Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a simple, yet very effective, healing process that uses your body’s built-in stress relief system.
By tapping with the fingertips on the ends of acupuncture meridians you can reduce, or eliminate, all types of negative emotions including fears, anger, phobias, grief, traumatic memories, stress and anxiety.
EFT can also relieve many physical conditions that may have an emotional component, such as headaches, muscle stiffness, pain, food cravings, smoking, itching and nail biting.
This training is fully self-contained and open to all, after attending you will be able to use EFT confidently for a variety of issues. If you want to go further, developing your EFT skills for working with other people, it serves as the foundation for the Level 2 / AAMET EFT Practitioner course.
This training will take place at the Butterwick Hospice, Stockton On Tees.
Most of us have been brought up on a diet of miracles in our fairy stories, our religious traditions and popular culture.
Ever since the princess kissed the frog turning him into a prince we have had a fascination with miracle cures – the single act that changes everything in a moment – the one thing that makes the problem go away in an instant.
It’s an appealing idea and people are often looking for a simple way to solve all their problems.
If they could just win the lottery, take the right pill or hear the right words of wisdom and all their troubles would just drop away.
But the miracle cure, or the idea of a miracle cure, has problems:
I’ve always been interested in personal change and development. I’ve been to encounter groups, Gestalt workshops, meditation retreats and trained in all sorts of different ways of improving the way I felt about myself and my life.
In 2004 I discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). At that time I had been learning and using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) enjoying the changes that I was able to make with those techniques.
Those of you who have used NLP will know that it is a powerful collection of principles, techniques and attitudes that make it possible for you to rapidly and easily make big changes in your emotions and thinking.
I was very enthusiastic about having the ability to be able to make all the changes that I had wanted to make for so long.
The beginning of January is typically the season of setting resolutions and trying to do something different.
The end of January is typically the season of giving up and going back to business as usual.
There’s something about doing some tasks that makes them more difficult to do than others.
Most people would rather eat an ice cream than take exercise, even though they want to exercise and know it would do them more good, they would still rather eat the ice cream.
There is something about the way we think about tasks and goals that make them easier or harder to do.
Surprisingly, the humble adjective can have a profound effect on the way you approach the thing it is attached to.
For example: If I offer you an apple, you might feel interested, leaning forward in anticipation. If I tell you it is a delicious apple your mouth might start to water before I’ve even handed to you. However if I tell you it is a rotten apple you will probably sit back wrinkling your nose in disgust. The adjective, delicious or rotten, tells you how to respond to the apple.
The adjectives we use to describe things affects the way we feel about them. Sometimes these adjectives are helpful and sometimes they produce unhelpful reactions in us. Some of these adjectives might even be hidden from our conscious mind causing us inexplicable procrastination or avoidance.
If you unconsciously think of establishing a new exercise routine as hard or a struggle then the chances are that you will find it hard or a struggle.
In this month’s EFT Café Andy Hunt will guide you through a process to identify and defuse those hidden adjectives that make tasks more difficult than they need to be.
Bring along a task or resolution that you are struggling with.
The EFT Café is on Wednesday January 9th from 7pm-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre.