Whenever I teach an EFT certification workshop, I am excited to learn more about the deeper reason why this particular group of people is coming together at this time.
There are four things that make a workshop successful: The training materials and curriculum, the skill level of the trainer, the devotion of the students to their own curiosity and, and this is a big one: The composition and connection within the group.
In the beginning of class, I always ask the attendants to introduce themselves and share what motivated them to come.
It is astounding to see how, without fail, after three or four people have introduced themselves, a “theme” begins to appear.
This theme is something that most attendants have in common, something within their personal background, their professional life or a specific issue that needs to be addressed.
Sometimes it is single mothers, helping elderly people with their life transition, PTSD and combat trauma, death or suicide of a loved one.
It may be that most attendants have business related issues, or would like to work on their physical appearance.
Whatever it may be in each specific class, the awe that participants feel when they see that they are not alone, that there are more like minded, passionate EFTers out there who are struggling with the same thing they are, is inspiring and rewarding.
Even though the AAMET curriculum for the EFT Certification remains the same, and I teach the materials taught by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, the issues we tap on and discuss come from the class.
So we practice the gentle techniques like the Tearless trauma technique, the sneaking up on the problem, the chasing the pain, and many others like the choices technique or touch and breathe with specific issues that relate to what the majority of the group is going through or has an interest in.
The sense of connectedness, compassion, support and judgement free acknowledgment that the group offers each other creates friendship for a lifetime.
The healing that comes from borrowing benefits from each other’s sessions change and alter lives way beyond what can be demonstrated in class.
So whenever you come to a workshop, make it a point to get to know the other participants and find out why you are in this classroom together at this time.
The results might astound you. There is one spot left! Please contact me asap if you are interested in joining us!