EFT Supervision & Mentoring for Practitioners in Training with Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
Welcome to your learning portal for EFT Mentoring & Supervision. On here you will find the dates of the calls and the links plus the recordings and presentations for each week.
The purpose of supervision and mentoring is to support you to develop and grow as a Practitioner, specifically:
- Share client cases and feel reassured of what is going really well
- Develop a personal development plan for improvement areas
- Provide a safe and confidential space to share client issues
- Enable another perspective to be shared from a place of experience
- Gain advice and support on the business start up or growth
- Learn how to market and promote your services
- Resolve conflicts or plateaus that can arisen during the client sessions
- Develop a plan to attract more client’s and referrals
- Identify energy blocks or limitations and advice to clear
- Learn about professional working standards and good business practices
The agenda for the EFT Practitioner On-line Mentoring & Supervision is flexible and it is based on the needs of the group. There are some foundational topics I will cover as this On-line Supervision Class is for those who are EFT Practitioners in Training and are yet to submit their case studies and certification requirements.
If there are specific topics you want me to cover, please let me know by return of e-mail or whats app.
EFT Mentoring & Supervision - Previous Calls
Session 1 - Mentoring & Supervision
On this call you will learn:
- What is Mentoring and Supervision and how can it help you as a practitioner in training
- How to complete your self assessment of where you are and where you want to be as a Certified Practitioner
- About the clinical studies and we will go through a summary
1. The Slides from the Call
2. CPD & Supervision Requirements
3. The Self Assessment Questionnaire
4. My Personal Development Plan
5. My Supervision Hours Log
6. My EFT Clinical Summary
Ted Talk with Pete Stapelton on EFT and the science behind it that demonstrates Tapping as an effective Therapy.
Session 2 - Mentoring & Supervision
On this call you will learn:
Session 3 - Mentoring & Supervision
On this call you will learn:
Frequently Asked Questions from EFT Mentoring & Supervision
Every 3-4 months. It has to be reviewed every quarter. Development plans may change as a part of your process as you grow.
All the information you need to work out how to write your case studies is in
Have rapport with the client, connect with them, listen to what they want, and share what they want back to them in their own words so both the practitioner and client are on the same page of what is needed.
For more information, read this article on the 3 most important steps when getting started with a client.
So when the client wants to change the issue, then let the client know if that is what they want to do, then we can do it.
Ask them, "How it is related to the original area you wanted to explore in our sessions together?" In many cases, chances are they might be related.
In the event it’s not related ask the client, "If it's okay that the focus of the series of sessions changes."
This is about managing the client’s expectations and meeting their desires and also when the direction changes to be open and flexible based on what the client wants.
In some cases, they might have a pressing goal or issue they want to explore and it can just be a one off deviation.
Most important thing, is check in with your client with what they want and get it confirmed by them in rapport. If the change in direction means that you might not be able to work on the original issue or goal then be open and upfront about it
You need to be gentle with the client and let them know that its okay not to know. Ask them, "What are they feeling?"
Couple of things you can do to calm them down:
- Immediately start tapping, “Even though I do not know what I want to work on and I feel nervous, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”
- You can even do the finger holds and get them to hold the thumb and gently breathe in and out
- You can get them to hold the collar bone and heart and get them to breathe in and out and if they feel comfortable to close the eyes. This will relax the nervous system.
Once they feel a little calmer and less anxious you can ask them, “If you could know what they want to work on, what might it be?”
Reassure them and ask again, “What shall we work on?”
You can also ask them one of these questions and explore which one gets a response:
- What is bothering you now?
- How is what is bothering you now related to the reason you booked these series of Tapping Sessions with me
Main thing is remain calm and be present to what the client needs. I find the client themselves will let you know what they want.
In some cases your clients can mirror your internal state. So if you are anxious then you might attract clients who feel anxious too. So doing the self-work will support you to help your clients. Self-work can be tapping on yourself regularly as a session you give to yourself, or swapping with your buddy or booking a professional one to one session.
So work on one thing at a time and ask them gently, what is the most important to work on and go with the flow.
So with a client who is already anxious and has a tendency to abreact, the aim of the practitioner is to keep the client safe. To reassure the client and go at the pace that they are able to manage.
Know that they are abreacting because there is something deeper from there past that makes them feel uncomfortable. Abreactions are perfectly normal and they can feel like intense reactions. You can use any one of the following techniques:
- Finger holds of Jin Shin Jhysu
- Tapping on the triple point calmer, under the eye, collar bone and under the arm
- Let them know that its okay and you are right there with them
- Ask them to breathe, to focus on one thing (sometimes I say to them look at me or look at something you feel safe looking at) and then ask them to breathe
If you are working with the Movie Technique, explore Tearless Trauma first where your client gets to guess the intensity rather than focus on the memory specifically. If you client recalls either a series of incidents or emotions to explore the ones with the lowest charge first.
