Wellness

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Basics

I first came across this weird practice a number of years ago whilst dealing with my own physical health challenges. I got to a point where I needed to look further and deeper than the surface level physical stuff. Something I resisted for quite a while, until my practitioner told me that if I was not going to comply, then I should find someone else…..obviously a lot more politely than that…lol. It was the kick up the butt I needed and needless to say I’ve complied ever since!

This weird technique is known as Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT for short or more commonly known as Tapping.

After experiencing amazing results and really enjoying this technique so much, I decided to become certified so that I could incorporate it into my coaching practice.

Not only has it been a powerful tool for myself, but it has been fabulous to teach my children how to use it and help them become more empowered. Not only to recognise an emotion they are feeling, but deal with it too so that it does not become stuck in the body.

Below I’ll be describing some of the basics of Tapping that have been taken from the work of Dr Peta Stapleton and Evidence Based Emotional Freedom Technique.

What is EFT?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a brief novel intervention combining elements of exposure and cognitive therapy, and somatic stimulation. It is often referred to as ‘Tapping’ as it uses a two finger tapping process with a cognitive acceptance statement. It is a form of Energy Psychology.

EFT - The Technique:

Points are stimulated by tapping on them with 2 fingers, the index and middle fingers. The strength of tapping should be comfortable and you should be able to feel a resonance spreading out across the adjacent area of your body from the point you are tapping. Tap on each spot approximately 7 times before moving on to the next spot.

See below for Tapping Points:

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How does EFT Work?

EFT appears to affect the amygdala (stress centre in the brain) and hippocampus (memory centre), and both play a role in the decision process when you decide if something is a threat.

EFT has also been shown to lower cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone -too much cortisol can result in lowered immune function and ultimately affect our physical health.

 Stimulation of acupoints is believed to send a signal to the limbic system, and reduce limbic hyper arousal (Feinstein, 2010). This in turn, leads to “rapid reciprocal inhibition” and “long-term counter-conditioning” (Feinstein, 2010).

 EFT can decrease activity in the amygdala, which is part of the brain’s arousal pathway (Dhond, Kettner, & Napadow, 2007).

 The process of EFT has possible effects on the body’s physiological systems that regulate stress, emotional intensity and associated neural transmission frequencies (Diepold Jr & Goldstein, 2009).

What can EFT be used for?

Every Feeling Thing, i.e. everything you have a feeling or sensation about -

• Food Cravings

• Body Shape-change and fat burning

• Stress and Anxiety

• Sports Performance

• Trauma, Memories

• Physical Pain

• Illness

• Addiction

Specifically in my practice, I’ll be using it for goal setting, dealing with general day to day stresses and emotions that arise, and removing limiting beliefs (health & wellness) & installing new beliefs.


EFT - The recipe

1. Acknowledge there is something to change and rate distress/discomfort out of 10 (10=most distress, 0=no distress). The rating level is known as SUDS

2. State problem in setup statement while tapping on karate chop point (3 times).

3. Tap through all 8 EFT points while saying a short reminder phrase.

4. Take a breath and re-rate your distress out of 10.

5. Tap again until rating is 0.

The aim if to get a SUDS rating level of 2 and below. This indicates that whilst you have the memory, you no longer have energetic charge and emotion to it. This could also be due to a cognitive shift to the event.

The Generalisation Effect:

After you address a few related problems with EFT, the process starts to generalise over all those problems. For example, someone who has 100 traumatic memories of being abused usually finds that after using EFT...they all vanish after neutralizing only 5 to 10 of them.

Why Tap on the negative?

  • • Tapping doesn’t affirm the problem.

  • • It states the truth and acknowledges it.

  • • Taping calms the physiological response.

  • • Once released, cognitive shifts (reframes) that come from the client will surface.

Further exploration of Tapping:

https://evidencebasedeft.com/free-resources/

Tapping will be incorporated into my longer term VIP 1:1 Packages, but you can also schedule a specific tapping session of 50 min. Feel free to get in contact with me to further explore your options for health IF you are wanting to go below the surface level and get longer terms results.

