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THE MAGAZINE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MERIDIAN ENERGY TECHNIQUES

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EFT AT THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS


EFT AROUND THE WORLD

A Retreat in RESEARCH A Review of the Effectiveness of EFT

Portugal

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CONFERENCE 2012

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PLUS: SPECIAL EVENTS TO MAKE YOUR TIME EVEN MORE MEMORABLE

Welcome!
Hi everyone Im happy to welcome back our Life Magazine, packed with a variety of empowering and inspirational articles and as an online magazine, you can access it wherever you are in the world. In this issue the spotlight is on our International Conference in Florence, Italy and the hard work and preparations are paying off as were now becoming very excited about the event. You can connect with people from New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Turkey, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Ireland, UK, Italy to name but a few with more signing up every day.

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AAMET International Chair You can sign up for a workshop on Matrix Re-imprinting, EFT Levels 1 & 2, Creating Wealth from the inside out, Tapping & Time Travel and The Healing Codes. There will also be products on sale and the chance to win some fantastic prizes including a Kindle. Sami Thorpe is offering free Qigong lessons and on the Saturday evening is our Gala Dinner with entertainment. You can also take part in a wine tour of Tuscany. So dont leave it too late support your Association and meet with friends old and new. Our new International status has helped us expand globally. We are recognised as the largest EFT Association worldwide, providing access to a vast array of knowledge and expertise, not only in relation to EFT but help and advice is available from our health care professionals and clinicians. Our new website will be launched end October/early November and we will have a range of products, downloads etc on offer as well as a section dedicated to EFT Research and healthcare professionals. We will also be reaching out to support groups and connecting with innovators in the field of energy psychology with a view to forming a working partnership. Were aware of members using EFT on celebrities, working as EFT volunteers in the community, appearing on TV and radio talking on EFT. We have a member who has been given a grant to use EFT in the community and another who is using it in the drugs community with great success. We want to convey this good news with other members and the public. This is your magazine and we want to provide fresh and innovative ideas so why not write for us? If you would like to write your story or if you would like to join as one of our regular contributors, please contact comms@aamet.org for more details. Well, Ive done enough talking so I will let you read in peace and enjoy! Love and energy

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Features
14 INTERVIEW WITH A CELEBRITY: SOPRANO RACHEL COBB TELLS US HOW SHE USES EFT 34 EFT AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: OLYMPIC ATHLETE BENEFITS FROM EFT

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30 SELF SABOTAGE: HOW TO BEFRIEND YOUR INNER SABOTEUR 40 THE MEETING OF PARTS: HEALING THE INTERNAL CONFLICT

Regulars
8 EFT AROUND THE WORLD SERIES: A RETREAT IN PORTUGAL

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18 THE VENUE THE 4 STAR HOTEL DELTA IN FLORENCE, ITALY 24 THE PRESENTERS: INTRODUCING OUR EXCITING LINE UP OF PRESENTERS 32 THE TICKETS: ALL THE DETAILS TO BOOK YOUR SEAT!

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Creating Abundance by making the impossible...

Possible
by Tania A Prince EFT Master, NLP Trainer

A complex situation, Do you solve it using logic or by modifying the Energy?


During a filming session in Wales, Shannon volunteered for me to work on her using EFT. The energetic shift occurred quickly. She felt the energy around her change. By the end of the session Shannon saw herself walking out of the company smiling. She finished the session with an intense sense of knowing that she was going to achieve her goal, she had no doubt at all. She was ecstatic! She knew things had changed! Things had changed alright, within about six weeks, Shannon lost her job! But, she was not baulked by that. She walked out of the company exactly as she had imaged on the day we did the filming session, smiling! Even as it happened she felt great.

hannon was in an impossible situation. She had a dream; she wanted to run her own therapy business. She was passionate about this idea. She knew it was the direction she wanted to go in her life. Unfortunately, like many others she was caught in the trap of needing to bring money in to live. She was in the endless spiral of working with little to no time for herself and her dream. She supported herself and did not have the luxury of having the financial backing of a partner. Her job involved working long hours, this left her very little time and energy to forge forward. She just felt stuck as firmly as if she was trapped in a cage!
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The next day, she was offered a new job, better hours and better pay. The new job freed up some time allowing her the space to develop her business. An inevitable set of circumstances had come into play and Shannon was following with it. It wasnt long before Shannon was running her own successful therapy business. At the time of writing this article, I gave Shannon a call to check where she is now as this is several years after that session. The last time we spoke she told me she, couldnt be happier, but that was a while ago. I wanted to check her progress now. Amazingly she said the same thing I couldnt be happier. Her business is going well. The point I want to make is that if you look at Shannons issue from a logical point of view, it was near impossible to solve. An amazing set of circumstances needed to fall into place. She literally needed to walk into another job straight out of her old one. The new job had to have certain criteria in it regarding the hours she would be working, wages etc. Then of course there is the set of things that needed to happen for her to end up with the therapy practice! To try and plan that out would have been difficult to achieve as there are so many variables. However from an energetic point of view we only have to do one thing, change the energy, the attraction point.

ficult to resolve) rather than expend tremendous energy trying to solve it with logic, you step back and tackle it energetically as your first choice approach. I would also add that when you think about what you want, (with Shannon, she wanted to run her own successful therapy practice), ask yourself, what will having that do for me? and if I had that right now, how would that feel? Now all you have to do is to get yourself out of the way as Gary Craig so aptly put it, so that you can have this feeling. Basically you are putting yourself into a place of allowing.

or understanding the blocks that get in our way.

Inner RePatterning comes at this from a very different angle.


We start the process by quietening the conscious logical mind, creating a conduit to the state of pure awareness. Then we set an intention, a goal for what we want to achieve. The goal we want to achieve is in energetic terms, one of the best possible outcomes. Then we put our awareness on what blocks us from achieving this, such as the memories we hold, thoughts, programmes that we run etc. We dont have to do anything other than flow with the process and accept whatever pops up. We just get ourselves out of the way and flow with the process having set our intention (goal).

Get yourself out of the way and just allow


There are various methods that you can use to get yourself out of the way, EFT being one of them. Inner RePatterning is another. Using Shannons case to highlight what she needed to clear to get herself out of the way, she had an intense feeling of being trapped in a cage. During the filmed session we tapped this out until there was no doubt within her that she would be running her own successful therapy business. She could feel herself having it. (In my experience, even having this one bright moment of being in resonance with it, is enough to create it I have had this experience several times in my life!). Obviously Shannon needed to take action when the opportunities presented themselves, but because she had got herself out of the way, she could be guided by her intuition and spot the opportunities as they arose and run with them in a joyous way. Inner RePatterning is another energetic approach for creating abundance. Inner RePatterning was developed from EFT and inspired by the work of Eckhart Tolle. It is a mindful, heart centred, energetic approach that is solution focused. It does not require analysis
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If we want to create abundance in our lives we should deal with it from a purely energetic point of view. Avoid trying to logic our problems out by analysing and understanding them. Many people understand and have analyzed their issues and yet still have them.

- Identify what you truly want by asking yourself,


What will having that, do for me? If I had that right now, how would that feel?

Step back and tackle it energetically


When we have do this the Law of Attraction does the rest. The Law of Attraction will draw to us those things that resonate with us and the opportunities etc. Knowing this, it makes sense that when you find yourself in a situation such as Shannons (complex and dif-

- Then tap using either EFT or an approach such as Inner RePatterning to get yourself out of the way, into a place of allowing. - Take action when it intuitively feels right
To find out more about training courses on EFT and Inner RePatterning run by Tania go to

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AAMET International Representative for Portugal, Janet Broughton gives us an insight into her EFT journey, and living and working in Portugal...
was first introduced to EFT in 2004 a year after I had broken my back in a horse riding accident. I had begun practising yoga in 1998, and as my yoga journey progressed it opened up many new possibilities in the field of Energy healing.
At the end of 2004, 14 months after my accident, I walked with a stoop and took pain killers like sweets, having been referred to the hospital specialist I was told that this was the best I could achieve. However I dont take no for an answer so I was keen to explore alternatives to the recognised medical profession. With a mind open to the possibilities I met an EFT Practitioner and in
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4hrs I was walking straight and pain free this was something I had to explore and as a teacher it is always my desire to share my knowledge. Therefore over the next 4 yrs I became an EFT Advance Practitioner and Trainer, an NLP Practitioner, a Life Coach, a Reiki Master Teacher, Colour Psychologist and came full circle and began to train as a DRU Yoga Teacher, giving up my full time job to practise full-time. Since beginning yoga I had attended a number of yoga retreats in a number of warmer European countries, and whilst I enjoyed them I knew I could enhance the offers, as my original training and career was in Hotel Management, so I was often heard to say One day Ill have my own yoga retreat but not whilst Ive got my Mum and my cat Im an only child, single and childless, my father having died 20 yrs previous

my Mum was my only close relative, so I chose to stay in the UK. My cat was of a nervous nature and I could not envisage how I would get him safely abroad. In 2009 my Mother was diagnosed and died of cancer in the space of 6 weeks, as I watched her fade away I knew what I had to do, live the dreams she had never had the courage to and decided I would find a way to transport my cat, all was underway when again very unexpectedly he too died, they had left me free emotionally, physically and financially. The idea of Portugal had been sewn a few years earlier by a friend who was thinking of moving there and then I saw a TV programme which featured Portugal and then every time Id meet someone who had been, they would say Youll like Portugal.

