EFT (Tapping) Meditation - Group Coaching for Letting Go and Positive ActionThis is an awesome combo that I want to share! As many of you know, I'm a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (western breath meditation and simple hatha yoga) Practitioner, Life and Business Coach (Coach U trained ) and have extensive background in education, fitness, dance, wellness and biofeedback. Recently I've personally experienced the extraordinary results of Level 1 and 2 EFT Practitioner Trainings that I've participated in, both in myself and with clients.
Emotional Freedom Technique is a combination of eastern meridian "energy therapy" - acupuncture and acupressure points on the body known as meridians and western "psychology. If our "energy" is blocked due to trauma (physical, emotional, chemical) the body or emotions may react in a negative fashion. A person may feel pain or negative emotions due to the disruption. When it is removed, the negativity is also resolved. You may have seen it on a recent TV show, or heard about it from a friend.
Gary Craig, the founder of EFT claims that, when done by a proficient practitioner, EFT works over 80% of the time. Beginners can expect to get success at least 50% of the time. The more I do this work, the more I see profound behavioral changes in people. I am incorporating EFT or tapping (as it is sometimes called) into my practice more and more because of the results that clients get. I find "tapping in the positive" to be especially effective when combined with meditation.
Meditation relaxes the system, provides a grounding effect and readies it for the EFT experience. I find that "meditative rest" gives a more solid basis to my EFT work with clients. If we don't have solid ground under our feet emotionally, then any technique we apply, whether it be a relaxation method, traditional psychotherapy, EFT, or any other intervention, suffers. While EFT is brilliantly effective, if in addition we add the solid continuing support that meditation can supply, EFT's staying power is magnified many times.
The therapeutic benefits of simple forms of meditation are supported by extensive research. In addition to providing deep relaxation, meditation appears to help people in an area largely unaddressed by many other interventions. It can foster communication between the person and his or her own deepest self, quite apart from that person's interactions with others or their environment; and EFT can do this as well. Together, this is a truly dynamic duo!
In this spirit, I will be offering a 4 week series in Baldwin, (Long Island) New York...
EFT (Tapping) Meditation Series4 Week Series
July 9, 14, 23 and 30, 2008; 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 537 Summit Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Enter at back entrance from deck.
Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed. Executive Life Coach and Professional Speaker, Stress Management, Mind-Body Modalities
PO Box 597, Baldwin, NY 11510 516.623.4353 firstname.lastname@example.org