EFT Cafe – December 12th – Surviving And Thriving Over Christmas

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Christmas can be a stressful time for many people.

You may have to spend time with challenging people when you would rather be on your own, or be on your own when you would rather be with people.

However you spend the holiday period it may bring with it stress or distress.

This month’s EFT Cafe is all about being able to handle the festive stresses and strains. Using EFT to resolve any anxieties and apprehensions about the holidays and then work on being the person you want to be over Christmas.

In this month’s EFT Cafe, Andy Hunt will present a new process that will help you relieve the stress and help you become your better self for the festive season.

This process is all about how to be different in challenging situations.

Important: Even though this process is being applied to the holiday season, this technique is not just for Christmas it’s for life.

The December EFT Cafe is on Wednesday December 12th from 7pm to 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The cost is just £10.

If you are an AAMET practitioner of EFT this event counts as 2 hours of CPD.

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EFT Café – Developing Acceptance With EFT – Nov 14th

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We have a problem.

Life is what it is and does what it does, but we think it should be different.

That gap between the facts of our lives and how we think it should be causes a lot of friction and suffering as the discrepancies rub up against us.

There are two basic approaches in dealing with this gap. We can try to change the universe so it fits with our preferences, or we can learn to let go of our attachments to our fictions and come to terms with the facts of the situation. We can learn to accept the reality of what’s going on in our experience.

From a place of clarity and acceptance we can then decide what to do next. Acceptance is not the same as resignation. We are not turning ourselves into doormats willing to mutely endure any injustice, rather we are beginning to acknowledge the situation as it is and are willing to do what we can to change it for the better, not from a place of suffering but from the standpoint of clear seeing.

Letting go of the way it should be, for the way it is, can be a huge challenge.

In this month’s EFT Café  Andy Hunt will be demonstrating some techniques that help reduce the suffering that arises from our struggle to make the world a better place by being unhappy about it.

The EFT Café is on Wednesday 14th, Nov from 7pm-9pm and costs just £10.

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EFT Cafe – Using EFT With Our Inner Dissidents – Oct 10th

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It can be baffling, we think that we are just one person with a clear idea of who we are and what we want and then some part of us decides to go against the plan.Perhaps you have heard people say things like this  “I want to … but a part of me …”:

  • I want to stop smoking but a part of me keeps lighting up.
  • I am determined to loose weight but a part of me just wants to eat cake.
  • I want to move on with my career but part of me holds me back.

You get the picture. It’s as though a dissident part of ourselves decides to thwart our plans.

This month’s EFT Café is all about working with these parts that we experience as inner saboteurs.

Andy Hunt will show you how to honour and heal those parts of ourselves that seem to be at odds with what we want.

The EFT Cafe is on Wednesday October 10th at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre from 7pm to 9pm and costs just £10.

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EFT Cafe – Letting Go Of Resentment – Sept 12th 

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Resentment is a corrosive emotional response to the many injustices, great and small, in our lives.

When we are wronged, or feel wronged, by someone who is close to us or has power over us we may start to feel resentment and bitterness towards them.

Resentment is a painful emotion in itself and it is poisonous to our relationships. It may go on for years after the incident that originally provoked it. Unfortunately, resentment is a gift that gives and gives.

In the EFT Café on Wednesday 12th September Andy Hunt will take you through a new EFT proceedure to dissolve resentment and increase your peace of mind.

If you are a Level 2 Practitioner of EFT then the EFT Cafe qualifies as 2 hours of CPD

The EFT Cafe meets on Wednesday September 12th, at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7pm to 9pm. It costs just £10.

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EFT Cafe – July 11th – Picture Tapping

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In this month’s EFT Café  Andy Hunt will introduce Picture Tapping a very different way of using EFT to work on personal issues and self development.

In Picture Tapping you draw a picture of the issue you want to work on. This will be a metaphorical representation of the problem or situation that you want to work on.

(Don’t worry artistic skill is not required, stick figures and scribbles work really well in this process).

By tapping on what is shown in the image the experience of the issue can be dramatically changed in a short space of time with little or no discomfort

This process is:

  • a simple way to express and work with complex situations.
  • a relatively painless way of working with issues.
  • discrete, you are working with a metaphor for the situation rather than the situation itself.
  • fun. Most of the people who try this approach enjoy it (even those with no artistic skill).

The EFT Cafe is on Wednesday 11th July from 7pm-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre.

The cost is just £10.  All materials will be supplied but if you have a favourite “drawing kit” feel free to bring it along.

Note: Although this EFT Cafe is based on Picture Tapping by Philip Davies www.phoenixeft.co.uk I have not been trained by him in it’s use. This is my understanding of his process with some ideas of my own.

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EFT Cafe – June 13th – The Ping Pong Rehearsal Process

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How to use EFT to do things better next time

Have you noticed that a lot of our stressful situations are repetitive?

