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2020 EFT Tapping Events in Metro Atlanta

There are several EFT Tapping events heading your way this year.  These include introductory workshops, basic foundational training (good toward EFT International certifications) and advanced EFT training.

These trainings, networking events, workshops (and more) are for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors and mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, nurses and more.  They are also for EFT Practitioners who may not be licensed, and for anyone just getting started with EFT Tapping in any capacity at all.

The information below is from our most recent training.  Please for all upcoming events.

By now you may know that it’s all about resolving trauma – small, medium, large trauma.  Trauma resolution is key.  Other uses of Tapping include performance enhancement, anxiety reduction, phobia elimination, weight loss and other clinical applications.  EFT Tapping can be used at many levels of expertise.  At its most basic level, it can help regulate emotions and can be used by clients on their own.  This alone makes EFT Tapping worth learning and sharing.  At more sophisticated levels, EFT Tapping is an effective trauma resolution method and pain management method that achieves remarkable results in Randomized Controlled Trials.

Jondi Whitis is a Master Trainer and a Board Member of EFT International’s Training Advisory Board.  She is committed to ensuring the highest quality in-person training is available through EFT International.  Jondi has trained and researched with Gary Craig, the originator of “EFT Tapping.”  She has participated in important PTSD Research Trials and disaster relief efforts in Sandy Hook/Newtown and more.  Jondi is a lively and engaging instructor who is passionate about EFT Tapping Training.

Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Midtown Atlanta and an EFT Advanced Practitioner and Trainer in Training.  Melissa will co-lead this training.  She is always excited to share the effectiveness of EFT Tapping and has formed a non-profit, TAP INTO COMMUNITY 501(c)3.  Please check us out.

Join us for an intensive (but fun) Atlanta EFT Training weekend!  If you cannot join us for the official EFT International Training, please make sure to come to our 3 hour EFT Tapping Event October 26, 2019!

Tuition / Refund Policy for EFT 1 & 2, Nov 8, 9, 10 2019 Atlanta

Tuition 599.00 until October 8, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. (4 weeks prior.)

Tuition 699.00 after October 8, 2019, 11:59 EST. (2 weeks prior.)

Full refunds on or before October 18, 2019, 11:59 EST. (3 weeks prior.)

No refunds after October 18, 2019.

Atlanta EFT Tapping Training 1 & 2 PROGRAM AGENDA


Two (2) Written Modules will be emailed to participants one week prior to the in-person class.

*Ethics, Scope of Practice, & Informed Consent considerations will be addressed throughout the entirety of this Training, with a Review of same scheduled for the final module.

DAY 1 – NOV 8, 2019

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcome & Pre-Frame Course & Classroom Expectations

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Module 1

  • History of EFT Tapping Development – TCM and American
  • 8 Mechanisms – Acupressure, Exposure, Desensitization, Cognitive Shifts,
    Memory Reconsolidation, Trance, Eye Movements, Downward Regulation of CNS
  • Current Research Highlights – Meridians, Cortisol, PTSD, Phobias
  • How to Introduce Tapping into the Clinical / Therapeutic Setting
  • Basic EFT Tapping Protocol & Structure/Set-Ups & Sequencing
  • Languaging for Maximum Effectiveness
  • Testing Methods for Adults and Children

10:30 AM – 10:45 PM     

10:45 – 12:15 PM
Module 2

  • Identifying and Mapping Aspects of an Adverse / Traumatic Event
  • Identifying Hyper-arousal peaks and processing completely
  • Systematic reduction of CNS Activation using various EFT approaches
  • Additional Acupressure Points

Module 3

  • Overview of specific EFT Techniques and Uses
  • Basic EFT
  • Tell the Story
  • The Movie Technique
  • The Gentle Techniques
  • Non-Verbal Processing with EFT
  • Working with the triggered / activated client
  • Demonstration and Discussion

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Module 4

  • EFT for Daily Stressors – Experiential
  • Demonstration
  • Exercise
  • Discussion

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Module 5

  • EFT Tapping for Distressing Emotion
  • EFT Tapping for Distressing Thoughts
  • EFT Tapping for Somatic and Physical Distress
  • FT Techniques for eliminating emotional component of physical pain
  • EFT Techniques for everyday somatic sensations
  • EFT Techniques for Cravings – Food, Alcohol, Drugs, other
  • Demonstration
  • Exercise – Tapping for Elimination of Cravings (using students’ source of cravings)

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Module 6

  • The Neuroscience of Trauma and the Client Experience
  • Grounding, Reorienting and Reorganizing
  • EFT Tapping for Traumatic Events – Strategies, processes
  • Modulating the Effects of a Triggered Nervous System with EFT Gentle Techniques
  • EFT Calm and Contain techniques for Emotional Flooding and CNS Overwhelm

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Q and A

DAY 2 – NOV 9, 2019

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcome, Review Day 1 Highlights & Pre-Frame Day 2

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Module 7

  • Approaching Trauma Responsibly
  • Ethical & Scope of Practice Considerations
  • Intro to Gentle EFT Techniques – Tearless Trauma, Sneaking Up/Sneaking Away on the Problem, Tell the Story, The Movie Technique, Combinations of the Techniques
  • What is the Apex Effect?

