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Trainer Candidate Standards

Trainer candidates qualify to be trainers based on past training experience, by co-training with existing Clinical EFT trainers, and by submitting recordings of trainings they’ve conducted. If you are a trainer candidate, you will assist at introductory and professional workshops as described here. The primary trainer will provide you with feedback after each training. You might assist in several workshops with different primary trainers.

There is no set number of trainings at which you co-teach, since different candidates need different numbers of presentations to acquire proficiency. When a primary trainer believes you are ready to train on your own, they will make that recommendation to the EFT Universe Education Director.

As a trainer candidate, you should be thoroughly familiar with the Curriculum that forms the basis of the workshops. You should also be knowledgeable about the 48 techniques of Clinical EFT, which are described in The EFT Manual (3rd edition). You will already be a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner.

Time management is a skill essential to trainers. Clinical EFT professional workshops guarantee participants a minimum of 8 hours of practical work: demonstrations, practice sessions, and feedback. Presenting the entire curriculum, while giving students at least 8 hours to practice or witness demonstrations, requires careful time management during the course of a workshop.

Below is a list of modules you will present, and a description of how your performance is evaluated.

EFT Professional Skills Training Modules to Present

At a live workshop you will co-teach with a primary trainer, present the following modules:

Recordings and Assessments

If you’re a trainer candidate, you can record yourself presenting the modules. Stay within the time frame for each module, to demonstrate a mastery of time management, a skill you need as a trainer.

The evaluations below can also serve as a checklist for primary trainers evaluating the work of candidates. Here are the criteria by which you and existing trainers can assess your performance:

2.3 to 2.8 (about 20 minutes)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate describe:

1. The Full Basic Recipe accurately?

2. The Basic Recipe accurately?

3. That exact terminology for the two forms of EFT?

4. How and when to use each of the two forms?

2.10 to 2.13, including the instructions for the exercise (about 30 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate describe:

1. The nature of psychological reversal (PR)?

2. Why EFT corrects for PR at the start of every round?

3. The nature of secondary gain?

4. The exercise instructions clearly and correctly?

3.1 to 3.10, including the instructions for the exercise (about 30 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. State that finding specific events is the single most important approach to remember in a session?

2. Say that usually there’s a physical sensation associated with an event?

3. Emphasize that asking the client for the earliest time when that physical sensation was felt will often lead to a traumatic childhood event?

4. That aspects are parts of the problem, and provide clear and concrete examples of each type of aspect?

5. Clearly cover each of the six points in the instructions for the exercise?

6. Mention at least three physical signs of emotional release?

7. Mention at least three forms of cognitive shift?

8. Provide examples of cognitive shifts?

4.1 to 4.4, and Instructions for Exercise 4 (about 20 to 25 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Describe the tables and legs concept clearly, and provide practical examples?

2. Say that if excessive emotional intensity arises, to just keep tapping?

3. Emphasize that the coach in Exercise 4 repeats back exact words without paraphrasing?

5.1 to 5.7 (20 minutes)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Provide an example of a cognitive shifts that happened in the background?

2. Describe each of the four characteristics of traumatizing events?

3. Describe the trauma capsule?

4. List some of the characteristics of unprocessed trauma?

6.1 to 6.4, including instructions for exercise (about 20 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Describe how global statements can be used if there is excessive emotional intensity?

2. Provide examples of global statements?

3. Emphasize that this is an exception, and that in EFT we usually focus on specific events?

4. Correctly describe all six steps of the Movie / Tell the Story Technique?

5. Differentiate between the Movie Technique and the Tell the Story Technique?

6. In the exercise instructions, instruct participants to pick an adult, not childhood, event?

6. Remind participants to use the Session Notes forms?

7.3 (about 10 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate describe:

1. The importance of finding emotionally charged specific events associated with the pain?

2. The difference between tapping for the pain itself, and the specific event?

8.1 (2 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate state:

1. That the most common cause of failure in EFT is using global statements instead of finding specific events?

8.3 (3 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer state:

1. Not to use the word “love” during initial EFT rounds with a client, since self-acceptance is often the problem?

8.5 (3 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate state:

1. That a whole group that is tapping can reduce their SUD for their own issues just witnessing a demonstration subject being tapped on?

2. That this technique is called Borrowing Benefits?

8.8 (10 to 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Cover all 6 aspects? If not, which ones did he or she leave out?

2. Present these as “aspects” as the term is used in EFT?

8.9 to 8.10 (about 10 to 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate describe:

1. The Personal Peace Procedure as the task of writing in a journal every event that’s troubled you in your life, and then tapping on a few daily?

2. The importance of proper medical and mental health care as well as EFT?

Total Time: The total time for your Level 1 recording will be approximately 2 1/2 hours.

9.3 (about 10 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Engage participants as they explained the concepts.

2. Correct any participant errors constructively and respectfully?

3. Manage the time of individuals and the group effectively?

10.1 (about 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Explain the Tearless Trauma procedure clearly?

2. Identify situations in which Tearless Trauma is commonly used?

3. Explain at what point in the procedure the event can be remembered directly?

10.6 (about 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Make it clear that tapping should occur at the start of, and throughout, the Sneaking Up process?

2. Clearly explain the prefix attached before the clien’ts cognition, and the suffix that follows the cognition, in crafting a Setup Statement?

11.1 to 11.3 (about 20 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate explain:

1. The role that writings on our walls, and other limiting beliefs, play in limiting our sense of potential?

2. The process by which external statements made by others are internalized over time?

12.1 to 12.3 (about 20 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Clearly distinguish between tabletops and legs, such that the participants were also clear on the distinction?

2. Explain the role of aspects within legs?

3. Describe the Generalization Effect as it applies to tables and legs?

13.1 to 13.5 (about 20 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Explain the difference between EFT sessions and conventional 1-hr talk therapy sessions?

2. Describe the essential prerequisites for a telephone session?

3. List the advantages of phone and skype sessions?

14.1 to 14.4 (about 20 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Explain the VOC scale?

2. Describe the characteristics of effective affirmations?

3. Identify how a tail ender relates to a positive affirmation?

4. Explain why EFT doesn’t focus on the positive?

15.1 (about 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Define the term “Borrowing Benefits”?

2. List at least 3 of the requirements for a successful group?

16.1 to 16.2 (about 15 mins)

EVALUATION: Did the trainer candidate:

1. Distinguish the differences between using EFT with young children, and with teenagers?

2. Stress the usefulness of simple language when tapping with young children?

16.3 to 16.5 (about 20 mins)

1. Describe which occupational groups may, and which may not, use the terms “diagnosis” and “treatment”?

2. Emphasize that EFT is primarily a self-help tool?

3. Clearly explain the meaning of transference and counter-transference?

4. Describe what is meant by “informed consent”?

5. Adequately answer participant questions about scope of practice?

Maintaining Your Status as a Trainer
To retain a Trainer credential, you are required to have at least 4 of your students completing certification each year. You are also required to maintain the other published renewal requirements for remaining a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner. You sign the Trainer Agreement, and submit at least six cases a year for publication in the EFT Universe newsletter in order to familiarize the EFT community with your skills and promote your trainings.
You are eligible to become a Mentor after you’ve assisted at a minimum of three 4-Day EFT Professional Skills Training workshops, and been trained by other Mentors and the Education Director.