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The founding of EFT South Africa

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EFT South Africa was founded in 2009 when Kathryn de Bruin and Elmien Lesch met for the first time, in a coffee shop in Stellenbosch, to discuss their common interest in initiating EFT in South Africa. This early initiative led to many Intro events around the country, presenting at a local conference and eventually after all the seeding events, the first Externship took place in July 2013. Here are some of the people who participated in that internship.

Kathryn de Bruin
Elmien Lesch (left), Jim Furrow EFT Trainer (second from left) and team members who helped to organise the training.
Kathryn teaching at the 2013 externship
Participants attending the first externship in 2013

Elmien and Kathryn are so grateful to Sue Johnson for supporting this initiative, and to Jim Furrow who travelled to South Africa twice, to teach the first Externship and Core Skills series. Jim mentored Kathryn de Bruin becoming an EFT Trainer, who in turn mentored Elmien Lesch to become South Africa's first EFT Trainer.

EFT South Africa is so fortunate to have a community of leaders who have all contributed to the growth of the model, and we particularly think of those participants who were there from the start, and have since led many initiatives in South Africa, like various research projects and also Hold Me Tight retreats. 
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