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Conscious Parenting workshop

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Parenting with a difference!

facilitated by Falguni Mather

Monday 4th November 10:00am – 2pm
Venue: The Body Group, Central HK
Fee: $1,250 / person

Conscious Parenting workshopFrom 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 guilt, stress, frustration, worry, self doubt and more frustration.

Parenting is one of the toughest and most important jobs in the world and yet we have no training for it. What this means is that we often parent from the unconscious basis of our own experience.

Research shows that parenting styles have a huge impact on children and their development; behavior, health, and emotional intelligence. To have a healthy parenting style with the right balance of nurturing with boundaries, we need to parent consciously.

Parenting can be less stressful when we parent consciously and mindfully. This workshop is about noticing our own patterns, getting ourselves out of our own way, building authentic relationships with our children so they can be self-assured, empathic and resilient.


“ Your own life as a child is one of the strongest influences on how you parent today” – Robin Grille, Psychologist, Parenting Educator


As a parent myself, I know how stress can build up and affect all the family members. In my parenting journey I have found a few tools and techniques to be invaluable, which you will learn in this workshop. These tools include the EFT tapping technique, Listening skills, Building rapport, developing empathy and more.

Learning to parent “consciously” has been transformative in resolving the stresses that have invariably surfaced within our family over the years. My children are now 20 and 16 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.

In this half-day workshop I will demonstrate how EFT and other tools enable us to parent consciously and mindfully. You will learn how to use the EFT technique for your own stress and worries, as well as how to teach it to your children.

This workshop will address:

  • Calming young children having strong emotional feelings
  • Dealing with nightmares and fears
  • Issues with friends, bullying, isolation, feeling left out
  • Aches and pains
  • School/University stress, confidence, performance anxiety
  • Moving school, home or country
  • Helping children of all ages deal with stress in their lives

Helpful for you as a parent to address:

  • Building a closer bond and connection with your child
  • Recognising fears vs. values
  • Frustration with sibling rivalry, child’s behaviour
  • Anger with children
  • Exhaustion as a parent
  • Feeling like a bad parent
  • Not feeling connected to your child/children
  • Helpless with helping your child
  • Feeling alone as a parent

When we can be present to our children and recognise their needs, we can help them to effectively deal with life’s challenges and have the confidence and resilience to pursue their dreams. We can also ensure true bonding and connection in our relationships with our children.

“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.” – Carl Jung

Parenting a teenager

Monday 4th November 10:00am – 2pm
Venue: The Body Group, 14/F Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, HK
Fee: $1,250 / person

Workshop facilitated by Falguni Mather, MCouns., Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International

Please call The Body Group directly on 2167 7305 to book your space or send me an email falguni@freeingemotions.com.

Talks, Seminars and Trainings

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Talks, Seminars and Trainings

My passion is to inspire people through awareness.

I am available for talks, seminars and trainings on mental and emotional health, the connection to physical health, and holistic approaches to well being. Please get in touch if your organisation is interested.

June 2019

Talking about emotional health and teaching EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) at the AYC (Asia Yoga Conference) in Hong Kong.
My topic: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Double Happiness.

teaching EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) at the Asia Yoga Conference


June 2019

Interview: “Why Won’t You Study?” Children, Schoolwork and Conflictinterviewed by Tim Hoffman, Psychotherapist in Hong Kong.


April 2019

Presenting at The Spring Energy Event, an annual gathering for Energy Healing Practitioners, held in the greater NYC area.
My topic: The Possibility of Inner Freedom – Embracing the Full Spectrum of Our Emotions.

Presenting at Spring Energy Event 2019, USA

Presenting at Spring Energy Event 2019, USA Presenting at the Spring Energy Event 2019


August 2018

MindHK‘s youth mental health initiative, Coolminds.
Talk on youth mental health to high school students and university summer interns.

Talk on youth mental health


Oct-Nov 2017

CancerLink – Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s free service to the community.
4 day EFT Training for health and well being.

Training at CancerLink HK

META-Health: resolving chronic symptoms

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Decoding physical symptoms

Resolve chronic symptoms. Regain optimal health.
Are you suffering from chronic pain or physical problem that has left you frustrated, overwhelmed, afraid, confused? Have you “tried everything” and nothing has worked?

Rather than simply managing the symptoms, getting to the root cause of the symptom and taking conscious actions can allow the body to self heal.

Our bodies are auto-regulating systems that are designed to heal naturally. If you cut your finger, the cut heals automatically – unless it is prevented from healing in some way. So why is it that some symptoms simply don’t seem to resolve?

What gets in the way of your body healing?

META-Health shoulder painWhen injuries, physical pain and illnesses recur or stay chronic over extended periods of time, there is usually some unconsidered aspect getting in the way. Healing can be impeded by unconscious thought patterns, beliefs, decisions, stressful environments, habits, as well as lifestyle choices.

Recent, acute physical injuries (for example, a fracture, sprain or muscle injury) can heal faster when any emotional and mental residue from the time of injury is recognised and released. This could be fear experienced at the time of injury, something seen, heard or felt, any limiting beliefs, even worry or anxiety from receiving a diagnosis.

