Professionals who get the best outcomes for their clients work at the junction of mind, body, emotion and energy. They recognize that unresolved emotional trauma lies at the base of most repetitive and self-defeating behaviors. Like you, they seek efficient and effective techniques that work quickly, and produce results with even the most difficult clients.
EFT is a practical, quickly-learned, hands-on technique for dealing with emotional distress at the deepest level. A news story in Examiner.com called it, “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed.” Clinical EFT is the evidence-based form of EFT, validated in over 100 scientific studies, and includes 48 distinct techniques.
Many of your clients have heard of EFT or tapping because its popularity has grown rapidly over the past decade. Over 5 million people a month search online for “EFT tapping” and related terms, while the 5 highest-traffic EFT web sites have over 2 million page views a month. That’s all because EFT is so effective that it has spread by word of mouth. Training in EFT gives you a skill your clients want.
Consistently Produce Great Results for Your Clients
Research shows that treatment with Clinical EFT by a trained professional can produce the following results:
Reductions in anxiety of 40%+ – sometimes in a single session (Clond, 2015)
PTSD is remediated in 84% of veterans in 6 sessions (Sebastian & Nelms, 2016)
Overweight clients don’t just lose weight – they keep weight off long-term (Stapleton et al., 2014)
Reductions in depression symptoms of 41% (Nelms & Castel, 2016)
The elimination or reduction of stress-related conditions (Church, 2013a)
Follow-up studies show that for most clients, the results last over time (Church, 2013a)
Pain levels drop by an average of two-thirds in a 30 minute treatment (Church & Brooks, 2011)
The symptoms of autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and fibromyalgia are reduced (Brattberg, 2011; Hodge & Jurgens, 2014)
Effects are similar in many different populations, from stressed workers to students to refugees (Boath et al., 2014; Church 2013a)
The neutralization of traumatic memories, using memory reconsolidation (Church, 2013b)
Reductions in stress hormones like cortisol (Groesbeck et al, 2017)
The regulation of inflammation and immunity genes (Maharaj, 2016)
As a professional, wouldn’t you love to produce these results for your clients? Wouldn’t you like a method that consistently and reliably, client after client, is able to reduce the stress that underlies most disease? Wouldn’t a method that simultaneously enhanced both mental and physical wellbeing be great for those you serve? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see your clients thriving in all these ways, while enjoying similar improvements in your own health and happiness?
Professional Skills Training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
The Live EFT 4 Day Professional Skills Training will train you in the full range of Clinical EFT methods described in The EFT Manual (3rd Ed), the primary source for research and training. The training is intensely practical, with 8+ hours of supervised practice, expert demonstration and feedback. The workshop has 16 modules (4 per day), with each module systematically building on the ones before.
The course begins with a detailed survey of the genetics and physiology of stress, and how EFTs foundational “movie technique” systematically reduces the emotional pain associated with traumatic memories. You also learn how to use EFT for common problems like addictive cravings, dissociation, phobias, pain, depression and anxiety, as well as 3 distinct methods for testing the effectiveness of your work.
You go on to learn EFTs 3 “gentle techniques” designed for use in cases of trauma and emotional flooding. You discover strategies for dealing even with issues for which previous therapy has failed, problems that clients believe are impossible to solve, and how to gracefully conclude a session when emotional work remains unfinished. You discover how core beliefs are formed by early childhood experiences and how to systematically shift them with EFT.
Prerequisite: The EFT Seminar Online
The free online EFT Seminar is a prerequisite for taking the 4 Day Professional Skills Training. The online course provides you with all the basic information about EFT before you start the live training.
Completing the online course has great benefit to you. It means that when you step into the classroom for the first time, you already have all the fundamental concepts of Clinical EFT at your fingertips. You’re ready to start practicing.
This allows the classroom time to be spent on hands-on practice under the guidance of an expert trainer instead of instruction in basic concepts. Once you’ve completed the online course, you’ll take a knowledge test on the content, after which you can attend the Live EFT 4 Day Professional Skills Training.
The online course takes 10 – 15 hours to complete. There is no charge for EFT Seminar, however you must complete the course and knowledge test before arriving at the Professional Skills Training. Register for the course here now.
3 Levels of Training Build Your Skills Systematically
Step by step, with each section building on the one before, EFT Universe workshops systematically train you in Clinical EFT as validated in research studies and described in The EFT Manual (3rd Edition). Each workshop contains over 8 hours of hands-on EFT practice and demonstrations under the guidance of expert Trainers.
What You’ll Learn
The EFT Live 4 Day Professional Skills Training comprises 16 learning modules that steadily build your EFT skills, as described in The EFT Manual (3rd Edition).
You’ll also gain deeper explanations of the key methods of Clinical EFT. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction in all the core concepts of EFT. Research shows that the modular nature of the training, with each module building on the skills learned in the previous module, results in a thorough understanding of how to practice EFT.
The classes also include exercises to build your skill and confidence. At each EFT workshop you attend, you’ll receive over 8 hours of hands-on demonstrations, supervised exercises, guidance and feedback from certified EFT expert trainers.
