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5 Reasons you need mind-body approaches (like EFT) in your toolkit
The latest neuroscience findings and trauma-informed therapy point to the importance of including non-verbal, body-oriented, “bottom-up” systems to effectively treat most emotional problems.
The vast majority of psychological and emotional problems are created or exacerbated by stressful and traumatic events.
More and more clients are looking for holistic approaches.
Mind-body approaches allow you to work on multiple levels at the same time.
This EFT Professional Skills 1 workshop, thoughtfully designed by the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, meets all of these reasons and much more.eft workshop, eft training, eft course, emotional freedom techniques
Do you wish you had an evidence-based, mind-body approach that can rapidly treat traumatic or stressful memories and experiences with results that last?
Do you want tools that help clients develop a mindful and compassionate perspective as well as shift their experience towards emotional well being ?
If a client is about to tell you a horrible event that causes them tremendous emotional pain, are you absolutely confident that you can stay totally present with them AND help them resolve that event so that they feel whole and without pain?
Do you desire a skill set that allows you to work effectively with a wide variety of clinical and performance issues?
Is it important to you to have a professional level energy psychology training that you can integrate with your current framework and skills?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read on about this great Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) training!
IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE READ.
This EFT course is open to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, addictions counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, physicians, psychiatric nurses, chiropractors and acupuncturists. 14 CE/CME/CNE is available. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more details.
ACEP’s Emotional Freedom Techniques Professional Skills 1 is a first-class model of how a comprehensive program of training can be delivered on the internet.
Stephen Porges, PhD, Developer of Polyvagal Theory
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
The most well known and researched energy psychology method.
It's a great place to start - or broaden your holistic toolkit.
Rapid, Gentle & Effective
Deeply effective at treating a wide variety of conditions including stress, anxiety, panic, trauma, addictions, depression, chronic pain.
Can work swiftly, even with trauma and post traumatic stress.
Restores emotional regulation without significant adverse effects and less medication.*
Powerful tool for working with school, business and sports performance issues (some Olympic athletes use EFT!).
* The statement on medication is based on clinical experience.
There have been over 100 published studies using meridian tapping approaches
50 randomized controlled trials
98% of published studies have found positive results
3 meta analyses of EFT specifically, and they all showed large effect sizes
Now approved as a “generally safe” therapy by the US Veterans Administration (VA).
The latest neuroscience findings show that stress and trauma affects a person's body-mind system.
Emotional Freedom Techniques works with the body, emotions, sensory information and cognitions in an integrated manner.
Emotional Freedom Techniques utilizes awareness, mindfulness
and the therapeutic relationship.
Integrates Easily With
Cognitive behavior therapy
Couples & family approaches
And many other approaches
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What is EFT?
Sometimes called "acupressure for the emotions,” Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) (or "tapping”) is a highly focused energy psychology method that rapidly releases the emotional impact of stressful or traumatic life events from the body-mind system.
First, clients bring their attention to distressing memories and symptoms. Second, practitioners walk them through a process of voicing specific statements while tapping on a series of acupuncture meridian points. This activation appears to reduce levels of stress while stimulating processing of previously stuck emotions and habit patterns. Do you want to learn more about EFT? - Watch our free video series.
What Makes This EFT Course Special?
In a recent survey, 74% our students rated this EFT course as MORE effective than a live 2 day training. The remaining 26% rated it equal to live training.
Includes live, virtual small group meetings with trained EFT expert facilitators. You will actually be doing video online practice sessions with another student. You can even ask for help from your highly trained EFT facilitator in real time. (Yes, we have solved that drawback to online training.)
Is tailored for mental health professionals, physicians, nurses and other licensed allied health professionals. (A course for coaches will be available soon.)
Includes demonstrations with detailed commentary to help you think like an expert EFT practitioner.
Is designed so that you will go deeper and faster than many other courses.
By the end of Professional Skills 1, you will have the basic tools you need to use EFT with many of your clients’ problems. EFT course
Learn EFT from an integrative framework that spans many areas, from cognitive-based therapy to interpersonal neurobiology to Qigong
Discover how to incorporate EFT with the needs of clinical practice such as treatment planning
Learn techniques that are usually taught in more advanced EFT courses
Understand how to use EFT from both a palliative care/symptom management approach as well as a trauma informed framework. And you will learn when to use each approach.
Learn from trainers who are licensed mental health clinicians with over 50 years of combined experience AND who are experts in energy psychology, trauma, addiction, Qigong and more.
