Over what is almost 10-yrs I have updated my Health Practitioner skills by adding a new training, on an almost yearly basis, where I’ve occasionally missed I seem to have made up for it by taking two trainings in other years, and is just the way it’s panned out.
For me it was a natural progression; from where I started learning techniques such as Life Coaching (which takes a longer to help someone reach a particular goal), or NLP and Hypnosis (which can be instantaneous but don’t necessarily address ALL the connected threads). This progressed (in my view) to learning what are generally referred to as Energy Techniques (that have the capability of ensuring all the threads of a particular topic are sought and tested). And this has taken me deeper into the realms of helping people address disease symptoms as well as patterns of behaviour and compulsion.
The Importance Of Keeping Updated
I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping updated, attending conferences, keeping up with CPD (Continued Professional Development) and Supervision (so your teachers know you are making a reasonable job of it), otherwise who keeps tabs? How do your current and would-be new clients know that you are what you say you are?
Like many professional areas of practice, it’s down to the individual, but always comes back to the practitioner to be accountable to the public and able to say hand-on-heart that they keep honing their skills and expanding their capability.
Using Your Integrity
In this capacity staying up-to-date is key, and some practitioners may not quite see the point but I feel it’s crucial. Information changes, new hot-off-the-press – improved ways of working, which impact the service you give clients, and if they can have a better outcome in less time that makes you appear more efficient.
A Sorry Example
How would you know that unless you’re keeping up with what’s happening in your professional field. New influences take the stage, sharing their findings which is exciting if you’re open to it. I happen to fall into that category and of course there are many other similar practitioners, with their ear-to-the-ground keeping abreast.
My concern stems from someone I trained alongside way back when I took one of my pre-energy remedy trainings. She recommended an EFT Teacher to me and it transpired she was using EFT Level 1 with her paying clients, which goes against the AAMET’s recommendations, it gave me an uncomfortable feeling and now as an EFT Trainer, I’m very wary of others doing the same, and have stopped offering Level 1 as a stand-alone, and I strongly emphasise the importance of this with students until they become accredited practitioners.
I understand the roots stem from this earlier experience, but feel it’s no mean thing, but value the lesson I learned there. I also realise that AAMET’s guidelines are due to how quickly emotional aspects can arise when using EFT so that a practitioner better be ready for them, and experienced enough to handle them, so as to keep the client safe at all times.
There is a requirement of 3-case studies so a would-be practitioner can develop some level of expertise before they work with the paying public.
Self Development Is Encouraged
EFT in particular encourages self-development, in fact one of the case-studies is on self, which gets a new practitioner on the right path, for self-discovery and raising self-awareness which is the bottom-line in what all this work is about. Taking responsibility, being accountable for ones actions, recognising where the personal learning stems from (in one’s history).
This enables your best personal qualities to surface which transforms some people from being an energy-sucker or naysayer into n energising force for good, to be welcomed and utilised within your family group, your practice, your company, or your community group.
Making a positive contribution does take up some of your time, but it’s that thing isn’t it of once you know how something can be done well or better, you owe it yourself first and foremost to explore the option, because at the end of the day everyone benefits, especially you.
That lady I knew back then, unsurprisingly didn’t continue with her professional health practitioner career and maybe trying to find shortcuts or not let in new understandings was part of that trailing off.
When we work with clients, patients, students and employees who desperately need better solutions, we can hardly justify being closed to new information, techniques and tools that help deliver an efficient change for those who look to us for that help.
But I’m sure you agree, right?
If you’re new to the elegance of these energy treatments, you can start by joining the newsletter (in the box on the right), and when you’re ready to get one of these great trainings underway you’re welcome to join me. Here are 2014’s EFT Practitioner Training dates.