A one day workshop teaching you how to …
simply, easily and naturally release your stress, negative emotions and emotional suffering by learning how to “tap” into your body and mind’s natural stress-relief response.
What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), sometimes known as “tapping”, is a simple, yet effective healing process that uses your body’s built in stress relief system. By tapping with your fingertips on the ends of acupuncture meridians you can reduce, or eliminate, many negative emotions including fear, anger, phobias, grief, traumatic memories, stress and anxiety.
EFT can also relieve many physical conditions that may have an emotional component, such as headaches, muscle stiffness, pain, food cravings, smoking, itching and nail-biting.
Get your free copy of the Practical Wellbeing EFT Level 1 manual here. If you want to know what you will learn in the EFT Level 1 download a digital copy of the manual that I use in this training. (Your email won’t be sold and you won’t get spam).
What is an AAMET EFT Level 1 Training?
“Level 1″ is the introductory level of EFT training and equips you with the skills to use EFT to work on your own issues and those of your family and friends.
It’s a hands-on training with lots of supervised practice, the training is fully self-contained and open to all , after attending you will be able to use EFT confidently for a variety of issues.
If you want to go further, developing your EFT skills for working with other people, it serves as the foundation for the Level 2 / AAMET EFT Practitioner course.
AAMET, The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET) is the largest professional EFT organisation world-wide. This Level 1 training follows their guidelines and is presented by an recognised AAMET EFT trainer.
Is this workshop for you?
This workshop may be helpful for you if you are: stressed, suffer from anxiety or other unwanted negative emotional states, are upset by unhappy memories, have unwanted negative reactions to people or situations, feel that your emotions are out of control, have a busy or troubled mind, want ways to manage cravings, would like to treat simple aches and pains without resorting to medication, would like more peace of mind.
Important: This course is not a substitute for therapy.
Although EFT is a very simple and powerful way to change the way you think and feel this training is not a substitute for personal therapy or counselling.
From: Andy Hunt, www.practicalwellbeing.co.uk
I’d like to invite you to attend a one day workshop that could help change your emotional life, attending such a workshop and using what I learned certainly helped me change mine.
Before I go into details about the course, there are three things to get out of the way first:
First, this is a long letter. I know, you’re probably thinking “ugh, not another long sales letter!” (I feel the same way).
Second, you do NOT have to read all of it. I’ve included all this information because it might be helpful to you. But you’re welcome to just sign up. This letter is to help you work out if this course would be a good fit for you if you’re not sure – but if you already know you want to do the course, just sign up.
Third, it’s my intention that reading this letter will help you decide if EFT can help you, and how it could help you if you took the course. The purpose of the letter is not to force you into buying what you don’t want or don’t need, it is to help you figure out whether attending an EFT Level 1 workshop with me would be a good fit for you and your needs.
Now that’s out of the way here’s a question
Are we stuck with negative emotions and our unhelpful reactions?
It certainly used to feel that way for me. I tried lots of ways to distract, deny, soothe, reduce and get rid of the negative emotional stuff that caused me trouble. Some of those methods worked, some of them worked well and I found that one of the best is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
The heart of the EFT Level 1 training is to show you how to release unhelpful negative reactions and responses to become more comfortable in our own skin.
The critical assumption behind this workshop is: suffering is overrated, but it is not obligatory – you can change the way you feel if you want to.
Why I run this workshop
A (very) long time ago, I was a rather shy, introspective teenager that got interested in psychology as a way of better understanding myself and getting along with others.
I went to Nottingham University in 1977 to study Chemistry. Although I didn’t study psychology I read a lot about it anyway and took part in some encounter groups (which were big in the 70s) and got interested in counselling.
After university, at the tender age of 22, I took a three year part time Person Centred counselling diploma course with the Person Centred Approach Institute. When I had completed this training I realised that I wasn’t ready yet to be a counsellor and needed much more life experience to be effective.
Since then, I’ve had a variety of jobs including: milkman, assistant steward on an Irish Sea ferry, a Residential Social Worker at a centre for delinquent teenagers, the Assistant Head of Youth Centre in London, and short periods as a grape picker in Switzerland, a spring grinder(!) in Germany and a night porter and barman.
In 1990 I moved to the North East of England to take a MSc Software Engineering course, eventually specialising in image analysis programming for medical and scientific applications. At that time I became a practising Buddhist.
In 2000 I rekindled my long interest in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) by taking a NLP Practitioner training, which led to even more NLP training and eventually finding and learning EFT. I was astonished by how easy it was to change negative emotions and responses, defuse painful memories and change limiting beliefs.
