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Workshop : Tap Into Gratitude

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Workshop Series:
Tap Into Gratitude with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Mindfulness and Meditation

Gratitude - it's about the small stuff

Held every month as a Gratitude Practice.
Join any session…
and attend regularly to cultivate and deepen your practice, and enjoy the value of working with a group of like minded people.

This series in now over, thanks to all who attended through 2015!


“The root of joy is gratefulness… It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ― Brother David Steindl-Rast


Religions, philosophies, and age old wisdom have long held that gratitude is not only an indispensable human virtue, but an integral component of health, wholeness, and well-being.

Science has also slowly but surely come to the same conclusion; much scientific research now proves that cultivating gratitude has a large number of benefits. Gratitude improves psychological, emotional and physical well being, and it also leads to stronger relationships and communities.

Studies done by Prof. R. Emmons (University of California), reveal that:

In an experimental comparison, those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic about the upcoming week compared to those who recorded hassles or neutral life events (Emmons & McCullough, 2003).

Many studies show that five-minute a day gratitude journal can increase your long-term well-being by more than 10 percent… which is the same impact as doubling your income!

Gratitude also strengthens our emotions: being grateful reduces negative feelings, helps us to have happier memories, and helps us to bounce back from stress.

Based on the concept that the root of joy is gratefulness, and on research that proves the multiple benefits of a regular practice of gratitude, this is an experiential and interactive workshop.

We will use EFT and Meditation to cultivate and deepen our sense of gratitude, delving into something new and exploring different aspects of gratitude every month. In the last workshop we discussed Dr. Dispenza’s concept of being grateful before the event – an interesting and thought provoking approach.

The goal of the workshop is to cultivate simple ways to bring more joy into our lives, and see how that can help to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Workshop: Overcome Fears and Phobias

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Workshop : Overcome Fears & Phobias

Freedom from Limits
Friday 20th June 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: The Yoga Room, 6/F Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, HK

HK$250/person (bring a friend and pay only $225 each).

What’s getting in the way of your growth?
Fears and phobias can be limiting to one’s life in a number of ways, including those subtle ways, when we are not even aware that our fears are limiting us.

Whether you call them fears or phobias, they can manifest as big or small impediments, and either way, they stop us from reaching our highest potential.

Big fears, like not being able to ride in lifts, or fly in planes, are apparent in their limitations.
However, there are also the less obvious, smaller fears that we carry around with us. These are the things we procrastinate about, feel slightly anxious about, the ones that we are so used to that they even feel comfortable.
Fear of flying

Usually we use willpower and discipline to overcome the limits that we are aware of. These may work but are generally short-term. When we address and resolve the root causes, we can completely remove these blocks from our lives, creating a new sense of freedom.

In this workshop, we will discuss issues around fears and phobias, explore causes, and release blocked energies to create positive shifts. Using breath, meditation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we will see how we can leave the shackles of fears behind and feel confident and empowered to move forward.

Personal focus: each participant will have a chance to explore his/her particular issue.
Take it home: you will be given self-help tools so you can help yourself every day.


phoneSign up for this workshop:
Call (852) 6444 0952
E-mail falguni@mather.com
Or use the Online Contact Form

Venue: The Yoga Room, 6/F Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, HK


Workshop: Attract Success, Manifest Abundance

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Workshop : Attract Success, Manifest Abundance

What do YOU want more of in your life?…


Thursday 5th June 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: SOL Wellness
16/F Tin On Sing Commercial Bldg, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Call 2581 9699 to book

HK$300/person (bring a friend and pay only $270 each).


In this workshop you will see how you can start to Remove Doubts, Attract Success and Manifest Abundance. Discover how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours carry energy, and how you can change your energy to bring in more of what you want or need.

We will use correct breath and meditation to connect within, to feel grounded and to access any blocks you may have in our energy flow. We will use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to release blocked energies and create positive shifts, so you can be more successful at home, at work, in relationships, and bring more abundance into your life.