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Portugal
It has to be green or Im not going!
I therefore came and explored and chose central Portugal as this is where the properties that met my criteria and my price range, were situated. I was a little sceptical as people often describe hot countries as beautiful whereas I often find them barren, so as I journied with a friend I said It has to be green or Im not going - When I tell people in Portugal they laugh as this is one of the greenest places on earth complimented by the reddest earth and the bluest sky a true paradise. I arrived at the end of May 2011 having sold up in the UK, my houses, car, and business and have become a Portuguese resident. I have established a business called Yoga Retreats in Portugal and I provide EFT as a therapy and training courses to local residents (expats and Portuguese) and to clients who come to stay at my retreat. As an energy practitioner I combine my skills to achieve the best outcome for my clients, so although the following case study was a client who came for Life Coaching; EFT, NLP, Colour Psychology, Reiki and Meditation all featured. EFT being the dominant therapy, as I find it so effective in removing the barriers to clients achieving their goals. In writing this article the question came up as to how clients in Portugal differed from those in the UK and I would say that they fall into two catagories; one being expats and the other being Portuguese nationals. For Portuguese nationals all this work is new and innovative, this is a country who experienced a revolution less than 40 yrs ago and half of the people still live life as it was before the revolution, working and living off the land, some unable to read or write and without running water. Yet for those born after the revolution and especially those living in Lisbon and its surroundings then they are highly educated living in very modern housing with all modern amenities and it is these young professionals who I have found to be my market.

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They are excited by all these new ideas and are eager to learn, and of course speak fluent English so I am able to practise in my native tongue. It also means I can spread the practise of EFT by training Practitioners so that a country and a people I have grown to love can benefit hence my role as AAMET Representative for Portugal. These young professionals have all the same issues as anywhere else in Europe, a more localised one being the bringing together of their world and that of previous generations, not unusual in the UK either but for all of them there is a definite start date. Amongst the expat community UK and Ireland, Dutch, American and South African to name a few, I find that my work is in layers. On the surface to make such a life changing decision - uprooting to live in another country, it would appear that these people are proactive and positive, confident and sorted! However scratch the surface and this is not always the case. When I made my decision, as an NLP Practitioner, I
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recognised that one of the decision making internal programmes I used many times was Towards/Away and it was always Away, so that whilst looking over my shoulder at what I wanted to get away from, I didnt look where I was going and many a time went from frying pan to fire. This time however I was very much going towards. I was leaving a beautiful home in a wonderful location, fantastic friends, and family and an established business. However I was motivated to follow my dream. Once I began to get to know people here I found that the reasons people came to live here were mostly to get away from a situation they could no longer tolerate but forgetting they were bringing themselves with them, the issue does not change because of location. Many were onto 2nd or 3rd marriages, seeking a fresh start and for others, one partner wants to make the move and the other doesnt but in order as one person told me to stay married they made a move not of their choosing. As well as bringing your problems with you create a few more!

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Portugal Case Study


I was approached by this client after they attended an EFT workshop I ran and the decsion was to have Life Coaching. The client is early 40s, came with a partner from the UK 2 yrs previously as a compromise as my client wanted to live in France, the partner continued working in UK coming to Portugal monthly, whilst my client had a vague idea of working in a bar and living in the sun, as many people find the reality is that this soon becomes boring and for people like my client life lacked any focus. It became clear that my client knew it was time to not only change the lifestyle and find a focus but to end the relationship and this felt sad that the dream had not succeeded. The feeling of sadness was at a 7, so we started with Even though I feel sad over the way things have worked out I totally and completely love and appreciate myself I tap along with the client and start to introduce positives Glad I gave it a go, I am brave to face up to the reality, and after one round it came down to a 4 and the word was no longer sad but nervous as now my client was going to be alone again and it wont be easy. We discussed the implications of making the changes the nervousness rose to a 5/6 so we stated Even though I accept that it is time to move on I am nervous and thats understandable and I totally and completely love and appreciate myself. We completed a round of tapping and my client said How can I say its not easy when I havent done it yet and it was a 1 / 2. I asked my client what was left and the reply was still just a little nervous, so that is what we tapped on and it came down to a 1. Now my client felt postitive and was looking forward to the future there was just a niggling doubt about whether these feelings would be sustained after the session. So we tapped on Even though Im not sure EFT will continue to work once Ive left the session I love and appreciate myself. As we worked round I introduced positives such as, EFT has already worked for me and will continue to do so. My client then said Its OK now. This had been part of my clients 5th session of Life Coaching and we had one more following it. My client ended the relationship, orgainsed for the partner to buy my client out of the house and set about applying for jobs back in the Uk and was offered 3 in one week. Where previously a job with long term prosepects had been important my client took a fixed term contract, rented a house to build up the cash to return to central Portugal on my clients own terms. The desire to return to central Portugal is understandable it is a place of peace and tranquility, life moves at a slower pace - the heat makes sure of that. Months of glorious sunshine, you automatically have a smile on your face. The Portuguese people are warm and friendly, everyone is your neighbour, they share what little they have, this is a country in dire economic need, yet I am inundated with fruit, vegetables and eggs.

Portugal is simply heaven!


There is space to breathe, Portugal is the same size as the UK with only a 1/6th of the people and if I hear anyone say Im so busy its an expat, a Portuguese person would barely know what you mean, lunch is 2 hrs, to both eat and then rest. I have found that my Portuguese friends and I learn from each other about our different cultures, we are fascinated by each other and gain so much from our friendship. To bring DRU Yoga here is also new, as I am the only DRU Yoga teacher in Portugal. DRU is soft and flowing perfectly suited to the warmth of the Portuguese sun as the muscles are warm and relaxed and move easily. I introduce EFT to my DRU Yoga students both at my weekly classes and my retreats guests. I raise awareness of the mind body connection; that even a tight muscle is due to an emotional imbalance. Yoga is all about creating balance physically, emotionally and mentally. I have 2 areas of specialism Pre-natal Yoga and Back Care. With my pregnant ladies we use EFT to deal with any fears around giving birth and the huge life change of becoming a parent as well as any physical issues for example aching legs or poor sleep patterns. When I work with individuals for improving the health of their back I use EFT to deal with the emotional aspects including both cause and effect. My clients benefit from the range of techniques that I practice so I can individually tailor a programme for them. As a qualified teacher of many years I bring to my training courses both expertise and passion for my subject. Providing courses as residentials in the beauty of central Portugal allows me to pamper my students whilst they learn, vegetarian food straight from the land and a pool for a dip to refresh yourself, or visit our nearby river beach of crystal clear water known for its healing qualities.

Dates for Janets next EFT level 1& 2 Residential Courses

5th - 7th October 2012


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An interview with critically acclaimed soprano Rachel Cobb about how she uses EFT
by Marie Holliday
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image courtesy of www.rachelcobbsoprano.com

matic (The London Times) having presented one of the best impersonations I have seen (Opera Magazine) and possessing a pure soprano [with] charm and fragility (Classical Voice) and real vocal thrust (Opera News), American soprano Rachel Cobb has earned critical acclaim in the United States and Europe as a total performer with incredible dramatic intensity.
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Past engagements for Ms.Cobb include Miss Jessel in Glyndebournes production of The Turn of the Screw, as Mim for the Duluth Festival Opera, Opera on the James and in Opera Pacifics production of La Boheme, The Merry Widow with Opera on the James, Cio-Cio San in Panama, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Madison Opera and the Westfield Symphony, as Pallade Athena in Glucks Paride ed Elena with The Caramoor Festival, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Beauty in Gianninis Beauty and the Beast with Baltimore Opera and Kitty Hart in the Opera Pacific production of Dead Man Walking. Other notable roles in her repertoire include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Nedda in Pagliacci, Marguerite in Faust, Micala in Carmen, and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. Ms. Cobb has also achieved success on the concert stage in appearances with the Fairbanks Symphony in performances of the Verdi Requiem and in Washington D.C. with Strauss Four Last Songs. Ms. Cobb was a first prize winner of the Farwell Award in Chicago, a Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition Grant Winner, and a two-time finalist in the highly esteemed Loren L. Zachary Competition.

