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EFT FAQ – Frequently asked Questions

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EFT FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Is EFT only an energy based technique?

No.
It is a combination of acupressure, talk therapy 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. The actual words of the client’s presenting problem are used during the process 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. Acknowledging our felt sense is the first step to healing and change. By identifying then vocalising where one is at, one is bringing up that energy in the body and clearing the negative, instead of suppressing and having negative thoughts and beliefs subconsciously run one’s life. Once we clear the negative blocks, that’s when change happens.

Read more about EFT here.

Specific questions about the EFT technique

More Q&A coming soon

EFT tapping group online (free)

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EFT tapping group – online @ no charge

This session will be online on Zoom.
Book online to reserve your space and receive the link to join.

You’re welcome to join this complimentary online EFT tapping group as support through these uncertain and challenging times. Even though this stressful environment is similar for all of us globally, everyone is being affected in their own singular way. The intention of this tapping group is to connect, build resilience, access calm and gain clarity.

Open to all. These online groups will continue regularly for no charge over the first few months of 2021. Twice a month: every second Monday (morning) and fourth Wednesday (evening).

Whether you’re familiar with the EFT tapping technique or not, join this group to learn basic EFT tapping for self-help or as an opportunity to practice your tapping skills.

EFT tapping can help to calm the nervous system, release tension, reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep patterns.

See the calendar for dates and times of all sessions. If these date/times don’t suit you, have a look at other EFT Tapping Support groups being offered by other EFT International Practitioners and Trainers.

EFT Tapping Group online FREE

60 minutes. Online. Free of charge.
See calendar for session days/times.
Book online to reserve your space and receive the link to join.

Send me an email if you have any questions.


Accredited-Trainer-Seal EFTiFacilitated by Falguni Mather, Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor with EFT International.

EFT Tapping Points

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EFT Tapping points demonstration

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.

Grief

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

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.

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EFT & Meditation Hour for self care

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EFT and Guided Meditation

I’m offering this session free of charge in April & May 2020. Online.
Friday 7:30am HKT / Thurs 7:30pm EST / Thurs 4:30pm PDT (see the time in your time zone).
Click here to sign up.

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.

EFT and meditation hour

HKD $180
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).

Send me an email with questions or for more info.


Accredited-Advanced-Practitioner EFTiThis group class is facilitated by Falguni Mather, qualified Counsellor, yoga teacher and an Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner with EFT International.

Emotional Intelligence and Introduction to EFT

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Emotional Health and an Introduction to EFT

See calendar for next workshop
Cost: $400/person Book online

Emotional Intelligence

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.

Emotional Health

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

Emotional Intelligence with EFT

Dates, times and venues vary. Please see the calendar for upcoming workshops on this topic.

Read: a short article by Daniel Goleman IQ Doesn’t Predict Success.


“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

Certified EFT Training Hong Kong, Emotional Freedom Techniques Accredited Practitioner Training

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Certified EFT Training (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Level 1 and 2

Three-day Levels 1 and 2 combined Professional EFT Practitioner Certification Training.
Accredited-Trainer-Seal EFTi Next Training: 21, 27, 28 February 2021.
Facilitated by Falguni Mather, Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor. Accredited by EFT International.

This training is suitable for anyone over 21 years of age, no pre-requisites required.
Maximum 8 participants.
Send me an email to book your space or for more information.


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.

Choose to train in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and transform your own life, become a practitioner to help and empower others.

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
  • Academic professionals, teachers and educators
  • Bodyworkers (massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, etc.)
  • Complementary therapists of all kinds
  • Veterinarians and individuals who work with animals
  • Artists, writers and musicians
  • Business owners
  • Parents
  • 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.

What’s included

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.

Practitioner Certification

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.

To see detailed requirements for achieving Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner status, click here.

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:
Sunday 21st Feb 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 27th Feb 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 28th Feb 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue : Soho, Central Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 5,000. Early Bird available till 6th February 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.


Accredited-Trainer-Seal EFTiFacilitated by Falguni Mather, Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor.
Send me an email to book your space or for more information.


Requirements for achieving Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner status.
Mentoring for Certification

Why Train with an EFT International Trainer?

EFT International is the oldest and largest professional EFT Association 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.

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Accredited EFT Level 1 & 2 Practitioner Training (3 days)
Requirements for achieving Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner status.
Mentoring for Certification