A workshop with personal focus: each participant will have a chance to explore his/her particular issue.
Take it home: you will be given self-help tools so you can help yourself every day.


phoneSign up for this workshop:
Call (852) 2581 9699
E-mail falguni@mather.com
Or use the Online Contact Form

Venue: SOL Wellness, 16/F Tin On Sing Commercial Bldg, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, HK


How are you Breathing?

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“Hello. How are you breathing today?”

Quality of breath = State of being

Our fast paced lives have turned us into shallow breathers. Check your breath now: how are you breathing?
Take a deep inhale all the way down to your abdomen.
Exhale all the way out.
And then do it again.

Deep breathing brings many blessings:

  • Relaxes in the body, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Improves circulation of blood and oxygen in the body (fewer wrinkles, imagine!)
  • Increases energy, physical and mental
  • Reduces fear and pain
  • Cleanses the blood of toxic stress chemicals
  • Improves power of mental concentration and observation

Breathing is managed subconsciously, which is great because that means we don’t have to remember to breathe. But know that we can send calming signals to our bodymind by taking control and consciously changing how we breathe.

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Workshop: Release Anxiety, Feel Calmer

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Workshop : Release Anxiety, Feel Calmer


Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Breath & Meditation


A moderate amount of stress is normal and even healthy, before facing something challenging like an exam, a presentation, an interview, giving a dinner party, etc.

Stress turns into anxiety when symptoms start to interfere with a person’s ability to function or their everyday life. When the body remains in stress/anxious mode over long periods of time, it affects one’s mental as well as physical health.

Come along for this workshop and discover how to lower anxiety levels … see how you can cope better, feel better, work better, live better!

The goals of this workshop are:
• To discover how anxiety is affecting our life
• To see how anxiety manifests in our bodies
• To explore what lies under our anxiety: does it have roots?
• To learn how to release and calm instead of running, avoiding and keeping anxiety going

In this workshop:
• Each participant will have the option to explore his/her issue
• You will be given self-help tools so you can help yourself every day.


phoneSign up for this workshop:
Call (852) 6444 0952
E-mail falguni@dynamicenergyflow.com
Or use the Online Contact Form


Workshop: Boost your Confidence

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Workshop : Boost your Confidence


Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), breath & meditation
Friday 28th March 2014. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: The Yoga Room, 6/F Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, HK
HK$220/person (bring a friend and pay only $200 each).


Does the phrase “I can’t do that” sound familiar?
Do you feel awkward in certain situations?
Do you feel ‘not good enough’?

Is a lack of confidence limiting parts of your life?
Do you want to achieve more but don’t see how you can?

Low self confidence manifests itself in thought patterns and behaviors that can be limiting to one’s life. It is a far more common issue than most would like to admit. It may manifest as a fear of public speaking, applying for the next job, starting a business, driving a car, running a marathon…

We can be very confident in one area but lacking in confidence in another. Sound familiar? This workshop will give you an opportunity to address and release any lack of confidence in those particular areas of your life.

Come along for this workshop and give yourself a boost!
Discover the difference between low self-esteem & low confidence: which one do you struggle with? See how you can overcome limiting beliefs about yourself…

The goals of this workshop are:
• To help you feel more confident in areas where you need to
• To see yourself from a different perspective
• Discover why you may have confidence issues and what you can do about it.

In this workshop:
• Each participant will have the option to explore his/her issue
• You will be given self-help tools so you can help yourself every day.


phoneSign up for this workshop:
Call (852) 6444 0952
E-mail falguni@mather.com
Or use the Online Contact Form

Venue: The Yoga Room, 6/F Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, HK


More About EFT

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What is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)?

EFT in a nutshell…
– EFT is an energy psychology technique.
– EFT is safe, gentle, and non-invasive.
– EFT works quickly and efficiently to unblock and release negative feelings which reside in our energy system.
– Tapping on meridian points on the body stimulates a release of energetic blockages, resulting in balanced emotional and physical well-being.

