EFT Tapping Therapy and Free Emotional Freedom Techniques

Cheryl Richardson

Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace..
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."

Candace Pert,PhD endorses EFT

Wayne Dyer 
"This really works... I've had great results with tapping in my own life."

Wayne Dyer

 Deepak Chopra, MD Deepak Chopra, MD endorses EFT
"EFT offers great healing benefits." 

  
Jack Canfield 
"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."

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Nathaniel Brandon, PhD
author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
"The techniques of EP have provided me with invaluable tools for working with trauma. No therapist can afford to remain ignorant of this new and exciting field."

Nathaniel Brandon

Eric Robins, MD

Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
"I frequently use EFT for my patients with great results."

Candace Pert,PhD endorses EFT

Candace Pert, PhD

Author of Molecules of Emotion.
"EFT is at the forefront of the new healing movement."

Candace Pert,PhD endorses EFT

Bruce Lipton, PhD

Author of The Biology of Belief.
"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behavior.."

Bruce Lipton, PhD endorses EFT

Donna Eden

Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.
"EFT is easy, effective, and produces amazing results. I think it should be taught in elementary school."

Donna

Norm Shealy, MD

Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."

Candace Pert,PhD endorses EFT

Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
"EP techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel."

Professor Bessel Van der Kolk

Becoming Certified as an EFT PractitionerThe-clinical-eft-handbook

 

Thank you for considering taking the step of becoming a certified EFT practitioner. You'll find the process of becoming a practitioner to have great rewards, and to contain remarkable opportunities for your own growth and healing.

There are currently 2 levels of certification:

• EFT INT (Intermediate) Practitioner-1
• EFT EXP (Expert) Practitioner-2.

Please read these pages carefully. During the certification process we will support your desire to become an excellent EFT practitioner, and share the gift of EFT with the many people in need of emotional healing. You may also find yourself challenged, as you go through a rigorous process based on the experience gained by hundreds of practitioners in the course of 15 years of teaching EFT.

This process is designed to ensure that you truly understand EFTs founding principles and best practices. Below you will find the steps to becoming an EFT INT (Intermediate) Practitioner-1, an EFT EXP (Expert) Practitioner-2, as well as the costs, and the time frames, for certification.

Yet certification is the start of a journey, rather than the end, and we are committed to your ongoing success. After you become certified, EFT Universe supports you in a variety of ways.

These include:

1. Practitioner Development Teleclasses.
In these classes, successful EFT practitioners and Energy Psychology experts demonstrate how to extend your skills and maximize your income. You can find the date of the next teleclass, as well as other resources, on our Practitioner Resources page.

2. Front Page Placement on the EFT Universe Web Site.
Our certified practitioners rotate daily through this prime position on one of the most-visited alternative health sites on the internet.

3. Sharing Your Success Stories on the EFT Universe Newsletter.
There are practitioners who have a full practice and whose primary form of marketing is simply writing stories for the newsletter. Click here to submit.

4. Listing in the Certified Practitioner Directory on EFT Universe.
This is the place where clients can search for you by region, by name, and by specialty. The directory gets thousands of web visitors each month. It costs a minimal $10.00 per month.

5. Monthly Internet Radio Promotion.
Dawson's radio program has over 420,000 monthly listeners, and certified practitioners are mentioned on every show. ... and many more! For a full list of the the benefits of EFT certification, click here.

Now let's take a look at:

Steps to Becoming an EFT INT Practitioner
Steps to Becoming an EFT EXP Practitioner
Time Frames for Becoming Certified
Costs of Becoming Certified

 

A. Steps to Becoming an EFT INT Practitioner-1

 

1. Fill out the application form and submit the required documents.

2. Enroll and complete a Level 1 and Level 2 workshop.
If you've taken Level 1 and 2 workshops in the past (see the Grandparenting page), you are eligible to take the online test (step 2) without taking them again. "Testing out" in this way is only recommended if you're very confident that you have a thorough knowledge of all the material in the original curriculum, and The EFT Manual.

3. Pass the online Level 1/2 test.

4. Practice your new EFT skills for at least 50 sessions, and fill out this form for 47 of those sessions.
Multiple sessions with the same client count toward the total of 50 (e.g., 30 single session clients + 10 two-session clients (10x2=20) = 50 sessions).

5. Write up detailed case histories for the remaining 3 sessions, using these criteria.

6. Spend 15 hours working on your own personal issues with EFT.
Keep a journal of your progress. You can use EFT plus another modality, such as cognitive therapy or mindfulness. Working with a coach or therapist is preferred. The specifics of this requirement are determined by your mentoring consultant, so please discuss them in advance.