Main thing is create a safe environment for yourself and your client. The issues may be complex and multiple or simple and few. Go one step at a time. Be gentle. Manage their expectations if they have a tendency to abrupt explain to them that you are going to go only one step at a time to support them so that it's not overwhelming and they do not end up in the panic zone.
As a practitioner with a client with an extreme abreaction tendency, it’s important to be cautious and keep the abreaction down.
You can also agree on a code word which works as an anchor for the client with extreme reactions.
It is important to remember that the client choose their safe word and it has to be unrelated to the situation. For Example, if the client likes jasmine flowers, you can have that as the code word especially if when you say the word 'Jasmine', they feel calm, peaceful and are able to smell the fragrance of the jasmine flowers.
You can reassure the client that you are creating a safe environment, using affirmations.
Sometimes clients can circle around the same issue, and the reason they do that is because it is not safe for them to either resolve the issue or to get to the root cause of it.
The best thing to do is to check with the client about how do they feel about circling around the same issue? What is it that they really want?
You have to check with the client if they do want to resolve the issue and assuming that they do want to resolve the issue then you can dig deeper by asking questions, For Example, "What is the reason that you are circling and what might be preventing you from exploring it together?"
Once they respond, you can tap with them on that and check with the client if they have deeper limiting beliefs, and make the client write down all the limiting beliefs. In this way you can explore what might be going on in the root cause and find out what is not allowing the client to make the change that they seek.
When the client comes in for a main issue and they also came for a related issue, if the related issue was resolved and the main issue remains, then you may want to explore with the client how do they feel about it. If the client is satisfied about that, then just ask the client again, "So what do you want me to do now?", and if the client is not satisfied and they want to explore the main issue, then figure out with them what needs to happen to explore the main issue.
Explore with the client questions that may help them with the main issue.
You can also ask them, as to what might be preventing them from unpeeling the main issue and preventing them from it.
If the client chose to work with the related issue then your session is complete. If the client didn't decide to work on the related issue then you may want to ask yourself, "How did that happen?"
Sometimes while working on the main issue, the related issue or another unrelated issue might get resolved and you need to ask the client, how did they feel about the fact that that got resolved, and how is that connected to the main issue? and how can that help them resolve the main issue as well?
For Example if the client was previously craving chocolate, which was eliminated, and they come back to you saying, "I have had that substance again.", the first thing to do is to have absolutely no judgement and thank your client for letting you the truth, because if you judge them, they may not come back for a session with you. Reassure them and let them know that it is okay it happened.
Go ahead and explore it with them as that can give you amazing clues on how you can even dive deeper. You can let them know that in some peoples case it might even return.
You can also give your example or examples of other people in class, who had cravings and their craving disappeared completely.
You will need to check on what they were feeling when they had that chocolate? You ask deeper questions such as "What were you feeling just before you decided to eat that chocolate?" continue tapping on that emotion and getting to the root cause. Chances are you may find a deeper issue that needs to be resolved.
The client also may be able to let go of the craving, once they were to explore if there was any secondary gain, if they were to let go of not giving up their craving.
If you were to explore secondary gain with them, just make sure you do it compassionately.
For more information on how to use EFT to eliminate cravings, go to this article
It’s great that you’re picking up something intuitively, However if you directly use your statements it may break the rapport with your client.
Also if the client has a victim archetype they will give you all the power, which means that they will go with whatever you say to them.
Please give the client choice and it is better to ask the client a question that will help them to discover what that emotion might be and, if they're not able to come up with it and you still have this feeling, that there would be another emotion going on, then you can ask them and make sure you check in with them if they relate to that emotion because it is what you are picking it up.
Let them know that you could be wrong and if you are wrong, just throw it in the dustbin. This gives the client a choice empowering them.
Let the client know about what you're picking up, with hesitation in your voice so that it does not come from a place of authority and certainty
If you are confused about what the client wants to work on just pause, and be honest with the client.
It is okay to ask the client, "Hey I'm confused on what it is that you want to work on. Please clarify for me what is it that you would like to work on." and once they've clarified it, go ahead and replay it back to them so that you can be absolutely sure that you've understood what the client really wants.
Sometimes you may get confused even mid way through the session and if you get confused, just pause and say to the client, "Hey, I'm really confused. Could you let me know what you meant?"
Ask questions so that you gain clarity on what you are to do next.