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Module 8

  • Traumatic Memory – 4 Features
  • Memory Reprocessing and Reconsolidation
  • Re-telling vs Re-living
  • The Trauma Capsule
  • Triggering Trauma / Exposure for Effective Re-Processing and Emotional Regulation
  • Protective Distancing / Revisiting the Gentle Techniques

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Module 9

  • Body’s Reactions & Threat Response
  • Somatic Activation with Traumatic Memory
  • EFT Techniques for Somatic Reprocessing and Resolution
  • Common somatic experiences with EFT Tapping

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Module 10

  • Borrowing Benefits – Shared benefits of EFT Tapping in pairs, groups
  • Demos & Practice Trios
  • Discussion & Feedback

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

DAY 3 – NOV 10, 2019

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Review Day 1 & 2 Highlights & Pre-frame Day 3

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Module 11

  • Effectively Identifying Limiting Core Values, Core Beliefs
  • Using EFT Tapping to Eradicate Distressing / Limiting Core Beliefs
  • EFT’s Focus on the Negative & When / If to Add ‘Positive’
  • Set Up Affirmations – Balancing the Neurology of Trauma
  • Demo & Practice, Feedback

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Module 12

  • Structuring your Effective EFT Sessions
  • Incorporating EFT into your existing clinical practice
  • How and When NOT to use EFT Tapping – Contraindications

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Module 13

  • Testing Methods for Validity and Assessment
  • Demonstration of EFT Tapping Session with Testing
  • Practice Testing in Triads – Observer, Facilitator, Client

Module 14

  • Reflecting back, Reframes, and using the Client’s words
  • Effectively facilitating cognitive shifts with clients – what to do and what NOT to do

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Module 15

  • EFT with Groups
  • EFT via Phone and Internet
  • Other EFT Concepts – Proxy, Surrogacy, Children, Animals
  • *Ethics, Scope of Practice, Informed Consent – Wrap Up
  • Resources for Practitioners, Clinicians and Clients
  • Becoming an EFT Practitioner: Training, Mentoring, Certification options

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Evaluations, Certificates, Sign-Out

Four (4) Written Learning Modules will be delivered via email to all students within one week of class completion.

Two (2) hours of Mentoring Calls will be offered to all students within 2 weeks of class completion.

Atlanta EFT Tapping Training 1 & 2

After completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Explain and demonstrate use of the foundational EFT/Tapping skills including identifying the 12 main Meridian Points used in EFT and applying the basic Tapping algorithm/procedure to distressing thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.

Discuss and demonstrate building rapport and safety with clients as part of using EFT in the context of a healing relationship.

Explain and discuss the importance and benefits of using the client’s own words and subjective experience while using EFT Tapping.

Identify online EFT Research resources for their own education as well as for sharing with clients.

List and discuss with a client (role play) various Aspects (as defined in EFT) of an identified problem or issue.

Create and implement quality questions during an EFT session in class.

Discuss (in role play/practice) basics of the body’s trauma experience, and its biological, emotional and physical components.

Demonstrate (in role play/practice) use of EFT’s Gentle Techniques to relieve overwhelm and emotional flooding.

Apply several methods of Measurement throughout their use of EFT Tapping with client (in role play/practice).

Use Calibration while observing the client (in role play/practice) during an EFT session.

Identify Cognitive and/or Perspective Shifts in the client (in role play/practice).

Use the Tell the Story technique and The Movie Technique (in role play/practice).

Describe Abreactions, and how to use Tapping preventatively.

Demonstrate uncovering Limiting Beliefs from early learning experiences and families of origin and how to use this information effectively during an EFT Tapping session (in role play/practice).

Demonstrate uncovering specific Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) during an EFT Tapping session (in role play/practice).

Identify the concepts of Reversals and Resistance as well as how to address these as additional Aspects with EFT Tapping.

Use Tail Enders effectively in an EFT session with a client.

Demonstrate the basic elements of a well-structured EFT session.

Identify and discuss the differences in using EFT with adults vs. children, individually vs in groups, as well as Surrogate Tapping.

Identify and discuss my professional Scope of Practice, Ethical considerations and how I will provide Informed Consent as well as maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and referral sources.

Grievance Policy

We seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner.  Please submit a written grievance to: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW,, 770-313-7768.  Grievances will receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

The Summit Wellness Group training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW,, 770-313-7768.

CE Information

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

NASW GA Approval

“This program was approved for 18 Core hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers- Georgia Chapter as authorized by Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist.”

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) Approval

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

We are committed to sharing EFT Tapping with as many people in the community as possible.  And we are committed to offering EFT Tapping Training that is effective, ethical and affordable.  Most of all, I encourage you to seek out EFT Tapping resources from whichever organization is the best fit for you.  So whether it’s EFT International (non-profit), EFT Universe (for profit), EFT Tapping Training Institute (for profit), Gary Craig’s Emofree, The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology – or anywhere else – we support your decision to seek out EFT Tapping training!