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.
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:
Pain or tension in the body
Letting go of Guilt
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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” -K.R.
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
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.
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
Participant comment “The course content is easy to follow and very well structured, great course handout and clear explanation with many examples during the course.”
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.
Participant comment “I truly enjoy the training and like the fact that we get to practice.”
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
– One live, online group call 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.
Participant comment “Excellent delivery of content! A very relaxed and collaborative atmosphere.”
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.
Sunday 6th June 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 12th June 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 13th June 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue : Soho, Central Hong Kong
Cost: HKD 5,000. Early Bird available till 22 May 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.
Participant comment “Really convey warmth, knowledge and the examples of your experiences are valuable.”
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.
EFT Tapping for Teens: reduce stress and build resilience
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
Lack of confidence
Worries about the future
Exam stress (tip: you can stealth tap under the desk)
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