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Chantal is a Certified and Accredited Nutrition & Wellness Coach with a very special interest helping stressed and overwhelmed mums transform the health of their family from the inside out using healing nutrition and transformational wellness practices.




Are you ready to be IGNITED?

Is life feeling a little off and you are just not sure what to do next?

You have ALL of the outside STUFF, but somehow your INSIDE feeling is not lining up?

Your INNER critic voice is so loud, you forgot WHO you really are?

You are carrying so much BAGGAGE from the past, the SHACKLES are heavy on your back, you just cannot move FORWARD

You feel a strong passion and desire burning inside of you to live the life you heart desires, however you are crippled by fear and instead do what you think you SHOULD BE to make everyone else happy?

You are constantly beating yourself (that inner critic voice again) up and wondering whether you are being a good enough mother, wife, sister, friend and any other title you hold?

Any of that sound familiar to you??

It’s a bit of grim outlook isn’t it?

And it really doesn’t have to be. You see, you are living with a set of habits, thoughts and beliefs that are currently unconsciously shaping your current reality irrespective of what you are “trying” to do differently. None of it is your fault, you just were not provided the manual of how to live life on your terms.

Lets paint a better picture - WHAT IF:

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  • You can live a life free of SELF IMPOSED guilt

  • You can 100% BE IN CHARGE of your emotions, thoughts, beliefs and actions and live the life you desire by creating your new reality, and teach your children in the process - PURE GOLD

  • You no longer choose to be defined by your past and commit to achieving more of what you truly desire

  • You could know yourself like no other and walk confidently EVERY SINGLE DAY being your true AUTHENTIC self

  • You face the smaller everyday challenges (which are more disease causing by the way) and the bigger challenges of life with a sense of calm and ease with the ability to confidently navigate them with a KNOWING it WILL all work out the way it is suppose to.

All of this IS possible with the right teachings, like minded support community and a step by step plan to get you to where you want to be - This is called the IGNITE QUEST.

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of interviewing my mentor, coach, primary health care practitioner, guardian angel and loving friend Sally Gray, founder of Real Healthy Kids.

Sally is self confessed education & neuroscience nerd and possesses the most impressive credentials:

  • Naturopath with over 25 year of clinical experience

  • Herbalist

  • Masters trained Nutritionist - in other words, food guru

  • Functional Medical Specialist

  • EFT & NLP Practitioner

  • Master life Coach ( trained with the likes of Tony Robins, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, Rob Sharman, just to name a few, there are MORE)

  • Jack Canfield Success Principles Trainer

  • Neuroscience Practitioner

  • A Course in Miracles Minister in training

In our interview we cover:

  1. What is IGNITE

  2. Why IGNITE and why the shift from the physical to the mind to heal

  3. The outcomes you can expect from doing this program

  4. Sally’s message

  5. My experience from IGNITE - after doing this 3 times and will keep doing as long as it is run.

IGNITE DETAILS:

The next IGNITE QUEST begins: - 14 September 2019

Go here for more inside details of the program and to secure your virtual seat.

By Joining Now, you will have access to the following BONUSES valued at over $1800, which are worth 5 X more than the investment of the IGNITE program:

  1. 3 hour ONLINE Virtual retreat

  2. 4 week goal manifestation goal

  3. 12 day Nourishing Wellness Reset Program, reset your Mind, Body and Spirit

  4. Access to previous LIVE Sessions to further deepen your level of understanding

Some of what you can expect to find inside the ONLINE LEARNING PORTAL:

  • Step by Step training program with video & audio format

  • Powerful meditations & Hypnosis Lounge

  • Like-minded community support

  • Expert guidance

As an affiliate of this program, if you join using my links above, I will gift you the following:

  • 3 X 1:1 45 min coaching sessions, valued at $237.

    These sessions can be used any way you like to either further deepen your understanding of the IGNITE content, vision, goal setting, nutrition recommendations, meal planning, time management etc

I would love you to join an amazing community of kick ar$e women who are no longer willing to live life by circumstance, but by design instead. Don’t waste another minute of your life living in the past and start creating the life you desire instead now, from a physical and emotional point of view.

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Chantal is an Internationally Accredited and Certified Nutrition & Wellness coach with a strong passion to empower busy overwhelmed mums through improving gut health and using transformational wellness practices.

