Imagine you are driving down a road. It’s a wide road and you are the only car on the road. This road is very strange. On one side there is a raging forest fire that reaches right up to the edge, on the other there is a deep cold lake covered by a thin layer […]Read More
Accredited Certified EFT Master Trainer
As a therapist, I specialise in helping people who didn't feel good enough as children, and still don't feel good enough now, to change the way they think, feel and act so they can be kinder to the person they are and become the person they want to be.
As a therapist and trainer I specialise in using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and through that work I developed the Identity Healing processes.
As is often the case with people in the counselling/therapy professions my interest in this work grew out of my own history and needs.
A very long time ago, I was a rather shy, introspective teenager that got interested in psychology as a way of better understanding myself and getting along with others.
At university although I didn’t study psychology I read a lot about it and took part in some encounter groups (which were big in the 70s) and got interested in counselling.
After university, at the tender age of 22, I took a three year part time Person Centred counselling diploma course with the Person Centred Approach Institute, an organisation associated with Carl Rogers the originator of Person Centred counselling.
When I had completed this training I realised that I wasn’t ready yet to be a counsellor and needed much more life experience to be effective; so I went into the variety of jobs that eventually led me to be a software engineer.
In 2000, I started to learn NLP in earnest and then EFT. Using these techniques consistently I began to notice profound shifts in my experience. Feeling much more at ease with myself than I had ever done before.
Having helped myself, I wanted to help other people, so I trained to be a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and a Level 3 Practitioner and Trainer of EFT. I am a member of the NLPtCA and the AAMET.
I am the creator of the Identity Healing processes.
Articles by Andy Hunt
When some people are told about the new certification requirements they pull a face and complain that it seems like rather a lot. This article is about the importance of the certification process and the value of continued professional developmentRead More
EFT is delightful in it’s simplicity. Unfortunately some problems are complex and resistant to change. In a world full of tapping scripts and tap-along videos this article explores the roots of more difficult problems and how they need much more than a tapping script can give them.Read More
“If I say “I am angry” then I am identifying with that anger. I become that anger, it fills me up and there is no room for anything else… As an alternative approach, try this dis-identified tapping sequence…”Read More
“If the feelings you are working on are very intense, paradoxical tapping is best used after any raw intensity of emotions have been soften with standard tapping.”Read More
“There is something about the way we think about tasks and goals that make them easier or harder to do. Surprisingly, the humble adjective can have a profound effect on the way you approach the thing it is attached to.”Read More
“The negative emotions we spend time resisting tend to hang around in spite of our best efforts to get rid of them. The more we fight against them the stronger they get. As Carl Jung pointed out, ‘What we resist, persists.’ “Read More
“Imagine that you are a ping-pong ball… When you have a difficult experience the paddle of the past whacks you towards the future with the angle and speed given to you by the last event. That whack probably hurts, what happened and how you felt about it sets your trajectory to the future…”Read More
“It’s not as though EFT takes a long time to clear everyday difficulties, it’s not particularly complicated and you don’t need any special equipment apart from your fingertips, but many people just forget to tap. This article will give you 10 tips and strategies to remind you to use EFT in everyday life and get the many benefits it has to offer.”Read More
“But what are we going to do if there isn’t a therapist or coach available? Are we doomed to wander ignorant of our own limiting beliefs because we can’t see them? Fortunately, there is a simple way to bring lots of limiting beliefs into consciousness using just one word. It’s a simple word, readily available and deeply familiar: ‘Because…'”Read More
“Let’s imagine that just 30 minutes of tapping cleared that reaction. If you did that, then for just a little effort up front, you could have eight and a half hours less distress in a year. Not only that the less triggered and more resourceful you can be in that situation the more likely it is to go well.”Read More
“The 3 Perspective Tapping Process gives a step by step method for untying those knots and taking the sting out of difficult interactions and this gives you a chance to change the way you interact with people at a very deep level.”Read More
“During one of our sessions a client said, in passing, ‘I am a failure.’ I am always on the look out for people’s identity beliefs which often start with ‘I am’ … I only use the words that the client gives me to tap on, no clever reframing is required – just respect for the client’s experience and tapping to take care of the emotion…”Read More
“If your belief is the result of traumatic, or multiple incidents of trauma or abuse this process probably won’t be enough to undo the belief. You may need extensive work with EFT or other modalities to take care of those experiences before you can use the Belief Flip on your beliefs.”Read More
“To be clear about this: I’m not arguing that there is no place in EFT for the positive, that it’s all doom and gloom. Quite the contrary, there is an excellent place for the positive – it’s after the negative has been resolved and there is room for it to go in without opposition.”Read More