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EFT Course content

EFT Course content

Course content level 1

One day programme theory and practical exercises with individual based scenarios.


  • Origins of EFT – how the technique was developed

  • Underpinning theory of EFT and the links to other forms of therapy

  • The discovery statement upon which EFT is based

  • EFT; the basis for rapid healing

  • Psychological reversal – perspectives of factors which inhibit healing How do disruptions of energy systems affect the individual

  • The ‘basic recipe’: tapping points demonstrated. Experiential learning techniques are used allow the participants to develop the essential techniques of EFT

  • Refining the technique to maximise the effectiveness of EFT

  • Clear guidelines for situations where EFT is most effective and identification of possible limitations and contraindications

  • Monitor the effectiveness of treatments and responding appropriately to various situations

  • Develop expertise in other EFT techniques – including the ‘tearless trauma technique’, the ‘movie technique’, ‘chasing the pain’ and the ‘personal peace procedure’

  • Analyse the reasons for cognitive shifts – identify possible verbal and physical signs which may occur

  • For all techniques learnt there will be opportunities for practice and reflection on learning in dealing effectively with your own issues

  • Evaluation and possible future developments for your learning about EFT

Course content level 2

Two day programme of theory and practical exercises with client based scenarios.


  • Introduction to using EFT with clients

  • ‘Gary Craig and The Principles from The Palace of Possibilities’ – How we see the complex interplay of other people and situations from the past and present form our present perceptions and shape our future life experiences

  • ‘Affirmations’ with EFT explained and working through the theory for effectively utilizing these methods to counter the factors which result in obstacles in our lives

  • Additional tapping points. Explore the benefits of additional meridian points over and above the ‘basic recipe’

  • Advanced techniques – the ‘gentle’ techniques: the ‘tearless trauma’ technique, ‘chasing the pain’ and ‘sneaking up on the problem’

  • Approaches to reveal the core issues –  specific questions and techniques to discover root causes of physical and emotional problems

  • Systems for testing results – assessing how effectively an issue has been erased and means for determining if there are residual issues for further treatment

  • Using case histories look at practical issues for EFT

  • Opening up sessions with reticent client

  • Protocols for specific conditions such as weight loss, smoking cessation and phobias

  • Telephone consultations with EFT

  • Working in groups with EFT – specific advantages

Course content level 3

Two day programme of theory and practical exercises with issues from practice scenarios.


  • Practitioner maintenance, how to avoid issues such as projection, transference, getting attached to client outcomes, how to protect yourself from burnout, etcetera

  • Energy exercises to help balance the client’s energy systems

  • Ways to develop rapport with the client and what to watch for when issues are coming up or changing for the client

  • How to aid in the development of intuition, a skill that occurs naturally with most EFT therapists and can be learned by anyone

  • New EFT approaches – as with any new technology advances are made as evolution naturally takes place. We will look many of the most recent patterns of EFT as developed by Gary Craig and others

  • S L O W EFT as a way to find specific issues from complex problems

  • We will look at Dr Patricia Carrington’s ‘choices method’ to instil new positive behaviours as negative energy patterns are released

  • Useful NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) skills such as reframing, pre-framing, fostering cognitive shifts and eye accessing cues

  • The three ways of using surrogate EFT

  • An effective way to spot reversals in clients and ways to overcome them

  • How to prevent abreactions and what to do when they do occur

  • The exciting, versatile use of metaphors in EFT treatment and how to elicit them

  • We’ll look at the major negative beliefs, discuss their effect on our lives and discover ways to overcome them

  • EFT with timelines

  • Dealing with the problem of conflict resolution – the stress caused between opposing dilemmas in a client’s life

  • Working with the inner child

  • An introduction to how EFT can be used for more serious physical and psychological issues

Disclaimer: with all hypnotherapy, results and the number of sessions required may vary from individual to individual.

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