EFT Level I Workshop… done!

June 30, 2008 at 12:19 am | Posted in All about little boy, Rantings and ravings, The Miracles | 1 Comment

Today was the 2nd session of my EFT Level I workshop. The bad news is, i lost about 5 pple from 1st session… and i know at least 2 of them are occupied with other activities which i have no control over. Not sure about the rest, and what i plan to do is to email them to ask for reasons why they didn’t come, get their feedback on the workshop, and invite them to join the 2nd session of the July run so that they can get their certificate of completion.

The gd news is, it was another fantastic session today! Some participants were able to share reports of how they used EFT for themselves and others. One managed to incorporate as part of her yoga daily practice and noted improvement in her chronic neck pain. One was daring enough to use it, albeit for her daughter and not herself, in public – despite strange glances from other pple, kudos to her! Another, who is a school counsellor, have been using EFT on her students all week, even doing it in groupwork, and aside from having shorter sessions with students who actually say they feel better and are ready to leave the room, she also noticed that by the end of the day, she feels less grouchy and more cheerful. That’s the wonderful thing about being an EFT practitioner – with all the tapping you do on yourself while accompanying your client in the process, you can’t help but balance your own energy system, and feel very good even after a long day of seeing clients!

I’m very glad that i managed to share a lot of my personal experiences with them, cos i think that is one powerful way to connect with the audience as well as show them that i’m a living example of how EFT works. In fact, i passionately advocated to them that EFT should be spread to the public. Of cos, not everyone may find EFT suitable for them. But at least pple would know such a tool exists and can have the choice of whether they want to use it or not.

There were plenty of nods in response to my wish that more pple learn EFT, so that they can use it to find inner peace. And i do hope that they will share EFT with those around them, either by teaching them directly or recommending my workshops to them. I truly believe that when more pple knows what EFT is about and that it’s more than a strange tapping technique, together we can bring about world peace, starting from ourselves.

As i told Mr Gua Gua, even though i feel pretty drained by the end of the workshop, because honestly, public speaking isn’t something that comes naturally to me, i also feel tremendously fulfilled. It’s a great satisfaction to hear participants report how they have found EFT useful and how they intend to use EFT to help themselves and other pple in future. It’s also a great satisfaction to share some of my learnings from personal experience and my counselling practice, such as why some of us may choose to keep our problem (i wrote an entry specially on this, in How can EFT/therapy help you), because it happens to so many of us. And educating many pple at once on this means that i can help to raise their awareness and help them clear their own issues more effectively.

As Mr Gua Gua aptly puts it, i’m teaching pple how to fish for themselves…. and what a tremendous blessing it is for me to be able to do that! I’m seriously considering doing EFT workshops on a monthly basis, perhaps every last 2 Sundays of each month, perhaps 2 Level I workshops which will focus on self-help alternating with 1 Level II workshops which will focus on achieving personal dreams and helping others. There are only benefits to doing workshops. Income is only one of the factors. Another huge benefit is that i get to truly benefit so many pple at once, and those pple will get to help those around them as well, creating a wonderful ripple effect that will result in much healing being done. It makes me smile to think of that. The thing about workshops is that most pple already come ready to learn, ready to help themselves, and of cos, because they have paid a sum of money to come, they would be motivated to get the most out of it. Compared to counselling, where sometimes clients are forced to come or just want to come and complain, workshops can definitely a much more effective way to make a real difference.

Of cos, now that i’m asking the universe to send me only those clients who are ready to change, i believe that counselling is a way to help the client define their healing journey so that they can move in the right direction for themselves. As my EFT reputation grows and pple come to me having learnt EFT already and just need professional support to access deeper issues, i am sure i can support them much more effectively, compared to clients who are not ready to use EFT yet and are more used to talk therapy. Overseas EFT practitioners sometimes have the advantage of working in a community where EFT has already been popularised, and there is not much need to explain EFT and some of the concepts to the client, saving a lot of time and increasing the rate of clearing of issues. Nevertheless, i have already been through the difficult phase of introducing EFT to clients who have never heard of it before, which only steepens my learning curve, and that’s a gd thing too, but i am still looking forward to specialising in EFT therapy and encountering clients who already know what EFT is all about.

