Continued education to coach stressed Military Veterans
Organized by: Carol Smith
EVENT DATE Oct 31, 2015
This is a personal funding campaign for Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner Carol Smith who has been using her business to support American Military Veterans and their families in Oregon and beyond. I have a short time to reach this goal and need your help to get there and keep this important work alive in our communities!
Why the need for funding?
For me to attend a high level integrative week-long training, to further my professional skills specific to EFT. This additional education will be a direct benefit to all the Veterans and their families that I will serve in the future, as well as my private practice clients. Finally this will also support the required on-going education to maintain my EFTU certification in my field of coaching.
Where will your funding go?
To assist me in attending a week long educational conference hosted by META-Health October 24-28, 2015. This event features world-renowned leaders in Integrative Medicine and META-Health. Also this year’s required EFTU continuing education training. (See what is META-Health below for the sponsors of this training.)
What exactly is it that I do?
I’m so glad that you asked! I am a certified EFT Universe Practitioner, www.eftuniverse.com and my professional website is: www.TappingNavigator.com I have a private practice where I coach clients using the EFT/Tapping training methods. I am able to teach my clients how to do their own Tapping and have this tool at hand any time they need it. For Veterans and others this can be an incredibly valuable resource. This work helps Veterans live life to their peak potential.
How have I been doing this work so far with Veterans?
I have been working with Veterans and their families to offer six free EFT coaching sessions, which includes: the intake interview, 6 free Tapping sessions, 1/3/6 month follow-up evaluations and finally documentation for ongoing research. This specific work and the related research feedback is via the Veterans Stress Project (see What VSP is, below). I am honored to work with Veterans from many different war eras and theaters. I’ve worked with both men & women and have coached family members as well. By my general estimate in the last two years I have already volunteered more than 200 “coaching session” hours, plus all of the contact, setup, follow-up, and research paperwork submission time. I worked as a volunteer coach for the Veteran’s Stress Project in their Phase 2 research, which is in the process of being submitted to the VA for their final consideration for medical coverage and reimbursement.
To get the best value for the conference, I need to register by the end of April, 2015, for the early-bird discount so I am seeking registration as soon as possible so the funds raised can go even further. After this month, all funds go to travel and lodging expenses.
What is EFT?
As Gary Craig (the founder of EFT) says: “Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body. In many cases, EFT can be applied directly to physical symptoms for relief without exploring any emotional contributors. However, for the most powerful, longest lasting results with EFT, we do expect to identify and target related emotional issues.
Video intro to EFT/Tapping via Gary Craig
Video intro to EFT/Tapping via Dawson Church
Video intro to EFT/Tapping via Brad Yates
Video intro to Operation Emotional Freedom Technique (for Vets)
What VSP is
The Veterans Stress Project: www.stressproject.org for combat Veterans or non-combat trauma.
How significant is this problem?
The suicide rate among Veterans in the USA is 22 a day! Most Vets, and by extension their families, may have a condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 49,933 Veterans are homeless on any given night. The Veterans Administration is working with the administrators of the Veteran’s Stress Project (see above website) (VSP) to consider offering this EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping as most people call it, to all military Veterans as a part of their on-going support.
What is META-Health?
META-Health is the Art and Science of utilizing the body’s intelligence to self-heal. This interdisciplinary, integrative health model is already in use by thousands of health professionals worldwide. META-Health is the SCIENCE-BASED, revolutionary new healing paradigm we have all been waiting for. It will radically transform your health beliefs and your understanding of disease and healing. Learning META-Health will enable you to know which EXACT stress triggers, traumas, conflict shocks, emotions, beliefs and lifestyle choices are affecting your health and the health of your clients.
Tuition $1000, Flight $500, Hotel & Food $2000, crowdfunding service fees either 1% or 4% depending, plus cr. card fees on the success of the campaign. For the EFTU training: $285 for training, required books, online testing. Any additional funds raised above and beyond actual expenses will be donated to Science of EFT Research.
Crowdfunding Thank You Gifts
For $10 contribution: A “Thank you” for supporting my educational journey and our military Veterans who have given so much for our country, via email.
For $20 donation: A “Thank you” for supporting my educational journey and our military Veterans who have given so much for our country, via snail mail (be sure to include your mailing address when you donate).
For $50 donation: A 30 min. phone conversation about EFT/Tapping and its benefits to you or someone else you know that is interested in learning more about EFT from a certified coach.
For $100 donation: I will donate an introductory 30 minute skype/video EFT consultation for you or the willing Veteran of your choice.
For $200 donation: I will donate a full one-hour session using regular skype/video EFT session for you or a willing Veteran of your choice.
For $350 donation: I will donate a package of three one-hour sessions for you or a willing Veteran of your choice.
For other ways to support: Please share this campaign link on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites. It would also be great to see it shared through blogs, podcasts, etc. Be creative and help me spread the news about this important work and ensure I can continue to provide it to those in need!
Disclaimer: I am a Certified EFT Practitioner. I am not a licensed health care provider or psychotherapist. I offer my services as a personal performance coach. I do not diagnose or treat illness, disease, or psychological problems. EFT is not a substitute for professional health care. Information provided on & through this campaign is for general education & is not intended to replace qualified medical or psychological advice. Also keep in mind, however, that the consultation of a licensed health-care professional is no substitute for this EFT work.