Using these techniques consistently I began to notice profound shifts in my experience. Feeling much more at ease with myself than I had ever done before.
The combination of NLP and EFT convinced me to stop the computer work and become a full time therapist and trainer.
One of the wonderful things about EFT is its simplicity and versatility, I thought it would be wonderful if everyone had access to a simple way to change they way the felt and thought. EFT is easy enough to learn in an hour and powerful enough to last you a lifetime.
My aim for this course is to teach you some of what I know and have found most helpful to have a happier life.
“I first got interested in EFT after a friend of mine overcame her fear of flying by working with Andy. I was bowled over by EFT when I first started to use it after learning it from manuals on the Internet. It seemed pretty weird but it worked so well! So I wanted to use it in my work with people with common mental health problems … The course was matter of fact, fun and easy to follow … for the price it was one of the best training days I have ever enjoyed and extremely useful too”
Seven promises for the workshop
When you have finished the workshop I can promise you seven things.
Promise No. 1: You will know how to use EFT to help yourself, family and friends with everyday stresses and emotional upsets.
Promise No. 2: You will have first hand experience of how to change negative emotional responses that might previously have seemed to be unchangeable. At the end of the training day, one or more problems, will feel much more manageable and one or more memories will feel much less intense.
Promise No. 3: You will know how to quickly and easily change the way you feel.
- Imagine being able to respond in new and resourceful ways in situations that would previously have just made you feel bad.
- Imagine being able to remember the unpleasant emotional events in your life as just neutral memories without having them bring back all the painful emotions that went with them.
- Imagine having simple ways to let go of the stresses of the day.
To go from this ………………….. to this:
Promise No. 4: You will have a way to begin clearing up the burdens of the past, so that you can more fully live in the present.
Promise No. 5: There will be no pressure on participants to “reveal all” at the workshop. Tapping can be very private process, there’s usually no need to bare your soul (in fact I actively discourage that in the workshop). Much of the processing can go on in the privacy of your own mind. You decide what you want to tell people about and what is said in the training room, stays in the training room.
Promise No. 6: The best way to teach you how to use these techniques is to show you how with volunteers from the group. These EFT demonstrations are friendly and safe. I always ask for volunteers to help me out and I never force anyone to do what they don’t want to do.
Promise No. 7: You’ll have fun. Most attendees find learning how to use these processes a surprisingly enjoyable experience.
“The simplicity of it. How Andy explains it in such a down to earth, practical yet humorous way. I got to release loads, so easily and quickly, thanks.”
I can make two cast-iron guarantees about this course.
First Cast-Iron Guarantee
If you learn and use the techniques presented at the workshop on a regular basis you will change your emotional life for the better.
It’s not a miracle cure, every problem you ever had won’t just disappear in a puff of magic. Tapping is like jogging, swimming, gardening, yoga or meditation – you have to do it to get the results.
Second Cast-Iron Guarantee
If you learn and don’t go on to use these tapping techniques you will not get the benefits from them.
Reading about them is not enough, watching tapping videos is not enough, thinking about EFT is not enough, wanting to use the techniques is not enough, you have to do the work to get the benefits.
If you just want to learn about EFT rather than use the techniques for a better life you are probably better off just reading a book or watching some videos, this course isn’t for you.
This is what the course is like
Where it is and how it begins
In Newcastle I hold all the EFT Level 1 trainings in the Teaching Centre at St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth. The training room is in a building away from the main body of the hospice and many people comment on the very pleasant vibe from the venue. The training room is comfortable and friendly.
When you arrive, I’ll be there to welcome you, point you to the tea and coffee supplies and give you your training packs, with printed paperback style manual and other training material.
We start with a relaxed and gentle round of introductions, there’s no pressure to perform or weird ‘ice-breaker’ games (shudder).
I’ll give an overview of the day, reminder of the confidentiality of the event and my “Question & Answer Policy” which is: “there is no such thing as a stupid question and that I’ll try to make my answers as intelligent as I can”.
Story of EFT
The start of the training proper is a brief history of EFT from the early days, how it works, and how it has developed over the years.
I’ll show you the basics of the technique and you’ll soon be using it, in pairs, in a simple exercise to have a personal experience of the power of the process.
After feedback and questions we’ll have our first refreshment break of the day.
After the break
I’ll explain and demonstrate (with a volunteer from the group) how to use EFT to reduce the emotional distress that can make everyday problems hard to deal with.
It uses a simple step by step process to help you unpack a problem and gives you straightforward guide for tapping your way out of it.
This technique was inspired by a problem situation I had with our dog, Sally, you can see the whole story here.