Training in 48 Proven Techniques
Just a few of the many useful techniques you’ll learn in the 4 day professional program are:
How to use the “subjective units of distress” scale to measure exactly how much suffering your clients are experiencing… and how quickly they’re making progress.
The importance of the precise location of the tapping points on the body
The optimal sequences of tapping for the best results.
How to use simple “reminder phrases” to combine exposure with tapping.
The 5 step EFT formula to release the emotional impact of past traumatic events.
The 3 essential components of powerful “setup statements” that initiate the tapping process.
3 proven questions you can ask your clients to identify core issues that EFT can help heal.
The 8 simple steps of EFTs “Movie Technique” and how it automatically guides the client into thorough clearing of past trauma.
The Personal Peace Procedure: A 5 step process that systematically clears the emotional wounds of early childhood and later life.
The neuroscience of stress, and how EFT works in the body at the epigenetic, hormonal, brainwave, and neurotransmitter level.
What you can do with clients if they feel that EFT and tapping “isn’t working” for them.
How to handle clients who become emotionally flooded.
Over 25 of the most common questions about EFT that clients often have. Knowing these answers, you’ll be confident in your practice with clients.
3 research-tested “Gentle Techniques” for clients who have experienced severe emotional trauma.
Why affirmations of desired change don’t work, and how tapping can charge clients’ affirmations with purpose and power.
How to identify traumatic childhood memories that clients have suppressed, or hold as unconscious “body memory.”
Specialized methods for working successfully with dissociation, denial and resistance.
The new science of “memory reconsolidation and extinction” that literally overwrites the neural pathways of negative beliefs and experiences, just like rewriting the hard drive on your computer.
Who Should Take This Training?
EFT professional training is intended for professionals who work with clients, and who want a comprehensive and evidence-based training in EFT. This includes:
Mental Health Professionals such as:
Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Professional Counselors
Medical Professionals such as:
Physicians Assistants (PAs)
Helping Professionals such as:
Energy Medicine practitioners
Employee assistance and corporate wellness program managers
Social services volunteers
Whatever your level of training and expertise, you’ll leave the 4 Day Professional Training experienced and grounded in the 48 techniques of Clinical EFT.
Topics That Will be Covered
Identify the role hormones such as cortisol play in the stress response.
Characterize the role played in stress by the three major parts of the brain.
List two or more of the psychological methods on which EFT is based
Demonstrate EFTs core technique, the “basic recipe.”
Describe the meaning of “secondary gain.”
Describe how to test the results of EFT.
Define what is meant by the “Validity of Cognition”.
Identify how trauma is encoded in the hippocampus in the form of “aspects”.
Identify the techniques used to test your results many times during a session.
Define EFTs “generalization effect” which allows the practitioner to neutralize many traumatic events simultaneously.
Name at least two possible signs of a cognitive shift.
Identify at least two characteristics of a traumatizing event.
Describe the steps of EFTs “movie technique.”
Provide examples of questions that guide a client into identifying emotional correlates of physical pain.
Cite examples of cognitive statements to use with a client presenting with the problem of self-acceptance.
Distinguish between cravings and addictions.
Differentiate EFTs three indispensable “gentle techniques” for highly traumatized clients.
Identify at least one clinical situation in which the gentle technique of “sneaking up on the problem” is appropriate.
List the primary cliches found in dysfunctional self-talk.
Distinguish between a general and a specific event.
Identify the advantages of telephone or online sessions
Identify at least one method of testing results other than providing Subjective Units of Distress.
Describe how EFTs “tail enders” method can identify a client’s hidden objections to success.
Define what EFT means by the term “borrowing benefits” in group sessions.
Name at least one optional tapping acupoint.
