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Professionals who get the best outcomes for their clients work at the junction of mind, body, emotion and energy. They recognize that unresolved emotional trauma lies at the base of most repetitive and self-defeating behaviors. Like you, they seek efficient and effective techniques that work quickly, and produce results with even the most difficult clients.

 MG 8777 small 250EFT is a practical, quickly-learned, hands-on technique for dealing with emotional distress at the deepest level. A news story in Examiner.com called it, “one of the most successful psychology self-help techniques ever developed.” Clinical EFT is the evidence-based form of EFT, validated in over 100 scientific studies, and includes 48 distinct techniques.

Many of your clients have heard of EFT or tapping because its popularity has grown rapidly over the past decade. Over 5 million people a month search online for "EFT tapping" and related terms, while the 5 highest-traffic EFT web sites have over 2 million page views a month. That’s all because EFT is so effective that it has spread by word of mouth. Training in EFT gives you a skill your clients want.

Consistently Produce Great Results for Your Clients

Research shows that treatment with Clinical EFT by a trained professional can produce the following results:

check sm green Reductions in anxiety of 40%+ - sometimes in a single session (Clond, 2015)
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PTSD is remediated
in 84% of veterans in 6 sessions (Sebastian & Nelms, 2016)
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Overweight clients don’t just lose weight - they
keep weight off long-term (Stapleton et al., 2014)
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Reductions in depression
symptoms of 41% (Nelms & Castel, 2016)
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The elimination or reduction of stress-related conditions (Church, 2013a)

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Follow-up studies show that for most clients,
the results last over time (Church, 2013a)
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Pain levels drop
by an average of two-thirds in a 30 minute treatment (Church & Brooks, 2011)
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The symptoms of autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and fibromyalgia are reduced (Brattberg, 2011; Hodge & Jurgens, 2014)

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Effects are similar in many different populations, from stressed workers to students to refugees (Boath et al., 2014; Church 2013a)

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The neutralization of traumatic memories, using memory reconsolidation (Church, 2013b)

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Reductions in stress hormones
like cortisol (Groesbeck et al, 2017)
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The regulation of inflammation and
immunity genes (Maharaj, 2016)

As a professional, wouldn’t you love to produce these results for your clients? Wouldn’t you like a method that consistently and reliably, client after client, is able to reduce the stress that underlies most disease? Wouldn’t a method that simultaneously enhanced both mental and physical wellbeing be great for those you serve? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see your clients thriving in all these ways, while enjoying similar improvements in your own health and happiness?

Professional Skills Training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

The Live EFT 4 Day Professional Skills Training will train you in the full range of Clinical EFT methods described in The EFT Manual (3rd Ed), the primary source for research and training. The training is intensely practical, with 8+ hours of supervised practice, expert demonstration and feedback. The workshop has 16 modules (4 per day), with each module systematically building on the ones before.

 MG 8759 250The course begins with a detailed survey of the genetics and physiology of stress, and how EFTs foundational “movie technique” systematically reduces the emotional pain associated with traumatic memories. You also learn how to use EFT for common problems like addictive cravings, dissociation, phobias, pain, depression and anxiety, as well as 3 distinct methods for testing the effectiveness of your work.

You go on to learn EFTs 3 “gentle techniques” designed for use in cases of trauma and emotional flooding. You discover strategies for dealing even with issues for which previous therapy has failed, problems that clients believe are impossible to solve, and how to gracefully conclude a session when emotional work remains unfinished. You discover how core beliefs are formed by early childhood experiences and how to systematically shift them with EFT.

Prerequisite: The EFT Seminar Online

The free online EFT Seminar is a prerequisite for taking the 4 Day Professional Skills Training. The online course provides you with all the basic information about EFT before you start the live training.

Completing the online course has great benefit to you. It means that when you step into the classroom for the first time, you already have all the fundamental concepts of at your fingertips. You’re ready to start practicing.

 MG 8753 250This allows the classroom time to be spent on hands-on practice under the guidance of an expert trainer instead of instruction in basic concepts. Once you’ve completed the online course, you’ll take a knowledge test on the content, after which you can attend the Live EFT 4 Day Professional Skills Training.

