EFT Introductory Workshop

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Are you frustrated with the limitations in your life? Have you tried many different approaches to personal growth, yet still find that you’re stuck in key parts of your life? Do you feel stressed and anxious about your future? Are there people and experiences from your past that still bother you?
You don’t have to stay that way!
Imagine if those problems were simply gone. Imagine if all the energy, time, and attention that they suck away was available for you to pursue your dreams. Imagine if the bad experiences of your past no longer haunted your mind. Imagine if your limiting beliefs about your life, your body, your health, and your future were all erased.
Imagine what your life would look like if your money problems disappeared. Challenges with love and family relationships were quickly solved. Negative thoughts and emotions evaporated like mist in the sunlight. Weight and health problems melted away. Pain vanished in minutes. Imagine living without fear or regret. Imagine starting each day with optimism, hope, and joy.
Wouldn’t your life be a whole lot better?
Yes, all this is possible! You can change all these different parts of your life.
It’s simpler than you might believe. There’s a method for releasing all that stress. It’s scientifically proven to work. That method is EFT tapping. The experience of millions of people and the results of dozens of research studies show that EFT tapping can heal a wide variety of common ailments, both physical and psychological.
There are over 5,000 stories here on the EFT Universe website and over 100 studies demonstrating that EFT can help with the most common problems people face. Whether it’s lack of self-confidence–or weight, cravings, and addictions–or physical pain or disease–or mental health challenges like phobias, depression, and anxiety, EFT has a proven track record of success.


The best way to experience the power of EFT is a live workshop. Come spend a day or two with an expert trainer and discover the difference tapping can make in your mind, body, and spirit.
EFT doesn’t take a long time to figure out and you don’t need a lot of mental understanding in order to heal.
Just tap along with a trained professional at a live workshop and you’ll quickly feel the difference. You’ll literally feel the changes. You’ll feel the stress drain out of your body in minutes. You’ll also see the transformation in the faces and bodies of everyone else there.
EFT workshops are taught in many different countries and locations, and you can easily find one at a time and place convenient to you. Click the link below to view the full event schedule.

How Does EFT Tapping Help?

EFT uses the ancient science of acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on acupuncture points, to restore the energy flows of the body that have been blocked or restricted. Research shows that tapping reduces the level of stress hormones such as cortisol. It even influences the genes that control your immune system and regulate inflammation in your body.
Over 100 studies show that EFT tapping can dramatically reduce the symptoms of:
The science is clear: EFT tapping is an evidence-based approach that can successfully clear the symptoms of both physical and mental distress.

Dawson Letter
Here are some of the results of those clinical trials published in scientific journals:

Read participants rave about their great experiences in EFT workshops!
Find Out What Tapping Can Do for You
 MG 8777 small 250Imagine what your life will be like when you have a tool that can erase painful emotions in minutes. When you can tap away physical aches and pains. When you can correct negative thinking. When you aren’t limited by the bad experiences of your past. When traumatic childhood and adult experiences don’t bother you anymore. When you can build a future free of the limitations of the past.
That’s the promise of EFT. You don’t have to suffer anymore.
Join the millions of people who’ve experienced EFT for themselves, and discover how it can help you upgrade every area of your life. Enroll today in a live tapping workshop, and learn the practical tools that can help you release stress now and in the future.

What You’ll Learn
Every EFT Universe workshop is taught by certified professional trainers. They use the same curriculum so you know you’re getting the evidence-based form of EFT shown to work in all those scientific studies. You’ll learn the following powerful techniques:

