EFT Café – 10th February 2016 – Meta Tapping: Releasing The Problem With The Problem

Meta Tapping

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We all have challenging situations (AKA problems) to deal with.

We may get stuck, angry or defeated with the difficulties in our lives.

Feeling stuck with a situation or angry about what someone has done, or defeated by the failure of a project, are the most obvious signs that something is wrong.

But it’s more complicated than that because we may also have a problem with the problem. Humans like to have thoughts and feelings about their feelings.

Our thoughts and feelings about a problem may add to our troubles.

We could be angry about being stuck, guilty about being angry or resigned to feeling defeated.

These thoughts & feelings about the problem, sometimes called ‘meta-states’, can be the unseen glue that helps hold the problem in place and makes it difficult to change how think, feel and act in that situation.

In this month’s EFT Café – “Meta Tapping: Releasing The Problem With The Problem” Andy Hunt will demonstrate a new tapping technique to soften the problem with the problem which makes it much easier to tackle the original problem with standard tapping techniques.

This EFT Café is on Wednesday 10th February, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs just £10.

How To Unhook Negative Thoughts With EFT

“You don’t have to stay trapped in your thoughts just because you think them.”
– Doug Dillon

Unhook negative thoughts

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We are thinking all the time.

Even though they come and go our thoughts are constant companions.

We don’t ask for them, they seem to arise of their own accord.

Sometimes our thoughts are helpful and pleasing to us.

Sometimes our thoughts can be like barbed hooks running through our mind.

When those thoughts catch our minds, they dig in and we get pulled where we don’t want to go.

As babies we have an unfiltered experience of the world. We see, hear and feel things, our inner lives are a chaos of sensations and impressions.

As we grow up we learn to think to make sense of the world. Thinking helps us make some sense out of the chaos. We learn to throw nets of thoughts over our experience to understand what is happening and to help us to decide what to do.

That’s an amazing achievement for our minds, but there is a problem.

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EFT / Tapping Practice Day – 6th February 2016 – Newcastle upon Tyne

Image courtesy of WoodleyWonderWorks

Image courtesy of WoodleyWonderWorks

Practice with other people is the best way of keeping your hand (or is that fingertips) in with EFT.

It is so easy to forget to use the tapping for everyday stresses and strains and all the other stuff that can be challenging to handle.

Practising with other people reinforces your faith in the techniques as well giving you a chance to clear out some of the emotional and mental junk we all accumulate.

The day will run from 10am to 4pm, you will have an opportunity to tap with different tapping partners on whatever issue you feel comfortable working with including: difficult memories, stressful situations, up-coming challenges, physical issues – all the things you learnt about in EFT Level 1 or Level 2 trainings.

If you are a practitioner or working to become one the practice day will count as 6 hours CPD.

This practice day is open to anyone who has completed an EFT Level 1 or Level 2 training and costs £45

EFT Café – 13th January 2016 – Future Pull

Lose weight now

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Traditionally January is the time of New Year resolutions. Some of us make (vain) promises to ourselves to lose weight, exercise more, make more effort and so on.

In a sense we decide what we need to do to become a thinner, fitter, accomplished version of ourselves.

Instead of focusing on the goals themselves is to imagine being our future self that has achieved that goal, or overcome a problem, to advise and assist our present self do what is needed to reach that happy state.

In the first EFT Café of 2016 Andy Hunt will demonstrate the ‘Future Pull’ process a combination of NLP timelines and tapping to help us get to who we want to be.

This EFT Café is on Wednesday 13th January, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle and costs just £10.

What is the difference between Matrix Reimprinting and Identity Healing?

Identity HealingPeople ask me: “What is the difference was between Matrix Reimprinting and Identity Healing (because they seem to be identical)?”

At first glance the two approaches seem to be quite similar. Tapping in our imagination with our younger selves to ease the emotional problems of the adult.

But, beneath the apparent similarities there are significant differences in the techniques, the underlying model and their applications.

I took an introductory Matrix Reimprinting training in 2014 and have since used the process to help people heal painful memories. However, I would not call myself an expert in Matrix Reimprinting, so I apologise in advance for any errors in my explanation and description of Matrix Reimprinting.

If I get it wrong I’m sure more experienced practitioners will step in to correct my misunderstandings.

Update: The purpose of this post is to present a thumbnail sketch of Matrix Reimprinting and Identity Healing to clarify some of the differences as I see them. It is not intended to be a thorough description of either the mechanisms or the applications of both, nor a criticism of Matrix Reimprinting or the many ways it can be used.
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How To Tap To Be At Your Best In Challenging Situations

Better future

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You may have noticed that life is full of challenges.

If you are reading this you will already have experienced and survived many difficult situations.

It’s more than likely that life will continue to provide us all with more challenges.

Some challenges are completely unexpected and we have to deal with them as best we can.

Sometimes we know about situations in advance, so we have lots of time to imagine how difficult they will be, and how badly we will handle them.

There are lots of things we might not look forward to including:

  • interviews
  • holidays
  • medical & dental appointments
  • exams
  • social events
  • public speaking
  • meetings

It’s easy to use EFT to take the charge out of these difficult events after they have happened. But how do you use tapping to make future challenges like this much more bearable, or even, enjoyable?

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EFT Café – 9th December 2015 – How To Disengage From Troublesome Thoughts With EFT

“You don’t have to stay trapped in your thoughts just because you think them.” – Doug Dillon

Fish Hook

Image courtesy of Chang’r

We are thinking all the time.

Even though they come and go our thoughts are constant companions. We don’t ask for them, they seem to arise of their own accord.

Sometimes our thoughts are helpful and pleasing to us.

Sometimes our thoughts can be like barbed hooks running through our mind. When those thoughts catch our minds we can easily be pulled where we don’t want to go.

In this month’s EFT Café Andy Hunt will introduce a very simple three step tapping process to help you disengage from troublesome thoughts.

This EFT Café is on Wednesday 9th December, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle and costs just £10.