It is often the same old things over and over again.

Perhaps you have:

  • difficult meetings with your boss every week.
  • to endure your idiot brother in-law’s bad behaviour at regular family get-togethers.
  • a particular kind of customer that just keeps showing up and making your life miserable.
  • regular conversations with your teenage son that frequently turn into rows.
  • etc.

You survive each encounter with gritted teeth and dread the next incident.

That problem with these kinds of repetitive situations is that the previous ones condition our experience of the later ones. When we have a stressful encounter we are set up to be stressed in the next one, which could make the next one even more stressful, and so it goes on getting worse and worse.

In this EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will demonstrate the “Ping Pong Rehearsal Process” which will not only help you relieve the stress of these repetitive situations, it help you handle them much more gracefully in the future.

If you are a Level 2 Practitioner of EFT then the EFT Cafe qualifies as 2 hours of CPD

The EFT Cafe meets on Wednesday June 13th, at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7pm to 9pm. It costs just £10.

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How To Tackle Problems With EFT – May 9th, 2012

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Many people know how to do EFT but don’t know how to use it to tackle problems. They learn the techniques from a book or a workshop and enjoy the step by step approach, instructions and support, but when EFT would be really useful to them they are stumped.

They don’t know where to start or what to do.

What you need is a problem solving strategy rather than yet another tapping technique. You need a way of thinking about problems so that you can apply the EFT you already know to get the best results from your tapping.

If you know how to approach problems then you stand a much better chance of success.

This month’s EFT Cafe is a departure from the normal presentation of a technique for dealing with a specific problem. It is a distillation of some of the strategies that I have used to approach tricky situations, problems and stuck states in my everyday life.

It is all about how to think about problems, then take action to resolve them using EFT.

In addition to the presentation, there will also be an opportunity to practice some of these strategies on your own issues, so that when the time comes you will know what to do.

If you are a Level 2 Practitioner of EFT then the EFT Cafe qualifies as 2 hours of CPD

The EFT Cafe meets on Wednesday May 11th, at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7pm to 9pm. It costs just £10.

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EFT Cafe: The Empty Chair – April 11th

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This week’s EFT Cafe introduces The Empty Chair process which uses a blend of EFT and NLP techniques to get you out of a problem states and into your best self to move forward to make the changes you want to make.With this new process you can:

  • Reduce the negative charge in a situation
  • Identify what you want to achieve
  • Identify resources you need to achieve those goals
  • Gives you a way accessing those resources so you can use them to get what you want

You don’t need any prior experience of NLP but you do need some experience of EFT.

The EFT Cafe is on Wednesday 11th April between 7pm and 9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre. It costs just £10

Note: this Empty Chair process is not the same as the Gestalt Empty Chair process.

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EFT Cafe – March 14th – How To Take A Step Back From Yourself

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Taking A Different View

One of the problems that we have with problems is that we are stuck in them. 

We are in the middle of what is going on and it can be difficult for us to get a perspective on what is going on for us. It’s much easier to see other people problems because we are on the outside looking in, not the inside looking out. 

In this month’s EFT Cafe you can learn a simple technique that will allow you to step back from a problem situation to give you a different perspective of yourself in that predicament and use that view to guide your tapping. 

Using this process takes you out of the problem and gives you a freedom to manoeuvre that is not possible using standard EFT.

If you are a Level 2 Practitioner of EFT then the EFT Cafe qualifies as 2 hours of CPD.

Tea or coffee (you choose) will be provided. 

This EFT Cafe will be on Wednesday March 14th from 7-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice, Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne.  It costs just £10 

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EFT Cafe – Feb 8, 2012 – Stepping Stones

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From problem to outcome in six steps

The Stepping Stones process is a six step procedure that takes you from a current problem to a future outcome using EFT and NLP based linguistic and timeline patterns.

It can be used with small, medium and large problems to give a route out of the problem and into a more useful outcome.

This process will be a useful addition to your tapping repetoire if:

  • You don’t know where to start when working with problems.
  • You know how to soften a problem but are not sure where to go next
  • You want a reliable step by step problem solving protocol to follow.

The stepping stone process is based on an NLP based strategy I developed  back in 2007 called Stress Relief In Six Paragraphs. Adding EFT to this process allows us to clear out the emotional charge from the problem and reduce the blocks to achieving the desired outcome. 

The Stepping Stones process is designed to put the problem firmly in the past and clear the way to achieving the desired outcome. 

This EFT Cafe will be suitable for anyone with some experience of EFT who wants to use EFT for coaching others or self-coaching. If you are a Level 2 Practitioner of EFT then the EFT Cafe qualifies as 2 hours of CPD.

Tea or coffee (you choose) will be provided. 

This EFT Cafe will be on Wednesday February 8th from 7-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice, Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne.  It costs just £10