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Teens Learn EFT Tapping for the New School Year

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EFT Tapping for Teens: reduce stress and build resilience

Teens learn Tapping 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
  • Perfectionism
  • Low moods
  • Lack of confidence
  • Procrastination
  • Worries about the future
  • Insomnia
  • Exam stress (tip: you can stealth tap under the desk)
  • Relationships/family conflicts
  • Sports performance

Videos demonstrating the efficacy of EFT:

EFT is an evidence based stress management technique

EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals. Here is a link to five papers on its use with students.

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

Event Calendar

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

  • EFT and Yoga Nidra: EFT tapping as a group followed by a yoga nidra meditation session.
    EFT Tapping followed by meditation facilitated by Myriam Bartu & Falguni Mather
    Join us for 5 sessions of tapping and yoga nidra to bring greater equanimity and emotional freedom. Learn tools you can practice at home to enhance your well being.
    5 sessions: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4.
    12-1 pm
    @ Pranava Studio 9/F, 100 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, HK.
    Drop in classes. By donation.

  • Conscious Parenting Workshop: parenting can be an emotional roller coaster no matter how old your children are.
    parenting a resilient familyParenting need not be stressful when we can parent consciously and mindfully. This workshop is about noticing our patterns, getting ourselves out of our own way, building authentic relationships with our children so they can be self-assured, empathic and resilient.
    January 2020 (dates TBC). 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    @ The Body Group (Central)

    Click here for more details

  • EFT Certification Training Level I and II
    Use EFT to transform your own life and become a practitioner to empower others.
    This training is a combined Level I & II three day training in which you will learn the full set of EFT skills. Level I is an introduction to foundational EFT where you learn basic knowledge and skills. Whether your intention is to help yourself or to become an EFT therapist, Level I is the first step and an essential part of the course.
    In Level II you will gain a solid foundation in EFT, sharpening your technique and approach using tools from the EFT Toolbox for dealing with limiting core beliefs, trauma and also physical symptoms.

    This training includes pre-course reading and post-course materials plus follow up group Skype call.

    Consider this EFT training if you’d like to:
    – become a professional certified EFT practitioner
    – incorporate EFT into your existing practice (EFT works well with almost any helping modality, from massage to psychotherapy)
    – simply become highly effective in EFT to use personally with yourself, family and friends.

    You will receive an Internationally recognised EFT Level I & II Certificate of attendance from EFT International.

    [Successful completion of Levels I & II is a prerequisite for EFT International Practitioner Certification. It does not confer Practitioner status.]

    More details soon. Stay tuned.

    Dates:
    Friday February 28, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday February 29, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday March 1, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Venue : Central, Hong Kong

    Accredited EFT Certification Training


  • Introduction to EFT Tapping Group:
    Heard about EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) but haven’t experienced it yet? Curious? In need of a refresher on the technique? You may have seen it in the documentary, HEAL.

    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.

    I lead participants through experiential group exercises with EFT tapping, including a brief introduction for those who are new to this technique. See more about EFT by clicking here.

    Next session dates TBC


  • Support Group for Emotional Health : 6 sessions in 6 weeks
    Are you in need of support for self-care, to maximise your emotional well-being?

    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. Each group accommodates maximum 6 people and runs once a week over 6 weeks.

    Mondays 10:30am – 12pm at The Body Group
    Cost 330/session (1,980 for 6 weeks)
    Next session dates TBC


  • Psychic Development with EFT – Levels I and II: Julie Cook & Falguni Mather
    healingDo you ever have déjà vu experiences? Spot-on gut intuition about events? Times when you just know?
    These experiences are simply our intuition at work, a part of us that most of us have been taught to dismiss in a scientific and logic based world. Interested in exploring and developing the instinctual side of yourself?

    You will also learn how to apply the EFT tapping technique to remove any blocks or self doubt and enhance your experience in this workshop.
    Level 1: Date TBC, March 2020
    Level 2: Date TBC, March 2020
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Reflections Resource Centre in Sheung Wan, HK


  • The Basics of META-Health: the art and science of self healing
    META-Health wheelWhat if you knew the reasons behind your symptoms so you could understand what needs to be resolved to allow your body to heal? Become aware of root causes and how unconscious triggers impede healing. An interactive workshop about META-Health and the art and science of self healing.
    Date TBC, March 2020. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


  • Enhance your EFT Skills: Build your skills and confidence with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
    In this experiential workshop we will cover:
    – When and for what to use EFT
    – Creating your setup statement
    – Focus on negative or positive while tapping?
    – ‘Aspects’ of a stressful situation
    – Mind-mapping for EFT
    – EFT for memories
    – EFT with breath
    – Q&A

    This workshop runs on request.

  • EFT Skills workshop at CancerLink, HK: Learning EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as a tool to manage stress and symptoms. Empowering people affected by cancer to feel more in control and improve their quality of life.
    Offered as a part of the support services to help cancer patients and their families.
awareness with EFT workshops

Awareness allows us to get outside of our mind and observe it in action.

About the workshops:
– Workshops are experiential, which means they involve discussion as well as participation
– Small number of participants, between 8-12
– All workshops are confidential, which means anything shared remains within the group

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

Stay or Run? Dealing with Discomfort

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Sitting with emotional discomfort is difficult. We all have strategies to cope with/run from emotional pain.

This is not surprising, as usually, this is what we have been taught, albeit unintentionally. Don’t cry, have a sweet; don’t be sad; stop making such a fuss; it’s not so bad; just get on with it… sound familiar? Not only do we not like feeling pain, we don’t like to see loved ones in pain either, which is often the origin of these sentiments. And having learned this as children, it becomes how we act from our subconscious space as adults.