Quick Start EFT
You’ll learn EFT fast and start applying it from the beginning of the workshop! At the beginning of the workshop, we’ll show you the basic acupressure points and how to formulate the language that works best with your unique brain. You’ll learn how to test your results so you use tapping most efficiently. You’ll tap on one of your actual issues to show you how effectively EFT can work for you from the moment you begin using it! You’ll learn:
check blueWhere the key acupressure points are and what makes the points used in EFT special.
check blueThe three-part formula that automatically allows you to find the words with the most healing power in a “Setup Statement.”
check blueThe essential ingredients in using EFT correctly immediately.
check blueHow to test EFT’s effects on your emotions and body.
Number 2The Basic Recipe
Just like cooking, there are certain ingredients that are essential in order to get the most out of EFT. You’ll learn and practice EFT’s “Basic Recipe,” the components you need to combine for success. You’ll learn the science behind each one and practice putting them all together as we work on boosting both your health and happiness.
How EFT’s “Basic Recipe” makes constructing a tapping session easy.
What research tells us about the “why” behind each part of EFT’s formula.
How to notice both subtle and obvious signs of change.
Using EFT proactively to heal your past hurts and disappointments–even the ones you never believed you’d get over.
Number 3Inspiring Stories of Healing and Wellness
There are over 5,000 case histories written by people who’ve had health breakthroughs with EFT. We’ll share some of these real-life stories and inspire you with the possibilities of the change tapping can make in your health. You’ll learn how EFT can both reduce stress and increase your vitality and well-being.
The remarkable ways that emotional healing can help people with physical health issues such as blood sugar problems, chronic pain, the flu, and headaches.
The way psychological and physical problems are related and how tapping can improve both simultaneously.
How tapping can remove the blocks to your potential and what you believe you can accomplish.
The positive changes that happen in the body when stress is tapped away.
Number 4The Science Behind EFT
Clinical EFT works! It is evidence-based, backed by over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. What does this science tell us about how it works? We’ll share the fascinating research that shows how EFT works deep in your body, as it reduces cortisol, boosts immunity hormones, and regulates your genes. We’ll also review the studies showing how EFT has been used to successfully treat a wide range of psychological and physical problems. These range from PTSD, depression, and anxiety to pain and autoimmune diseases.
What research tells us about the effects of EFT on psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
How even serious conditions such as clinical PTSD have been effectively treated with tapping.
What happens in the body when emotional distress is removed.
The way EFT is an epigenetic intervention, changing your gene expression.
Number 5How to use EFT for the Big Five Life Areas
People typically have their biggest challenges in one of five life areas. They are:
Which one do you struggle with the most? And how do you apply EFT most effectively? We’ll look at case histories from each life area and show how people have quickly improved their most challenging areas with tapping. We’ll also explore how you can take your best life area and use tapping to make it even better.
Number 6Borrowing Benefits
One of the most remarkable characteristics of EFT is that witnessing a tapping session helps the person watching. Several scientific studies have measured this effect, called Borrowing Benefits. There are “mirror neurons” in our brains, and when you watch someone tapping while also tapping yourself, you also feel better. You’ll tap along with others and borrow benefits throughout the workshop, and discover:
What to focus on while watching a session in order to receive the maximum benefit yourself.
What words to say during a borrowing benefits session.
How to measure the effect of borrowing benefits in your body.
How to use videos for borrowing benefits long after the workshop.
Number 7The Enhanced Recipe
One of the hottest new areas of neuroscience is called Memory Reconsolidation and Extinction. Using these techniques, you can literally overwrite patterns in your brain that hold you back, just like erasing a dysfunctional hard drive. You’ll learn the 9 Gamut Procedure, a remarkable technique that mimics the way the brain processes information, and how to use it to rewrite your internal stories around health and your body. You’ll understand:
How the brain processes emotional information.
The way tapping mimics the way your brain naturally releases stress during sleep and meditation.
The advanced technique that can erase trauma even when every other method–including regular EFT–has failed.
The neural window during which memory reconsolidation is possible.
How the brain can revise old traumatic memories.

Common Problems Healed in EFT Universe Workshops

Physical pain
Betty had suffered from pain in her left biceps muscle ever since a botched shoulder operation a few years before. It seemed like a purely physical problem without any psychological aspects. Watch this video to see what happened when Betty tapped and released her emotions around various life events.


Science Fact #1: Studies show that the reduction in pain after a brief EFT session averages more than 60%.
Weight loss
At the age of 6, this workshop participant was fat-shamed by her mother during a shopping trip for the dress size she needed. Watch this video to see her drop her lifetime of anger, shame, and emotional pain at a live workshop.


Science Fact #2: According to several studies, people steadily lose weight at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds a month after they learn EFT.
Blocks to love
In this EFT Workshop video, a participant has a core belief that all men are irresponsible. It’s keeping love out of her life. She is able to find the origins of these feelings in childhood experiences with an abusive father. Watch as she works through the anger she feels.


Science Fact #3: Studies show that the relationship satisfaction of both singles and couples rises by an average of 28% after EFT.
In this video, a whole group of people at a live workshop have chocolate cravings at a 10 out of 10 level. As they all tap together on the emotional yearnings that underlie their craving, they have huge reductions in their cravings levels, with many going to a 0.


Science Fact #4: Five studies that included 218 healthcare workers found that their cravings for chocolate, carbohydrates, and alcohol dropped by an average of 83% after tapping.
Physical symtoms
This participant at a live workshop has pain from glaucoma in one eye. We trace it back to an incident at age 9 in which her dad was mad at her. As she taps and releases her stress, the pressure in her eye disappears.


Science Fact #5: A meta-analysis of 39 studies of EFT for physical symptoms and health markers found significant improvement in participants.
Abandonment is the issue with this workshop participant. She taps on current-life examples, and uncovers a key childhood event in which her mother shamed her for “crying like a baby” when she was hurt.


