NLP for EFT: A Short Course

Improve Your EFT Skills By Learning NLP

14th & 15th May, 2016 – Newcastle upon Tyne

Image courtesy of Paul Downey

If you are an EFT Practitioner you will already know that EFT is a powerful collection of processes that make it easy to change unhelpful memories, feelings and behaviours.

While the tapping techniques themselves are simple, knowing how and where to use them takes skill and judgement. As someone once said: ‘Tapping is simple, people are complicated’

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) offers powerful perspectives on the complexity of people and how to help them change.

Combining the understandings and skills of NLP with EFT can help practitioners tune into their clients, understand what is going on for them and help them change more easily.

EFT Practitioners who combine NLP and Tapping find that they:

  • can gain a deep rapport with the person they are working with.
  • are able to tune in to the client’s non-verbal communication so can have a sense of what is going on and make the best use of that information.
  • can ask simple questions that get to the heart of the matter so that they can be more specific in their tapping.
  • use their language to ease and accelerate the client’s progress.
  • understand and work with the client’s subjective experience to help them change.
  • can more easily change unpleasant emotional states.
  • are able to notice when things are changing at an unconscious level and how to help that process along.
  • can understand people’s perspectives without being drawn into them.

What is NLP?

Everything we do, we have a way of doing it, a method we follow, a way of thinking about it.

If you like the results of these processes we might call it a skill, if you don’t like the results we might call it a problem.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is a way of investigating these processes and using that knowledge to change the way we feel, think and behave.

In the 1970’s Richard Bandler and John Grinder began ‘modelling’ the success patterns of therapists who excelled in order to learn how they achieved the results they did. The principles they discovered became the basis of NLP.

Since then NLP has continued to develop and today it provides many powerful methods for understanding and changing the way people think, feel and behave.

Gary Craig the founder of EFT learned NLP before developing EFT and a careful study of his approaches to tapping shows that he integrated a lot of the understandings of NLP into his approach to tapping.

Why are EFT and NLP such a good match?

EFT is a way of changing people’s internal experiences by directing their attention to what needs changing and applying the tapping routines. NLP is an ideal partner to tapping because it can help you direct your client’s attention to the part of their inner experience where tapping will be most effective.

These are some of the ways in which NLP can help EFT practitioners get the most from their tapping:

  • NLP helps you get the rapport you need to make your clients feel safe If you want to help your clients process emotionally challenging material they need to feel safe with you. Being able to get into rapport with your clients is a fundamental piece of that safety.
  • NLP helps you understand your client’s subjective experience With that understanding it’s much easier to make changes using tapping.
  • NLP gives you powerful ways to understand what your clients say to youUnderstanding the language your clients use and how it relates to their inner experience gives you an advantage when it comes to helping them. Being able to effectively unpack their experience so you can find what needs to be tapped on is a valuable skill.
  • NLP helps you use your language effectively What we say to our clients can help or hinder them. Using language skilfully helps you to support the kinds of change you are trying to achieve with your clients.
  • NLP helps you to be more specific If, as Gary Craig says, the secret to good results with EFT is by being specific, NLP will help you be more specific in powerful ways.
  • NLP helps you create better outcomes for yourself and your clients Being able to create and achieve good outcomes is an important part of helping someone change. NLP has a simple, rigorous, approach to setting outcomes and giving you ways to test them.

Rather than have you take a full NLP Practitioner training and work out which parts of NLP are most relevant, Andy Hunt, experienced EFT and NLP trainer, has taken some of the most useful parts of NLP for tappers and has built a course specifically to help EFT Practitioners use NLP in their work.

This two day course is designed to introduce you to some of the fundamental ideas and skills of NLP as they apply to EFT/Tapping.

What you will learn from this training

This two day training will show you how to:

  • Quickly develop deep rapport with your clients Rapport is essential for good therapeutic relationships and for helping your clients feel safe enough to do the work they need to do.
  • Calibrate your client’s unconscious responses How to observe the unconscious information your client is giving you on a non-verbal level.
  • Create good outcomes Having good outcomes gives you and your client a direction to go in and the ability to know that you are making progress and that you have reached your goal.
  • Understand and use emotional states Develop a broader perspective on feelings and states learning how to elicit and use them to work with your clients. Help people get out of unhelpful states and learn how to use current states to find core issues.
  • Frame your work Our frames are the mental spectacles we put on to view the world. If we are on the lookout for problems and blame we will find them easily enough. If we are on the look out for solutions and outcomes we will have a different view on the world. Using different frames skilfully can change how we and our clients think and feel about the world.
  • Ask good questions Getting high quality (tappable) information from some clients can be quite a challenge. Being able to ask the right questions (and understand the answers) can help you get the most out of what your client says.
  • Understand (and change) your client’s subjective experience Learn to notice and understand the subjective qualities of experience that profoundly influence how we feel and react to what is going on in our lives. Making use of these qualities can greatly increase the speed and effectiveness of our tapping interventions.
  • Recognise limiting beliefs Learn how to spot limiting beliefs in the language of your clients and unpack them into tapping sequences.
  • Work with memories more effectively Learn about a fundamental distinction in how we store and access our memories and how we can use this information to help our clients ease painful memories.
  • Encourage change by what we say Learn to use our language to help our clients change with maximum ease and minimum distress.

This is a short but intensive course designed for any tapper who has completed an EFT Level 2 training. It is specifically designed to help tappers who are new to NLP get the most out of their tapping.

This training will provide 14 hours of CPD.

The NLP for EFT Course will take place on 14th & 15th May, 2016 at at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle

How much does this training cost?

If you book the training more than 2 months in advance, the ‘Super Early Bird’ fee of £155 applies.

If you book the training more than 1 month in advance, the ‘Early Bird’ fee of £175 applies.

The full fee for the NLP for EFT Training is £225.

If you would like to pay the training fee in four, low-cost, monthly payments get in touch with me.


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