Some people are motivated by goals and others simply want to solve problems. If they are a goal oriented person then asking questions like, "What do you want?" will give you more information about the goal that they desire.
If they are the type of person who prefers solving problems, then the a question like, "What is the issue that you want to solve during out session", will be more likely for them to give you information, and once they give you information about the issue that they want to solve, then you can ask them questions like, "By solving this issue what will you get in life?" and then that will give you the indication of what the goal is.
Just be mindful that from some clients, who prefer to solve problems, you may not be likely to get a goal, because its not important to them.
Before the session you may have got your client to fill in the intake form. In that form it is specially designed to help the client answer both. "How do i solve a problem?" or "How do I work towards a goal?"
Once you receive that intake and have a conversation with them about it , you will be more clearer as to what the client's goal is.
If the client is absolutely not clear on what the goal is, you may want to work on helping the client get more clarity on what their goal is. Sometimes they might have a fear about achieving the goal, or the goal itself or they might be really confused, so you may need to guide them through a process, to help them figure out what their goal is, assuming that's what they want to work on their sessions with you.
Chances are sometimes the client may not satisfied with the outcome. It is important to ask the client what specifically are they satisfied with and what specifically are they not satisfied with and what do they want now?
If the client is not satisfied I like to stick by a no questions asked money back guarantee assuming in the intake process both client and practitioner were clear on the priorities of the session and you knew you could support this type of client and had manged their expectations and completed the post session follow up and 3 session review.
If the client is happy to continue and has clarified what they want to be satisfied then you can still support them and continue with sessions.
It is highly recommended you seek help of a Supervisor before proceeding. For example, there may be deeper issues involved, and you might need to ask more questions to get to the root cause of the issue.
If the client is vocal about what they are dissatisfied with, then this may also be a trigger for the practitioner. In such cases it is really important to understand that this is the clients issue and not yours. It is highly recommended that you do the Personal Peace process.
Just like a medical professional or mental health professional cannot guarantee an outcome from treatment, for example chemotherapy for Cancer, we also as professionals cannot do the same.
It is unethical and it takes away choice from the client. What you can do though, is share with them the clinical data for EFT.
Now the second issue with guarantees is about self-responsibility, because then you’re placing the responsibility of the client's healing on yourself. Instead it is better to empower the client to take their own responsibility.
So put the ball in the client’s court.
You may say, “I am not able to guarantee what may or may not happen. What I can do is share the clinical data and share information of cases I have worked on (..(add this only if true)..that are similar to yours...), however you need to decide if you want to go ahead or not”
Be clear that EFT does not cure either Cancer or Venereal Disease and it does not replace the need for a good mental health or medical diagnosis or treatment. You can explain EFT works on emotions and relieves stress, tension, pain, past trauma, fears and phobias.
When a client does not give feed back even if they have been contacted repeatedly, first stop contacting the client. Then check if you are triggered by not receiving feedback from your client.
Explore, if there is an underlying emotion or belief. If it does come up, then please complete the Personal Peace process.
Get clear with the client that they can either choose to talk or heal from the issues. You can also ask the client to continue talking and just tap.
If it is just a case study and not a paid client, it is important to compassionately let the client know why just talking will not help.
For example, "I know that you would just like to talk, would it be okay if we tap along while talking, so that way we can also resolve the issue and you may be a catalyst to your own healing."
Details on dates, timings and locations
EFT Practitioner On-line Mentoring & Supervision Dates:
- Day 1: Saturday 25th April
- Day 2: Saturday 2nd May
- Day 3: Saturday 9th May
- 11 am - 1 pm IST
- 1:30 - 3.30 pm Bali
- 3:30 - 5.30 pm Canberra
- 5:30 - 7.30 am GMT
Location: Via Zoom Calls
The password is provided on the Whats App Group, EFT On-line Mentoring.
On this link you will find the details of all the requirements to become a Practitioner. From case studies to multiple choice, continuing professional development, practice sessions and how to get started along with the frequently asked questions.
On this link you will find the details of many different EFT resources, from articles on how to use EFT for anger, nervousness, PTSD, limiting beliefs, cravings as well as tapping sequences.
On this link you will find a list of all the clinical studies.
On this link you will find the details of a background video on the purpose of Mentoring & Supervision as well as tapping sequence on using EFT for Eyesight, The TAT healing process for self help & TED talk videos on healing, how the mind works to heal & PTSD.
This is the Private Facebook Group only for our EFT Graduates. This is to stay in each with each other, ask for swap sessions and get the latest updates.
This is your personal whats app group named, EFT On-line Mentoring, where all the details of the zoom calls and password will be provided on the day of the call.