The online course takes 10 - 15 hours to complete. There is no charge for EFT Seminar, however you must complete the course and knowledge test before arriving at the Professional Skills Training. Register for the course here now.


3 Levels of Training Build Your Skills Systematically

Step by step, with each section building on the one before, EFT Universe workshops systematically train you in Clinical EFT as validated in research studies and described in The EFT Manual (3rd Edition). Each workshop contains over 8 hours of hands-on EFT practice and demonstrations under the guidance of expert Trainers.

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These 3 components meet the academic requirements for EFT Universe practitioner certification and prepare you to serve your clients using these advanced skills.

What You'll Learn

The EFT Live 4 Day Professional Skills Training comprises 16 learning modules that steadily build your EFT skills, as described in The EFT Manual (3rd Edition).

meditate 1851165 1920You’ll also gain deeper explanations of the key methods of Clinical EFT. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction in all the core concepts of EFT. Research shows that the modular nature of the training, with each module building on the skills learned in the previous module, results in a thorough understanding of how to practice EFT.

The classes also include exercises to build your skill and confidence. At each EFT workshop you attend, you’ll receive over 8 hours of hands-on demonstrations, supervised exercises, guidance and feedback from certified EFT expert trainers.


Training in 48 Proven Techniques

Just a few of the many useful techniques you’ll learn in the 4 day professional program are:

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The importance of the
precise location of the tapping points on the body
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The
optimal sequences of tapping for the best results.
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How to use simple “reminder phrases” to combine exposure with tapping.

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The 5 step EFT formula  to
release the emotional impact of past traumatic events.
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The 3 essential components of powerful “setup statements” that initiate the tapping process.

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3 proven questions you can ask your clients to
identify core issues that EFT can help heal.
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The 8 simple steps of EFTs “Movie Technique” and how it automatically guides the client into thorough clearing of past trauma.

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The Personal Peace Procedure: A 5 step process that systematically
clears the emotional wounds of early childhood and later life.
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The
neuroscience of stress, and how EFT works in the body at the epigenetic, hormonal, brainwave, and neurotransmitter level.
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What you can do with clients if they feel that EFT and tapping “isn’t working” for them.

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How to handle clients who become
emotionally flooded.
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Over 25 of the most common questions about EFT that clients often have. Knowing these answers, you’ll be
confident in your practice with clients.
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3 research-tested “Gentle Techniques” for clients who have experienced severe emotional trauma.

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Why affirmations of desired change don’t work, and how tapping can
charge clients’ affirmations with purpose and power.
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How to identify traumatic childhood
memories that clients have suppressed, or hold as unconscious “body memory.”
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Specialized methods for working successfully with
dissociation, denial and resistance.
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The new science of “memory reconsolidation and extinction” that literally
overwrites the neural pathways of negative beliefs and experiences, just like rewriting the hard drive on your computer.

Who Should Take This Training?

EFT professional training is intended for professionals who work with clients, and who want a comprehensive and evidence-based training in EFT. This includes:

Mental Health Professionals such as:
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Psychotherapists

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Marriage and Family Therapists

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Addiction counselors

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Social workers

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Licensed Professional Counselors

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Psychologists

Medical Professionals such as:
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Doctors

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Nurses

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Hospice workers

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Physicians Assistants (PAs)

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Chiropractors

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Medics

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Nutritionists

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Dieticians

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Physiologists

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Neuroscientists

Helping Professionals such as:
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Life coaches

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chool counselors
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Occupational therapists

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Teachers

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Sports coaches

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Guidance counselors

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Health coaches

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Energy Medicine practitioners

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mployee assistance and corporate wellness program managers
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Nonprofit managers

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Personal trainers

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Social services volunteers

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Reiki masters

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Neurofeedback practitioners

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Meditation teachers

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Yoga instructors

Whatever your level of training and expertise, you’ll leave the 4 Day Professional Training experienced and grounded in the 48 techniques of Clinical EFT.

