I originally trained as a pharmacist and understood brain and body systems from a medication perspective. I enjoyed interacting with people and helping them manage physical problems, however, I increasingly became aware of the limitations of a purely medicinal approach to psychological problems.
In 2001, I discovered EFT as part of a relaxation course. I was initially surprised at how quickly it reduced the symptoms of specific fears and phobias, then as the course progressed, intrigued that people were experiencing lasting change. My fascination with this window into the mind led to basic then advanced training. When I realised it was possible to heal the issues that underlie many health problems, I changed careers.
I began to help people with a range of issues from migraine and ‘frozen shoulder’, to anxiety and grief. My clients were achieving results, but during workshops with various EFT Masters, I discovered that the best practitioners, those who dealt with severe or long-term issues, also had training in counselling and other modalities.
In 2006, I went back to university to do a postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. This practical, face-to-face course taught a range of modalities and how to combine and adapt them to suit the person. During this time I also completed a certification course in EFT with its founder, Gary Craig, and in 2015 was certified in Clinical EFT with EFTU.
My career in healthcare has highlighted the interaction between the mind, brain and body. It’s also taught me that each can be adversely impacted by ongoing stress or negative life events and that the brain-calming effect of EFT can help reverse the impact.