For those who came in late, Gary Craig has recently announced a new certification process involving examinations based on material in his DVD sets, and a practitioner listing system to be based around this certification process. Since Gary’s recent announcements seem to “wipe clean” the slate in terms of certification and training, do these changes fly in the face of all that has gone before?
For example, does this change invalidate the efforts of those who have strived to produce quality EFT training and those who have participated in that training over the past decade or so? We don’t believe it does.
Does this change negate the value of the certificates gained by those who have obtained EFT training from quality EFT practitioners over the past 10-12 years including those who obtained certificates of training from Gary Craig himself? Of course not.
Does the new certification invalidate other certifications, such as the excellent EFT-CC and EFT-ADV program administered by EFT Master Patricia Carrington PhD? Again, the answer is no.
The value of any training is ultimately what it does for you, the practitioner, in terms of developing your skills, and what it does for your clients, in terms of providing them with quality results.
We believe very strongly in the value of live training over and above training by video or DVD alone. We also believe that an academic qualification alone is not enough to define someone as a quality practitioner whether or not that person asserts that they have conducted the technique on a large number of people.
Following Gary’s recent announcements, the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques made the following statement:
“Gary Craig is to introduce a new certificate structure for EFT. This is an academic certification and does not represent any particular level of practical skill. In view of the lack of a practical aspect these certificates will not be acceptable as equivalent to the existing AAMET Practitioner Certification, and the AAMET will be continuing to support the existing Level 1, 2 & 3 structure.
For the same reason holders of the these new certificates will not be admitted onto the GRCCT General Register of Therapists.
The AAMET is to implement a system to allow holders of these new certificates to gain practical training and after demonstrating practical ability they will be granted the appropriate AAMET Practitioner Certificate and, if eligible, be admitted onto the GRCCT General Register of Therapists. Details of the upgrade regulations are to be found on this website under the ‘Regulations’ tab in the lower left menu.”
Fortunately, there is some light at the end of the tunnel and a positive option for those who, for whatever reason are not willing to go down the academic track that Gary Craig is advocating for listing on his site – or to have to repeat certification when they have already been certified. Nick Ortner of Try it on Everything fame is setting up a new website, EFT International, which will allow people to list as practitioners and promote their services. There are many advantages to the listing system being proposed by Nick, including the possibility for those who are using EFT with other techniques to be included – something which isn’t possible on Gary’s website anymore. Practitioners will also be able to list all their qualifications and training, and will be able to include a wide range of materials and information to demonstrate their expertise. And (which we think is one of the best things) there will be provision for Amazon-style ranking and reviews of practitioners by those who use their services, allowing instant feedback on effectiveness.
The new website will be http://www.eftinternational.com and although under construction right now you can go to the site to read all about what is planned in an open letter from Nick Ortner.
What will we be doing?
We have decided not to list on Gary Craig’s website as EFT Practitioners. This is because we no longer use EFT as THE primary technique, preferring instead to use SET to simplify things for our clients, and PET to leverage and extend the results. As readers of this newsletter know, we have been doing “different” things for some time, and we have agreed with Gary Craig that SET is NOT EFT. We will in future however be listing on the new site EFT International, since there is provision there for listing of other techniques used in addition to EFT. We are sure many quality people will remain listed on Gary Craig’s http://www.emofree.com site. We also believe there are several factors which will make the site at http://www.eftinternational.com an excellent site for gaining access to quality information regarding EFT practitioners, products, and training.
What about eftdownunder?
Our website https://www.eftdownunder.com was originally set up as a resource for information and training in EFT. It still provides this service, with quality EFT information and articles, our original EFT books and other products, EFT practitioner listing, and links to quality EFT sites (including the all-important emofree.com) and information from EFT experts from around the world. However, we are soon to set up another website to more adequately reflect the innovative approaches that we have developed over the past 11 years, in particular SET and PET. As we have expanded our initial concepts, we also want to make public our support of other useful Energy Techniques, as there are many exciting pathways to emotional healing. Eftdownunder.com will remain live, and will continue to provide qualify information on EFT and related techniques. In addition, our new site will allow us to expansively define and provide information and resources regarding our new innovations. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Closing Comments for now…
Regardless of the directions taken regarding EFT Certification, practitioner listing and so on in the future, we would like to state right here that we and many thousands of our clients and workshop participants have been (and continue to be) the beneficiaries of the fantastic energy healing innovations developed by Gary Craig over the past decade and a half. We owe Gary a great debt, and will always be grateful for his contributions to our lives and results.