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Marie Holliday an AAMET Trainer of Trainers from Spain interviewed the world famous soprano Rachel Cobb and how she has used EFT for many years

THE INTERVIEW
MH Rachel, as a critically acclaimed soprano of USA and Europe famed worldwide, when did you start singing ? RC I started taking lessons when I was 14. I always knew I wanted to sing, but I didnt know I wanted to be an opera singer until I started learning about classical and opera music through voice lessons. I always wanted to be an actor and singer and opera fit in perfectly with what I enjoyed doing. MH What are the highlights of your career ? RC Singing at Glyndebourne Opera in a super cool new production of Turn of the Screw in 2006 was amazing as Glyndebourne in Surrey, UK is recognised globally as one of the great opera houses in the world. MH As lead soprano in many famous operas do you have a favourite and why ? RC I have so many favourites but singing Donna Anna in Don Giovanni is really the most fun for me because it fits so well into my voice. MH With a new baby and a busy mum, do you have to train vocally each day ? RC I do try, and I dont always succeed but I definitely keep my voice in shape. In fact, I feel like I am singing better than ever now. MH You have used Emotional Freedom Techniques in the past tell us how you discovered EFT ? RC It was so long ago, I cant remember who turned me onto it but I started probably back in 2002 or so. MH What do you use EFT for personally ? RC I have used it for soooo many things... for help with visualization, for recurring bad thoughts and thought patterns, for accepting myself for who I am (instead of what dress size I wear), for helping me learn new vocal techniques faster... Ive probably used it for 100 different things. I have also helped a LOT of students and friends with stage fright using EFT, and for various other things even broken hearts, and fear of flying!

MH Do you find EFT works for you ? RC It works! MH You have used EFT with some young vocals would you tell us a little about this ? RC I use it most often to help people get over stage fright with auditions. It works really really well for this. First I talk to them about what is going through their head during the audition that leads to the fright... often it is some variation of not being good enough, or as good as the other people... and we first talk it through - I always tell them it doesnt matter how good you are! You just have to be the best you can be. The best singer doesnt always get the part, in fact, rarely! You have absolutely no idea what they are looking for- could be a look, could be a height or matching look they are looking for, if the opposite leading part is already cast. It could be someone who has just the one rare quality that you have- so being the best doesnt even help you. Being you will either get you the job or it wont because they are looking for someone else, so no use sweating it! Then we talk through some other aspects and then do EFT until the 10 becomes a 1 (you know what I am talking about!). Usually happens pretty fast. MH Will you be using EFT with your baby ? RC I have used it for him for all kinds of problems and I find it works, though not as fast as I would like. I did see something today about how you need to do EFT on yourself first if you are going to do it for someone very close to you, so I will try that next time. MH Have you any opera events planned for the future ? RC Im just getting back into the opera world after staying home with my baby for a year. I have some concerts planned and some contracts that arent signed so I cant say yet! But, I am excited for the future of my singing! Stay tuned! Rachel, thank you so much for your time in what we know is a busy schedule for sharing with us how you use EFT in your everyday life and if anyone would like to look in on Rachels website for future dates and venues her details can be found here.

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There are many of us now doing fascinating and important work with EFT and opportunities like this to meet and share, learn and laugh together are vital. I am so looking forward to meeting old and new friends in Florence!
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The perfect venue for AAMET Internationals first International Conference
Fine furnishings and renaissance art combine the style and modernity of the 4 star Hotel Delta Florence with the magical and historical city itself just a short distance away
Please visit www.aametconferences.com for more information on the special discounted rate that AAMET has negotiated for conference delegates.
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AAMET International embraces EFT and all aspects of Energy Psychology and we are excited to introduce our exciting line up of conference speakers and workshop presenters including 6 EFT Masters and 4 Doctors that will interest anyone in this field of work. AAMET International is the largest EFT Association worldwide whose aims and objectives is to promote the work of EFT and to fund EFT research, part of the proceeds from this conference will be going to the AAMET Research Team. Please visit www.aametconferences.com for more information on the venue, our speakers and workshop presenters or more importantly, to book your seat!

The Presenters
Helena Fone Sophia Cayer Jaqui Crooks Russell Cunningham Dr Liz Boath

AAMET International Conference Introduction followed by Q&A


Helena is Chair and founder of AAMET International. In addition she is also a qualified Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and an AAMET Trainer of the Trainers. Helena will be opening the event and will give a short talk on how the Association has grown since it was reformed as a voluntary organisation and her visions for the future. A 15mins Question and Answer session will follow.

Transformational Trauma Techniques


An EFT Founding Master, AAMET Trainer of Trainers and author, who has dedicated more than 12 years to full time private practice and teaching. She specializes in the area of relief of complex traumas. Sophia will share Transformational Trauma Techniques that address the essential elements of trauma required to assure success. She will provide information that goes far beyond clearing events, helping you understand how trauma memories are held in the body and releasing them, recognizing and eliminating trauma loops and more. Learn to create the pathways to freedom and establishing positive life patterns as traumas are cleared.

Surviving your Family


An EFT Founding Master, whos used EFT for 13 years, Jaqui is passionate about sharing her groundbreaking EFT techniques. Clearing stuck family and ancestral patterns, people become their powerful selves. The way we live today is the result of 1000s of years of coping strategies, which have little relevance for us, today. The view we have of ourselves and our world is influenced by our ancestors, where they lived, what happened to them. We can accept that, thank them for their part in our lives, let go of recreating their limiting beliefs and allow ourselves to become who we are, without the strait jacket of the past.

Alpha Repatterning
Creator of Alpha Repatterning Russell is a qualified NLP Master and Trainer, TimeLine Therapist, and Workplace Assessor & Trainer. He is Director of NLP for Life and the Australian Institute of Self Development. EFT and Alpha Repatterning - Release your past, Enjoy your Present and Attract the future of your dreams. EFTers know that EFT is most effective when it is specifically focused. The challenge is that most of our initial core issues occurred before the age of 7 and most of us have little or no conscious memory or these events. Alpha Repatterning enables us to not only resolve these issues but to align our unconscious mind with our dreams and goals.

EFT research and evaluation: Tapping into the evidence base


Dr Liz Boath is a Reader in Health, with considerable health research experience. Liz is an advanced EFT and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner and has EFT publications, including a systematic review. The need for quality research and evaluation is essential if EFT is to be accepted as an evidence based intervention for psychological disorders. This presentation will: provide an overview of the existing evidence base for EFT; highlight the pros and cons of current research; and identify gaps in the literature. Recommendations for future research and evaluation will be highlighted and discussed.

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Dr Anthony Starkey

Sue Stone

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Dr Phil Mollon

Sam Thorpe

Healing Codes
Dr.Anthony Sharkey is a medical doctor of 30 years. He is an ordained Buddhist, and has personally taught 2 - 3000 people how to meditate. He helps his patients utilize spiritual practice for self healing. What if EFT or other Energy psychology techniques arent working despite your best efforts? The Healing Codes are a new (2001) Energy Medicine modality well worth adding to your toolbox. Like EFT it is easy to learn. It uses 4 (2 of which were previously undiscovered) healing centres on the body which are activated using your fingertips. It does not work directly on the meridian system or the chakras. At the end of the talk you will be well oriented to do the Healing Codes yourself and for your clients.

our Special Celebrity Speaker and star of hit UK TV show The Secret Millionaire
Sue was in a place of desperation, fear and facing many of the problems life can throw at you, but she made it her mission to work on herself and transform her life.with amazing results. Sue uses EFT and the Law of Attraction and will share her secrets with you. From just ten pounds left in her purse to becoming a star in Channel 4s The Secret Millionaire, Sue Stone has created a wonderfully happy life as a highly successful business lady and mother of 3. A life Sue never thought possible.

Uncovering the Roots of Addiction


Sue is an EFT Founding Master, international trainer, presenter and writer, with a busy private practice in London. She is the author of the widely acclaimed book Healing the Addicted Heart: 5 Stages of Transformation. Everyone wants to feel better, to find comfort or fill the hole inside - I am not ok as I am. Our addictions can temporarily make us feel better, and when we have lost the way, may be our best option. Sue will present and demonstrate the power of heart-based EFT, with 5 keys to transform the wounded self and release us from our need to self medicate with anything from repeated thoughts and emotional patterns to food, sex and drugs.

Lung Meridian Breathing & Spinning the Energy Fields


Combining his background as a psychoanalyst with his passion for energy psychology, Phil Mollon developed the approach called Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy. With a core profession of clinical psychology, Dr Mollon has worked in the British NHS for 35 years. He is the author of ten professional books on psychotherapy. As energy psychology has developed, from its origins in Applied Kinesiology, practitioners have continued to find ever simpler and deeper ways of working to assist clients in releasing trauma, anxiety, and other forms of distress and dysfunctional patterns. Since stress is always patterned in the breathing, Lung Meridian Breathing [LMB]involves a positioning of the fingers in the relevant alarm points, stimulating the release of stress through allowing the breathing to do whatever it wants. The result is a rapid and extremely deep release of distress. There are many applications of this procedure.
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Understanding the CAUSE of illness with METAMedicine


Using simple examples, Sam will demonstrate the specific cause of common illnesses such as back, neck and shoulder pain, eczema and the common cold. The presentation will walk people through the basic principles of METAMedicine diagnosis and empower them with the knowledge and understanding that illness is part of a process and something CAN be done to bring the body back to health.The body is one big metaphor communicating to us what our beliefs and perceptions mean in terms of our health and wellbeing. When you know what the message is, you can work with the perception and the belief to transform illness and restore health and wellbeing.Whether for your own health or for greater impact with clients, understanding the cause of dis-ease will transform your life.

