EFT Cafe – Tapping Into Non-SMART Goals – 9th October 2019

Most people are familiar with the idea of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed (SMART) goals: pass the exam in July, paint the house next week, run the marathon in less than three hours, lose 15lb in two months, and so on.

But some goals don’t easily fit into the SMART framework: tap every day, practice meditation, take up regular exercise, finish what you start, learn the piano, be more assertive and so on. These kinds of goals may involve processes, habits or states of mind that run and develop over time.

This month’s EFT Café with a tapping process to help you achieve your non-SMART goals.

So, if you think you should tap but don’t, meditate but haven’t, or take exercise and don’t, finish what you start and don’t, and so on, this could be just for you.

The EFT Cafe is at 7pm on Wednesday 9th October at St Oswald’s Hospice

EFT Cafe – Four Elements Tapping – 11th September 2019

On Wednesday 11th September the ‘Autumn Season’ of the EFT Cafe kicks off with a new process created by my good friend and colleague Masha Bennett.

In standard EFT problems are deconstructed into their emotional aspects and ‘tapped out’ to defuse the emotional blocks and distress that hold those problems in place.

Unfortunately some problems can be hard to deconstruct and process in this way.

Masha Bennett has created ‘Four Elements Tapping‘, a new technique that powerfully combines tapping and metaphor to create a change process that is particularly valuable for problems that are hard to define or just plain stuck.

Join Andy Hunt to learn this new tapping process at the EFT Cafe from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at St Oswald’s Hospice Education Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. The EFT Cafe costs £10.

Note: Masha Bennett is coming to the north east to present Trauma Awareness For Holistic Therapists in November 2019. If you are an holistic therapist working with clients who have experienced trauma this training could be invaluable.

Tracking Down The Right Memory With 3 Questions

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A central tenet of EFT / Tapping is that most of our emotional problems have a history. We learn unhelpful feelings and limiting beliefs in situations that are embedded in our memory and play out in our current lives, long after the original experience is over.

One of an EFT Practitioner’s jobs is finding and neutralising the memories of where problems start, thus neutralising the unhelpful feelings that came out of that experience.

There are lots of ways to identify these formative memories.

Practitioners may ask their clients:

  • What does this remind you of?
  • When did this problem start?
  • etc

These are all good questions, and I’d like to introduce you to a sequence of three questions that are an easy and effective way of finding the ‘original memory’ of that feeling.

Read moreTracking Down The Right Memory With 3 Questions

What Does Intention Tapping Add To EFT?

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Since Gary Craig invented Tapping / EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) back in the 1990’s there has been an explosion of different varieties of ‘tapping techniques’.

One new addition to the field are the Intentional Energy Processes (IEP) created by psychologist and performance coach Steve Wells (co-creator of Simple Energy Techniques and Provocative Energy Techniques).

While IEP is recognisable as a tapping technique it differs from standard EFT in important ways.

In this article I’m going to explain my understandings of those differences and what, in my opinion, makes IEP (sometimes known as Intention Tapping) a very powerful addition to the tapping techniques family. (I’m going to assume that you are already familiar with EFT/Tapping).

Read moreWhat Does Intention Tapping Add To EFT?

The Road Of Fire And Ice

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Imagine you are driving down a road.

It’s a wide road and you are the only car on the road.

This road is very strange.

On one side there is a raging forest fire that reaches right up to the edge, on the other there is a deep cold lake covered by a thin layer of ice.

Your car is also very strange.

You can turn the wheel to steer the car but it also has a special feature where the wheel will turn itself when you feel emotional distress. It will turn left or right (you’re never sure which) and the stronger the distress the further the wheel will turn.

You have to drive along this road you have no choice.

Read moreThe Road Of Fire And Ice

EFT Cafe – Tapping Into Skill – 12th June 2019

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We can all think of skills we would like to have, or would like to be able to do better.

One way of developing skills is by using mental rehearsal to practice them in our minds before we put them into practice in the real world. Athletes and musicians are well known for using mental rehearsal techniques to improve their performance.

Just because we are not athletes or musicians doesn’t mean don’t use mental rehearsal for figuring out how to do something. If you have ever lain awake at night figuring out how best to approach an interview, presentation or doing something new, you will know what I mean.

Unfortunately many of us mentally rehearse all the ways things will feel bad or go wrong. This kind of mental rehearsal doesn’t help us get the results we want.

This is where tapping can help us take the kinks out of our mental rehearsal and improve our chances of success when we try those (new) skills in the real world.

In this months EFT Cafe on Wednesday 12th June Andy Hunt will demonstrate a simple way of using tapping to help our mental rehearsals and performance.

The EFT Cafe is held at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7pm to 9pm and costs just £10.

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