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I’m stressed, I’m fine, I’m anxious

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Do you use words like stressed, fine, anxious, bad, good or okay to describe how you feel?

Research is showing that even naming or labelling your emotions starts to calm down the nervous system, and people who are able to put their emotions into words with some specificity are less likely to be overwhelmed in stressful situations.

Anxious is not an emotion. If you were to get specific about your emotional state when you feel anxious, what would you come up with? Nervous? Worried? Scared? Afraid?

A study found that individuals who were able to recount a difficult situation in a journal and precisely pinpoint the emotions that arose, seemed to experience less stress and coped better, compared to those who were less able to be specific and differentiate their emotional responses.

Emotional granularity isn’t just about having a rich vocabulary; it’s about experiencing the world, and yourself, with more nuance, more precisely. This can make a difference in your life. There is growing scientific evidence that precisely tailored emotional experiences are good for you, even when describing negative experiences, as evidenced by this study: Unpacking Emotion Differentiation: Transforming Unpleasant Experience by Perceiving Distinctions in Negativity

Emot A great way to expand your emotional vocabulary at the start is to have a list of emotional states to refer to. Have a look at the Emotion Wheel from Junto Institute. It helps to get very precise with mood states.

If you use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), this emotional vocabulary really helps to get specific! Use it the next time you create your EFT Setup Statement and notice what’s different.

Consider attending one of my workshops on Emotional health to learn how acknowledging and mobilising emotions regulates interactions, physical health, and our responses to daily stress. Learn to use your emotions as your guideposts rather than something to manage or control.

Next time instead of stressed, anxious, fine or okay, notice your specific feelings. Maybe you don’t just feel good, maybe you feel cheerful and happy!

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EFT tapping group online (free)

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EFT tapping group – online @ no charge

This session will be online on Zoom.
Click here to see dates/times and Book online REGISTER to receive the link to join.

You’re welcome to join these complimentary online EFT tapping groups as support through these uncertain and challenging times. Even though this stressful environment is similar for all of us globally, everyone is affected in their own singular way.

The intention of this EFT tapping group is to reduce stress, access calm and gain clarity.

Open to all (over 18 years).

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

Each session has a specific topic, some of which are:

  • Stress reduction
  • Pain or tension in the body
  • Setting boundaries
  • Letting go of Guilt
  • Decision making
  • Dealing with isolation
  • …and you’re welcome to suggest topics, too

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

If this is your first time experiencing EFT, watch a brief EFT Tapping Demonstration in my video.

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

EFT Tapping Group online FREE

60 minutes. Online. Free of charge.
See registration page for days/times.
Book online
REGISTER to receive the link to join.

Send me an email if you have any questions.


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


What I love about EFT is that although it is highly effective with deep work when facilitated by a therapist (chronic pain, all types of trauma including developmental and PTSD, and self-esteem issues), it functions powerfully as a self-help technique. I have been facilitating EFT groups for over 10 years and when we have such a simple yet effective tool that can be used anywhere and any time (no need for space or quiet or yoga mat or an empty room), it can be extremely empowering.

Participant comments:
“I love tapping in a group, Falguni brings it together nicely.”

“Group tapping makes me calm, somehow my day is better after that.”

“I didn’t know tapping can help pain. I like the group when we tap for pain, my shoulder is much better even the next day.”

“Because of attending the group EFT I feel more confident to use EFT more with myself.”


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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

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” -K.R.

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

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

Counselling, 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?

Let me help you resolve stress, increase confidence, and live a life that is meaningful and satisfying to you.

Specialising in recovery from trauma, relief from chronic pain and anxiety, I can also help if you’re experiencing panic attacks, performance issues, relationship struggles, parenting stress, and issues of grief and loss, personal crisis or finding direction including a career change.

Falguni Mather, Counselling, EFT, Hong Kong

Integrative Counselling

My therapeutic approach is integrative, which means I integrate body-oriented approaches including EFT therapy, bilateral stimulation, mindful focusing, breath work and movement with traditional talk therapy in my practice.
Research shows that ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also in our physical bodies; that both somatic, as well as cognitive approaches, are essential for healing, recovering and making positive life changes.

This integrative approach allows me to meet your specific, individual needs in our work together. I aim to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can voice your concerns while feeling heard.


Individual Sessions

Integrative counselling.
Wherever you are at right now, I believe in you.
I am fully invested in doing my part to help you connect to and use your inner resources. So you can start to move forward and start living your life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to you.

Book a Session

The greatest gift is the freedom to be who we really are through the journey of understanding ourselves.

Physical symptoms, acute and chronic health issues

A mind-body-social approach to physical health. If you’re struggling with physical health issues, we can work together to help you find relief. Along with pain management techniques, we will work together to resolve specific stressors, so your body can start to heal and recover optimally.
Addressing any worries before surgery or after a medical diagnosis can also help outcomes. Read more…
As Dr. Gabor Maté says, “The physiology of one individual cannot be separated from the psychological and social environment.”

Workshops & 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. Sharing and listening to others can help to know you’re not alone in your experience.

Consider attending the 6 Week Well-being programmme or get together a group in your workplace or community. All groups are completely confidential. In-person or online.

[ In 2021, you’re welcome to join the complimentary online EFT Groups for support during these uncertain and stressful times. ]

“We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we stand
And know the place for the first time”
– T.S. Eliot


I hold a Masters in Counselling (Australia), am an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor 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).

Counselling Hong Kong
EFT therapy