When I find myself off in the weeds or feeling bad, EFT is always there to help me weather personal challenges, and live life as authentically as I possibly can. It enables me to get back on the horse when I fall, to stretch more comfortably, and to approach all of my goals more effortlessly.
I use it to help other people too: When you acknowledge hurts, fears, worries and negative self-talk or limiting thinking, a lot can change –allergies can mysteriously vanish, chronic pain/conditions can dissipate and with naturally improved self-esteem as a result of this work – imagine what kind of life you could live?
My training and experience includes hundreds of hours of private sessions and group work since 2006. You can read more about my personal journey with EFT below, and here's my mini-cv:
- Assessor, EFTInternational.org Training and Accreditation Board, and Advisor to the Executive Board, 2017-present
- Director, EFTInternational.org Training and Accreditation Board 2014-2017
- Master Trainer of Trainers and Mentor (EFT International) 2010-present
- Personal and Professional EFT Practice 2006-present, EmotionalEngine.com LLC
- Private Tutor and Learning Specialist, 1998-present
- Teacher/ Curriculum Advisor, Exploration Summer Programs, 1991-96
- Graduate, Hampshire College, B.A. 1994
As an EFT International Accredited, Certified EFT Trainer (of Trainers), I am experienced mentoring students and practitioners at all skill levels, and I also bring more than 18 years of experience as a private tutor and learning specialist to my 1-on-1 session work. I teach EFT workshops all over the US, mentor students internationally, and continue a full practice of private, 1-to-1 clients.
My Tapping Story
In early 2005. I was working as a learning strategies trainer in New York City, a job where I was traveling from home to home, giving private lessons, tutoring and helping people create technology solutions for themselves.
I did well professionally, but I was pretty unhappy, and I felt as if I was really spinning my wheels. I sensed I was carrying a ton of stress around with me – and I had some good reasons – but I knew I wanted to let go of it, somehow. TMJ (a painful jaw condition) tormented me daily - so much that I used to wake with headaches, and my wrists always hurt from what I thought was simply working on the computer too much. It seemed I was constantly sick in some form or another, always on antibiotics and deeply unsatisfied with my personal relationships.
I learned of EFT almost casually after contacting a hypnotherapist I found online. Before we got around to doing any hypnotherapy, she introduced me to EFT and explained that she had just learned it and wanted to try it on me. I agreed, and, to my surprise and delight, after only five minutes of tapping, several years of “carpal tunnel” pain literally melted away (and did not return for over two years)!
The experience blew me away. EFT eased my physical symptoms, and it also removed the sting from deeper, more troubling PTSD issues and traumatic memories that slowly — and safely — emerged during the tapping. Had I actually found a cure for the many terrible feelings I had been carrying around with me for so long? Could I really step-out of bad relationship habits, or from believing that I 'wasn't good enough' as I am?
Because of EFT, I experienced the clear connection between my feelings and my physical symptoms during this process — and a way to finally do something about it. I also began to see that conclusions I had come to about myself that I was bad, that I was wrong – weren't true at all. And this was all because I had learned to hold space for myself, with EFT...