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Core Skills

Core Skills training is four 2-day sessions (12 hours).

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The 4-day externship. EFT Core Skills training sessions are offered by ICEEFT trainers. Training consists of small groups (6-10 people) learning skills essential to the practice of EFT. The training takes place over four weekends, 12 hours each weekend, every three to four months over the space of approximately one year.

Participants are required to have completed an EFT externship and be willing to present their own work through audio/videotape presentation. Attendance qualifies participants for Advanced Externship designation with 36 hours of group supervision.

Session 1: Assessment/Working with Emotion

Focuses on Steps 1-4, with particular attention to assessment, alliance building, empathic attunement and basic EFT skills, as well as identifying the negative interactive cycle.

Session 2: Cycle De-escalation

Continues with the first stage of EFT with a focus on formulating the cycle, fostering de-escalation, accessing primary emotion and associated skills.

Session 3: Restructuring positions: Withdrawer Engagement

Emphasizes working with primary emotion, teaches associated skills and focuses on withdrawer re-engagement.

Session 4: Restructuring positions: Softening / Consolidation

Continues to focus on working with primary emotion, and places special emphasis on blamer softening. The third stage of EFT (steps 8 and 9) is also addressed.

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Aug, 2024

Basic Core Skills 2024

Duration: 4 days
In-depth exploration of Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the EFT model and interventions, and engaging in experiential exercises and role-plays.
Elmien Lesch
ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, South Africa
Dr Jenny Fitzgerald
ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, Australia
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