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    EFT Tapping Training — Beginner Levels 1 & 2

    High-quality, low-cost EFT Tapping Training.

    This is a live, synchronous online training with Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW & EFT International Trainer (NQT).

    Join us for training in the comfort, safety and privacy of your own home, live and fully responsive to your needs in the moment.

    Tapping Your Way to Better Physical and Mental Health

    These trainings provide instruction, demonstrations, practice in group and in pairs, discussion, case studies, ethical considerations, and more. Learn how to talk to your clients about EFT, how to integrate EFT into your practice, the science of Tapping, and lots of great techniques to improve your clients’ quality of life — and your own!

    This is a clinical training; however, everyone is welcome to register and attend. If your questions are not answered by the information below, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We’d love to connect with you!

    Individual Training

    For unlicensed individuals or those not wanting CEs.
    High-quality, low-cost clinical EFT Training available to everyone.
    Strong focus on how to use EFT in your individual practice.
    The skills and the tools to get your started — all in one place.

    Individual Training +18 CEs

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    High quality, low cost clinical training available to everyone.
    18 CEs for all licensed mental health providers.
    New skills for you and your clients. May be used toward Certification with EFTi.

    Corporate Training (per person)

    Groups of 10 or more.
    21 hours of training tailored to meet the needs of your organization.
    Use EFT to address performance, productivity, conflict resolution and more.
    Contact us for a free consultation.

    Pay What You Can

    3 PWYC Spots available.
    If you cannot afford full tuition: Your tuition rate is always confidential.
    Our commitment to high-quality, low-cost training is real.
    Everyone deserves to feel better.
    Everyone deserves to do better.
    We're counting on you to pay it forward!
    Contact Lauren at 404-689-5599 or [email protected]

    About this training

    EFT or “Tapping” has improved millions of people’s lives.  And although our Training and Workshops are for the clinician, everyone is welcome to attend.  Here are just a few things EFT Tapping can do for you and your clients:

    • Reduce anxiety and phobias
    • Reduce cravings for food, drugs and alcohol
    • Optimize business results
    • Improve Test Performance
    • Lower cortisol (the stress hormone)
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Reduce or eliminate chronic pain
    • Strengthen the immune system
    • plus many, many more.

    Who uses EFT Tapping?

    • Millions of people like you and me
    • Parents
    • Life Coaches
    • Children
    • Therapists and Counselors
    • Sports Coaches
    • Athletes
    • MDs / Physicians
    • plus many, many more.


    Join us at this Beginning Level 1 & 2 training for anyone interested in EFT Tapping.  We’ll get you started with a strong foundation and all the tools you need to begin Tapping.  Our Mission is to reach the widest and most diverse audience possible, and we have priced our trainings accordingly.

    All training program information is below.  For additional information, contact [email protected].

    Scroll down for the following details.

    • Schedule
    • Melissa Lester Olson, Lcsw & Efti Trainer (Nqt)
    • Registration, Tuition And Refunds
    • Program Learning Objectives
    • Grievance Policy
    • Accommodations For The Differently Abled
    • Ce Information

    EFT International

    Beginning Level

    October 3, 2021  – Technology Check Pre-Call (4-4:30 Optional)
    October 8, 9, 23 – All Day (10-5:30 Required)
    October 30, 2021 – Mentoring Call (10-11:30 Required)

    18 CEs Pending with Commonwealth Educational Seminars

    for PCs, SWs, MFTs & Psychologists

    Online Synchronous Training


    MODULE 1                 October 3rd 2021

    Pre-class reading assignments emailed to students one week prior to class start.

    • The History of EFT Tapping – Article 1 & Article 2
    • The Science of EFT Tapping – Article 1 & Article 2

    MODULE 2 (3 CEs)     October 8th 2021

    10:00 – 11:30 AM

    • Welcome & Pre-Frame Course & Classroom Expectations
    • One Minute Intros – Name, Reason for Attending Course, 1 Item from your Bucket List
    • Brief Review of History of EFT Tapping Development – TCM and American
    • Brief Review of 8 Mechanisms
    • Brief Review of Current Research Highlights – Meridians, Cortisol, PTSD, Phobias
    • How to Introduce Tapping into the Clinical / Therapeutic Setting
    • Basic EFT Tapping Protocol & Structure/Set-Ups & Sequencing
    • Language for Maximum Effectiveness
    • Testing Methods for Adults and Children

    11:30 – 11:45 AM        BREAK

    11:45 – 1:15 PM            

    • Identifying and Mapping Aspects of an Adverse / Traumatic Event
    • Identifying Hyperarousal peaks and processing completely
    • Systematic reduction of CNS Activation using various EFT approaches
    • Additional Acupressure Points
    • Overview of specific EFT Techniques and uses
    • Working with the triggered / activated client
    • Demonstration and Discussion


    1:15 – 2:15 PM           BREAK – Please return with a food or other object you would like to reduce cravings for.

