Workshops & Events
EFT: The Emotional Freedom Technique
for Illness, End-of-Life, Caregiver Stress and Healing Grief
A 3 part teleclass, 5 1/2 total hours
Available On Demand
$68 Includes 5 1/2 hours of digital audio recordings and 104 pages of detailed handouts with very specific how-to information to serve as a life long reference tool.
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This class is one of many in the Animal Loss and Grief Support Professional Program of Study and can be used for either required or elective credit.
Linda Epstein, Energy Healing Practitioner
• To cope with and heal the challenging and sometimes overwhelming emotions of grief and loss, including anticipatory grief
CONTENT AND PURPOSE:
Grief from the loss of a loved one, whether human or animal, is an issue for which our hearts need tender compassion and healing. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an extremely powerful, easy to learn and easy to use tool that helps decrease and release emotional pain and overwhelm to help us both cope and heal.
EFT is a meridian-based energy therapy which was developed by Gary Craig. It is often referred to as the emotional version of acupuncture except without the use of needles. Tapping on certain meridian points on the body with our fingers while saying specific statements helps us release emotions or beliefs that may be overwhelming, challenging, difficult or negative in any way.
EFT is very gentle, very healing and very easy to learn. With practice, one can apply this technique within an hour. EFT does not make us forget what happened, it does not make grief magically disappear, but it most definitely can lessen the intensity and discomfort of the pain of grief. It also helps us find relief from grief related emotions such as guilt, sorrow, anguish, anger, or depression--feelings that may be hard to cope with and at times may feel as if they are preventing us from moving forward in life.
This 6 hour teleclass teaches the basics of The Emotional Freedom Technique and how to apply this technique to our personal situations. At the end of the three week teleclass, participants will be equipped with the knowledge on how to use EFT not only for grief, but for any challenging experiences--from minor irritations to traumatic crisis--that are part of normal life.
Session 1: The Basics of EFT and Initial Practice
Creating the Healing Circle
What is EFT?
How EFT can help the grieving and healing process
Learning the language: Set Up and Reminder Phrases
Clarifying the issue for successful results
Learning the tapping points
Understanding the Aspects, the many layers of an emotional issue.
The SUDS Testing
Borrowing Benefits in tapping for others
Donna Eden Exercises to unscramble homolateral energy patterns and hook up
Exercises: Tapping on the emotions of:
Exercises: The Tearless Technique
Session 2: Focus on the specifics of each person’s issues, tapping on the issues that were identified in the homework.
The goal is to reach a level where the issue registers below a 4 on the SUDS scale.
Opening with the Healing Circle
Discussing homework, feedback, problems creating set up statementss/reminder phrases
Group tapping for as many people as time allows for those granting permission for tapping
Discussing any aspects that popped up
Discussing the borrowed benefits: while tapping for others, did it help you with your issuue?
Discussing the results or reactions during the tapping session
Dealing with your physical responses to your emotions
Session 3: Alternative Methods of tapping when EFT is working too slowly or not at all
Discussing homework, feedback, problems creating set up statements/reminder phrases
Discussion of Reversals and the causes
Buried core issues
Dealing with negative beliefs
Tell the Story (if time permits)
Exercise: “Personal Peace Procedure” which can be used any time to help bring
one back to a state of balance and harmony.
Review from each participants of where they are compated to where they were when starting
the three week class
Closing of the Healing Circle and Blessing
I would most definitely recommend this class to anyone working on grief or wanting more knowledge about EFT. I was able to tap into and release very deep trauma. It was some very heavy duty stuff that was deeply suppressed. The EFT led me down the road to get there and I am feeling much lighter and more me as a result. Linda is a phenomenal teacher and healer. I am infinitely grateful to her and for her. I love it that she and Teresa are working together. It is great to see such beautiful, big hearted, and powerful women teaming up. Particularly in the healing arena. Healing is so powerful for all involved. It is what brings us back to our core and our connection to Source/God/Creator and all that is.
~ Lori K, Baltimore, Maryland
The teacher was so supportive and questions were well explained. Even past the tapping exercise, it helped to learn the ways we block the energy and what can cause energy reversal. It also helped to learn the experience of others and how they dealt with and overcame issues. I feel like I've been given an extremely valuable tool chest. I feel it has opened doors for me. It's a tool that I can use and develop the rest of my life. Like flower essences, it's very effective. ~ Linda K, Willits, California
Linda has a very soothing voice that draws you in. And she answered everyone's questions beautifully. Plus it wasn't high pressure...we laughed and had fun moments too. I feel I will be using EFT for the rest of my life! It is simple and can be done quite quickly during a moment of panic! ~ Rayanne S, Morriston, Florida
It was extremely well organized. Loved the exercises and handouts. ~ Dolly R, Sunnyvale, California
The handouts and exercises were extremely detailed and very helpful. Applying EFT to other issues in my life. What a valuable tool and resource this is. ~ Debbie O, Lake Forrest, California
Extremely valuable. The explanations are very clear and Linda explains very well. The class gave me answers I was uncertain of from reading about EFT. Knowing how easy it is to access at anytime, anywhere! ~ Rachel R, Carmel, California
EFT is easy to learn and is a valuable tool for releasing emotions like sorrow, grief, anger, etc. Handouts were clear and informative. Linda's soothing voice, clear instructions and patient guidance, made EFT easy to learn and practice.
~ Rosann L, Monterey, California