I’m also very blessed to have such a supportive Mr Gua Gua. Initially, i was in a dilemma whether to do EFT workshops on Sundays or Saturdays. Sundays would be mean cutting into family time. Saturdays would mean cutting into my counselling time, especially working clients who can only make it on Saturdays. When i told Mr Gua Gua about my dilemma, he said i can just go ahead with Sundays and he would support me all the way. In fact, he was adamant about taking care of little boy on his own today (though my MIL still came later in the day cos she doesn’t quite trust Mr Gua Gua herself!) and i think they got some quality father-son bonding today. 🙂

For these 2 Sundays, Mr Gua Gua has been bringing little boy to my office after his nap, which nicely coincides with my packing up time after the workshop, and i have had the joy of hearing little boy calling out for me Mee-MEEEEEE, and watching him bend over to peer through the transparent part of the glass doors. After i let him in, he would happily pitter-patter in and help himself to the water dispenser, leftover bananas from teabreak, and make sure he tries out all the things on my table e.g. phone, computer, pen and paper. The day gets even better as we go off to East Coast Park. ECP has developed a lot since the last time we have been there (as Mr Gua Gua reminded me, on our very first date 6 years ago!), and now there is a wide range of eateries, carnival rides, booths, etc. For these 2 Sundays, little boy has enjoyed himself at the rides and MacDonalds’ playground, and both Mr Gua Gua and i have been pleasantly delighted by his total enjoyment of the claypot porridge at the Hongkong cafe. Seldom do we see him finish his food at one sitting, and not only that, he would pause every now and then to look at us and exclaim with a thumbs up, VERY GOOD! Wow… The food is slightly pricey, but with such a nice and comfortable ambience and great food, and such rare rave reviews from little boy, we are definitely going to come here more often.

Today i also took him down to the sea and to my surprise, he wanted to dip his feet into the waves. What a long way he has come, since his younger days where he would not dare to go into the sea – today, even with the stronger waves splashing onto his shorts, he would laugh excitedly. Little boy is not such a little boy anymore!

Another bonus benefit of going to ECP… little boy would be totally drained out by the end of the day. For the first time, he fell asleep in the car and i had to carry him up to the house. I left him on the mattress and he hardly stirred. After my shower, i got him undressed and gave him a really quick shower. Even as i was dressing him, his eyelids were closing, and once i got him to nurse on the bed, he was back in dreamland in less than 10 min, so i got to catch up with Mr Gua Gua (who is getting back on track with his own life purpose too… hurray!) and blogging. The perfect end to the perfect day. And we may do this on all EFT workshop Sundays…. great!

Even though I was tired, just like the previous Sunday, I couldn’t fall asleep as my brain would be buzzing with memories of the workshop and my excitement about upcoming ones. Already, i’m getting invites to do EFT at external organisation, and i think i’m gonna have to EFT myself to calm the excitement a little! Finally, i’m fulfilling my dream of doing EFT workshops, and perhaps, my dream of bringing it to schools, hospitals, etc is just around the corner. Imagine, if all nurses, parents, teachers and counsellors are trained in EFT. Wouldn’t that be something?

Well, let’s see what the universe brings along next… i have been telling the universe to “use me” (inspired by one of the Journey practitioners) and asking “how can i serve” (inspired by Wayne Dyer), and i believe opportunities will come knocking on the door very soon.

What all those books and teachers say are true. Once one is living his or her life purpose, everything starts to fall into place and life becomes a joyful dance, where you just need to go with the rhythm… indeed, this is becoming the case for me. And my journey has barely begun… WOW! Filled with gratitude right now… THANK YOU, UNIVERSE!

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  1. Hey gal, i’m happy to read updates on the EFT workshop… =)Take care!


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