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.
Then I found EFT.
At an NLP workshop someone mentioned this strange tapping process and my piqued my curiosity.
I downloaded the manual from Gary Craig’s original website and tried out these strange tapping routines on some memories and unpleasant feelings and was surprised that this simple process changed them so quickly and more thoroughly than I had been able to do with NLP up to that time.
I was hooked. I bought all the training DVDs and watched them many times (often into the wee small hours of the morning) surprised and amazed by what was possible.
I tried it out on myself on as many unhelpful feelings, memories, and difficulties as I could find. I was pleased that it worked so quickly, easily and so well.
Eventually I took a formal training in the process and started to blend what I knew from NLP into my EFT practice and came up with some new and novel ways of using the tapping.
One of the delights of EFT is that as a simple technique it can be blended into many different ways of working to get excellent results.
One of the things that I found interesting was that I was tapping almost daily, trying to work out new ways of using EFT to improve my life.
However, when I looked around at other EFTers and people I had trained it seemed to me that once they had learned the technique many of them lost their confidence in, or ability to use, the process.
It’s as if once they left the training room they couldn’t find ways to figure out how to use the things they had learned in the training in their daily lives.
That’s why I have created the Beyond The Basics workshop it is designed to help EFT users to benefit from my long experience of personal development and my eight years of experimentation with EFT so that you don’t need to re-invent these processes for yourself.
The workshop takes place on Saturday 26th January and Saturday 2nd February at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Click on the link to find out about the EFT: Beyond The Basics workshop.