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.
Did you know that your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a bigger determining factor of resilience and success in life than your IQ?
Emotional Intelligence has been identified as one of the top skills for the 21st Century by the World Economic Forum.
What is emotional intelligence anyway? Basically, it’s the ability to notice your emotions, know what you’re feeling, be able to feel what you’re feeling, and know how to navigate through the experience. This leads to greater self integration, which also allows more empathy for others’ emotions, deepening connection and social interactions.
You’d think it was a no brainer to feel your feelings, right? But there’s a big difference between knowing what you’re feeling and being able to experience the emotions.
Most of us have never been taught, or never learned, how to navigate the intensity of ‘bad’ feelings. It’s difficult, and can be literally painful; these uncomfortable emotions are not only in our mind and in our thoughts but also held in our physical bodies. (For example, tightness in your neck and shoulders when you’re worried, tension in your stomach when you’re nervous, or heaviness in your heart when you’re sad).
In this workshop I share how acknowledging and mobilising emotions regulates interactions, physical health, and responses to daily stress. When you use your emotions as your guideposts rather than something to run from, you can be responsive vs. reactive; empowered in life, in health and in your relationships.
I will introduce Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as EFT or tapping), a simple, practical and useful technique that you learn to use right away. EFT is a powerful tool that helps in the three ‘A’s needed for healing and growth: Awareness, Acceptance and Action.
This is an experiential and interactive workshop including time for Q&A.
FREE resources: You will receive a free mini EFT ‘how to’ card plus a detailed emotions chart.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Days and venues vary. Please see the calendar for upcoming workshops on this topic.
Date: Sunday 15th March 2020, 10am – 5pm.
We each have our own very special psychic gift. In this innovative workshop you will learn how to understand, access and apply your unique sense. This may be Clairvoyance (seeing), Clairaudience (hearing), Clairsentience (feeling), Claircognizance (knowing) or a combination of these.
We will take time to look at some of the ‘tools of the trade’ such as Tarot cards, Numerology, Psychometry and Pendulum dowsing.
We will combine this with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), to quickly shift negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, allowing you to release any fears and doubts about your innate gifts and abilities. Not only will you learn a technique that will enhance your psychic abilities but you will take away a powerful tool you can use in any area of your life that needs healing.
The workshop will include meditations to access your gifts and working in partners to practice, making this a powerfully experiential time.
Julie Cook is an Internationally Renowned Psychic Medium and has more than 30 years experience working with clients at home and abroad, giving private readings as well as teaching in numerous seminars, retreats, and workshops.
Falguni Mather is an Integrative Counsellor in HK practicing mind-body therapy, seeing clients in private practice. With a background in psychology and a Masters in Counselling, Falguni is an Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International.
With their wisdom, warmth, and humour, Julie and Falguni create a magical atmosphere in which you can truly feel free to learn and expand your innate abilities.
Date: Sunday 15th March 2020, 10am – 5pm.
Cost: HKD 1,880/person. Venue: Reflections Resource Centre
13/F Unit B Suen Yue Building
48 Bonham Strand West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
incorporate EFT into your existing practice (EFT integrates well with almost any helping modality, from massage and hypnotherapy to psychotherapy and coaching)
use basic EFT competently in a non-professional capacity.
This is a combined foundation and practitioner level three day training in which you will learn the full set of EFT skills.
EFT Level 1 is an introduction to the power of EFT where you learn foundational knowledge and skills. Whether your intention is to help yourself or to become a certified EFT practitioner, Level 1 is the first step and an essential part of the course.
In Level 2, you will gain a solid foundation in EFT, sharpening your technique and approach. Level 2 equips you to deal with a wide range of issues using tools from the EFT Toolbox, from releasing blocks and uncovering core beliefs to working with trauma and physical pain.
This training consists of 3 days in-person training with instructive and experiential learning, including live demonstration, practical hands-on practice in supervised pairs.
– pre-course reading
– post-course reading and other materials
– follow-up Q&A session
– 2 live, post-course online group calls within two weeks of the training (to complete the 24 hours of training required for practitioner certification).
On completion, you will receive an Internationally recognised EFT Level 1 & 2 Certificate of attendance from EFT International.
[Note: Successful completion of Levels 1 and 2 is a prerequisite for EFT Practitioner Certification. Attending this three day training does not automatically confer Practitioner status.]
For practitioner certification, there is an additional mentoring and assessment process after this Level 1/Level 2 training. This includes practice, case studies and an online multiple-choice Practitioner exam.
Once you’ve completed all requirements, you receive practitioner certification and an “Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner” status with EFTi.
Dates: 28, 29, 30 May 2020. (NOTE: due to the current situation in HK the dates for this training may change to later in the year)
Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue : Central, Hong Kong
This is an Accredited EFT Practitioner Certification Training with EFT International – an organisation committed to advancing and upholding the highest standards for education, training, professional development and promotion of the skilful, creative and ethical application of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or “Tapping”) worldwide.
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