Training Levels

EFT TRAINING– Understanding the levels

These Levels of training are mandatory for EFTInternational trainers, the world’s lead body for energy therapy regulation and standards, and are based on the original workshop syllabuses devised by EFT Founder, Gary Craig. 
Practitioner training with an EFTi Master trainer is an essential prerequisite if you want to be an Accredited EFTi Practitioner and to be listed on the EFTi website.

Introduction – discovering EFT

This is the course for people new to EFT or who have learned EFT through reading and watching DVDs and now want to experience working with other people in a group and having the opportunity to watch live demonstrations and to have their questions answered. It is both for people who want to learn EFT to use it for themselves and for those who intend to continue with their training to practitioner level. No previous experience either of therapy or of EFT is required to attend a Level 1 training.
On an introductory course, expect to learn:
  • where EFT comes from
  • the tapping points
  • psychological reversal
  • aspects
  • testing
  • calibrating
  • how you know what words to use
  • what to do when EFT is not working
  • handling excessive intensity
  • how to detach the emotions from specific negative memories with the movie technique
  • working with physical pain
  • cravings.
It is a pre-requisite for doing Level 2.
Practitioner – Working with EFT.
People who have done an Introductory workshop are eligible to do a practitioner  workshop. On it you will learn:
  • how we acquire and are run by our inner beliefs
  • how to deal with the tailenders that reflect our often unrecognized inner beliefs that sabotage affirmations and change
  • additional tapping points
  • how to work more gently
  • the detective work that helps us to get to core issues
  • how emotional causes have physical consequences
  • how to work with pain and physical discomfort at a more sophisticated level
  • emotional drivers of physical problems and addictive behaviours,
  • working with phobias
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • surrogate tapping
  • more ways to test
  • working on the telephone and online
  • working with groups.
This is both for people who want to deepen their understanding of the power of tapping and for therapists who want to take tapping into their practices.  The weekend will include demonstrations, practice exercises, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and have them answered.
 Additional requirements
At the end of a Level 2 weekend you will receive an attendance certificate which will be upgraded to practitioner certification if the tutors are satisfied of your suitability and when you have submitted four satisfactory case studies (one of them on yourself) and passed an online multiple choice examination and done six hours additional study and done six hours mentoring of your EFT work.
The additional study can be reading or watching videos on the Internet.  Students just need to keep a log of what they have done.  It does not need to involve either any further expensive or a commitment to a particular time or place.
Mentoring is available in a low-cost monthly Skype or zoom group or you can book one-to-one sessions via Skype or zoom or telephone or in person.
If you are just doing EFT for yourself or to use with family and friends you are most welcome to attend the Level 2 weekend without any obligation to do further study.  However, Level 2 practitioner status is a
a prerequisite for Level 3 certification. Again, though you do not have to have done the full post-weekend certification requirements (case studies etc) to attend Level 3 for your own learning.
Advanced practitioner  – Refining the art of delivery of EFT.
Except in exceptional circumstances, Level 3 training is usually a year or more after Level 2.
It covers everything you need to know and have not already covered on the previous levels to bring your work to a more sophisticated and accomplished level.  At the start of the weekend you will be asked what you would like to know more about so it can be added to the schedule for the two days.  You may also be asked to bring notes on some of your client work to discuss in group supervision during the weekend.
You can expect to learn some or all of the following:
  • more about working with intuition,
  • pre-framing and reframing
  • working with more difficult clients and problems
  • a more depth approach to trauma.
  • the Choices method
  • an element of own choice – Trainers will incorporate any topic or technique you feel you have not yet mastered.
  • introduction to some of the major trends that are influencing therapies right across the field to see their relevance for enriching EFT practice as well.  These include
  • attachment theory,
  • recent insights from neuroscience about what does and does not make sense in therapy
  • the value and pitfalls of Mindfulness for both therapists and clients.
Additional requirements
Advanced practitioner certification requires further case studies and an online multiple choice examination.
As well, all EFTi accredited practitioners have to agree to do and log 30 hours CPD (continuing professional development) a year including mentoring with an EFTi approved mentorto maintain their EFTi status.