Dear EFT Community,
In this article, Certified EFT Practitioner, life coach, and hypnotherapist Robin Friedman discusses the advantages of starting an EFT Tapping Meetup for a tapping circle and how to create one in your community.
- EFT Universe
By Robin Friedman, Certified EFT Practitioner
I have run an EFT Tapping Circle through Meetup for 3 years, and have been asked to share some tips about it. Meetup is a great way to meet people interested in tapping, give low cost help to many people, and get your name out as an expert in tapping.
For those of you who are not familiar with it, Meetup is a network of local meetings, where people who have similar interests can meet together in person.
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
First of all, I used Google search to search for: “How to start a meetup” and just followed the instructions. Anyone can start a Meetup, you pick a name and enter a description of what the meeting is about. They ask you to select from a long list the subjects that your meetup will deal with.
Some that I chose are: Self-Improvement, Self Exploration, EFT, Self-Empowerment, Wellness, Abundance and Prosperity, EFT for Financial Abundance, Weight Loss, and the Law of Attraction.
Each person who signs up on Meetup also selects subjects they are interested in. If your meetup has some of the same (or even similar interests), your meetup will be offered to them. They can join your meetup group. It is free to join a meetup group. To host a meetup, you pay $12 a month for small meetups and $15 for larger groups.
I have two monthly Meetups, one just for Tapping and one that studies other energy modalities, which I call Energy Tools Study Group.
You can choose to charge for your meetup meetings or do them for free. Usually, I charge $10 for my Tapping Circle Meetup and $15 for my Energy Tools Study Group. People RSVP online, and you can set a maximum limit with a waiting list.
My meetings started out quite small, just with several people, but have grown steadily over the years. This month my 15-people limit has been reached with two on the waiting list. I have a nice group of regulars.
We always have a good time, and I always feel better at the end of the evening than before I start—that’s the great thing about tapping!
Every month I will do a different topic or technique. Some of my past topics have been:
• Why Isn’t My Goal Working (or the Law of Opposites and Subconscious Resistance)
• Good Energy for 2015
• Tapping for an Event That Happened
• Let’s Pre-Pave the Holidays (Tap out Stress!)
• Surrogate Tapping—or Tapping for Someone Else
• Tapping for a Project
Tapping for Independence, Tapping for Freedom (July)
Tapping for Confidence and Personal Power
Tapping for Physical Pain
Tapping for Abundance
Making Affirmations Work
As you can see, the list can be endless. It’s fun to do something new every month. I ask the newcomers to come a few minutes early, so the regulars don’t have to sit through the history and tapping points every time. I hold the Meetups in my home, and am comfortable doing that. I only send out my address to people when they RSVP, but put in the description that it is near the town center so they have an idea of the location. Some other people have Meetups in public places or condominium meeting rooms. I appreciate not having to pay for a space, since you never know how many people will be coming.
I like offering a low cost option for people to learn about tapping. Some people have come to me afterward as a client as well.
It’s a great way to get tapping out to the community. One thing that I love is that Meetup does all the work in advertising it. Many more people hear about you than will ever come. I now have 166 members in my tapping meetup, and close to 300 in my energy tools meetup. Not that many come, but I know I am reaching them all every month. If you are interested in starting a Meetup and have questions, feel free to e-mail me any questions, I’m happy to help.