EFT Cafe – Stress Prevention – March 10th 2020

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It’s common to talk about EFT/Tapping for stress relief: have a difficult experience, feel bad, tap on those feelings to feel better.

Usually people (even experienced tappers) have to feel really bad before they think of tapping for stress relief.

Rather than wait to feel bad before tapping wouldn’t it be better to reduce your stress response before the experience so you could be calm when the stressful situation happens.

In this month’s EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will introduce some approaches to help you be in the ‘eye of the storm’ when it comes, rather than being blown about by it.

This month’s EFT Cafe is on Tuesday, 10th March 2020 at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

EFT Cafe – Tapping Into Self Compassion – 11th December 2019

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Many of us consider compassion towards others to be a great virtue.

We may go out of our way to be kind to others in their time of need.

However, many of us are not good at being compassionate towards ourselves.

Quite the contrary, we can often treat ourselves in ways that we would never dream of treating others.

Somehow everyone else but us is eligible for our compassion.

This is unfortunate because self-compassion has been shown to be hugely beneficial for our emotional well-being.

In this month’s EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will be presenting a new and improved version of his Compassionate EFT tapping approach to help us be a little kinder to ourselves – especially over such a high stress holiday.

The EFT Cafe is at 7pm on Wednesday 11th December at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs £10.

EFT Cafe – Tapping To Get Going – 13th November 2019

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Well begun is half done

A lot of us have trouble getting started on a task or project: writing the article, starting the exercise program or doing the ironing all need to get started started.

Once we have started it’s often easy to make progress, but getting started can be very hard.

It’s easy to avoid the taking the first step.

In this month’s EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will introduce the Stunt Double Process as a precise approach to help us take the first step of any endeavour (and the next).

The EFT Cafe is at 7pm on Wednesday 13th November at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

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).

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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.

Repair and Prepare: Tapping Your Way Out Of Repetitive Stress

How many times have you had the thought “Oh no, not again!”?

In my pre-EFT life I was a software engineer in a small image analysis company. I was given the responsibility of supporting a project that had several technical problems.

Every couple of weeks I’d get a call from our customer who was (rightly) concerned about the lack of progress we were making. By accident or design he knew exactly how to make me feel bad so that I would promise repairs and add new features to make up for the lack of progress.

Each call was more painful than the last one, as time went on I came to dread them. I was so knotted up with tension whenever he called I was surprised I could still string sentences together.

Each call made the next one worse. It was a vicious circle I couldn’t get out of, if only I’d had EFT then.

A lot of our daily stressors have a kind of repetitive quality, it’s the same thing over and over again.

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