|Module 1: The Neurophysiology of Healing|
|History and Development of EFT
Stress: How it Affects the Body
Building Bridges from Existing Beliefs to EFT
The Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Rapid Healing
EFTs Roots in Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience
|Module 2: EFTs Basic Recipe|
|The Protocol for EFTs Full Basic Recipe
SUD or Subjective Units of Distress
Taking Shortcuts: Short Form of The Basic Recipe
Making Adjustments in Subsequent Rounds of EFT
Why EFT Doesn’t Focus on the Positive First
|Module 3: Maximizing EFTs Effectiveness|
Daisy Chains of Issues
The Importance of Being Specific
Psychological Reversal & Secondary Gain
Cognitive Shifts & Exposure
Testing for Completeness
How Traumatic Events Imprint on the Brain
|Module 4: How The Brain Encodes Emotional Cues|
|The Generalization Effect
Handling Excessive Intensity
Disproportionate Responses to Emotional Stimuli
Finding the Words to Use
|Module 5: What Makes an Event Traumatic?|
|Cognitive Belief Shifts
The Role of Insight in Personal Growth
The 4 Characteristics of Traumatizing Events
How Trauma is Reinforced in the Brain
3 Methods for Testing the Results of Treatment
|Module 6: Using The Movie Technique to Address Trauma|
|How EFT Clears the “Trauma Capsule”
Taking the Edge Off Excessive Intensity
The Movie Technique
Emotional Crescendos Within Remembered Events
|Module 7: Applying EFT to Physical Symptoms and Pain|
|EFT for Aches and Pains
Working with Physical Symptoms
Collaborating with a Physician or Mental Health Professional
What To Do When Self-Acceptance Is the Problem
|Module 8: Using EFT for Cravings and Addiction|
|What To Do When EFT Doesn’t Work
EFT for Addictive Cravings
Aspects of Addictions
The Personal Peace Procedure
|Module 9: Reviewing EFTs Essentials|
|Review of Foundational Concepts
Personal Experiences of Applying EFT
Introducing EFT to Clients and Colleagues
|Module 10: Three “Gentle Techniques” for Overwhelming Emotion|
|Introduction to the Gentle Techniques for Intense Issues
Chasing the Pain
Sneaking Up on the Problem
Sneaking Away from the Problem
|Module 11: Reconsolidating Childhood Emotional Learnings|
|Identifying Childhood Blocks to Your Full Potential
How Cliches Represent Ancestral Limitations
Clearing Limiting Beliefs
|Module 12: Identifying the Events That Build Personality|
|Tables and Legs
Questions for Uncovering Core Issues
Testing with Questions and In Vivo Re-enacting
Core Issues and Physical Symptoms
|Module 13: Remote Delivery of EFT|
|The Many Formats and Settings in which EFT can Be Delivered
Considerations for Video Sessions
Considerations for Telephone Sessions
Time Frames for Different Types of Sessions
|Module 14: Applying EFT to the Five Primary Life Areas|
|Tail Enders and Affirmations
Assessing Beliefs with the Validity of Cognition Scale
How To Uncover Tappable Issues in Tail Enders
|Module 15: Psychological Trauma|
|Using EFT in Groups
Giving Borrowing Benefits Instructions to a Group
Additional Tapping Points
Prevalence of Psychological Trauma
Memory Reconsolidation and Extinction
The 3 Essential Conditions for Overwriting Old Memories
How EFT Meets the 3 Essential Criteria
|Module 16: Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice|
|Using EFT with Children
Scope of Practice
The EFT Ethics Code
About EFT and EFT Universe
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.
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.
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.
According to the APA standards, EFT has demonstrated efficacy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and phobias.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
Donations from EFT Universe provide the primary funding for the Veterans Stress Project, which has helped over 10,000 veterans recover from PTSD.
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?
This course is designed to train professionals to offer Clinical EFT sessions to others. If you’re looking for a training geared to your personal use of EFT, see our Introductory Experiential Workshop here.
2. Can I take the workshop online or via live streaming?
Some workshops are offered virtually, with this noted in the workshop description. Others, such as the 4 Day Professional Training, are offered both in-person and virtually. EFT Universe uses a virtual training model called “active learning.” Research shows that classes using this model produce better student comprehension than conventional lectures (Deslauriers, McCarty, Miller, Callaghan & Kestin, 2019). EFT Universe has pioneered “best practices” for virtual learning to ensure that the class experience provides optimal engagement and comprehension for students.
3. 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.
4. Does this workshop count toward EFT certification?
Yes. This is the foundational live course for Clinical EFT certification. For the full certification requirements, click here.
5. After taking the course, can I offer EFT to other people?
Most professionals offer EFT to their clients after taking this course. However, we recommend you complete the full certification requirements since these include supervised practice plus additional training.
6. 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.
7. 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. Can I obtain CE / CME credit for this workshop?
Yes. This course is accredited for CE / CME for most professions, including psychotherapists and psychologists (APA), doctors (AMA) and nurses (ANCC). Find full CE / CME information here.
10. Will there be active hands-on demonstrations and exercises?
Yes. The course includes structured exercises led by expert trainers, as well as demonstrations of Clinical EFT techniques.
11. What is EFT Universe’s approach to diversity awareness?
Energy Psychology and EFT professionals are expected to practice with awareness of the diverse backgrounds of the clients with whom they work, and to engage clients with cultural humility and competence.
Among the cultural considerations for working with diverse populations are language barriers; religious beliefs and family values; community beliefs and practices; cultural attitudes to gender and age; cultural conceptions of health and illness; issues related to ethnic assimilation and cultural preservation; and attitudes toward women, children, individuals identifying as LGBTQ, and elders.
Research shows that EFT is able to quickly release emotional triggers. This makes it uniquely suitable for use when approaching charged issues including ethnicity, bias, and unconscious stereotyping.
A diverse working group of EFT practitioners has engaged the practitioner community in a dialog about the need for ethnic and cultural awareness during treatment sessions. Their educational perspectives are found on the Practitioner Development page.
Specialty Workshops for Professionals
To Help You Learn Tapping for Unique Situations
EFT Universe offers a number of specialty EFT workshops on topics such as:
EFT and Dreamwork
EFT and Art
EFT and Abundance
EFT and Relationship Skills
EFT and Neurofeedback
EFT and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
EFT and Complex Trauma
EFT for Money and Abundance
And much more