Archives for March 2011

The Evolution of EFT

Hi all,

Yesterday, I had an amazing 2+ hours Teleconference with Dawson Church, Lisa Bacon (EFT U Trainer Co-ordinator) and about 20 people from the EFT U Trainers Workshop, some of whom are already running EFT U Trainings and some of whom are about to, and some, like me, still completing Trainer’s requirements. (I plan to be qualified by June after I’ve recovered from my knee replacement next week).

We went through the EFT U Level 1 and 2 Training Powerpoints and asked questions, made suggestions for minor alterations and had a very informative session.
The following article was given to us by Dawson to read about the evolution of EFT (as it is a topic of one of our slides) and I thought it would be good for all our VEPN members to have too. So here it is-
http://energypsychologyjournal.org/?p=63

Enjoy spreading EFT,

Cheers,

Jenny Johnston

Case Study – Snake phobia

EFT Case Study – Nola
by Jenny Johnston
Client History – Nola (not her real name), is a 40 year old married mother with 2 children, 11 and 9. She has had a severe phobia of snakes her whole life, as had her mother and grandmother. She emigrated from the UK to Australia 4 years ago and remembers hyperventilating when landing as she thought there might be snakes on the ground when they landed (she knew Australia had a lot of snakes). She was brought to see me for EFT by her close friend who was my sister-in-law. She arrived looking very nervous and told me she was very nervous and had sweaty hands and if she hadn’t been driven here, she would have been too anxious to come.
Rapport/What to expect – I smiled and offered her a cuppa and with my sister-in-law, we sat around the coffee table and informally talked together first. I explained to her that EFT was a gentle technique that wasn’t designed to frighten her or make her more anxious in any way and that it would be something that she could learn and take away for herself as a tool to relieve anxious feelings about anything when they came up for her. She seemed to relax more and asked, “You’re not going to show me a picture of a snake or make me hold a plastic or rubber one, are you?” I let her know that we would not be doing anything that she didn’t feel completely comfortable and at ease with and that she would have complete control as to how the session would go, as I would always ask her to tell me her anxiety level on a scale of 1 – 10 and ask permission to go on to the next stage after first explaining the next stage in detail to her. I told her that we would not do anything that she was anxious about in any way. She relaxed a little more. I asked her if she was ready to begin our session in another room and whether she was comfortable to do so without her friend. She was comfortable with that.

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EFT Case Study about Snake Phobia

EFT Case Study – Nola
by Jenny Johnston
Client History – Nola (not her real name), is a 40 year old married mother with 2 children, 11 and 9. She has had a severe phobia of snakes her whole life, as had her mother and grandmother. She emigrated from the UK to Australia 4 years ago and remembers hyperventilating when landing as she thought there might be snakes on the ground when they landed (she knew Australia had a lot of snakes). She was brought to see me for EFT by her close friend who was my sister-in-law. She arrived looking very nervous and told me she was very nervous and had sweaty hands and if she hadn’t been driven here, she would have been too anxious to come.
Rapport/What to expect – I smiled and offered her a cuppa and with my sister-in-law, we sat around the coffee table and informally talked together first. I explained to her that EFT was a gentle technique that wasn’t designed to frighten her or make her more anxious in any way and that it would be something that she could learn and take away for herself as a tool to relieve anxious feelings about anything when they came up for her. She seemed to relax more and asked, “You’re not going to show me a picture of a snake or make me hold a plastic or rubber one, are you?” I let her know that we would not be doing anything that she didn’t feel completely comfortable and at ease with and that she would have complete control as to how the session would go, as I would always ask her to tell me her anxiety level on a scale of 1 – 10 and ask permission to go on to the next stage after first explaining the next stage in detail to her. I told her that we would not do anything that she was anxious about in any way. She relaxed a little more. I asked her if she was ready to begin our session in another room and whether she was comfortable to do so without her friend. She was comfortable with that.

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