Learning Objectives

check sm green Identify the role hormones such as cortisol play in the stress response.
check sm green Characterize the role played in stress by the three major parts of the brain.
check sm green List two or more of the psychological methods on which EFT is based
check sm green Demonstrate EFTs core technique, the “basic recipe.”
check sm green Describe the meaning of “secondary gain.”
check sm green Describe how to test the results of EFT.
check sm green Define what is meant by the “Validity of Cognition”.
check sm green Identify how trauma is encoded in the hippocampus in the form of “aspects”.
check sm green Identify the techniques used to test your results many times during a session.
check sm green Define EFTs “generalization effect” which allows the practitioner to neutralize many traumatic events simultaneously.
check sm green Name at least two possible signs of a cognitive shift.
check sm green Identify at least two characteristics of a traumatizing event.
check sm green Describe the steps of EFTs “movie technique.”
check sm green Provide examples of questions that guide a client into identifying emotional correlates of physical pain.
check sm green Cite examples of cognitive statements to use with a client presenting with the problem of self-acceptance.
check sm green Distinguish between cravings and addictions.
check sm green Differentiate EFTs three indispensable “gentle techniques” for highly traumatized clients.
check sm green Identify at least one clinical situation in which the gentle technique of “sneaking up on the problem” is appropriate.
check sm green List the primary cliches found in dysfunctional self-talk.
check sm green Distinguish between a general and a specific event.
check sm green Identify the advantages of telephone or online sessions
check sm green Identify at least one method of testing results other than providing Subjective Units of Distress.
check sm green Describe how EFTs “tail enders” method can identify a client’s hidden objections to success.
check sm green Define what EFT means by the term “borrowing benefits” in group sessions.
check sm green Name at least one optional tapping acupoint.

Landing IconModule 1: The Neurophysiology of Healing 


check blueHistory and Development of EFT
check blueStress: How it Affects the Body
check blueBuilding Bridges from Existing Beliefs to EFT
check blueThe Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Rapid Healing
check blueEFTs Roots in Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience

Landing IconModule 2: EFTs Basic Recipe 

check blueThe Protocol for EFTs Full Basic Recipe
check blueSUD or Subjective Units of Distress
check blueTaking Shortcuts: Short Form of The Basic Recipe
check blueMaking Adjustments in Subsequent Rounds of EFT
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Landing IconModule 3: Maximizing EFTs Effectiveness 

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check blueThe Importance of Being Specific
check bluePsychological Reversal & Secondary Gain
check blueCognitive Shifts & Exposure
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check blueHow Traumatic Events Imprint on the Brain

 Landing IconModule 4: How The Brain Encodes Emotional Cues

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check blueHandling Excessive Intensity
check blueDisproportionate Responses to Emotional Stimuli
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 Landing IconModule 5: What Makes an Event Traumatic?

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check blueThe 4 Characteristics of Traumatizing Events
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 Landing IconModule 6: Using The Movie Technique to Address Trauma

check blueHow EFT Clears the “Trauma Capsule”
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check blueEmotional Crescendos Within Remembered Events

 Landing IconModule 7: Applying EFT to Physical Symptoms and Pain

check blueEFT for Aches and Pains
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check blueWhat To Do When Self-Acceptance Is the Problem

 Landing IconModule 8: Using EFT for Cravings and Addiction

check blueWhat To Do When EFT Doesn't Work
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 Landing IconModule 9: Reviewing EFTs Essentials


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 Landing IconModule 10: Three “Gentle Techniques” for Overwhelming Emotion

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check blueTearless Trauma
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 Landing IconModule 11: Reconsolidating Childhood Emotional Learnings

check blueIdentifying Childhood Blocks to Your Full Potential
check blueInternalized Critics
check blueHow Cliches Represent Ancestral Limitations
check blueClearing Limiting Beliefs

 Landing IconModule 12: Identifying the Events That Build Personality

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check blueTesting with Questions and In Vivo Re-enacting
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 Landing IconModule 13: Remote Delivery of EFT

check blueThe Many Formats and Settings in which EFT can Be Delivered
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 Landing IconModule 14: Applying EFT to the Five Primary Life Areas

check blueTail Enders and Affirmations
check blueAssessing Beliefs with the Validity of Cognition Scale
check blueHow To Uncover Tappable Issues in Tail Enders