Watch a video introduction to EFT here (by Gary Craig, founder of EFT):

: EFT is often referred to as an emotional version of acupuncture, without needles :

The roots of this technique lie in Traditional Chinese Medicine which is based on the meridian system. A complex network of energy channels, the meridians link different areas of our body together and supply vital energy, or ‘chi’, to every part of the body. Release of blockages along these meridians results in emotional as well as physical health.

: “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” :

Negative experiences reside as disruptions in our energy system. The physical changes we feel from those disruptions (for example, tightening of chest, anxiety, etc), become attached to the memory of that experience and affect the way we see the world, until we clear that disruption. Properly applied, EFT realigns the energy meridians with respect to negative feelings and memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attach to it, and quite often removes the resulting symptoms.

: EFT helps to establish a good flow of energy, which is essential for optimum mental, physical & emotional health :

EFT has yielded remarkable results for relieving emotional and physical distress, and often works when nothing else will. Since it does not involve drugs or other medical interventions, it is different from conventional medical approaches, and is beginning to gain wider and wider recognition within the mainstream medical community.

Watch Professor Tony Stewart, a specialist in public health, talking about EFT on BBC News:

EFT has proven effective with a wide range of both physical and emotional issues, some of which are:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Guilt
  • Fears (e.g., public speaking, flying, etc.)
  • Phobias
  • Food Cravings
  • Physical pain
  • Relationship blocks
  • Athletic performance
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

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EFT in the News…

  • PTSD Treated Successfully in 10 Sessions or Less: Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest hospital systems in the US, taking care of more than 10 million patients each year. Kaiser’s peer-reviewed publication, The Permanente Journal, recently published practice guidelines for using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with patients diagnosed with PTSD (Church, Stern et al., 2017).
  • Read about Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the catcher for the Boston Red Sox, who used tapping (as EFT is sometimes called) to up his game.
  • Beverley Turner, writing for The Telegraph, relates her experience of attending an EFT course. She calls it Tapping therapy: curing physical and mental problems
  • Larry Burk, M.D., writes about EFT going mainstream, like how the APA has finally granted continuing education credits for psychologists to study EFT tapping, also known as energy psychology.
  • Nick Ortner, writing for the Huffington Post, talks about the science behind EFT in his article, Breakthroughs in Energy Psychology, citing research which confirms that tapping on specific meridian points has a positive effect on cortisol levels.
  • David Feinstein in the Psychotherapy Networker about how EFT (Tapping) can cure PTSD and more.

Frequently asked Questions

Is EFT only an energy based technique?

No.
It is a combination of acupressure (energy based) and modern psycho-therapeutic tools like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). The affirmations used in EFT are derived from NLP, and the 9 gamut procedure is similar to the process used in EMDR.
EFT also includes statements on self-acceptance – in therapy, the way we talk to ourselves is one of the most important tools in changing thought and behaviour patterns.

Is EFT safe?

Yes.
It is completely safe and there are no known negative side effects.

Is EFT a distraction technique?

No.
Distraction is “a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else”. EFT requires a complete focus on the problem or issue throughout the session. Affirmations and reminder phrases are also used to keep a focus on the specific issue.

Why do we affirm the negatives in EFT?

Sometimes people are resistant to focusing on the negative while tapping. Either for fear of feeling the feeling, or fearing this will attract more negativity, or some other similar reason.
But one is already feeling these feelings. By identifying then vocalising them, one is bringing up that energy in the body and clearing the negative feelings, instead of suppressing them and having them subconsciously run one’s life. Expressing the negative statements serves to clear them energetically from the body-mind system.

Once you let go and clear, then you have room to bring in what you choose to feel instead. EFT brings one’s energy back to balance so negative feelings don’t stay there.