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Logosynthesis: the magic of words


The power of words can transform thought-forms and reintegrate the fragments of knowledge scattered in spacetime. Logosynthesis is an evolving, elegant and effective method developed by Dr Willem Lammers which extends the frontiers of energy techniques and amazes all who take the time to learn it and experience it. Andrea will present Logosynthesis in theory and practise with demonstrations and exercises.

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Armando Pintus Monica Broadfoot Johnson Dr Maria Paola Sepiacci Amanda Castello Judith Rivera Rosso

Healing Codes
At the conference, Armando Pintus will describe how his approach to his work as a psychologist has changed enormously since he began applying energy psychology methodologies; how the time and duration of treatments have changed, as have the treatment environments (from Business Coach to the improvement of sports performance to the treatment of psychological and psychosomatic problems with patients.) He will provide specific examples of applications and their results and will also discuss how he addresses situations where traditional EFT is unsuccessful (using a technique he calls EFT del profondo and EFT for evolution and personal development, which combines EFT, NLP, Logosynthesis and other energy psychology methods).

EFT in schools & for test anxiety


Monica has a M.Ed in Counseling and Guidance, EFT Level 3 Practitioner, NLP Level 1 Used EFT in school for 6 years for test anxiety, sports, grief, trauma, learning disabilities. Worked with students, teachers and parents. Monica is also a National presenter. This session will be twofold; 1. Many students come to school with extreme stress related to their lives outside of school. I will teach you a protocol that will calm your class in order to get more learning accomplished. This protocol respects the privacy of the students and can be taught to the whole class at once. It will save you much time at the behavioral level. 2. You will learn how to reduce test anxiety, yours and your students, by practicing this protocol in our group session.

Emotions, illness and healing


Surgeon, specialist in strategic integrated psychotherapy, dermatologist, homeopath, acupuncturist, Advanced NLP practitioner, Omega NEI Health Coach and Trainer, EFT Coach and Trainer. Emotions, Illness and Healing. When an abnormal or inapproapriate reaction to a certain situation becomes chronic, our normal physiological responses transform, creating an organic pathology. By working with the emotions, you can activate the healing process. The restructuring methods of both cognitive psychotherapy and integrated strategic therapy allow us to interpret these situations more functionally and consequently, with less emotional impact

EFT for palliative care


Law graduate, Simonton Foundation counsellor trained by Carl Simonton, EFT expert in France, trained by Genevive Gagos. Specialised in palliative care training and bereavement support. In addition to individual counselling, she lectures and runs groups and courses throughout Italy. EFT is becoming an ever more important complementary tool for healthcare professionals. Amanda will illustrate the value of EFT as a therapeutic support in complex and sensitive environments such as in palliative care, accompaniment to the end of life and in the bereavement process. She will highlight specific areas where EFT can successfully support the terminally ill, the bereaved, and the family over and above the support provided by health professionals.

EFT for Other Lives: Past, Present & Future


Whether the concept of past and future lives is accepted as real or imagined as fantasy, the facts remain that it is sometimes the energy work done in connection with real or symbolic past life trauma that brings resolution to problems in this lifetime. As Gary Craig wrote in an early article concerning his work with the past life trauma of his client, Sometimes we need to go waaaaaay back to resolve a problem. With our EFT tapping techniques, combined with muscle testing and/or dowsing, we are able to fairly easily and often quickly reach into the distant past to help our clients resolve persistent present day problems in much the same way as we would help them clear a recent trauma they experienced last week.

Andrew Lewis - Tapping into the best medicine, Laughter


Andrew has been a practitioner of EFT since early 2004, having trained in person with Gary Craig, and is now an international trainer of EFT. He also teaches yoga and has more recently become a teacher of Laughter Yoga which he has creatively combined with tapping. When you can laugh about your own problems, or your client is able to laugh during an EFT session, you know you are making good progress. Besides the fact that laughter is the best medicine, as the research proves, and thus being therapeutic in its own right, laughing can be an excellent pattern interrupt and can stop a cycle of negative thoughts/feelings in its tracks. Combining laughter therapy with EFT can considerably speed the healing process and its fun great fun too.

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The Workshops
Karl Dawson EFT Master, Creator of Matrix Reimprinting and Hay House Author
Matrix Reimprinting is a collection of new cutting-edge techniques created by EFT Master Karl Dawson. They combine EFT with understandings from the new biology, epigenetic and quantum science, to create RAPID personal change. Workshop dates: October 29/30/31&1st Nov- 4 day training costs full price 470.00 GBP /early bird 390.00 & 2 day training costs full price 310.00/early bird 270.00. Please visit www.aametconferences.com to register.

Emma Roberts, Tapping and Time Travel


Who would you be without fear of the future or regret for the past? Would you like to find out? Heal emotional patterns, end self-judgement, limiting beliefs, and addictive behaviours. Begin loving yourself, others and the world.Lighten Up! Friday 26th October One Day workshop 10 till 5 pm costs 95 GBP Please visit www.aametconferences.com to register.

Bennie Naude, Creating Wealth from the Inside out


The workshop offers you the opportunity to get hands-on, practical experience of a range of practical tapping and other techniques to start moving you, your mind, your energy and your clients in the direction of success.You will leave having practiced a range of new and unique techniques to propel you forward. Workshop dates: 25th - 26th October costs full price 310.00 GBP...early bird 270.00 Please visit www.aametconferences.com to register.

Dr. Anthony Sharkey, An Intoduction to the Healing Code


The workshop will consist of some theoretical introduction of the healing codes, some important differences between it and EFT and then lots of practice in the group so that by the end of it you will be well orientated to share the Healing Codes with your clients. Monday 29th 2pm - 4pm (2 hr Workshop) Cost 40 Euros Please visit www.aametconferences.com to register.

Nancy Gnecco, AAMET PRACTITIONER TRAINING IN EFT LEVELS 1 & 2


An Energy Psychotherapist and AAMET Trainer, Nancy has taught EFT since 1996. She is passionate about providing a solid foundation in the beginning skills needed to become an EFT Practitioner.This AAMET approved 3 day course is designed to give participants basic skills and practical experience in foundational techniques as well as advanced skills in the meridian-based healing modality, Emotional Freedom Techniques. Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th October - 10 am - 5 pm - Cost 290 euros Please visit www.aametconferences.com to book.
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Your ticket awaits...


Get ready for The Greatest Show on Earth
The question on everyones lips is, Have you reserved your ringside seats yet? Not had a chance? Well, tickets are at a premium and are selling fast. You dont want to miss the iconic, World renowned speakers that AAMET International has lined up for you. Seldom have you had so many talented and skilled energists presenting at the same conference. Whats more, there will be opportunity for you to register for several pre and post- conference workshops where you can meet, share ideas and network with fellow EFT practitioners, worldwide. All- in- all, it promises to be an unforgettable event. Miss it and you will regret it!

200 Standard price


(applies to all after 31st July 2012) Tickets priced in GBP due to our payment software Please mention if you are AAMET member when you book your ticket. These prices includes full buffet lunch both Saturday and Sunday plus mid-morning and mid afternoon tea / coffee / refreshment breaks., plus attending the 2 days listening to all the speakers Not included: your accomodation costs, gala dinner ticket, pre & post conference workshops, registration fees.

Registration deadline: 15th October 2012


To book your tickets for this event and any workshops you wish to attend please visit our website

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Special Events to make your experience even more memorable ...

Join Us at our Special Gala Dinner


Cost 32 GBP Morning Health Qigong Practice 7.00- 7.30am Free to all, no experience required. Begin your day with 2,500 year old practice of Ba Duan Jin (8 Excellent Exercises) Qigong. These gentle and beautiful stretching exercises balance body mind and spirit, opening up the meridian system to universal energy. Release blockages and tension and supercharge your system for the day with this relaxing and exhilarating moving meditation. To see Sami doing Ba Duan Jin on the Great Wall of China, visit www.brightonhealthqigong.com
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You have 2 choices for wine tasting tours!


Join us for an extremely interesting Tuscan wine tasting tour - you have a choice of 2, and taste all the typical wines from the most famous regions around Tuscany. Visit www.aametconferences.com for more details or to book.

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Lets take a closer look at EFT

EFT research

A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


Dr Liz Boath, Prof Tony Stewart and Angela Carryer have published a narrative systematic review of EFT. This narrative systematic review identified and assessed the quality of all published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of EFT in order to: evaluate the effectiveness of EFT in treating a range of psychological disorders to compare the effectiveness of EFT with other interventions used for treating those disorders. EFT was shown to be effective in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD), fibromyalgia, phobias, test anxiety and athletic performance. EFT was shown to be superior to diaphragmatic breathing (DB), Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR), an inspirational lecture and a Support Group. Only Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was superior to EFT.
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Given the methodological limitation of these RCTs, further good quality research on EFT is warranted. For a full copy of this review please go to:

http://www.staffs.ac.uk/faculties/health/research/cpsi/areas_of_focus.jsp

EFT in reducing Presentation Expression Anxiety Syndrome (PEAS) in University students


Dr Liz Boath, Prof Tony Stewart and Angela Carryer from Staffordshire university have published a qualitative and quantitative article on EFT for presentation anxiety in Innovative Practice in Higher Education. The research shows that 15 minutes of EFT led to a significant reduction in SUDS (p=0.002) and on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD; p = 0.048) and the HAD Anxiety Subscale (p=0.037). There was no significant difference in the HAD depression Subscale (p=0.719). Immediately following their presentation, the students were invited to take part in a brief face to face interview to explore their use of and feelings about EFT. The qualitative data revealed three themes: nerves, novelty and the practical application of EFT. The results suggest that EFT may be a useful addition to curricula for courses that include oral presentations. For a full copy of the article go to:

http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe

Dr Liz Boath will be presenting at AAMET Internationals 2012 conference in Florence, visit www.aametconferences.com for more details.
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EFT Demonstration in Florida

Top Ten EFT Learnings in a Workshop


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All problems were once solutions. The problem was developed in response to some event. So, in EFT, we look for what caused the problem. If I dont make enough money is the problem, and that is really a solution, then what is the REAL problem? Maybe its I have to work too hard to make money so youd find where you learned that and tap with that. If you are overweight, what could being overweight be protecting you from? If you arent getting enough clients, what negative thing would happen if you did get more clients?

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AAMET Certified EFT Trainer, Karin Davidson asked her AAMET Level 3 attendees what were the most useful things they learned...
pulling the bottom logs out first. And sometimes they can be more stubborn because of all the similar and reinforcing events on top of them. truly centered on the client, you can ask the client clarifying questions without leading them. There is no wrong, just feedback.

6. Its all just feedback. Dont take it personally. If you are

negative emotion is sometimes not enough. Many times, we need new resources. If procrastination is the problem and its solved, what do I do when Im overwhelmed or I dont like what Im supposed to do? If my back problem goes away, then my disability supplement goes away.

2. Working with the disruption of the energy that causes

7. Confidence comes from trusting EFT and knowing your limits. If EFT is not working, then we havent gotten to the bottom of it yet. Theres something else there. Keep at it. Dont think you are doing something wrong. Theres nothing wrong with NOT being an expert on everything. Keep learning. Just dont go where you dont belong. 8. Trust what you do know, find out more when you dont. You wouldnt be tapping with someone if you didnt believe it could help them. Keep studying so you can learn more. Rely on the basics, they always work. Its OK to tap with people while youre learning as long as you are honest with them. No one will ever be perfect. See number 7. 9. Continuous tapping during the entire session can be extremely helpful. Making the OK sign with you finger and thumb like an O, and then moving your thumb on top of your index finger so its pressing on the index finger point is non-invasive. Tapping, pressing or rubbing that point while the client is talking - in between the actual EFT tapping rounds - is simple, easy and useful. 10. Community. Sometimes EFT is just too weird for friends and family. Spending time with other EFT enthusiasts is great. From an attendee: It was wonderful to participate in a workshop with others interested in and working in the energy field, learning with and from them.
Karin Davidson can be reached at: Karin@howtotap.com www.howtotap.com
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3. The subconscious mind reacts according to specific rules it has learned, even if those rules are out of date. Even today, we are reacting to what we learned long ago. Working with where we learned those rules, those specific core events, works wonderfully and the Generalization Effect, or Gary Craigs forest, comes tumbling down. 4. Watching live demos and being able to ask questions is extremely helpful. One attendee gave the example of seeing/witnessing your work with the demo and the simple but profound (when it comes to trauma) technique of going to the end of the story and doing tapping work on that first...then going back to the event from the beginning and doing whatever EFT work after some healing took place to prepare and resource them was invaluable. 5. Many events are related-like a beavers log dam. You can work on the recent ones which are like the top of the dam. But getting to the logs at the bottom of the dam the earlier or even childhood events where the original learning occurred brings the issue dam down sooner, just like

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Article

Self Sabotage: How to Befrie your Inner Saboteur


by Mayan Schraders
ayan Schraders passion has always been to help people express the essence of who they really are. Originally from The Netherlands, where she trained as a creative therapist, she emigrated to New Zealand in her early twenties. She has been working as a psychotherapist, mentor, clinical supervisor, spiritual director, trainer and coach for the past 20 years. She is also an artist and brings a depth of both personal and professional experience to her work. The following article is based on her presentation at the Wellington, New Zealand EFT Conference in 2011
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t is my belief that we are much more capable, creative and expressive than we allow ourselves to be. Helping people embrace their more expressed self is my passion. And it is always a journey. Whenever we step outside our comfort zone, our inner saboteur is ready for action. This is not because we want to trip ourselves up; rather it has to do with our hardwiring for safety and survival of the species. Anything that feels new or strange will subconsciously be experienced as a threat. If we can understand how our inner saboteur works we can learn to work with it. Here are some things I have learned about self-sabotage: Our subconscious mind processes 20 million environmental stimuli per second. Our conscious mind just 40. (Relax and grow Rich, by Michael Hutcheson and Claire Wadey .) We respond to stimuli, whether they are conscious or subconscious. This means that we often respond without either knowing it or without knowing why we respond in a certain way. Another way of putting it is: 5% of us is conscious and 95% of us is subconscious. Our inner saboteur springs from our subconscious. It is the job of the subconscious to protect us from harm. Our subconscious does not differentiate between a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual threat. The response will be the same: protect! Also the subconscious doesnt differentiate

All of us have a collection of experiences in which we have felt humiliated or not good enough, starting from our early childhood. Our subconscious is wired to protect us from further hurt, in this case by undermining our conscious goal of writing this article. We might be shamed again and the subconscious is doing everything it can to prevent that from happening. If you look at our evolution, we started with a reptilian or primitive brain which has all the hardware for our survival. It is hardwired for the survival of the species. Its from our primitive brain that our fight, flight or freeze response is triggered. Its from here that we know when were hungry or cold. As we evolved, so have different parts of our brain, creating different layers on top of the primitive brain. Even though we have come a very long way in learning how the brain functions, we still dont know which areas actually contain the conscious mind, other than the neocortex; the thin layer of brain tissue behind the forehead. You could picture a stimulus reaching the brain from the bottom up, first the primitive brain, then the other parts of the brain and finally the neo-cortex. Experiments have shown that the neo-cortex can be the last neural area to know when a decision is made: the other, more primitive areas of the brain, may have already dealt with the issue. Here is an example of how your subconscious can affect you, without any conscious awareness. Imagine youre walking along on a nice sunny day, feeling great and all of a sudden you dont feel so good, but you dont know why. Youve responded emotionally to a stimulus which was noticed by your subconscious but not your conscious awareness. Someone has just walked by wearing exactly the same t-shirt as your friend. As it happens you are having some conflict with your friend at the moment. This instantly triggered feelings of conflict and sadness, without conscious awareness. The language of the subconscious includes images, smells, sounds, associations and body sensations. For us to communicate with our subconscious more effectively we need to use the right language. Dr Bruce Lipton , a cell biologist, has written about his research and how it has completely changed his view of life. His book, The Biology of Belief is well worth a read.
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between the past and the present or future. The physiological responses are the same. An example: Your conscious (5%) choice is to write an article about your work. Logically, this seems to be a good idea because it will get you more visible in the professional arena, which may lead to more work. It will also sharpen your own thinking on this topic in the process. Three months later you havent done anything. Why? Your subconscious (95%) says: What!? Are you crazy?! People might not agree with what you say, they might think you dont know what youre talking about, or they might laugh at you. No way are you going to do that!

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Bruce was interviewed for the EFT Tapping World Summit 2011. He says that during the second half of the pregnancy and the first six years of life our brains are functioning at theta level, which means we are basically in a hypnotic trance. This means that everything that we experience during that time just goes into our brain, without any discernment. A lot of these experiences will sit in our subconscious, because our contextual memory doesnt start functioning until we are about three years old. It is during these early years of life that we also develop our core beliefs. Our core beliefs are beliefs about ourselves and how we fit in the world. By the time we are three we usually already have these beliefs in place, despite the fact that we are unable to have abstract thought at that age. Our beliefs form through repetitive experiences and our need to take meaning from those experiences. Core beliefs, together with other early life experiences, form the foundation of who we are today. There are a small number of core beliefs which come in a million flavours. They are varieties of: Im not good enough (and no matter what I do I will never be), Im not deserving, Im not lovable, the world is not safe, and I dont belong. Later in life we continue to make decisions and choices based on this early input, which is primarily stored in our subconscious. The result is that, subconsciously, our six year old self can end up making crucial life decisions. It is essential - in my mind - to uncover the core beliefs and work with them. We cant work with that which is out of consciousness so we need to find ways to make the subconscious conscious. And EFT is the perfect tool for this, and is also one of the few techniques that have an impact on our hard wiring. It is also important to know a bit more about our emotions. Our emotional response is many times faster than our thinking response. That makes sense when you remember about the stimuli processed by our subconscious. We have on average of 40- 50 emotions per hour. The physiology of emotions is well explained by Dr Candace Pert in her book Molecules of Emotion . We can use our emotions as our individualised and sensitive guidance system, as they provide us with acute internal and external feedback. If the emotion is intense say over an 8 on the SUDS it will be very difficult to even engage our logical thinking.
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How can we befriend our inner saboteur?


Our inner saboteur is by nature outside our awareness. Therefore we need to gather more information by doing some detective work. We can increase our awareness and catch our inner dialogue. What are we telling ourselves? Do we repeatedly say the same (negative) thing to ourselves, without previously noticing? I remember a time when life was challenging, and at one point I realised that I was repeatedly saying to myself: Life is like pushing an elephant uphill. Say that often enough and it becomes a belief, which I will then continue to find evidence for. If I have another saying such as: Easy is good, Im much more likely to attract ease into my life, as Ill be finding evidence for that belief. Remember a belief is just a thought that has been repeated often. We all have limiting beliefs. They too can be out of our awareness. Notice your judgements of others, as they often are expressions of a limiting belief we hold. See if you can spot incongruences between what you verbalise and what you feel. Ask yourself probing questions or complete these statements to get more insight into your subconscious process:
I will be successful when.. I will be happy when. The only way for me to achieve what I want is.. The reason why Im not there yet is. The downside of being successful/healthy/happy is.

Instead of getting frustrated with ourselves when we selfsabotage, we can view it as a cue indicating that we are stepping outside our comfort zone, trying something new. For instance, in weight loss it is very common for people to have a certain weight that they just cant get below. As soon as they get to this weight they put more weight back on. Realising that this is a challenge because youre stepping outside your comfort zone is the first positive step to overcoming this problem. If you tap for this comfort zone problem, youll make it possible to create a new comfort zone, and you might uncover some subconscious experience related to this weight, which you can then clear as well. www.mayanschraders.co.nz mayan@mayanschraders.co.nz

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EFT at the London 2012 Olympics

AAMET Trainer, Carey Mann uses EFT on London 2012 Olympic Athlete, Abi Oyepitan

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Abi Oyepitan came to see me in 2010 after suffering an injury in 2004 which halted her career. Abi and I started using EFT and within 15 minutes the condition of her injury had changed. She had no pain when rotating her ankle, and no stiffness. We then tested the work on a running track as Abi needed to be able to run so that she could start training again (something that she hadnt been able to do since her operation), where she eventually ran free from any pain, tightness or stiffness. Abi continued to use the tapping along with her usual rehabilitation programme and later in 2010 she made a winning comeback securing gold and silver medals. As she has done amazingly well in the London 2012 Olympic trials, I wanted to take the opportunity to find out more about her experience of EFT, and how it helped her rehabilitation from chronic injury to Olympic status. After the interview she mentioned that she had been to the hospital to get a scan as she was experiencing pain in her shoulder. We did a few minutes of tapping. Click the link below to see what happened...

http://youtu.be/gOIdDqkdbTE

I had an Achilles injury and was finding it difficult to move forward I literally couldnt even run at all after the operation. My coach told me about Carey and I thought that I would give it a try, as I had nothing to lose. During the first session all the pain in my Achilles seemed to just release and Carey has since shown me how to use tapping technique for pain relief. I have seen a real benefit with the level of pain Ive felt in my Achilles during training. I think the negative feeling that I was associating with my Achilles definitely made the pain worse. I realised that the injury was definitely linked to emotional issues. Now I have dealt with the issues, I am pain-free Abi Oyepitan

Having mastered her own pain, Carey believes that everyone deserves to be pain-free, and is therefore devoting her life to helping others in the areas of chronic pain and injury. She runs a busy clinic at Londons Harley Street and Liverpool Street and has been featured on many media outlets such as The Sun, Daily Express, Sweet Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine, a TV pilot called The Food Magicians, and a Channel 4 show entitled The Wager. Carey is the go-see person for many celebrities, sports professionals and world-class athletes. She is looking forward to the future and helping people to transform chronic pain and injury into physical freedom. For more details on Careys work or to contact her, please visit her blog, http://careymann.wordpress.com/ or her new website www.careymann.com

Further News: AAMET Trainers at the Olympics


AAMET Trainer, Peter Donn and his wife Tamara took part in the amazing Olympic Opening Ceremony. Read all about it:
http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/9808608.Kings_Langley_couple_to_take_ part_in_Olympic_opening_ceremony/

AAMET Life Magazine editor, Kay Gires London 2012 Olympic experience included meeting her Olympic hero, Mark Foster and the opportunity to hold an Olympic torch!

EFT in Sport: competitive horse riding


is so powerful for dissolving emotional blocks and letting us do our deep work that we may overlook its suitability as a simple relaxation technique to help us achieve Peak Performance.
Id like to share a recent example, using EFT with a group of horseback riders who were preparing for a Hunter-Jumper show. I met with these riders in a group while they were doing a week-long riding clinic, and gave them a 15-minute introduction to EFT and how to use it. The group was all-female and included youth and adult riders of varying experience and skill levels. Some had received EFT instruction from me before, and others were new to it. A few of them were practicing to ride in a show four days later. I asked the group for one example of a problem a rider was having in the clinic. One young rider, riding a lesson horse that can be notoriously stubborn, volunteered, I cant keep Blue from diving in off the rail (meaning, trying to trot in to the center of the arena instead of following the fence around.) I asked her how she felt when that happened, and she said Frustrated. Excellent example, which I used to teach the group how to tap. We tapped on Even though I cant keep Blue from diving in and it makes me frustrated, Im a great rider. Given that there were several youngsters, I chose this closing phrase rather than I deeply and completely accept myself. We did not use a SUDS level to check this statement; I was going for a more generalized, group experience with these riders. I had everyone check their body sensations after the round, and they each noticed some degree of relaxation. As the class resumed, I also took a couple of the riders aside to show them how to tap while in the saddle. For horseback riders, EFT is a great modality because they can use it while mounted. (The riders safety comes first; the horse needs to be calm and still, the rider needs to have a hand on the reins, and there should also be a person on the ground to give a hand if the horse does become restless.) While working, I periodically looked for Blue, the problem lesson horse, and noticed that things seemed to be going well.
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After about half an hour, I checked in with Blues young rider for her perspective, and she reported that she was having no trouble keeping him on the rail. She also jumped him successfully as the class proceeded to practice their jumps. I then showed the riders two tapping points for the horses that often produce calm; different horses prefer different points. One point is on the horses forehead, roughly where the sworl of hair is, or what we think of the third eye spot; the second is on the horses upper lip, between the nostrils or about an inch lower (the exact spot depends on the horse, some horses will lip your fingers if youre too close to the mouth, but will respond well to tapping higher on the nostrils This was all the work I did with these riders in their clinic. Four days later, I attended the show to give a hand with the tapping for those who needed it. Two youth riders and two adult riders used EFT in real-time between rounds, to improve their performance. Each used it while mounted, either with me or with their trainer/instructor. The trainer and I watched the rounds, and worked with the riders on specific elements and the results from the show were as follows: Sarah, a youth rider, was nervous in her first class, and it affected her performance and her placing. She had been tapping on generally doing well, but after placing last in the first class, she and her trainer then focused the EFT technique. They narrowed it from working on generally doing well in the show to the elements she needed to improve. Sarah went on to win a first place

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in her more-difficult canter flat class, executing her skills solidly. Emma, a youth rider moving up to Maiden Riders Division, wasnt as relaxed and solid as she needed to be in her first rounds. Her horse refused a fence, and rushed a few others, due to Emmas nervousness on the more challenging course. Her trainer zeroed in on her two-point position, (the position a rider takes when going over a fence) and told Emma that she was not getting into two-point which was affecting her jumping. Before her last class, Emma and I tapped two rounds specifically on her two-point position; in her last class, her two-point position was solid and her jumps were clean. She won Reserve Champion for the division, and the judge specifically complimented her twopoint position in the last round. Helen, an adult beginning rider riding in her first show, placed last in her first class, struggling with an understandable case of nerves. To add to Helens challenges at her first show, she is from Russia and has only been in the US a short time. Her inexperience on horseback, language barriers, and show nerves gave her a lot to overcome. Between her first and second round she used her EFT skills, conquered her nerves, and finished 3d in the most challenging class of her division, the ridden pattern equitation class. The judges comment to the trainer/instructor on these riders: All of your students rides got better as they went along. This is significant because riders and/or horses often become tired as the show goes on. Either the rider or the horse, or both, are likely to become less organized and less focused toward the end of the day than they were at the beginning. To see a consistent pattern of improvement among a group of riders of different ages is rare, and a significant outcome. The trainer commented that EFT kept all her riders focused. Each of the EFT rounds used during the show was done in less than five minutes, while the riders were mounted. The riders had fun using their tapping skills!

There are several significant takeaways for amateur competition from this example: EFT was taught mechanically, and applied only to executing specific skills We did not work on any emotional issues, and we narrowly defined our desired outcomes: Keeping Blue on the rail, or Improving my two-point At the show, we kept the rounds short and we kept them fun Their trainer/instructor reinforced this tool, tapping with them or asking me to do so, and encouraging them to tap with each other. This helps give it credibility to the rider, who can then use it openly and with the assistance of teammates as part of her tool-kit Although the riders themselves knew they improved, the results and judges comments also provided an objective measure of how the EFT had helped An added bonus for riders is that horses look for coherence in humans; that is, when biological systems such as brainwaves and heart rhythms become regular and synchronized. This gives a focused and relaxed energy that the horse, a prey animal expert at picking up on energy states, responds to. The horse can then also relax and access its own skills, and the team of horse and rider reinforces one another positively. Thus, the use of EFT with easily-quantifiable goals and a focus on relaxation and skill-execution helps both horse and rider. These results can be generalized to any sport or hobby. For amateur competitors, the relaxing and focusing aspects of EFT may be all they need to allow them to access the skills they have practiced at home and accomplish their goals.

