Last Revision Date: 25 December 2012
Verifying Your Skills
This Tutorial is offered as the central resource for Official EFT.
Depending on your goals, you can (1) learn just the basics, (2) learn the whole thing, or (3) stop somewhere in the middle. However, if you choose to use EFT in a professional environment, obtainingCertification is highly recommended. Certification in any method serves as a confirmation of your skills, and reassurance that you have indeed learned the material correctly. It is your professional badge and can have a direct effect on your credibility.
This Tutorial provides instruction in text and video examples and we believe it is a far better teaching tool than any that has come before. However, it can not answer all your questions, accommodate all learning styles, evaluate your sessions, or verify that you are applying the concepts to the best of their potential.
While do-it-yourself EFT users will be able to learn enough for great results on their own, using EFT professionally requires far greater skill. This can only be obtained by working with other professionals who know what to evaluate and can teach you how to improve.
With a little internet research, you will find plenty of options for EFT Certification that offer varying degrees of professional training. They range from premiere credentials from a well established source to lower cost training for those with limited budgets. Which one you select is up to you, of course, and I offer some thoughts below that may be useful in your decision. In my opinion, society is best served by the highest levels of Certification, but other options may be more appropriate depending on your circumstances.
EFT is growing worldwide and, as it becomes more mainstream, many BIG doors will open for those with high quality credentials. The major institutions of the world (hospitals, corporations, government, sports organizations, school systems, universities, military, etc.) will be looking for people properly Certified in EFT and this Tutorial will likely be their reference for what constitutes Official EFT.
They will want EFT's stellar results and will offer the best opportunities to those with the highest credentials. They will, of course, look first at those with the highest EFT credentials and training before they consider those with lower credentials.
They won't be interested in fringe Certifications and will want assurance that your Certification reflects Official EFT and not one of the distorted variations. There are two reasons for this:
So, to be credible, any Certification in EFT should be firmly based on this Tutorial and nothing else. Ethically, it may be misleading to base it on anything else since this Tutorial is the Official definition of EFT. It has been created by EFT's founder and will be updated with any cutting edge improvements that may appear. It is loaded with tried and true concepts and has been scientifically validated. Further, it has been responsible for the healing of millions and a $25,000 reward is given to anyone who can submit quality improvements that take us to new levels.
Guidelines for Choosing Certification
That being said, here are some guidelines to help you choose your EFT Certification provider:
There are several EFT certifications available via the internet that you may wish to pursue. I cannot comment on most of them because I have not evaluated their methods or curriculum, so please do an internet search for the various options and use the above guidelines to help you assess these matters for yourself. Search terms such as "EFT Certification" or "EFT Training" should produce a list for you. These EFT certification programs describe their features in detail on their own websites.
So that your search is complete, the ACEP EFT Certification Program is described below. It is designed and directed by Tina Craig, my daughter and co-author, for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). As you will see, this top of the line program is not for everyone.
ACEP EFT Certification Program
This is the only EFT Certification I know of where this Tutorial is religiously followed (others may appear, however). Tina's modeling and instruction of my refinements are a primary reason for writing this Tutorial, so it follows that her instruction would be as close to the source as you can get.
This program is geared toward existing professionals in the healing or self improvement fields. It may be harder to qualify for or higher in cost than some of the others, but to me, it represents the standard for quality in this growing industry.
You can recognize Practitioners certified by this program with the following credentials:
Trainers - While the primary focus of this program is to develop outstanding EFT Practitioners, there are some trainers who are evaluated by Tina on a regular basis for their work in the ACEP program and may choose to offer independent workshops. You can recognize them as ACEP EFT Lead Trainers.
For more information on the ACEP Program:
General Information on EFT Certification: http://www.energypsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=225
Upcoming EFT Workshops: http://energypsych.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=343
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