- Use it, or loose it: If you have been on a training, or seen an EFT practitioner, you know that EFT can get you surprising results. But EFT is much more like exercise program than a magic wand, you need to put in the effort to get the results.
- Enjoy the company of like minded people: EFT is pretty weird, all the strange things you have to say, and the even stranger tapping. If your friends or family know nothing about EFT or think you are a little strange for wanting to do such a thing, it’s nice to meet people who know what you are talking about and think it’s a worthwhile thing to do.
- A little bit of encouragment goes a long way: It’s much easier to practice in company. How many exercise bikes sit unused in the corners of bedrooms and garages? It can take quite a lot of willpower to pursue an EFT ‘exercise’ program on your own. When you are with other people it’s much easier to put in the effort and get results.
- Help is on hand: When you are around other people who are familiar with EFT and have more experience than you do then you have a reservoir of experience and advice to help you with whatever difficulty you are working on. In general EFTers are usually keen to help and very willing to offer suggestions and support as you find your own way in this effort.
- It’s cheaper than therapy: While an EFT practice group is not a substitute for therapy, it is an opportunity to clear up old memories and present anxieties. Disappointments, phobias, anxieties, physical issues can all be tackled in a practice group session. Because EFT has no known side effects you can work on these issues and get some, or total, relief without having to visit a professional.
- You have the chance to help someone else whilst helping yourself: Since EFT is egalitarian, you have the chance to help someone else resolve some of their difficulties. In most cases you don’t have to stand by and wait for the experts. Whatever your level of skill you can help someone else make progress.
- When what you need is more practice not more training: Perhaps a Level 1 training is more than enough and you don’t want to go on to a Level 2, but the Level 1 course is only 1 day long and some things need more practice than that. Being in a practice group helps you get good at the things that interest you without having to invest in another training.
- A practice group can be a very good way to look after yourself: Many people have very stressful jobs with little formal support, or stressful lives where they have to cope with a lot of emotional pressures. EFT gives you a way of reducing those strains, and EFT practice group is a good place to get some relief from stress.
- EFT is good for you. It’s relaxing and calming, you’ll feel a lot better when you finish than when you start. It’s a massage for the emotions, so why not take some time to pamper yourself.
- It’s a great way to establish your credentials: If you are a Level 2 Practitioner this is a great way to become more widely known. It doesn’t mean spending the session doing a hard sell, it means demonstrating your skill, compassion and trustworthiness. If people like what they see they’ll let you know.
Ask a local EFT Practitioner or Trainer if there is a practice group near you. If there isn’t, start one! You only need a few friends who know about EFT. Meet informally, only work on stuff you feel confident about and start reaping the benefits.
If you would like some information about the EFT Cafe, an EFT practice group I help run here in Newcastle, and how I organise it let me know.