Be able to get CME/CNE (physicians and nurses) or CE (psychologists, social workers, counselors, addiction counselors)
What will the EFT training look like?
A 5 week, structured online program that allows you to learn EFT from the comfort of your own home or office, at times that are convenient for you
Mixed with 4, weekly LIVE virtual small group practice sessions with your own trained EFT facilitator so you can ask questions and practice the skills (just like you do in an on-site workshop). These video sessions let you hear and see the entire small group. We've added an optional 5th live small group session at no charge. This session will be geared toward helping you integrate EFT into your practice. So the total training is now 6 weeks.
Each live session has two aspects:
1) Discussions/questions - you will get to ask questions and there will be discussions of important concepts
2) Practice (this is so cool!) You will pair off with one person in a virtual break out room. You and your partner will actually practice different parts of EFT. If you run into issue you can ask for help from your facilitator or your facilitator may just enter the room and observe. This is just like doing a practice session in a live workshop. Actually it is better because the ratio of students to trainer is 6:1.You will also have access to a closed Facebook page so you can interact with fellow classmates and get your questions answered.
You'll get these powerful learning tools
VIDEOS of all faculty presentations that you can stream
AUDIO FILES for easy listening. You can download these files quickly and listen to them anywhere
PROFESSIONAL TRANSCRIPTS that you can study to deepen your learning. We’ve created full transcripts for each presentation so you can more easily integrate the key ideas into your work.
HANDOUTS that supplement the lectures, including graphs and charts
QUIZZES that provide you with feedback on how well you’re retaining what you’re learning
HOMEWORK that helps you deepen your understanding of key ideas and techniques
FREE MONTHLY ZOOM CALLS after the course to help you integrate EFT into your practice!
By the end of this course you’ll be ready to start using EFT with your clients.
How to deconstruct beliefs, diagnoses and symptoms into treatable components
Testing your work
The Basic Recipe
Nine Gamut Procedure
Constricted Breathing Technique
Tearless Trauma Technique
The Personal Peace Procedure
Integrating EFT into a trauma-informed approach
Integrating EFT with other clinical approaches
Scientific research demonstrating that EFT is evidence-based treatment
Neuroscience of EFT
The history of EFT and its place in energy psychology
Difference between professional and personal use of EFT
EFT and mind-body approaches to treatment
How to use EFT for symptom relief and emotional down regulation (palliative care)
How to work with EFT to treat the source of problems
How to integrate EFT with your practice
How to introduce EFT to clients
Integrating EFT with treatment planning
Basic applications to specific disorders including trauma, stress, addictions, anxiety, over eating, pain, and performance issues
Meet the Trainers
Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPC, DCEP
Michael DeMolina has been ACEP’s lead EFT trainer for over 8 years. He is a rare breed of trainer who understands and practices energy work and psychotherapy in both breadth and depth. Michael is a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP) and an ACEP Certified Advanced Practitioner of EFT. He is chairman emeritus of the National Qigong Association and was selected as a “National Expert in Qigong and Tai Chi” by the University of Illinois. He is also a nationally certified master addiction counselor and a master practitioner and trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming. He served in the U.S. Army for four years as a behavioral science specialist.
Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP
Robert Schwarz has been a licensed psychologist for 30 years. He is a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP). Bob has trained therapists internationally on trauma treatment, panic and anxiety, energy psychology. For the last 10 years Bob has been the executive director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He has organized over 25 conferences on energy psychology trauma treatment, Ericksonian hypnosis, brief therapy, that trained over 18,000 therapists. Bob also designed ACEP’s online program The Science of Energy Healing. He has authored 3 books: Tools for Transforming Trauma, PTSD: A Clinician’s Guide and We’re No Fun Anymore: Guiding Couples to a Joy Filled Marriage Through the Power of Play, as well as numerous articles and papers. Emotional Freedom Techniques
A few of our many rave reviews
I am finding this course very valuable even though I was already using EFT with clients. It presents EFT very clearly and breaks it down in ways that were new to me despite having studied EFT. Although I knew Emotional Freedom Techniques worked, I wasn't getting the results I wanted with clients - now I understand what to do a bit differently for better results."
Elizabeth K. Handleman, Ph.D., DCEP:, Hingham, Massachusetts
The content is challenging and fast paced but broken into manageable learning experiences. It is very beneficial to have unlimited access to the presentations and to have the ability to listen to them as many times as needed. The videos are extremely well done. Using Zoom for Q&A , review, and practice is very beneficial, enhances the learning experience, and is easy to use."