What does it mean to have a coach?

Coaching in all arenas of life is on the rise and I think it is a smart decision to invest in having a coach to achieve your desired goals. Knowing the information or what to do is ONLY 1 piece of the puzzle, but it's about taking consistent action with that knowledge.

This is where most people get stuck for a host of reasons, but mainly because:

  • Lack of clarity and purpose, i.e. the WHAT & WHY changes are needed
  • Lack of tailored plan, i.e. the exact steps to get you from A to B
  • Lack of accountability & support to keep you on track and course correct

The main aim of coaching is to:

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  • Help you generate self responsibility, i.e.  accept that the hard work ahead is yours and that learning and creating new habits may need to happen in order to achieve their desired goal
  • Raise awareness of how life could be different IF you achieved your goal OR if everything stayed the same. The main aim is to help you dream and design your new life as if your goals have been achieved
  • Illicit positive behavioural change, however this change starts in your mind and is often the biggest hurdle to overcome. The coach is also there to help you become the person you need to be in order to achieve your goals, this follows the concept of BE DO HAVE, i.e. Be the person you need be NOW, Do what is needed to achieve and the HAVE your desire.
  • Empower and build confidence in you so that you can make the necessary changes without overwhelm

The elements of having a coach:

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  1. The success of a partnership between me the coach and you the client is based on the relationship and rapport. In a coaching relationship, there is no hierarchy, we both operate from a level playing field
  2. The coach is there to provide structure to the conversation and provide a line of questioning that will help YOU identify the pathway forward. All the answers are within us, sometimes we just need some help sifting through all the noise in our head
  3. The coach is there to provide accountability for you. Quite often you already know what you need to do and don’t need to be told, but it is having someone to be accountable that helps you take that action needed.
  4. The coach is also there to provide a level of expertise in a chosen area of specialty. This is done in an empowering way and is not meant to be prescriptive. In my case, my chosen area of special interest is gut health and helping mum’s rock life without overwhelm given the stress of this modern day life.
  5. Lastly and most importantly, the coach is also there to support and guide you to achieve your goals using a structured approach.

All the above is quite general to coaching, so how does that relate to me as a Nutrition & Wellness coach? As I mentioned before, my area of special interest is gut health and helping mum’s become the captain of their ship using proven transformational wellness practices.

Obtaining transformational change is very difficult to do in 1 session, therefore I’ve designed 2 main 1:1 programs to achieve this:

  1. 6 week 1:1 Thriving Families – this purely focuses on Nutrition and aiding the switch to real wholefoods in small bite sized chunks.
  2. 12 week: Healing with wholefood – this program truly is my babe and focuses on change in the 4 core pillars of health, i.e. nutrition, gut microbiome, toxicity and emotional wellbeing. No stone is left unturned in this program.

The above 1:1 programs will be offered as a group in the 2nd part of the year and the investment will be much lower.

I also understand that sometimes, you need to dip your toe into the water before making that investment, so I also have a 90 Minute Nutrition & Wellness Audit. The purpose of this session is to:

  • Help you identify your what & why for health & wellness
  • Design a plan for you to create this so that you always know your next step
  • Perform an audit of your nutrition & wellness and provide recommendations and suggestions for improvement.

If you are feeling stuck on your journey and not sure of your next step, please reach out and schedule a complimentary 30 chat to see if any of my programs are a fit for you.

 

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Chantal is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach with a special interest helping mum’s transform the health of their families using healing wholefood and transformational wellness practices. This is achieved by using a proven, yet personalised step by step wholistic approach

Interview with Sally Gray - The IGNITE Quest

Is this you today?

  • Life is just feeling OFF and you are not sure what to do next?
  • You are consistently beating yourself up for not being a good enough mum, wife, sister, friend, employee etc.....Just not feeling enough, deserving or worthy?
  • You are carrying so much baggage from the past, the shackles are so heavy on your back, you just cannot move forward?