What if you knew exactly what needs to be resolved and to allow your body to heal fast?

META-Health is the science of body-mind-social health with a focus on how specific stress triggers, emotions and beliefs affect specific organ symptoms. It is about the interconnectedness of the body, mind and social environment and the art of self-healing.

To be META-Healthy means to be aware of your body’s intelligence, the stress triggers, emotions and beliefs that affect your organ symptoms and taking conscious actions for self-healing and personal growth.

“Ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also in our physical bodies.”

META-Health for headaches, pains, migrainesHow would you like to regain optimal health?
My job is to be a detective and work with you to find root causes that are getting in the way of your well being. We work together to release any unconscious triggers (including thoughts and emotions) which may be keeping your symptoms chronic, so you can reclaim optimal health. As you resolve specific stressors and disruptions, your body can start to heal.

Get in touch with me for a consultation or to book a session:

E-mail falguni@freeingemotions.com

I have worked with clients to reduce or resolve migraines, tinnitus, wrist pain, bladder problems, heart palpitations, thyroid problems and allergies, amongst other symptoms.

I hold a META-Health Master Practitioner certification, accredited by the International META-Medicine Association (IMMA).

Introduction to EFT Tapping Group

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Introduction to EFT Tapping Group

EFT Tapping group

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.

Facilitated by Falguni Mather, an Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International.


EFT Tapping Groups
Dates and times for 2019

Day time (Mondays)
12:45 – 2:00 pm
at The Body Group
Evenings (Wednesdays)
6:30 – 7:30pm
at Alive Wellness
Monday 7 JanuaryTBC
Monday 21 January
Monday 11 February
Monday 25 February
Monday 11 March
Monday 25 March
Monday 6 May
Monday 20 May
Monday 3 June
Monday 24 June
Fee : $250

Venues :
The Body Group
14th Floor, Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, HK
Call directly to book your space 2167 7305 for the lunchtime EFT tapping group.

Alive Wellness
602, Yu Yuet Lai Bldg, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, HK
Call directly to book your space 2541 8600 for the evening EFT tapping group.


“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung

Let your breath be your guide

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When we feel anxious, panicky, or even unconsciously stressed, we tend to take short breaths (called shallow breathing or chest breathing). As a result, our body doesn’t receive enough oxygen, which limits blood flow to important organs and creates tension in our muscles and joints.
This is a physiological reaction to perceived external danger, so when we continuously take shallow breaths we are actually sending signals to our body that we are under threat.

Anything from being stuck in a traffic jam or standing in a long queue, to feeling claustrophobic in a crowded space or even remembering a past traumatic event, can make us anxious and put us into stress mode. Our minds can perceive these situations as threatening/stressful and our body reacts to our thought patterns.

It is imperative to start becoming aware of when we are putting ourselves into stress mode, as these are usually subconscious reactions.

When we breathe full, deep breaths using the full capacity of our lungs, not only are we nourishing our cells with more oxygen, but we are sending calming signals to our body.

In the same way that stressful thoughts in our subconscious mind can create negative changes in our physical body, initiating conscious changes (breathing) in our body can create a calmer state of mind.

  • Stressful thoughts = shallow breath & tightness in muscles
  • Deep, full breaths = calmer mind + calmer body

Harvard cardiologist Herbert Benson, MD, identified the flip side of the stress response, which he called the “relaxation response.” Benson demonstrated that meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can bring about physiological changes including a lower heart rate, lower breathing rate, and decreased muscle tension along with positive changes in brain waves. Mind-body techniques that elicit this relaxation response have been successful in treating many stress-related disorders.

Correct and conscious breath is the first and most simple step toward releasing stress and anxiety.


Try this exercise:
To find out how you are breathing, place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. On every inhale, notice your chest rising. Notice your abdomen too – does it move?

  • If it doesn’t, then your breath is shallow.
  • If your abdomen moves in on an inhale, your breath is inverted (and still shallow).
  • If your chest as well as your abdomen rise when you breathe in, you are breathing good, relaxed breaths – well done!

If you find it difficult to breathe into your abdomen, try this:

  • Try to imagine that your abdomen is like a balloon
  • As you breathe in slowly, let the air fill up your abdomen as if you are filling a balloon with air, letting your abdomen rise before your chest
  • As you exhale, let your chest go in then your abdomen, as if deflating the balloon
  • Do this exercise 3 – 4 times and feel your body become calm.

There are many breathing techniques and exercises that we can use to release stress from our body & mind. The first step, as always, is to be mindful, to become aware. Only then can we pause and step back before we can breathe our way to a sense of calm and to new perspectives.

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Recommended Books

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Recommended Books

Self Compassion – Stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind by Kristin Neff PhD

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Take Your Time : The Wisdom of Slowing Down by Eknath Easwaran

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Biology Of Belief by Bruce Lipton

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Joe Dispenza

You are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay