A mind-body modality that is safe, gentle, and non-invasive, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a calming technique which uses acupressure points to modify the body’s stress response. It is also known as tapping because we tap with our fingertips on acupressure points on the hands, face and body while verbalising the issue we want to resolve.
If you’re about to have a private session or join an EFT group, workshop or training with me, here is a short video for you to get familiar with the EFT tapping points before we work together.
This video is simply a brief introduction to the tapping points as I will use them in the session. To know more about EFT, click here.
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 and find complete calm in your body and mind.
Experience the power of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and “borrow benefits” as we tap together in a small group. Tapping helps calm the nervous system, release tension and reduce the intensity of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in the mind and body.
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 grounded and calm to increase your sense of vitality & aliveness.
Access a more grounded sense of self to feel calm, collected and confident. Notice how tapping before meditation helps you to be more present and relax deeper.
Please see the calendar for dates and venue details. (I’m offering this session free of charge, weekly, in April & May 2020. Sign up here).
Did you know that your Emotional Intelligence or 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 so you can navigate through the experience. EQ leads to greater self-integration, which 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.
Emotional health is not only about big issues like depression or anxiety. It includes the little worries, frustrations, doubts, sadness or guilt that you experience in your daily life.
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. Learn to use your emotions as your guideposts rather than something to manage or control. Become responsive vs. reactive; empowered in life, in health and in your relationships.
Emotional Freedom Techniques
I will introduce EFT (also known as 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: Receive a free EFT ‘how to’ card plus a detailed emotions chart.
Participant feedback: “The workshop gave me a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our mind, body, and feelings, along with how to use EFT. My biggest take away was the breathing and tapping technique that I can implement on myself and the student athletes I work with. Thank you Falguni for a warm, inclusive and thought provoking session” -Kadie
Dates, times and venues vary. Please see the calendar for upcoming workshops on this topic.
“Discussing emotions is always tricky for people. But ultimately the society we need to create to sustain the planet depends on our ability to speak emotionally with some sort of comfort or fluency.” – Josh Bernstein
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
This training is suitable for anyone over 21 years of age, no pre-requisites required.
Maximum 8 participants.
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT is a therapeutic intervention which helps to resolve mental, emotional and physical limitations that hold us back from leading fully satisfying and meaningful lives. EFT has proven effective with a wide range of both physical and emotional issues, from anxiety and depression to relationship blocks, insomnia and chronic pain.
Supported by peer-reviewed research, the therapeutic effects of EFT are recognized around the world. EFT continues to gain wider recognition within the mainstream psychotherapy and medical community.
This is an interactive and experiential training. You will fully experience the practice and science of EFT, and gain an understanding of how EFT draws on the fields of neuroscience and epigenetics as well as Chinese medicine and traditional talk therapy. Experiential learning includes live demonstrations with students as well as hands-on practice working in pairs or groups of three.
Consider this EFT training if: – You’d like to help people as a professionally certified EFT practitioner.
– You’re already in a helping profession and are looking for additional tools to help your clients. (EFT integrates well with almost any helping modality, see below).
– You’d like to use basic EFT competently in a non-professional capacity
– You need a refresher to get certified (with EFT International) if you’ve completed your training more than 12 months ago.
Who can benefit from this EFT Training?
EFT is an assistive approach that is accessible to anyone. Individuals from all walks of life can benefit from learning EFT, including:
Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and all mental health professionals
Yoga teachers and practitioners
Health coaches, Life coaches, business coaches
Athletes, sports professionals, sports coaches
Medical professionals including dentists, nurses, maternity care
Veterinarians and individuals who work with animals
Artists, writers and musicians
Individuals working with parents or families
Individuals with an interest in using EFT for self-care
Anyone interested in personal or professional development
EFT Levels 1 and 2 combined foundation and practitioner level training
You will learn the full set of EFT skills.
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. Level 1 is designed to help students use basic EFT competently in a non-professional capacity.
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 negative thoughts and uncovering limiting core beliefs to working with trauma and physical pain.
There will be a maximum of 8 participants, to ensure you receive personal attention and maximum benefit from useful hands-on experience.
This training consists of 3 full days of in-person training with instructive and experiential learning, including live demonstrations with students as well as hands-on practice working in pairs or groups of three. Plus:
– Pre-course reading
– Post-course reading, videos and other instructive materials
– 2 live, online group calls within two weeks of the training (Q&A and further modules)
All of the above completes the 24 hours of training required for the practitioner certification.
Certificate of Attendance
On completion of the three day training plus post-training calls which fulfil the 24 hours of training required by EFTi, you will receive an Internationally recognised EFT Level 1 & 2 Certificate of Attendance from EFT International.
Attending this three day training does not automatically confer Practitioner status. In addition to completing the Levels 1 and 2 training course, there is an extensive mentoring and assessment process required for practitioner certification, which includes significant practice and case studies.
Once you’ve completed all requirements, you will receive practitioner certification and an “Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner” status with EFTi. “Accreditation” is an extra level of accountability to ensure that members are meeting EFT International certification standards and competencies.
Dates: 24, 30, 31 January 2021.
Sunday 24th Jan 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 30th Jan 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 31st Jan 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue : Central, Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 4,800. Early Bird price available till 9th January 2021: HKD $4,500
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 International registered Trainers offer EFT courses that meet EFT International standards. All trainers have agreed to follow strict requirements in an effort to assure consistent, quality training as well as supervision and mentoring in accordance with EFT International curricula and guidelines.
Reasons to train in EFT with an EFT International Master Trainer:
EFT International (formerly AAMET International) has been in operation since 1999, and as such provides the reputation and experience to provide the highest levels of service and support to our members.
EFT International has consistently pursued and provided reliable training standards. While each trainer has her or his own style, all teach a foundational body of knowledge and practice grounded in foundational EFT skills. This reliability has fostered a level of trust over the years.
For those seeking EFT Certification, EFT International Trainers offer a clear path to certification including Mentoring to support a candidate’s completion of the EFT International Certification requirements.
Once certification is complete, students attain the status of EFT International Accredited, Certified EFT Practitioner – a credential that is respected worldwide. Those who desire to pursue a higher level of mastery of foundational and advanced skills may attain the EFT International Accredited, Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner designation.
EFT International has an extensive worldwide membership of Trainers, Trainers of Trainers, Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners.
EFT International holds regular conferences to keep our members up to date and facilitate networking with leaders in the EFT field.
As a legally registered not-for-profit association, all fees collected are used to serve our members.
EFT International is committed to the ongoing development of resources for EFT International Practitioners and Trainers.
All Practitioners and Trainers have a directory listing on the EFT International website.
EFT International supports and donates to EFT research, which helps to further establish EFT as a valid complementary modality.
EFT International offers private Facebook groups for ongoing discussion of EFT training and practice
While all EFT International courses must include the required core syllabi, EFT International offers its Trainers an unprecedented level of freedom and flexibility to meet the needs of their constituencies. Trainers may choose to organize and emphasize material within their training courses based upon the needs of each group of students.
EFT International honours the basic, foundational and advanced skills that comprise what is currently known as Gold Standard EFT, as developed by Gary Craig.
EFT International is formally committed to aligning its accreditation requirements with “best practices” for training and certification, including NOS (National Occupational Standards) of note around the world.