Article by Ange Dickson Finn, an AAMET-certified Level 2 EFT Practitioner. She is based in the Houston, Texas, USA, and works with clients over the phone and via Skype. Ange has helped clients with issues including physical pain, health and well-being, work-related stress, equestrian sports and relationships.

Visit her on the web at www.TapIntoYourself.com or www.RideWithoutFear.com. Contact her via email at ange@tapintoyourself.com.
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The Meeting of Parts

Healing the Internal Conflict


By Masha Bennett

n my practice as a psychotherapist and EFT practitioner, I make extensive use of the Parts process, based on the NLP model of Six Step Reframe and significantly expanded and developed by Fran Burgess www.nlpand. co.uk in the approach she named Personality Alignment. Whilst helping a client to meet and communicate with their own Personality, Parts can be successfully done through talk therapy alone. I find that adding EFT to this approach significantly enhances and speeds up the process of alignment and internal peace-making. When trying to make changes in your life, you may have heard yourself say something like, One part of me really wants to be healthier and go to the gym, but another part just wants to sit in front of the TV eating crisps, or Its like I have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on another, or Ive been really good all week, but today Ive been really naughty, or simply I feel torn between... Metaphorically, you can think of your overall personality as a team of workers, all striving towards better health, wellbeing and success of the whole system, the organisation you! The problem arises when some of the team members do not communicate with others, or sometimes reject, oppress or even bully each other with the resultant inner conflict getting in the way of us achieving our goals. We can spot such internal battles in most cases of addictions, eating disorders, autoimmune illness, chronic worry, procrastination, but it is also present in less obvious everyday situations whenever it feels like we are putting obstacles in our own way. The first principle for pulling this dysfunctional team together and helping them communicate better, is for the therapist to develop good rapport with the Part associated to the addictive or another dysfunctional behaviour pattern which the client wants to work on. (By the way, you can also do this work on your own for self-help by asking yourself the questions which I recommend below for the therapist to use.)

Whilst there may be quite a number of players in the team, at the very least there will be two Parts who play the leading roles the Part that is responsible for the undesirable behaviour (the client is likely to perceive it as bad or naughty part) and the Part that is critical, punitive, often perfectionist - this is the so-called Critical Parent ego-state described in Transactional Analysis. The latter has high expectations and blames and chastises the naughty part when things go wrong this part often corresponds with Rebellious Child or sometimes Adapted Child ego-state in TA. With this internal struggle involving criticism and blame, the most likely result for someone recovering from addiction, an eating problem or a bad habit, is the socalled Abstinence Violation Effect (or, to put it simply, the Sod it! effect). When we lapse or make a small mistake on our road to change, the internal critic will rouse such feelings of shame and guilt that the obvious solution is to tranquilise the pain with the addictive substance, food or behaviour. For this reason, it is extremely important for the therapist to show empathy and understanding for both the misbehaving Part and the critical, perfectionist Part, and not to side with one against the other the latter approach will simply help to reinforce the ongoing internal warfare.

About the Author


Masha Bennett is a Registered Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist and AAMET Advanced Practitioner and Trainer of EFT. She combines her private practice with work as a psychological therapist in the UK National Health Service, and has taught EFT to professionals and general public in the UK, Norway, Russia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and other countries.

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Basic tips on how you may incorporate Parts Work into your EFT therapy
When I get a sense of an internal conflict (which is present in any case where you suspect a psychological reversal or elements of self-sabotage), or sometimes simply when I hear in clients language the words one part of me (...) and another part of me (...), I begin to ask a series of questions: So if the Part of you that is responsible for [drinking, smoking, procrastinating, worrying etc] was a person, what would it look like? I give the client some time to visualise the Part. Is it male or female? (the Part can be of the same or different gender to the client, or may be sexless) What is he/she wearing? (clothing and appearance can be important in symbolising significant aspects of the internal conflict and these often transform during tapping) How old does he/she look? (the Part can be younger, same age, older than the client, or sometimes ageless and the age may sometimes change during tapping) Doe he/she have a name? (the name may be different or the same as clients own name, sometimes there is no name, or just a descriptive nickname)

I invite the client to tap with me, acknowledging the existence of the Part, for example Even though there is a Part of me which is responsible for my drinking, it is male, wearing filthy rags and is called Roger, I accept myself anyway. It is important to note that the very fact of meeting and facing an undesirable, bad Part of themselves can emphasize the difficulty the client may have with self-acceptance, and the set-up phrase may have to be modified I accept some parts of me, I accept most of me, at least some parts of me are OK, or Id like to accept all parts of me are possible alternatives. Once we have done a round of tapping, I check with the client what the Part is looking like now much of the time nothing has changed yet, or the changes could be very subtle, which is fine. Then I ask If this Part was trying to do a job for you, if it was trying to help in some way, what might its purpose be? or, if it feels appropriate, I may speak to the Part directly and ask What job are you trying to do for [clients name]? I invite the client to say the first thing that comes to mind. The answer usually relates to some crucial function or important human values, for example, safety and protection, being useful, being strong, motivation, joy and pleasure, connection and love the client is often surprised by this information. When we identified the purpose, or the positive intention, of the misbehaving Part, I invite the client to acknowledge it through tapping: Even though I thought this Part of me was putting obstacles in my way [sabotaging me, trying to undermine me etc] , I recognise its purpose of... [include the wording of the positive intention]. It is important to keep validating the negative emotions and beliefs that the client may still have about the naughty Part, e.g. Even though I still dont like what this part is doing, and it caused me a lot of pain and suffering... or Even though I still cant trust/accept this part of me fully... Occasionally, simply acknowledging the existence of the Part responsible for the undesirable behaviour and showing some understanding of its purpose may be enough to make a dramatic change in an addictive or compulsive pattern. Often the client will come up with alternative ideas and solutions for how to fulfil that crucial task that their misguid-

The clients feelings towards the Part can vary widely but are often negative this may range from mild irritation to extreme hostility, fear and disgust, and it is crucial that the therapist maintains neutrality and does not judge this part of clients personality, even if its behaviour appears very destructive and unhelpful (e.g. in self-harm or serious drug addictions). Occasionally I find that the Part may be so fearful or suppressed that it refuses to or is unable to show up but this is a subject for another article, and for the purposes of this piece we will assume that the client has been able to come up with some visual image of the Part.
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ed team member has been trying to work towards safety, peace, connection, joy etc. If these new awarenesses are not popping up automatically, you could gently prompt them with phrases such as Even though this part of me has been keeping me safe [include whichever positive intention or purpose you have identified here] through drinking [overeating, procrastinating, being ill etc], I am curious whether there may be any other ways to achieve that?. Try not to give the client direct advice but gently elicit ideas from him or her you can ask, for example, for the Creative Part to come forward (and all of us have a Creative Part!), get the client to describe what it looks like, tap on the description just to acknowledge its presence and ask it to come up with some possible alternative solutions. Please note that whichever solutions are offered, it is important to check out with the dysfunctional Part whether these are acceptable to it remember that all our Parts are terrified of being unwanted, of literally losing their job! What we are trying to achieve is NOT to sack the Part that has been causing trouble - if you do try to get rid of it, it will certainly fight back and is most likely to win - as the Part holding the strongest emotion is the most powerful in one the system. What we CAN do is to give it a new job description. Often, it may not be sufficient just to acknowledge the internal Part that is responsible for the unwanted behaviour, and we need to summon the perfectionist, critical Part (lets call it Part B), who is in direct conflict with Part A whom we have met at the start. I ask questions on the lines of And is there a Part in there that gives Part A a bit of a hard time? Is there a Part that is critical of, or does not like Part A?. Inevitably, the client will recognise this Part in fact it has probably already popped its head up repeatedly during the session you would have noticed the client saying disparaging or critical things about Part A often in an indignant, angry manner, with disdain and exasperation in the voice. rejected and despised part of themselves. It is important to note here that there are some techniques in NLP and other therapeutic modalities where the therapist encourages the client to integrate the conflicting parts, or to bring in the rejected part of themI will sometimes ask the client to selves however in my opinion this draw the two conflicting Parts must be done with extreme caution, and any other Parts who may be because if the client is not yet ready present! - on a piece of paper (it doesnt matter if the drawing is very for this profound process (perhaps basic and child-like) this makes it due to the unresolved emotional intensity or lack of trust in the therapist easier to examine the relationship or in the approach itself ) the attempt between the two, though you can also explore this in clients imagina- to force it could further enhance the split and intensify the conflict. Far saftion if they are reluctant to draw. I ask questions such as How far away er, in my experience, to gently tap on are they from each other? Are they whatever arises, and allow the process of integration to take place naturally looking at each other or away? What are their facial expressions? and organically, at clients own pace). The details of these transformations Are they hearing each other? are utterly unique to each individual What do they feel about each and the length of time that true other? What do they want from integration may take can vary from each other? minutes to days, weeks or months Whichever answer I get, we tap - so it is crucially important for the on it. It is important to use clients therapist not to hold a pre-conceived words as accurately as possible, idea of how and when these changes without distorting them and without trying to force any shifts in the should take place. The therapists role imagery these will happen all on is simply to acknowledge and validate their own with tapping. If the client the clients description of each Part, has done a drawing, I may ask them their purpose, their relationship, and any subtle or major changes that take from time to time to make any alteration or additions to the drawing place in the imagery, the emotion, the thinking patterns - all with the gentle that seem relevant or significant. assistance of tapping. It is vital for the You are likely to find that whilst at therapist to model patience, respect, first the two parts may have been understanding, appreciation and nonpositioned in two far corners of judgement towards all aspects of clithe paper (or clients visual field) ents personality and experience in and were scowling at each other, addition to the healing properties of through tapping they may gradually EFT this is the most important commove closer and seemingly begin to ponent of healing the painful internal open up to one other. Their appear- wars that are such a common part of ance, age, clothing may begin to the process of human change, develtransform. Feelings of love, comopment and transformation. passion, warmth (and often tears!) begin to arise, sometimes very slowly and cautiously, sometimes in For more on Parts visit Masha a big gush. It is not uncommon for the client to spontaneously make a symbolic gesture of holding, hugging or otherwise accepting the previously
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Again, I would ask the client questions about Part B, and then tap on the clients description of it, to acknowledge its presence as well as its purpose and the positive intention.