However, true freedom ultimately comes from embracing our emotional pain, from sitting with the discomfort. This requires awareness, and patience with ourselves, as we reprogram our reflexes – to hurt, pain, anger, stress – into mindful reactions.

In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown (Ph.D., LMSW), research professor & author says: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy… Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as ‘tapping’) effectively releases negative feelings and emotions that have been impacting people for years, and helps to instil new beliefs which lead to more conducive ways of living. We open up to enhanced states of well being, and feel better, work better, live better. Watch a video or read more about EFT here.

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Cravings : When the Mind is Hungry

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The title of this article does not refer to craving intellectual pursuits, but to that intense desire to keep eating a specific food after our hunger pangs have been satisfied.

There’s a real distinction – cravings are not the same as hunger:

  • Hunger is regulated by the body, while cravings are dictated by the mind.
  • Hunger is usually a general need for food while cravings can be for very specific foods
  • Hunger is about surviving physically. Cravings are often about surviving emotionally

Seen in this light, cravings are not the actual problem,
they are merely symptoms of underlying issues.

Some of these could be:

Association
This is when we link certain foods with certain activities. For example, you could be perfectly happy reading a book for hours on end but as soon as you turn on the television your mind goes to the kitchen. Or as soon as you come home from work you reach for a glass of wine. As soon as you have the kids in bed you feel the need for cake. Etc.

Procrastination
Write this report, or get a snack?
Do the laundry? Hmmm I feel hungry, I’ll just have a bag of chips first.

Boredom
This is a popular time for cravings to surface. God forbid we have to sit with ourselves for a few minutes.

Emotional States – Comfort/Distraction
Food often gives us comfort, and when we experience intense negative feelings, we can reach for food to feel soothed. This is especially true if, as children, we were given food to calm and quiet us by well meaning caregivers.
Loneliness, Anger, Sadness, Guilt, Depression, etc., these are all states that can feel very uncomfortable. Not many of us have been taught to sit with discomfort and see ourselves through, so food becomes an instant comforter. As well as a distraction from the discomfort.

Physical States
Certain foods, like sugar, can trigger an increase in our endorphin levels, serving to boost our moods and make us feel happier. So though sugary foods may result in instant happiness, it is short lived, and fails to address the real cause of the negative feeling that we are experiencing.

Then the guilt/criticism etc. that we may feel as a result of having eaten the desired food ends up making us feel worse in the long run.

The reasons why we intensely crave certain foods at certain times are different for everyone.

What’s your reason? Here’s one way to find out:

The next time your mind prompts you to reach for the food you crave, do this : just pause. Go ahead and eat it, but just pause for a few moments before you reach for it.

In that pause, ask yourself what you’re feeling. Become aware of the reason behind the craving in that particular moment.

You may be surprised to discover every time you stop to do this that the reasons are not always the same! One time it may be sheer boredom, another time may be anxiety, and the next time you may be trying to avoid feeling sad.

See for yourself. What’s under your craving?
That’s the issue that needs addressing, should you wish to do so.


Notes on Willpower

If cravings come upon us in times of stress, when we are not feeling our best, when we are tired, how on earth are we going to summon reserves of willpower to stave off eating the very foods we think are going to bring us comfort in those times?
How sustainable is it?
How guilty/bad/ashamed/weak/etc. do we feel if we “give in”?

A study conducted by Hertfordshire University (2007) found that women who tried to stop thinking about eating chocolate ended up eating 50% more than those who actually talked about their cravings*


Trying to cut out all thoughts of your favourite, fattening food may actually make you eat more!

* Source : BBC News

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Counselling Hong Kong, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) therapy Hong Kong

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Live your best life!

Are you living your best life? If not, what’s getting in the way?

Sometimes you just need to talk, even if you don’t know where to start or what the problem is, exactly. I aim to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can voice your concerns while feeling heard.

Specialising in recovery from trauma, relief from chronic issues and raising confidence and self-esteem, I also help clients with stress, anxious feelings, low moods, relationship problems, grief, performance issues, phobias, life transitions, finding direction, and general well being.

Integrative Counselling
Incorporating the fundamental principles of traditional talk therapy with holistic approaches, my comprehensive approach is geared toward working with the full spectrum of human experience: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.

I firmly believe that ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also in our physical bodies, and that both somatic as well as cognitive approaches are important for healing, recovering and making positive life changes.

In my experience no single form of therapy is apt, or even adequate in all situations, and my integrative approach allows me to meet your specific and individual needs in our work together.


Falguni Mather, Counselling, EFT, Hong Kong
Private Sessions :
Wherever you are at right now, I believe in you. I am fully invested in doing my part to work with you, so you can connect to, and use your inner resources, allowing you to live your life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to you.

Book a Session

Physical symptoms, Chronic Pain, Illness:
My integrative body-mind-social approach enables me to work with you regardless of what difficulty you are experiencing. If you’re suffering from physical symptoms – including chronic pain or illness – and can’t find a solution, chances are there are an underlying unresolved aspects. I’ll be detective and work with you to find root causes that are getting in the way of your well being, so you can release triggers for your acute or chronic symptoms and allow your body to heal. As Dr. Gabor Maté says, “The physiology of one individual cannot be separated from the psychological and social environment.”

Workshops & Support Groups:
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. Clarity brings new solutions. Sharing and listening to others helps to ease a sense of isolation as you build a connection with other members. Same as individual sessions, groups and workshops are confidential. Consider attending my monthly Introduction to EFT Tapping group, the 6 Week Support Group or consider getting together a group in your workplace or community, for people experiencing similar issues. A cost effective way of accessing support.


I hold a Masters in Counselling (Australia), am an Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International, a META-Health Master Practitioner with MHI, and a registered yoga teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance.
Member of EFTi, MHI, The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

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