When should I see a therapist?
Some people learn best in person. If that’s you, a few one-on-one sessions with a therapist, or attending a workshop, will be the best way for you to learn.
If you’ve tried the shortcut and can’t get comfortable with it, or are not getting any results, these would also be good options for you. But first have a read of the If EFT doesn’t work page.
Or you may have been having good success with EFT on day to day problems, but not be able to resolve a larger issue. A therapist can be hugely helpful then. You’ve probably had the experience of having a friend tell you their troubles. You can easily see what the problem is and how to solve it, but they can’t. In the same way, there will be some issues you have where you have blind spots. A good therapist can:
- See aspects of the problem that you can’t
- Keep track of what you’ve worked on and what has changed
- Keep you focused to clear what hasn’t yet shifted
- Offer some new perspectives on the issue
- Guide you in gently on major issues that could be traumatic
- Support you if major issues come up that you weren’t expecting
If you know you have some major trauma to work through, ALWAYS consult a qualified therapist, and don’t try and fix it yourself.
Choosing a good therapist
There is no regulation on who can say they are an EFT therapist. I have heard of people who briefly study the manual or do a one day Level One course, then start calling themselves a practitioner. So don’t be afraid to ask your therapist what training they have done or what their experience is.
I recommend you contact your chosen practitioner and see how comfortable you feel with them before proceeding. During any session, remember that you are responsible for your own well being, so tell your practitioner at once if you have any concerns.
There is currently no central list of tapping therapists, so you will need to Google. Many practitioners now operate by Skype or similar, so you are not limited to people in your area. If you’re in NZ and can’t find anyone via Google, contact me and I’ll see if I can find someone close.
If you’re in NZ, I am an EFT, Diet and Health Therapist, in Wellington, NZ. You’re welcome to email me to arrange a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your problem.
While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it is still be considered to be in the experimental stage and each user must take complete responsibility for their own use of it.