Science Fact #6: A meta-analysis of EFT for depression found that EFT improves symptoms by an average of 41% and is more effective than psychotherapy or drugs.
Money Troubles

Ingrid shares how she has had many misfortunes. Her husband sabotaged their business and so many things went wrong that she believes that God is against her. She taps through layer after layer of experience. After this, she went on to become a certified EFT practitioner!


Science Fact #7: A meta-analysis of 14 studies of EFT for anxiety found a large-scale effect resulting from EFT treatment.
Self Esteem
This workshop participant feels as though she has been “a doormat” for other people her whole life, currently for her husband and children. She traces it back to a family in which “children should be seen, not heard.” She drops layers of trauma to heal her core beliefs about her self-worth.


About EFT and EFT Universe

check sm green EFT Universe is a 100,000+ member community founded in 2010 by Dawson Church, PhD, author of the best selling and award-winning science book, The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention.
check sm green The The EFT Mini-Manual and earlier editions of The EFT Manual have been downloaded by more than 2 million people.
check sm green The mission of EFT Universe is to bring the healing benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (“EFT” or “Tapping”) to the greatest number of people consistent with high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
check sm green EFT Universe training and research is based on the standards defined by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments.
check sm green According to the APA standards, EFT has demonstrated efficacy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and phobias.
check sm green Over 100 scientific papers about EFT have appeared in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals. These include dozens of randomized controlled trials, outcome studies, and review articles by invesigators from Harvard Medical School, Perdue University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, and many other top institutions.
check sm green EFT Universe has the largest EFT training and certification program in the world, offering over 100 workshops and training over 1,000 practitioners each year.
check sm green EFT Universe was the first organization whose trainings have been accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) credit for all the major healing professions, including doctors (American Medical Association), nurses (American Nurses Credentialing Commission), psychologists (APA) and social workers (NASWB).
check sm green Stories about Tapping and/or EFT Universe have appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Reuters, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the Times of London, Larry King Live, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, and ABCs “The View.”
check sm green Donations from EFT Universe provide the primary funding for the Veterans Stress Project, which has helped over 10,000 veterans recover from PTSD.
check sm green EFT Universe reaches over 10 million people a year through the web site, news releases, books, social media, talk radio shows, training and certification.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Can anyone take the training or is it only for professionals?
Anyone can enroll whether they are a professional or not. There are no prerequisites. EFT Universe also offers a professional training and certification program, which you can find here.
2. Can I take the workshop online or via live streaming?
Our courses are live rather than virtual and here’s why. Research shows that only about 20% of people are candidates for online or virtual learning. It also shows that people taking online courses have significantly lower retention of information and worse scores on tests of subsequent knowledge (Heppen et al., 2015; Bettinger et al., 2017, Xu, 2014). The brain processes in-person contact differently from on-screen contact (Newberg, 2017). These scientific studies are reinforced by two decades of experience training people in EFT has shown that online presentations and virtual training are unable to replicate the hands-on experience you have in a live workshop.
3. How are the 1 day and 2 day Experiential Workshops different?
The core information in both workshops is identical, and they use the same curriculum. Both focus on providing participants with an experience of healing using EFT. The extra day in the 2 day workshop provides twice as much time for participants to tap along with the trainer on their own issues, as well as doing interactive exercises with other participants.
4. I work in a stressful setting and I’m close to burnout. Can you apply these methods in this type of setting and can they help me on a personal level?
Very definitely. In the workshop, you’ll learn EFT techniques you can use during your work day and to de-stress yourself after work.
5. Does this workshop count toward EFT certification?
No. This course is designed to give you an experience of EFT rather than for certification. To enroll for a professional training and certification course, click here.
6. After taking the course, can I offer EFT to other people?
This course is designed to give you a personal introductory experience of EFT. If you plan to offer EFT to others, please enroll in our professional training and certification program, which you can find here.
7. Do you have special discounts or scholarships available?
Because we believe these tools are so powerful and we’d like to see them in the hands of everyone, we’ve made the workshops as affordable as possible. We are not able to offer further discounts or scholarships.
8. Can children come to the trainings?
Due to the nature of emotional memories, the youngest age at which children are admitted to the trainings is 15. There are several excellent books for younger children, such as Alex Ortner’s Gorilla Thumps and Bear Hugs, and Brad Yates’s The Wizard’s Wish.
9. What are your terms of service and privacy policy?
You can find our full terms of service and privacy policy here.
10. Can I obtain CE / CME credit for this workshop?
No. CE / CME credit is available for our professional training, but not for this experiential workshop.
11. Will there be active participation demonstrations where I will see how EFT works for me?
Yes. We will take you through a series of fun EFT exercises where you will be able to measure positive results for yourself. You will then be able to practice these skills at home and see improvements in your daily life.