    MODULE 3 (3 CEs)     October 8th 2021

    2:15 – 3:45 PM

    • EFT Tapping for Distressing Emotions
    • EFT Tapping for Distressing Thoughts
    • EFT Tapping for Somatic and Physical Distress
    • EFT Techniques for eliminating emotional component of physical pain
    • EFT Techniques for everyday somatic sensations
    • EFT Techniques for Cravings – Food, Alcohol, Drugs, other
    • Demonstration
    • Exercise – Tapping for Elimination of Cravings (using students’ source of cravings)
    •  EFT for Daily Stressors – Experiential
    • Demonstration
    • Exercise
    • Discussion

    3:45 – 4:00 PM            BREAK

    4:00 – 5: 30 PM

    • The Neuroscience of Trauma and the Client Experience
    • Grounding, Reorienting and Reorganizing
    • EFT Tapping for Traumatic Events – Strategies, processes
    • Modulating the Effects of a Triggered Nervous System with EFT Gentle Techniques
    • EFT Calm and Contain techniques for Emotional Flooding and CNS Overwhelm


    END OF DAY 1

    MODULE 4 (3 CEs)    October 9th 2021

    10:00 – 11:30 AM

    • Approaching Trauma Responsibly
    • Ethical & Scope of Practice Considerations
    • Introduction to Gentle EFT Techniques
    • What is the Apex Effect?

    11:30 – 11:45 AM        BREAK

    11:45 – 1:15 PM

    • Traumatic Memory – 4 Features
    • Memory Reprocessing and Reconsolidation
    • Re-telling vs Re-living
    • The Trauma Capsule
    • Triggering Trauma / Exposure for Effective Re-Processing and Emotional Regulation
    • Protective Distancing / Revisiting the Gentle Techniques


    1:15 – 2:15 PM            BREAK

    MODULE 5 (3 CEs)    October 9th 2021

    2:15 – 3:45 PM

    • The Body’s Reactions & Threat Response
    • Somatic Activation with Traumatic Memory
    • EFT Techniques for Somatic Reprocessing and Resolution
    • Common somatic experiences with EFT Tapping
    • Demonstration by Instructor, Individual Processing

    3:45 – 4:00 PM            BREAK

    4:00 – 5:30 PM

    • Borrowing Benefits – Shared benefits of Tapping in pairs & groups
    • Group Tapping Exercise
    • Discussion & Feedback


    END OF DAY 2

    MODULE 6 (3 CEs)    October 23rd 2021

    10:00 – 11:30 AM

    • Effectively Identifying Limiting Core Values, Core Beliefs
    • Using EFT Tapping to Eradicate Distressing / Limiting Core Beliefs
    • EFT’s Focus on the Negative & When / If to Add ‘Positive’
    • “Set Up” Balancing Statements – Balancing the Neurology of Trauma, Separating
    • Demo & Practice, Feedback

    11:30 – 11:45               BREAK

    11:45 – 1:15 PM

    • Structuring your Effective EFT Sessions
    • Incorporating EFT into your existing clinical practice
    • How and When NOT to use EFT Tapping – Contraindications


    1:15 – 2:15 PM            BREAK

    MODULE 7 (3 CEs)    October 23rd 2021

    2:15 – 3:45 PM

    • Testing Methods for Validity and Assessment
    • Demonstration of EFT Tapping Session with Testing
    • Practice Testing in Triads – Observer, Facilitator, Client
    • Reflecting back, Reframes, and using the Client’s words
    • Effectively facilitating cognitive shifts with clients – what to do and what NOT to do

    3:45 – 4:00 PM            BREAK

    4:00 – 5:30 PM

    • EFT with Groups
    • EFT via Phone and Internet
    • Other EFT Concepts – Proxy, Surrogacy, Children, Animals
    • *Ethics, Scope of Practice, Informed Consent – Wrap Up
    • Resources for Practitioners, Clinicians and Clients
    • Becoming an EFT Practitioner: Training, Mentoring, Certification options


    END OF DAY 3

    MODULE 8                 October 30th 2021

    10:00 – 11:30 AM      Mentoring Call – Professionally Appropriate Halloween Costumes Welcome 🙂

    • Review of Integrating EFT Tapping into a Pre-existing Practice
    • How to Begin Using Tapping with Clients
    • Different explanation of how/why EFT Tapping Works
    • Review of the Science
    • Review of Basic Protocols
    • Review of Resources Available to Practitioners and Clients
    • Review of Program Highlights
    • Practice Exercises
    • Discussion

    Evaluations & Certificates




    Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW & EFT International Tapping Trainer (NQT) has used EFT Tapping in her therapy and counseling practice and in her personal life since 2013.  Melissa works almost exclusively with women in her practice, specializing in issues ranging from Anxiety and Depression to Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Issues, Coming Out Later in Life, Trauma Resolution, Family of Origin Issues and more.  She offers a combination of psychodynamic, or insight-oriented therapy and several body-focused therapies that create real and lasting change.  EFT, or “Tapping,” transformed Melissa’s practice and her client’s lives to such a degree that she is now committed to offering live, high-quality and low cost EFT Tapping to the widest and most diverse audience possible.  She Founded TAPPING WORKS 501c3  with the intention of removing financial and other barriers to those seeking relief and betterment of all kinds.  Melissa has been training in EFT Tapping since 2013 and recently became a Newly Qualified Trainer at EFT International.  Everyone deserves to feel better.  Everyone deserves to do better.

