It won’t come as a surprise to you that I would love every single man, woman and child and helping professional to integrate EFT/tapping into their lives.
As a psychotherapist, coach and educator for over twenty-five years – I simply have not found anything else to be as integrative, simple to use, readily accessible and effective at consistently and quickly interrupting the stress response – allowing healing and growth to happen naturally.
If I could have what I wanted, each of us would have our own personal Emotional Success Coach and EFT practitioner, someone who was taking full responsibility for clearing their own blocks to vibrant health, happiness and prosperity so that they can expertly facilitate the journey with others. Over the years, NeftTI has trained and certified over 80 of these practitioners and they are doing transformative work with their clients.
Your fastest path to emotional success, however you define it, is certainly working with one of these certified practitioners doing GOLD STANDARD EFT. And of course, I’d love for you to take NeftTI’s training yourself - a wonderful step toward personal and professional transformation – maybe even a new career as a transformational coach!
But – the reality is not everyone has the resources to engage at this high level of commitment.
Perhaps the financial resources aren’t available – or maybe time isn’t available.
One of the things I appreciate most about EFT is its diversity. At the same time as being a highly researched, evidence-based therapeutic/coaching modality, it is also a powerful self-help tool. We can certainly eliminate a great deal of suffering by working with ourselves.
Even learning the basic EFT/tapping points and creating a regular habit of tapping goes a long way toward interrupting the anxiety and behavioural patterns that keep us stuck. At NeftTI we call this BRONZE STANDARD EFT. Here’s a link to a short teaching video
Then there is an intermediate step between BRONZE and GOLD, which begins to introduce the mind (cognitive) part of this mind/body technique. This is SILVER STANDARD EFT, not as specific to the individual’s issues as GOLD – but more specific than BRONZE.
And this is where the controversy comes in!
EFT founder Gary Craig is vehement and vocal against what he calls ‘tapping scripts’, he supports only GOLD STANDARD. I understand his position, however, I believe that for many people there is enormous benefit to this intermediate and relatively inexpensive middle ground.
Over the years, I’ve personally gained much value from various forms of pre-determined SILVER scripts presented in books, dvd’s, youtube videos, internet programs that cover areas such as wealth, anxiety, relationships and physical health. The caveat is that there is a very small percentage of people who ought not to be engaging in any self-help strategies until they have reached a level of emotional stability with a mental health professional.
The challenge becomes discerning the quality of the resources – it makes a huge difference. There is some pretty ineffective stuff out there!
I’d like to help you with that today by suggesting 2 sources that I have watched and worked with for years.
1. The first is Gene Monterastelli’s website, www.TappingQandA.com.
Gene consistently and freely provides quality resources for personal and professional use. Gene Monterastelli is a Brooklyn based EFT practitioner who in addition to work with clients and groups regularly writes and records about how to use the tapping to move from self-sabotage to productive action.
2. The second is Nick Ortner and The Tapping Solution organization. I have known the Ortner family for years and have watched them provide enormous service to the world through their books, their website and their charity foundation that provides EFT support in traumatic world situations.
This week, Nick announced the opening of the Tapping Solution Insiders’ Club – an ongoing membership club that provides quality tap-along videos, meditations, scripts and masterclasses all held within a community of like-minded people. Community is such an important piece of this resource. The journey to personal excellence can be isolating and often frustrating. Having a community to share our successes, questions and challenges is essential.
It’s my pleasure to bring these resources to your attention. I hope you find them valuable!
Tapping into the full experience of humanness right alongside you,