Once again in pairs you will have time to practice this process on a troublesome issue of your own and find out how easy it is to change the way you think and feel about everyday stressors.
We break for an hour long lunch so that you have time to relax, chat or get a breath of fresh air. You can bring your own lunch or go out to the local shops and cafes in Gosforth.
In this section I describe and demonstrate one of the most useful tapping techniques, a simple process for taking the emotional charge out of challenging memories.
We all have unpleasant experiences, it wouldn’t be so bad if we could just remember them and move on, but we have the unfortunate ability to remember them with all the unpleasant feelings that went with the original experience. Using this simple process you can turn a troublesome memory into just a memory.
After demonstrating the process, you will again work in pairs to practice and experience this process for yourself.
Used over time this process can dramatically reduce our stress responses to challenging situations.
After feedback and questions and answers we have our afternoon refreshment break.
After the break
In the final segment of the day, we will tap together in a group format to demonstrate the use of EFT to reduce unhelpful cravings, so if you are trying to cut down on chocolate, crisps or cigarettes the can be really helpful.
I’ll demonstrate how to use EFT to work with everyday aches and pains. EFT can be surprisingly effective when used against physical discomforts, including: aches, pains, headaches etc.
As the day draws to a close there’s a final session of questions and answers and an opportunity for you to reflect on the day: what you have learned and how you can make the most out of your new tapping skills.
I’ll distribute your certificates of attendance and you will have finished the day and be ready to use the tapping techniques in everyday life.
“The Level 1 course was fantastic. Lots of ’stuff’ to work on both on the day and afterwards. I particularly appreciate the ‘craving’ technique as I’m now totally Pringle free. No craving, no desire, nothing. How good is that? … There was nothing about the day I did not enjoy or feel could be done better. The group size was small and that possibly made my enjoyment more memorable. Your style was informal and informative.”
“Excellent day. Very interactive with lots of practice. Will highly recommend this to colleagues.” Christine Brock
Things you’ll learn on the course
1. You don’t have to feel this way
Negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, sadness can be feel very persistent. It’s as though they are very resistant to change.
At this workshop you will learn Specific techniques to release and soften negative emotions.
What this will mean to you You no longer just have to put up with negative emotions. If you use these simple techniques you can soften and change previously stuck emotions to give you more freedom.
2. You don’t have to suffer from old memories
Memories usually carry the emotional charge that was present when they were formed. If the event felt good, your memories probably feel good as well. If the event felt bad then you probably feel bad when you remember it.
At this workshop you will learn A simple, step by step process to remove the negative charge from unpleasant memories so that they can become neutral memories.
What this means to you If you take the charge out of negative memories you will be able to remember without the pain that often goes with remembering difficult times. Old memories will become just that, old memories. You can get on and live your life without being haunted by the past.
3. Stress relief
Some people suffer from stress, some people cope with stress, the effects of stress can damage your mental and physical wellbeing.
At this workshop you will learn Straightforward techniques to change your responses to stressful situations so that you can be resourceful rather than stressed out.
What this will mean to you Using these techniques you can go from just coping with stress to being resourceful and resilient.
4. More control over your emotions.
If you are a slave to your emotions, being pushed around by your emotional reactions. Having a short fuse, or being easily intimidated. It’s easy to be governed by your emotional responses.
At this workshop you will learn Skills that let you change your emotional responses to difficult situations.
What this will means to you If you change your emotional responses to situations it’s easy to change the way you act in these situations. Having different responses lets you think, feel and act in new ways.
“Really enjoyed practising technique with people haven’t met before. Didn’t really know very much about EFT – very impressed with simplicity and results”
“Working in pairs – tapping together. It was really useful that the group had a varying background and different motivations for attending”
Andy Hunt has been using NLP and EFT to help himself since 2000 and others since 2005.
He specialises in working with people who are struggling with trauma, trapped by limiting beliefs or uncomfortable with who they are.
If I had to sum up my approach to this kind of work in a sentence it would be: “suffering is over-rated and you can change if you want to”.
“I think the pace of the course was good. There is nothing worse than sitting through endless bits of theory when you’re itching to get going on the practical…so it was great that you soon had us tapping away!”
How much does this training cost?
The full fee for an EFT Level 1 Training is £95.
If you book the training more than 1 month in advance, the “Early Bird” fee of £75 applies.
If you would like to pay the training fee in four, low-cost, monthly payments get in touch with me.
If you have already taken and EFT Level 1 training with me before, you can repeat the training for £30.
If you have got this far, thank you for reading. Whether you attend this course or not I wish you all the very best.