we share our experiences within the confidential group space.
You will come away with practical tools and strategies to implement into your busy life.
This weekly group is an opportunity to receive continuous support for your emotional well being. It provides a safe and confidential space to free us from the emotional burdens that we all carry with us. Bring any issues you know are weighing you down, limiting you or holding you back and be open to receiving support.
A cost effective option compared to individual sessions.
Each group accommodates maximum 6 people and runs once a week over 6 weeks.
Weekly 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost 330/session (1,980 for 6 weeks)
Are you part of a community that struggles with similar difficulties?
Do you find that simply talking about those problems doesn’t bring permanent solutions or the relief that you seek?
Working in groups can be a powerful way to access change within you. It can often bring new perspectives to help you see your situation a new light, resulting in new solutions. Furthermore, working in groups can ease a sense of isolation as it can build connection with the other members. The same as individual sessions, group sessions and workshops are also completely confidential. Attending a group session is also a cost effective way of accessing support for yourself.
Host an EFT Workshop and support group in your community, for example:
– Parents’ group
– Dealing with Divorce
– New mothers’ group
– Coping with serious illness
– Trauma recovery group
– LGBT support group
– Grieving and loss support, or similar.
I offer an Introduction to EFT and support groups to fit the specific needs of your group or community.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a powerful yet simple and effective way to get to the roots of stresses we carry, reducing or eliminating negative feelings, so we can be empowered to move forward.
Heard about EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) but haven’t experienced it yet? Curious about the technique? In need of a refresher on the technique?
In this introductory group you will experience the EFT tapping technique, and learn how to use it for yourself to help with daily stresses. EFT is not only powerful and effective but also very simple to use.
EFT is a relaxing mind-body technique that is safe, gentle, and non-invasive. EFT allows us to release uncomfortable feelings like anger, hurt, guilt, fear or grief so we can feel better fast. It combines a gentle touch with conscious attention; we tap with our fingertips on acupressure points on the hands, face and body while focusing on an issue we wish to resolve. [Click here to read more about this technique…]
I will lead participants through experiential group exercises with EFT tapping, including a brief introduction for those who are new to this technique.
It doesn’t matter if you know how to tap or not, whether you’re just starting out with EFT or are an experienced tapper, you can just tap along with me.
Some areas we can work with are frustration, anxiety, relationships, job stress, physical pain, phobias, connection, more peace and happiness in your daily life. So simply bring an open mind and an issue in your life that you would like to explore.
No two tapping groups are the same, as we have different participants, touch on different issues and there is often a group theme.
Tapping as a group literally benefits everyone, because tapping with others can help reduce the intensity of your own issues. This is known as “borrowing benefits” and is one of the most profound discoveries of EFT.
You will also learn the basics of this powerful yet simple EFT technique, so you can continue to practice EFT on your own to resolve daily stresses.
Join in one or more of these Introductory EFT groups. Anyone (18+ years) is welcome to join.
If you’re looking for continued support for self care, to maximise your emotional well-being, consider joining my 6 Week Support Group.