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E F T for Asthma

have been on a mission to use EFT to help me with Asthma and in six months I have achieved my goal to stop taking medication. With the benefit of hindsight I believe I could have achieved this result much quicker but my running belief that asthma is an illness and its out of my control was holding me back. Its with this benefit of hindsight that I have put together the following protocol and I hope it may be of help to others.

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The Asthma Protocol


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Medical advice EFT tapping as a coping tool Classic EFT The value of the Personal Peace Plan Running beliefs A physical phobia The EFT Solution Reducing / stopping medication
Reminders: This tightness in my chest (repeat for one round of points); I thank my unconscious for warning me of this danger; This paint smell; I thank my unconscious for looking out for me and keeping me safe ;Id like to tell my unconscious its safe for me now; This paint smell is safe for me ; Its safe for me now (repeated until the end of the round or the feeling has gone) I also tapped using similar routines for unknown triggers and as a preventative routine. I often did this before going to bed as many of my attacks were overnight. Using simple yet powerful questions may get you straight to the root cause issues When did your symptoms start? What was going on in your life at that time? What does the asthma feelings remind you of? When do you get attacks? What are the triggers? Asthma can feel like something on your chest if this was a metaphor what does it mean to you? If these question dont give a direction I would recommend tapping to ask your unconscious for help. For example as a set up phrase;-

1. Medical Advice: Asthma is a serious condition and I took responsibility for my medication. At all stages of this work I monitored my symptoms and reliever usage. I only cut down medication when I had already seen symptoms reduce. Gary Craig always cautioned people to consult with the appropriate medical professional and I endorse this view. 2. EFT as a coping tool:
At the onset of an asthma attack EFT can be very effective when applied to the symptoms. EFT is so rapid this can provide relief equally as fast as a few puffs on a Ventolin reliever. Getting symptom relief in this way is a great way to build confidence about the art of the possible with EFT. I found the quicker I started tapping on the symptoms the better results I got. If I ignored the symptoms for some time I would need more rounds of tapping and sometimes need to resort to using the reliever inhaler. Tapping on a specific trigger that you know you react to is a valuable step. I for example had reacted to paint fumes from some decoration work at home. The next time I was exposed I used the tapping sequence below. I tuned into the feeling in my chest and start tapping with the set up phrase;- Even though I have this asthma feeling, I deeply and completely accept myself *3

3. Classic EFT:

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Even though I dont know what this asthma feeling is about, I deeply and completely accept myself I then move on to asking some questions, just keep tapping through the sequence as you do this, Id like to ask my unconscious to let me know I cant remember what these feelings are about but my unconscious remembers everything Id like it to remind me what those first asthma feelings were about If this doesnt illicit any pop up memories I would try guessing to see if anything clicks.

Using EFT for phobias often identifies that the phobia develops because of other traumatic events that happen in someones life around the same time as a scary situation happens. I started to see asthma as potentially a similar issue. The original trigger is lost and the unconscious reacts to the environmental trigger even when there is no emotional content. The body reaction escalates and the memory of previous attacks builds the belief that this situation isnt safe.

have of bad asthma attacks and tapping on these specifically you can start to remove some of the legs of the table as Gary Craig calls them. For me focussing on the first incident worked well and gave me good direction for the next steps.

4. The value of the Personal Peace Plan: By including all the memories you

7. The EFT solution:


Use EFT to resolve the original emotional trauma Cut the tie linking the emotional trauma to the body response Re-inform the unconscious mind that the environmental trigger is safe Daily tapping to re-program the body response

5. Running beliefs: Another useful step

in the process would be to check out the beliefs about asthma. I didnt have this realisation until after I had done most of this work. I believed in the power of EFT to stop an attack but I hadnt contemplated that my belief about its an illness might have been holding me back. It was this insight that led me to re-frame Asthma as a physical phobia an unconscious learned response that was a once a solution.

8. Reducing / stopping medication


I reduced my preventative dosage slowly whilst using EFT to work on the steps set out in this paper. After I had done much of this work I spoke to the Asthma Clinic and switched to a reduced strength drug (half the dosage). I then cut the frequency. One of the last steps I took was to tap daily (for around 30 days) using Pat Carringtons Choices Method to enable my unconscious to recognise I am safe from the triggers. At the end of this period I stopped taking medication completely.
I wouldnt say I am completely cured of asthma but I am delighted to not be taking the medication any more. When I occasionally have minor symptoms I use EFT and find it clears the symptoms as effectively as a puff of inhaler. I have also found it has made me much more in tune with my emotional barometer.

through came from having some help from a wonderful group at a level 3 training course run by Judy Byrne and Richard Mark. The feedback that Asthma is often a body metaphor something on your chest or not speaking out was interesting. Whilst initially this didnt make sense to me I later tapped speculatively on these themes and was able to tune into various relevant aspects. I hit on a memory of being told I talked too much and did some speculative tapping on what might have happened in my childhood. This worked really well and I cleared an issue of being told to shut up for talking back too much to my Dad.

6. A physical phobia: My biggest break-

If you would like help with Asthma please contact Jan Biggs at Jan@StepbyStepTherapy.co.uk or call 07785 523215

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A Dutch Success Story


By Yvonne Toeset
As it became more and more the first tool in my kit, I decided to raise EFT to a more well known level in The Netherlands. With the help of two of my colleagues, we started our own Dutch EFT Masterclass. The intention was big, but I can tell you it wasnt an easy job. The first year we had about 40 people in the room where we had counted on 100. Too bad, but we had a great time with EFT Master Gwyneth Moss and, all the way from the USA, Dawson Church. This was 2009. We organised the Masterclass every year thereafter and we had excellent speakers like Ann Ross, Jaqui Crooks, Daniel Benor, Bennie Naud and Karl Dawson. How many people knew about EFT in The Netherlands? At least the couple of people that came to our Masterclasses; professionals and non-professionals, but that was not enough for me. EFT deserves to be a widespread instrument for everybody to use. So, in 2009, while the credit crisis allowed me to have plenty of time to do something else, I started to write my book about EFT. Many of you will know what it is to focus on a dream and make sure that nothing is holding you back. I was visualising my book as being very successful, I was in a positive mood all the time. There were no yes, buts. A major publisher in The Netherlands accepted me when I came over to have a talk about my ideas for the book. Then I wrote my book proposal; a guide to EFT for professionals. Funny enough, they turned me down. I was just asking myself then: what do I need to do to make it right when my publisher said she wanted a book for a broad audience. Aha! Wasnt that my aim too? I said: Ok, Ill write another book and start all over again. There was nothing that could hold me back. I wrote the book with joy and my publisher was happy. The book, and therefore EFT, was reviewed in the newspapers. EFT featured in interviews and articles and I was on a live TV show doing an EFT demo! My phone was ringing, the emails dropped in my mailbox; many people in The Netherlands knew about EFT now. This was exactly what I had in mind. The book sold well, nearly 6000 copies! The next thing is that I understood that with spreading the word about EFT, we also need good practitioners in The Netherlands. As I was teaching Level 1 and 2 already to professional coaches, it was now time to upgrade my qualifications. I became a Level 3 practitioner with the help of Gwyneth. After that I signed up for the grandfathering program to become an AAMET trainer. It was a lot of work, but worth it. And Im very proud to be the first AAMET trainer in The Netherlands. It also means that I have a responsibility to provide quality teachings and to invite my students to join AAMET too. Twelve of my students are working hard to gain their Level 2 practitioner certificate. The Dutch are coming to join AAMET. Beware of that! :-))

or some years I have been practicing EFT as a professional coach.

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