    For more information about Melissa, her practice and EFT Tapping, please visit



    October 1, 2021


    Other Non-profit Organizations and Trainers typically charge $700.00-$800.00 for this Level 1 & Level 2 EFT TAPPING Training course.


    Our tuition model is created with you in mind and is based on trust and integrity – ours and yours.

    As a Non-Profit 501c3 whose mission is to reach the widest and most diverse audience possible, we ask that you choose your tuition option based on your ability to pay. 

    When you pay the recommended tuition or more, you enable us to offer those who cannot afford full tuition to Pay What They Can.  This tuition model is based on trust and integrity and supports our mission of offering high-quality, low-cost EFT Tapping Training to the widest and most diverse audience possible.  Everyone deserves to feel better.  Everyone deserves to do better.

    OPTION 1 – Recommended Minimum Tuition

    Are You?                                          _____(Recommended Minimum)

    Training Only – per person                              Recommended $450.

    Training Plus CEs – per person                      Recommended $500.

    Corporate / Organization – per person         Recommended $500.

    OPTION 2 – Pay What You Can Tuition

    Pay What You Can – 3 Spots Available for this Training

    If you are financially unable to pay the above Recommended Tuition, we ask that you Pay What You Can and come as close to the Recommended Minimum Tuition as possible without causing yourself true financial hardship.

    This Non-Profit PWYC option is intended for those who experience true and chronic financial hardship and who would not otherwise be able to access high-quality, professional training in EFT Tapping.  Please note that in the spirit of our mission, Pay What You Can is not Pay What You Want – or intended for those who wish to pay less in the absence of true financial hardship.

    In order to ensure that we meet our Operating Costs and continue to be able to serve those in need, it is necessary to limit the availability of PWYC slots for each program.  We appreciate your understanding and hope to be able to increase PWYC slots over time.

    Please contact Lauren at 404-689-5599 or [email protected] to secure your PWYC slot for this program.


    Full tuition refunds minus $50 Administration Fee until September 15, 2021 (2 weeks prior to start)

    No tuition refunds on or after September 16, 2020.


    After completion of this program, the student will be able to:

    • Explain and demonstrate use of the foundational EFT/Tapping skills including identifying the 12 main Meridian Points used in EFT and applying the basic Tapping algorithm/procedure to distressing thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
    • Discuss and demonstrate building rapport and safety with clients as part of using EFT in the context of a healing relationship.
    • Explain and discuss the importance and benefits of using the client’s own words and subjective experience while using EFT Tapping.
    • Identify online EFT Research resources for their own education as well as for sharing with clients.
    • List and discuss with a client (role play) various Aspects (as defined in EFT) of an identified problem or issue.
    • Create and implement quality questions during an EFT session in class.
    • Discuss (in role play/practice) basics of the body’s trauma experience, and its biological, emotional and physical components.
    • Demonstrate (in role play/practice) use of EFT’s Gentle Techniques to relieve overwhelm and emotional flooding.
    • Apply several methods of Measurement throughout their use of EFT Tapping with client (in role play/practice).
    • Use Calibration while observing the client (in role play/practice) during an EFT session.
    • Identify Cognitive and/or Perspective Shifts in the client (in role play/practice).
    • Use the Tell the Story technique and The Movie Technique (in role play/practice).
    • Describe Abreactions, and how to use Tapping preventatively.
    • Demonstrate uncovering Limiting Beliefs from early learning experiences and families of origin and how to use this information effectively during an EFT Tapping session (in role play/practice).
    • Demonstrate uncovering specific Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) during an EFT Tapping session (in role play/practice).
    • Identify the concepts of Reversals and Resistance as well as how to address these as additional Aspects with EFT Tapping.
    • Use Tail Enders effectively in an EFT session with a client.
    • Demonstrate the basic elements of a well-structured EFT session.
    • Identify and discuss the differences in using EFT with adults vs. children, individually vs in groups, as well as Surrogate Tapping.
    • Identify and discuss my professional Scope of Practice, Ethical considerations and how I will provide Informed Consent as well as maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and referral sources.


    We seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner.  Please submit a written grievance to: Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW, at [email protected], or call 770-313-7768.  Grievances will receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action to prevent further problems.


    If you require accommodations for this online training, please contact Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW at [email protected]


    It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) Pending for 18 CEs

    Continuing Education Credit is pending with Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.


    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

    Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Social Workers

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

    Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    TAPPING WORKS 501c3 is committed to sharing EFT Tapping with as wide and diverse an audience as possible.  We are committed to offering EFT Tapping Training that is effective, ethical and affordable.  Please reach us at [email protected]

    For EFT International’s Training and Certification Program Overview