7. Have steps 4, 5 and 6 verified with a mentoring consultant.
There are several ways to connect with a mentoring consultant. Your Level 1 and 2 trainer may be a consultant, and you may choose to work with that person. Otherwise, contact a mentoring consultant on this list. Mentoring consulting is available in several languages besides English, including Spanish, French, and German. You will find a list of the languages in which consultants are fluent included in their listings.

8. Complete any additional CE requirements identified by your mentoring consultant.
For instance, if you're a life coach working with business professionals, your consultant might require you to take a 4 hour online course on informed consent, liability, and the scope of practice of unlicensed practitioners. If you're a licensed mental health professional, your consultant might recommend that you take your next CE class on mindfulness meditation. The process of mentorship is designed to support your professional growth, and identify and fill evident gaps in your skill set before the completion of certification.

9. Complete a second Level 2 workshop.

10. Submit book reports to your mentoring consultant.

11. Sign and submit the EFT Ethics Code.
Read this document carefully, and discuss any points you do not understand with your mentoring consultant. EFT practitioners take pride in maintaining the highest possible ethical standards of behavior in their personal and professional lives. If you encounter an ethically challenging situation, please consult your mentoring consultant for advice.

12. Obtain liability insurance.
Click here for a list of companies offering insurance to energy therapy practitioners.

13. Sign an EFT Practitioner Certification Agreement.

14. Set up a link to EFT Universe web site from your web site.
The easiest way to do this is to set up an affiliate account, which will give you $ credit for any purchases made by visitors to your site on EFT Universe. Set up an affiliate account here. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

15. Set up a new user account at EFT Universe by choosing a username and password through thls link.
Email the EFT tech support
with a link to the page on your site that links to EFT Universe once you've set yourself up as a user, so that your practitioner listing can be enabled.

16. Write up a description of your services, and upload your information to the certified practitioner listings on the EFT web site using this link.

17. Receive your certificate.

The steps do not have to be done in strict sequence. For instance, you can complete the required readings either before you take workshops, or afterwards. You can take your second Level 2 workshop before completing your case histories. You can complete your book reports at any time.

However, to begin the process, please mail in your application form and fee (#1 above), and signed ethics agreement (#11) in order to begin the process, so that we can track your progress effectively. At the end of the process, also mail us your liability insurance form (#12) and certification agreement (#13), and pay your registration fee (see #7 of costs). Mail to: EFTUniverse, 1490 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA.

There are also a variety of resources to help you get your practice started. Here are two programs we personally recommend:

Pamela Bruner's coaching program for Marketing and Branding Your EFT Practice.

Alina Frank's coaching program called Jump Start Your EFT Practice (coming soon).

Energy Healer's Toolkit. In one place, you can obtain all the forms you'll need at the start of a practice, such as client intake, informed consent, professional referral, and so on. This comprehensive resource also contains business cards, stationery, and other documents. You can specify that these be imprinted with either the EFT Universe logo, or the Eden Energy Medicine logo. Find the Toolkit here.

For others, you can visit our Practitioner Resources page.

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B. Steps to Becoming an EFT EXP Practitioner-2

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1. Fill out the application form and submit the required documents.
You must already be certified as an EFT INT Practitioner-1.  

2. Enroll in and complete a Level 3 workshop.

3. Pass the online Expert Practitioner test.

4. Practice your advanced EFT skills for an additional 50 sessions, and fill out this form for those sessions
(with the exception of those clients you document with full case histories, see #5 below). Multiple sessions with the same client count toward the total of 50 (e.g., 10 single session clients + 10 two-session clients (10x2=20) + 4 five-session clients (4x5=20) = 50 sessions).

5. Write up detailed multi-session case histories for 5 clients, using these criteria.

6. Spend an additional 15 hours working on your own personal issues with EFT.
Keep a journal of your progress. Work with an experienced therapist, supervisor, or life coach. Use EFT in addition to the modality offered by the therapist, eg CBT or Family Therapy.

7. Have steps 4, 5 and 6 verified with a mentoring consultant.
There are several ways to connect with a mentoring consultant. Your Level 3 trainer may be a consultant, and you may choose to work with that person. Otherwise, contact a mentoring consultant on this list. Mentoring consulting is available in several languages besides English, including Spanish, French, and German. You will find a list of the languages in which consultants are fluent in their listings.

