EFT Cafe – Tapping Into Skills – 12th June 2019

We can all think of skills we would like to have, or would like to be able to do better.

One way of developing skills is by using mental rehearsal to practice them in our minds before we put them into practice in the real world. Athletes and musicians are well known for using mental rehearsal techniques to improve their performance.

Just because we are not athletes or musicians doesn’t mean don’t use mental rehearsal for figuring out how to do something. If you have ever lain awake at night figuring out how best to approach an interview, presentation or doing something new, you will know what I mean.

Unfortunately many of us mentally rehearse all the ways things will feel bad or go wrong. This kind of mental rehearsal doesn’t help us get the results we want.

This is where tapping can help us take the kinks out of our mental rehearsal and improve our chances of success when we try those (new) skills in the real world.

In this months EFT Cafe on Wednesday 12th June Andy Hunt will demonstrate a simple way of using tapping to help our mental rehearsals and performance.

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EFT Cafe – 8th May 2019 – Doodle Tapping

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Feelings can be tricky.

Sometimes they can be both overwhelming and complicated, which can make them hard to work with using standard tapping process.

My friend and colleague Masha Bennett created ‘Doodle Tapping’ seven years ago to help her clients process difficult emotional states. She recently shared this simple process with me and I’ve since used it for myself and with clients with surprising results.

In this week’s EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will demonstrate ‘Doodle Tapping’ and how it can be used in a variety of situations (all materials will be provided).

The EFT Cafe is from 7pm – 9pm on the 8th May at St Oswald’s Hospice Education Centre in Newcastle and costs £10.

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EFT Cafe – 10th April 2019 – The 5 Whys

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Tapping Into The Root Cause Of Problems

When we are stuck in a problem, or stuck again in an old familiar problem, it’s hard to know what is causing it (the core issue).

If you don’t know what the cause of problem is how can you approach it with tapping?

That’s where the ‘5 Whys’ can help. This process was created in the 1950s by Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries, to uncover the root cause of manufacturing problems. This simple process turns out to be surprisingly good at uncovering the root causes of personal challenges. Once you know what the root cause you can apply EFT/Tapping more effectively.

In this month’s EFT Cafe on Wednesday 10th April 2019 Andy Hunt will be demonstrating how to combine the 5 Whys with tapping to get to the parts other processes don’t reach.

The EFT Cafe is held at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7pm to 9pm and costs just £10.

EFT Cafe – 13th March 2019 – Failing Your Way To Success

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Even though we all want to achieve things, we are all skilled at getting in our own way.

Most of the blocks to our progress are unconscious and most of the ways we could make progress are also unconscious.

In this week’s EFT Cafe, Andy Hunt will demonstrate a three part tapping process designed to simultaneously neutralise the some of the blocks that hold us back and help us find new ways to go forward.

EFT Cafe – 13th February – Tapping From A Safe Place

One of the great benefits of EFT is that it is a very gentle way to process unpleasant or even painful emotions.

Even so, when we face the prospect of processing uncomfortable emotions we can feel a certain amount of apprehension. The higher the apprehension or anxiety the harder it is to do the work.

In this months EFT Cafe we will explore some ways of helping ourselves, and the people we are tapping with, feel safer and more comfortable as we do our tapping work.

These perspectives on safety and how to elicit it are taken from the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) approach to working with painful emotions and childhood issues.

The EFT Cafe is on February 13th from 7pm-9pm at St Oswald’s Hospice and costs £10

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EFT Cafe – 9th January 2019 – The Gratitude Flip Revisited

Gratitude Flip

Last month I presented the Gratitude Flip at the EFT Cafe. Since only a few people were able to make it and I’ve come up with some new ways to use this process, so I’m going to present The Gratitude Flip again.

It’s clear that gratitude is good for your mental, physical and emotional health.

It is also clear that life is full of annoyances large and small that can make it difficult for us feel grateful.

What if we could use those annoyances to recycle our grumbles into gratitude?

It turns out that the Gratitude Flip can be used for rather more than just annoyances. I’ll be presenting these new uses at this EFT Cafe.

In this month’s EFT Cafe on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 7pm, Andy Hunt will present The Gratitude Flip Revisited a tapping procedure designed to turn everyday grumbles into gratitude (and rather more).

The EFT Cafe is held at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs just £10.

EFT Cafe – 12th December 2018 – The Gratitude Flip

Gratitude Flip

When you’re chewing on life’s gristle,
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this will help things turn out for the best …

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Eric Idle

It’s clear that gratitude is good for your mental, physical and emotional health.

It is also clear that life is full of annoyances large and small that can make it difficult for us feel grateful.

What if we could use those annoyances to recycle our grumbles into gratitude?

In this month’s EFT Cafe (close to the season of goodwill) on Wednesday 12th December at 7pm, Andy Hunt will present The Gratitude Flip a tapping procedure designed to turn everyday grumbles into gratitude.

The EFT Cafe is held at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs just £10.

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EFT Cafe – 14th November 2018 – Four Step Questioning For Better Tapping

Four Step QuestionsOne of the principles of EFT / Tapping is to be specific.

Unfortunately a lot of our problems seem vague and elusive.

How do you tap on low self esteem, general discontent, poor relationships, procrastination or indecisiveness?

Some things are just so vague that it’s like tapping on fog. So how can you get specific enough to tap?

In this month’s EFT Cafe on Wednesday 14th, November 2018 at 7pm Andy Hunt will demonstrate a four part questioning process to help you turn the vague and general into the concrete and specific.

In short, it will give you something to tap on.

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EFT Cafe – 10th October 2018 – How We Exist In The Minds Of Others

How we exist in the minds of othersHumans are social animals that thrive best in supportive groups and families.

The threat of being excluded from our social group can provoke a lot of fear and distress.

In order to understand how to fit in and get along with our caregivers and companions we soon learn how to imagine how other people think of us, and feel about us, so we can predict what others will do next and how best to respond to stay safe in our ‘tribe’.

As very young children we develop a ‘theory of mind’: the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, emotions, knowledge, etc.—to oneself, and to others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own.

With a good theory of mind we can empathise, choose appropriate gifts, ‘read’ body language and non-verbal cues, predict how someone will respond to a situation and many manage other facets of social life.

Our theory of ‘how we exist in the minds of others’ radically shape our experience.

If we think others think well of us then we will be comfortable and resourceful in our social world.

If we think others think badly of us we may feel (and fear being) unattractive, rejectable or vulnerable to attack.

In this week’s EFT Cafe on Wednesday, 10th October, Andy Hunt will explore using EFT to change the way we think other people think of us so we can be more resourceful, congruent and confident with others.

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EFT Cafe – 12th September – The Polarity Process

Polarity ProcessThe Polarity Process, designed by Steve Wells is a way of systematically softening our negative self-beliefs by working with the good and the bad of the ‘negative’ belief and its opposite the ‘positive’ belief.

By systematically processing the pros and cons of our limiting beliefs we can relax them into something more useful (and find greater self acceptance while doing it).

Join Andy Hunt at the EFT Cafe at 7pm on Wednesday 12th September to find out how to use this process.

The EFT Cafe is held at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne and costs just £10.