EFT Level 2 Training in Newcastle

AAMET

Update: Early bird discount extended to October 23rd.

I am running an EFT Level 2 Practitioner Training on November 6th and 13th 2010.

This training spread over two successive Saturdays and is only open to people who are already established in the helping professions who want to add EFT to their repertoire.

What you will get from this training

  • How clients restrict their experience of the world with limiting beliefs and how to use EFT to detect and remove those limitations.
  • Ways to approach difficult issues with the minimum of distress to the client. EFT is already a very gentle way to neutralise trauma, in this training you will learn how to soften the process still further.
  • Approaches to finding the core issues, events and beliefs that hold clients trapped in a problem. Once these core issues have been identified and resolved the problems associated with them can be rapidly dealt with.
  • Different ways to address physical issues including how to discover and resolve contributing emotional factors.
  • How to use EFT over the phone.
  • How to use EFT in group settings.
  • Legal and practical issues of working with clients.

On completion of the training and the successful submission of three case studies you will receive an AAMET EFT Practitioner certificate. You need to have successfully completed an EFT Level 1 before taking this course.

The fee is just £195 if paid before October 9th 23rd, £225 thereafter. To book a place on the course or ask for more information use contact form here.

Why don't you just get on with it?

During the Geography of Possibilities workshop in Newcastle Bill O’Hanlon told the following story.

He had worked with a disruptive teenager who was in danger of being thrown out of school. The teenager repeatedly got into fights. Bill had no idea what to do with this boy and to make matters worse he was due to see another boy with the same behaviour problems in a few days.

He asked the first boy what advice he could give to the new teenager to help him change his behaviour.

“He’s got to think before he acts!”.

“But what if he can’t, something happens and he doesn’t have time to think?”

“Then he’s got to count to ten, take a deep breath and think about the consequences of his actions that he might get kicked out of school or disappoint his parents”

Bill thanked him and passed on this suggestion to the second teenager – who was completely unimpressed.

When he saw the first teenager again he hadn’t got into any fights or been thrown out of school. Bill asked him what was different.

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The Hidden Benefits of Irritation

IrritationI have a photograph of my father, face filled with annoyance, tapping the side of his head in the traditional ‘this person is mad’ gesture.

I was practising with a new camera, he was watching Arthur Scargill on the news. You might remember Arthur Scargill as the leader of the National Union of Miners at the time of Margaret Thatcher and the miner’s strike in the early 80s.

A dispassionate look at Arthur Scargill would show you a strident man with a bad comb-over and radical political views. For my dad (and many others) he might have been the devil incarnate.

Decades later, I wonder if my Dad’s reaction was the result of what Jungian psychologists would call the ‘shadow’.

When we are born we arrive with our instincts, our needs and innate capacity to learn. There’s a lot of potential in each baby, all the human emotions and thoughts are possible for that child at that moment. In time they could turn into the next Hitler, the next Einstein, or just another accountant – the possibilities at that moment are endless.

Then they are enrolled in what Ram Dass called ‘somebody training’. The family take the child and use their experience of being somebodies to create another somebody.

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Washing The Emotional Dishes

One of the archetypal stereotypes of a student house is a pile of washing up. A stinking heap of cutlery and crockery, the remains of food dried to a concrete hardness, lying in a bowl full of grey stinking water.

Not a pretty sight.

Imagine for a moment that the experiences of your day are like the meals you have had.

On some days life may have been so good you even licked the plate. It’s more likely that some parts of your day would have been more palatable than others. What is left on your plate at the end of the day?

In the old days before EFT, NLP and other techniques you would not be able to clean up from the unpleasant experiences of the day. The residue of those less than satisfying experiences would be stuck in your memory. A new layer of mental grime every day with no way to clean it off. Day after day the dirty dishes of the mind would have to pile up and fester.

This accumulation of mental junk will take its toll. Each resentment, disappointment, unpleasant interaction or negative experience leaving its trace in our minds, adding to our supply of bad feeling ready to be triggered at some time in the future.

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow; our life is the creation of our mind.”

The Dhammapada

Our responses to life are conditioned by our past experiences, or at least our reactions to our past experiences. If your boss irritated you yesterday, the remains of that irritation is available to you to add to todays irritation when you are with your boss.

Up to now we have had to put up with what life gave us. Now we have effective ways of working with negative experiences to remove the emotional residue stuck to them. If you are using EFT you can tap out the junk, the unhelpful feelings, you no longer need.

Why not defuse resentments, animosities, misunderstandings, disappointments and other daily vexations on the day they happen and not let them fester? If we clean up today’s mess we can start the tomorrow with a cleaner slate (or plate) and be able to respond to life’s demands with greater freedom and resourcefulness.

Three steps to letting go of the day

  1. At the end of the day, review the events of that day in your mind’s eye.
  2. When you get to one that has a negative charge on it – use your technique of choice to neutralise the negative emotions. Some events might be baked on and take some effort to remove, but it’s worth it.
  3. Then continue with your review, knocking out the emotional charge on each difficulty as you go until the day is just a day. If you do a thorough job you can leave the day’s junk behind.

If you have had a really tough day then either tackle the worst first or write down the ones you have time to do.

What happened to us will still be there in our past, just as a washed plate it still a plate. But the stuff that’s on it, our conditioned responses can be cleared off, either all at once or over time.

Two benefits of clearing up negative emotions at the end of the day:

  1. On that day you will probably get a better nights sleep because you won’t be chewing over what’s gone on the day before.
  2. Over time if you do this regularly the events, interactions and triggers that used to upset you will start to lose their power over you.

It might take some time to set up clearing up after your day as a habit, just as washing the dishes after a meal can be a chore. But in the long run it’s easier to do them at the end of the meal than leave it till tomorrow, or the day after that, or the day after that and then have to work with a big mess later.

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