8. Complete any additional CE requirements identified by your mentoring consultant.
For instance, if you're a sports coach, your consultant might recommend that your skills would be sharpened by a 4 hour online course on exercise physiology. If you're a licensed mental health professional, your consultant might recommend that you take your next CE class on trauma treatment. The process of mentorship is designed to support your professional growth, and identify and fill evident gaps in your skill set before the completion of certification.

9. Complete a second Level 3 workshop with a different trainer.

10. Submit book reports to your mentoring consultant.

11. Sign and submit the EFT Ethics Code.
Read this document carefully, and discuss any points you do not understand with your mentoring consultant. EFT practitioners take pride in maintaining the highest possible ethical standards of behavior in their personal and professional lives. If you encounter an ethically challenging situation, please consult your mentoring consultant for advice.

12. Obtain liability insurance.
Click here for a list of companies offering insurance to energy therapy practitioners.

13. Sign an EFT Practitioner Certification Agreement.

14. Set up a link to EFT Universe web site from your website.
The easiest way to do this is to set up an affiliate account, which will give you $ credit for any purchases made by visitors to your site on EFT Universe. Set up an affiliate account here. Email EFTUniverse by clicking here, with a link to the page on your site that links to EFT Universe.

15. Set up a new user account at EFT Universe by choosing a username and password through this link.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , once you've set yourself up as a user, so that your practitioner listing can be enabled. You will also be added to the EFTUniverse mailing list.

16. Write up a description of your services, and upload your information to the certified practitioner listings on the EFT web site using this link.

17. Receive your certificate.

The steps do not have to be done in strict sequence. For instance, you can complete the required readings either before you take workshops, or afterwards. You can take your second Level 3 workshop before completing your case histories. You can complete your book reports at any time.

However, to begin the process, please mail in your application form and fee (#1 above) in order to begin the process, so that we can track your progress effectively. At the end of the process, also mail us your remaining forms. Mail to 3340 Fulton Rd, #442, Fulton, CA 95439, USA.


 

C. Time Frames

 

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D. Costs of Becoming an EFT Practitioner

 

EFT Universe invests a great deal of time, expertise, and money into the EFT certification program in order to maintain a high standard of excellence. The costs of certification are kept as low as possible, consistent with the need to finance an excellent program. These costs (for both INT and EXP) are as listed below.

If you live in a country whose per capita GNP is less than one quarter of that of the United States, your costs will be 50% of these rates. You can determine where your country's GNP falls by following this link.

1. Application and Assessment: $200.
This covers the cost of processing your application, having a highly trained staff review your supporting documentation to assess whether you are ready to become an EFT practitioner, and maintaining the EFT Certification and Training Database. You can fill out the application form and make your payment here.

2. Level 1, 2 and 3 Workshops.
Most of these cost between $300 and $400; you can see the costs and schedule here. They are offered in a number of geographical regions in order to minimize your travel costs. If you take local workshops, you can complete three of them for about $1,000.

3. Online Test.
This test is administered by EFT Universe and costs $99.

4. Fifteen hours of your personal psychological and spiritual growth work with EFT.
You can complete this requirement by trading hours with another EFT practitioner or candidate, or by booking paid sessions with an EFT practitioner. If you trade sessions, the only cost is your time.

5. Having your cases reviewed by your mentoring consultant.
Most mentoring consultants charge a flat fee of $400 to review the case histories of an Intermediate Practitioner candidate, and $400 to review those of an Expert Practitioner candidate. These fees are paid directly to your mentoring consultant. If you require additional services from your mentor, they will bill these to you at their hourly rate.

6. Purchasing the required reading books, about $150.

7. Registering as a Certified Practitioner: $315.
This covers the cost of your listing on the EFT web site for the first year, setting up your records on the EFT web site, and the maintenance of your client and practitioner records in the Certification and Training Database. Click here to make your payment and obtain your login information and certificate.

8. The total of the above costs is about $2,500.
If you're charging $100/hour for your services as a Certified EFT Practitioner, it will take you 20 client hours to break even. Once you're registered on the EFT Universe web site, which receives millions of page views, you are likely to receive an ongoing stream of referrals. If you write articles for the site that are featured in the weekly EFTUniverse newsletters, you become more visible and you will find more clients coming to you through the site.

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Please note that prices, shown on this website are subject to change without notice. While every effort is made to keep prices accurate and up-to-date, ANY price shown on this website for EFT Certification are subject to change at any time without notice at the discretion of EFTUniverse.