WHAT IS EFT TAPPING?
EFT Tapping is a combination of 8 well accepted mechanisms in psychology that facilitates rapid emotional, cognitive and physical processing of distressing events. EFT Tapping is an effective treatment for anxiety that works by calming the nervous system and regulating emotions. EFT Tapping is also an effective treatment for phobias, eliminating phobias completely, sometimes very quickly. EFT is also an incredibly effective method for resolving trauma once and for all. By reprocessing and completely processing trauma, or adverse events, we eliminate the charge on your nervous system once and for all. We all experience various forms of trauma in our lives. From day-to-day interactions that leave their mark on us, to large event Traumas that we all recognize easily. And the impact that trauma has on our lives is considerable. EFT Tapping is effective at completing the processing of incompletely processed experiences. And this is why EFT Tapping resolves trauma once and for all. EFT is not just a coping mechanism. It is a resolution mechanism.
In fact, Harvard Medical School Psychiatrist Eric Leskowitz, MD, says it’s “the most powerful intervention I’ve encountered in 25 years of work.”
And world renowned trauma researcher Bessel van der Kolk, MD, has said, “I could not do my trauma work without Tapping.”
HOW DOES EFT TAPPING WORK?
1) Imaginal Exposure
3) Somatic Activation
4) Amygdala/Prefrontal Cortex Rewiring & Deactivation
5) Information Processing & Reprocessing
6) Cognitive Restructuring
7) Memory Re-consolidation and
8) Eye Movement and Reprocessing.
I prefer to incorporate EFT into as much of our work as possible in order to provide you with as much relief as soon as possible. EFT Tapping Intensives are also available for anyone wanting an “individualized workshop” approach to facilitate as much progress as possible in a half-day or full day format.
If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to call me at 770-313-7768. I am very happy to answer whatever questions I can, and to redirect you to others if I cannot.
Tap Into Community: A Non-Profit Alliance of EFT Practitioners is here! This is your opportunity to become involved and active in EFT Tapping locally. This organization will offer member benefits, training and education opportunities with CEs, workshops, trainings, tools, community building and more – all in service of sharing EFT Tapping with those who need it most. Effectively, Ethically and Affordably. Please join us!
Please be on the lookout for our upcoming announcements and your chance to get involved. We look forward to joining forces with you and making big contributions to the well-being of our local community with EFT.
THE SCIENCE OF EFT
In a Randomized Controlled Trial of 50 Veterans diagnosed with PTSD, 86% of them no longer met criteria for this diagnosis after only 6 sessions with EFT. Furthermore, participants sustained this result over 3 and 6 month checks.
And another study measured a dramatic reduction in participants’ Cortisol levels (24-50%) after Tapping. Cortisol is a hormone that regulates stress in our bodies and contributes to the disease process.
And these are just two of many compelling results. Therefore, I encourage you to read the science at EFT International’s Research Page. Using the drop-down menu, you can choose the topics that interest you most.
A whopping 98% of EFT studies thus far show statistically significant results.
2019 EFT TAPPING CIRCLE DATES
First Saturday of most Months
The Sage Center, 2849-B Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30341
11 am – 12:30 pm *unless otherwise noted
March 2 – No meeting due to EFT Level 1 & 2 Training at The Link
July 6 No meeting.
ADVANCED EFT PRACTITIONER & TRAINER IN TRAINING
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and an Advanced Tapping Practitioner certified by EFT International. She has completed more than 10 training courses in EFT Tapping at Levels 1, 2 and 3. In addition, she received mentoring from Valerie Lis, EFT Expert and Trainer, Ann Adams, EFT Founding Master, and Jondi Whitis, EFT Master Trainer. She presents workshops and speaks about EFT Tapping on a regular basis.
Melissa is also trained in Picture Tapping Therapy, a powerful derivative of EFT that engages the unconscious through metaphor and drawing. Dramatic EFT results are achieved with PTT without much “talk” at all. Please let me know if you’d like to know more about Picture Tapping Therapy.
EFT WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Intro to EFT Workshop, September 23, 2017, Sage Center, Tucker, GA, 6 CEs
Intro to EFT Presentation, Georgia School Counselors Association, March 1, 2018, Mercer University, Tucker, GA
EFT for Provider Self Care, May 18, 2018, The Llama Luxury Cottage, Decatur, GA, Jondi Whitis, 6 Ethics CEs
EFT for Pain Management, May 19, 2018, The Llama Luxury Cottage, Decatur, GA, Jondi Whitis, 6 CEs
EFT Levels 1 & 2, March 1, 2, 3 2019, Norcross, GA, Co-led with Jondi Whitis, 18 CEs
EFT Tapping Circle, Monthly, Sage Center, Tucker, GA, FREE
Intro to EFT Tapping, EDIN – The Eating Disorders Information Network, August 2019
EFT Tapping for Clinical Social Workers, October 19, 2019, Marietta, NASW GA Annual Conference
Intro to EFT Tapping, Tap Into Community, October 26, 2019, Atlanta Center for Wellness
Co-led with Cassie Gaub, Coach
EFT Levels 1 & 2, November 8, 9, 10 2019, The Summit Wellness Group, Co-led with Jondi Whitis, Roswell, GA
2020 Schedule Coming Soon
I am committed to sharing EFT Tapping with as many people in the community as possible. And I am 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 and to share it!