Let’s paint a different picture – What if:

  • You could live a life free of self imposed guilt, shame, embarrassment and anxiety
  • You could have 100% control of your emotions, thoughts & actions and live the life you desire AND more importantly teach this to your children – PURE GOLD
  • You could achieve more of what you want in your life, regardless  of past challenges
  • You could walk tall and BE in your authentic self EVERY SINGLE day and speak your truth with confidence
  • You could face the crap & challenges of life with calm, ease and confidence, let’s face it – this stuff is still going to happen. The DAILY challenges and irritations WILL still be there, but it’s how you experience it.

I have the pleasure of interviewing my mentor, coach, primary health practitioner, friend and loving angel Sally Gray, founder of Real Healthy Kids.

Sally is a self confessed eternal student. She also possesses the most impressive credentials I know of which include:

  • Naturopath,
  • Herbalist,
  • Masters Trained Nutritionist,
  • Functional Medical specialist,
  • EFT & NLP Practitioner,
  • Jack Canfield Success Principles Trainer,
  • Master Life Coach and
  • Neuroscience Pracitioner.

So you are in the best hands here today.

Below is a brief summary of the video:

What is the mind, body connection?

  • Quite often we are getting stuck in the physical doing, however science has proven that emotional well being and the brain is the single biggest predictor of our future and healing potential
  • As mum’s our emotional set point is shaping our journey and that of our kids. Not an easy message to hear, but a necessary one
  • Emotional well being is the REAL work that is needed if you are on a healing journey
  • Doing the emotional well being work can save you years and not mentions thousands if dealing with a chronic health condition

How did you connect the dots that Emotional Well being is the key predictor for our health?

  • From the personal journey of pain and crippling anxiety. Once the REAL work was done properly, the symptoms disappeared

AN overview of IGNITE:

  • 15 years in the making of trying to find out how to marry Naturopathic practices with emotional well being practices such as life coaching, transpersonal counseling and human potential
  • The purpose of IGNITE is to adjust your emotional set point and set you free
  •  It bridges the gap of where you currently and where you want to be
  • Teaches the fundamental life skills
  • 12 week LIVE online program, guided by Sally including additional Facebook Support
  • Guided step by step frame work of weekly lessons learning how to harness the potential of the human brain
  • Learn practical tips and tricks of how to put the information into practice

Sally’s overall message:

You are not alone on this journey of motherhood. We are ALL sista’s wanting the very best for ourselves and our family. You are not broken or need fixing, BUT we ALWAYS have a choice. A great life is only available to the courageous who are prepared to do the work

As mum’s we need to take back the reigns and create the life we desire. There is no such thing as perfection and we can walk our path the way we want to feel with confidence, self belief and a deep connection to our authentic self

My personal recommendation to join the IGNITE quest:

This work has really been the missing link on our healing journey. Awesome nutrition, whilst it yielded life changing results, was not enough. We can focus on perfect nutrition and supplements till the cows come home, but the results will always be temporary unless this INNER work is included as well.

I’ve always had an interest in personal development, but I’ve not had anyone teach me the way Sally delivers IGNITE. Not only do I stand up and take 100% responsibility for my life (the good and the bad), the message and concepts are taught to the kids, and man oh man, do they get this so much quicker than us. The journey is never complete and it is the work of life, but so bloody worth it!

The next round of IGNITE commences Thursday 22nd February

Click the button below to get much more detail on the program and join the IGNITE quest.

Added BONUSEs for action takers

  • Join this week and get the first 30 days for FREE
  • Access to the Wholistic Coach for 1 year FREE- valued at $564- this alone is worth the weight in the GOLD!
  • A FREE private 1:1 "Breakthrough" Session for the first 10 to signup this week - valued at $250

That's nearly $800 worth of bonuses for saying YES to you!

PS - I'm not sponsored for this post, I just really believe in the work Sally is doing & her vision for mums just like you & me!

BONUS FREE TRAINING

Sally has been so generous and provided this additional bonus training. This one training and concept alone is enough is remove the shackles of life, set you free and become the captain of YOUR ship. Stop waiting and click on the button below to access this FREE training.

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Chantal is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach that has a special interest helping mum's transform the health of their families using Healing Wholefoods and transformational wellness practices. This is achieved using a personalised, yet proven step by step wholistic approach