Renée R Fletcher, MSN, RN, CNS, HTCP, MSI-BC, Nurse Director Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Methodist Hospital - San Antonio, Tx
I am really enjoying the modules. So well put together. I feel really cared for in the learning of this material. I like the pace and the quality of time you spend on each point. Online learning continues to blow me away at how effective it is. I'm in Switzerland and feel blessed to be able to join you in learning something I've had on my radar for many years! I am in the midst of my own health journey right now and have been using tapping on myself. This is how I was finally convinced it's time for me to learn it thoroughly and incorporate it into my work with adults and teens.
Leslie Peake, MS , Upper School Counselor at Zurich International School Switzerland
How Do I Sign Up?
Enroll in the next class.
You must be enrolled at least 1 week before class begins. Once the class is filled you will be able to join the next available class (usually 2 months later). Classes fill quickly so we encourage you to sign up today to hold your space!
Sign up for your specific small group day and time.
There will be multiple options available. You will be signing up for 5, 1-hour sessions at the same day and time. The earlier you sign up, the more selection you have for the times and days of your small group practice sessions. Spaces are limited to only 6 students per session so that instructors can better facilitate the practice sessions. Check out available dates and times for group work by clicking on the calendar below.
Once the class opens, start watching or listening to the material online.
You can do this whenever you want. You can stream video and audio or download the audio and written material. Assignments are given throughout the course.
Move at a pace so that you will have covered the material necessary before each of the four live sessions.
Each live session builds upon the previous sessions and course material. (Just like it would in a live workshop.)
At the end of the course...
You can take a multiple choice test if you want CE/CME/CNE hours.
Clinics, hospitals, group practices, agencies: enjoy the synergies when multiple clinicians are trained in EFT. Group discounts are available: Groups of 3-4 can save 10%. Groups of 5 or more can save 15%. Click here for details
Class Begins February 10, 2020
Price - $447
1 payment of $447 OR 2 payments of $250
The February 2020 Class will be 6 weeks long - we are offering an optional, FREE5th Zoom meeting to give you a chance to get in one more Q&A and practice session before you finish the course! Plus, free monthly zoom calls after the course to help you integrate EFT into your practice.
The next Professional Skills 1 course will be in June 2020! In the meantime, take a look at our free EFT miniseries here!
Eligibility for EFT Professional Skills 1
The program is intended for practitioners in any profession who are trained and licensed to work with emotional trauma and distress, or with the emotional aspects of illness or injury, or with any kind of mental health problems. This program assumes a reasonable level of counseling skill. The following degrees and/or job specializations are required.
Masters' degree level or higher licensed mental health professionals (psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, LMHCs, addiction counselors)
Psychiatrists and physicians
Nurses with an MSN specializing in psychiatric nursing
Certified addiction counselors (bachelors' level) who have at least 3 years full time experience counseling addicts
Licensed acupuncturists or licensed chiropractors (you should already have experience and counseling skills dealing with client’s emotional issues)
If you are unsure if you meet these criteria, contact Alyson D'Alessandro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-380-2448.
Class Begins February 10, 2020
Tuition - $447
Two great payment options! 1 Payment of $447
2 Payments of $250
Access to the internet at a rate that allows for video
A webcam and microphone so that you can participate in the live virtual sessions
What If I Want to Go Further?
Our Professional Skills Level 2 online EFT course is available after you complete Professional Skills 1, immediately followed by the option for you to continue on for certification. Once you complete Professional Skills 2 you can go on to become an ACEP certified EFT Practitioner or certified EFT Advanced Practitioner. Learn more about our EFT certification program
14 CE/CME/CNE hours are available for this EFT course for psychologists, social workers, counselors, LMFTs, physicians, nurses, and acupuncturists. Learn more
Instructions for Requesting Accomodations for Disabilities
If you require accommodations for a disability, please contact us at 484-380-2448 or via email at email@example.com.
Want EFT training, but can't make this EFT Course?
For more information, questions or concerns, contact ACEP - Alyson D’Alessandro | firstname.lastname@example.org | 484-380-2448.
ACEP is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association
7 day unconditional guarantee
Purchasing this amazing EFT course is 100% risk free with ACEP’s unconditional guarantee. The refund period is limited because of the length of the course. Therefore, if you are dissatisfied with the course for any reason, contact us within 7 days after the class starts and we will refund 100% of your money. No refunds will be processed after 7 days.
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