 Landing IconModule 15: Psychological Trauma

check blueUsing EFT in Groups
check blueGiving Borrowing Benefits Instructions to a Group
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check bluePrevalence of Psychological Trauma
check blueMemory Reconsolidation and Extinction
check blueThe 3 Essential Conditions for Overwriting Old Memories
check blueHow EFT Meets the 3 Essential Criteria

 Landing IconModule 16: Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice

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About EFT and EFT Universe

check sm green EFT Universe is a 100,000+ member community founded in 2010 by Dawson Church, PhD, author of the best selling and award-winning science book, The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention.

check sm green The The EFT Mini-Manual and earlier editions of The EFT Manual have been downloaded by more than 2 million people.

check sm green The mission of EFT Universe is to bring the healing benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (“EFT” or “Tapping”) to the greatest number of people consistent with high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.

check sm green EFT Universe training and research is based on the standards defined by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments.

check sm green According to the APA standards, EFT has demonstrated efficacy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and phobias.

check sm green Over 100 scientific papers about EFT have appeared in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals. These include dozens of randomized controlled trials, outcome studies, and review articles by invesigators from Harvard Medical School, Perdue University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, and many other top institutions.

check sm green EFT Universe has the largest EFT training and certification program in the world, offering over 100 workshops and training over 1,000 practitioners each year.

check sm green EFT Universe is the only organization whose trainings have been accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) credit for all the major healing professions, including doctors (American Medical Association), nurses (American Nurses Credentialing Commission), psychologists (APA) and social workers (NASWB).

check sm green Stories about Tapping and/or EFT Universe have appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Reuters, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the Times of London, Larry King Live, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, and ABCs “The View.” 

check sm green Donations from EFT Universe provide the primary funding for the Veterans Stress Project, which has helped over 10,000 veterans recover from PTSD. 

check sm green EFT Universe reaches over 10 million people a year through the web site, news releases, books, social media, talk radio shows, training and certification.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can anyone take the training or is it only for professionals?
This course is designed to train professionals to offer Clinical EFT sessions to others. If you're looking for a training geared to your personal use of EFT, see our Introductory Experiential Workshop here.

2. Can I take the workshop online or via live streaming?
This is intended to be live experience rather than an online one. Two decades of experience has shown that online presentations can’t take the place of hands-on experience in a live workshop.

3. I work in a stressful setting and I'm close to burnout. Can you apply these methods in this type of setting and can they help me on a personal level?
Very definitely. In the workshop, you’ll learn EFT techniques you can use during your work day and to de-stress yourself after work.

4. Does this workshop count toward EFT certification?
Yes. This is the foundational live course for Clinical EFT certification. For the full certification requirements, click here.

5. After taking the course, can I offer EFT to other people?
Most professionals offer EFT to their clients after taking this course. However, we recommend you complete the full certification requirements since these include supervised practice plus additional training.

6. Do you have special discounts or scholarships available?
Because we believe these tools are so powerful and we’d like to see them in the hands of everyone, we’ve made the workshops as affordable as possible. We are not able to offer further discounts or scholarships.

7. Can children come to the trainings?
Due to the nature of emotional memories, the youngest age at which children are admitted to the trainings is 15. There are several excellent books for younger children, such as Alex Ortner’s Gorilla Thumps and Bear Hugs, and Brad Yates’s The Wizard’s Wish.

8. What are your terms of service and privacy policy?
You can find our full terms of service and privacy policy here.

9. Can I obtain CE / CME credit for this workshop?
Yes. This course is accredited for CE / CME for most professions, including psychotherapists and psychologists (APA), social workers (ASWB), doctors (AMA) and nurses (ANCC). Find full CE / CME information here.

10. Will there be active hands-on demonstrations and exercises?
Yes. The course includes structured exercises led by expert trainers, as well as demonstrations of Clinical EFT techniques.

Specialty Workshops for Professionals
To Help You Learn Tapping for Unique Situations

EFT Universe offers a number of specialty EFT workshops on topics such as:

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EFT and Art

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EFT and Abundance

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EFT and Relationship Skills

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EFT and Neurofeedback

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EFT and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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EFT and Complex Trauma

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EFT for Money and Abundance

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And much more

You can find these listed here.

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