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Overcoming Resistance with Provocative Energy Techniques (P.E.T.)

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Learn this unique approach to quickly cut through resistance, negative beliefs and other emotional barriers to get right to the heart of problems, and release them.

Workshop presented by Steve Wells
Strasbourg, France
11-13 October 2019
(Presented in English with translation to French)

If you want to change or you help others change the biggest challenge you will face is resistance.

Resistance manifests as fear, avoidance, procrastination, self-doubt  and self-sabotage.
Unless you overcome it, you - or your clients - can't be free to create the life you or they really want.

This workshop will teach you a unique approach to overcome resistance and rapidly access energy and power for positive change.

And you'll learn how to make change easier and more fun!

You'll learn 3 powerful Energy Psychology modalities and how to combine them to create rapid and lasting changes:  

  • Simple Energy Techniques (SET) tapping,
  • Intention-based Energy Process (IEP), or Intention Tapping, and, mostly,
  • Provocative Energy Techniques (PET)
Practitioners can expect to leave with new options in their therapeutic repertoire, and more elegant skills in working with difficult clients.

What is Provocative Energy Techniques (PET)? 

“PET makes impossible things possible… The provocative style was like having a sauna bath, relieving, refreshing, just great, clear thoughts, limiting beliefs gone.” 
— Eva Maria Lundell, MD, Munich
Provocative Energy Techniques (PET) is a unique integrative energy psychology approach created by Steve Wells and Dr David Lake which combines tapping with humorous and paradoxical language patterns and techniques drawn from Provocative Therapy, Brief Strategic Therapy and Ericksonian Therapy.
PET addresses the multi-level nature of problems through warmth, liberating laughter, and spontaneity, elegantly addressing both mind and body in therapy.
PET can make deep level changes fast, fun, and enjoyable for both clients and practitioners.

How Does it Work?

Steve PET demo with ErikPET’s provocative language techniques bypass resistance and rapidly get to the core of problems to draw out energy and power for change (the root meaning of provoke = to draw out). Skilful tapping combined with warm, empathic humour brings rapid relief from negative emotions. Heart energy flows through and completes the healing. It's a powerful combination.
This workshop also counts towards PET practitioner certification: See more

What is IEP?

Intention-based Energy Process (IEP), also known as Intention Tapping, is a new approach to emotional healing developed by Steve Wells that uses specific intentions combined with tapping to open your inner pathways to positive change.
IEP's specific intentions act as commands to your unconscious mind to release the emotional attachments behind your problems, unblock body energy disturbances that prevent you from moving forward, and restore your life energy to flow. This allows you to rapidly work through problem aspects by accessing the resources of the unconscious mind. The results are frequently very positive and surprising.
“I am doing the IEP with clients with outstanding results. The process is so fast, so causative, so moving and astonishing. I worked with a variety of topics and also friends with years-long experience with traditional tapping. The unanimous opinion is: brilliant tool…”
– Kerstin Warkentin, Deputy Chair of EFT DACH, Germany
“The speed and ease of this process makes it very powerful and wide ranging in a way that standard EFT/tapping (which is excellent) can’t manage. It’s the difference between ‘hunt and peck’ typing and touch typing – both create words but one is much easier than the other.
Apart from the speed the other wow factor for me is the harnessing of the unconscious mind to do what it does best by following its own links and associations which are hidden from our own conscious mind.
In my opinion the combination of power and grace in the ‘Intention Tapping’ processes are worth their weight in gold.”
– Andy Hunt, AAMET EFT Trainer, NLP Trainer, Practical Wellbeing, UK

What is SET? 

Simple Energy Techniques (SET) is a user-friendly energy tapping approach developed by Steve Wells and Dr David Lake which can often provide rapid relief for emotional problems and some physical problems. SET evolved from Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and is equally effective, and more user-friendly and efficient. SET can also be easily combined with other therapeutic approaches to improve your results.

How the workshop will work:

In this practical and engaging workshop, you’ll learn how to overcome resistance and create freedom for yourself and (if you are a helper) for others, via live demonstrations, experiential exercises, and small group practice sessions.
First, you’ll learn SET tapping, and how to use it to relieve negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, guilt, anger, grief, trauma.
Next, you’ll learn how to combine SET with the powerful intentions of IEP, and use this to release emotional hooks, restore calm clarity, and access inner resources and confidence for change.
Then, you'll learn some of the powerful provocative patterns from PET and how to use them to create solid heart-based connections, release resistance, use humour for healing, and bring rapid relief to core issues.
At some point you will become infected with the provocative virus, bringing an inner freedom and lightness of being for which there is no cure - other than passing it on!
Finally, you'll integrate these approaches together into a powerful package for change and you'll leave with a whole lot of new options for helping yourself and helping others.


Steve Wells is an internationally recognised psychologist, leadership coach, and peak performance consultant based in Perth, Western Australia. Steve has been using and teaching Energy Psychology techniques for the past 21 years and is co-developer (with Dr. David Lake) of Simple Energy Techniques (SET) and Provocative Energy Techniques (PET), and he also developed Intention-based Energy Process (IEP).
Steve trained extensively in Provocative Therapy with Frank Farrelly and in EFT with Gary Craig before developing PET. He has helped thousands of people to transform their life and results through his worldwide seminars and workshops.
Steve also has a track record of using Energy Psychology to enhance performance in the corporate and sporting worlds, and regularly consults with corporate leaders and elite athletes to help them improve their performance and enhance the performance of their teams.
Steve is the author of 100% YES! and co-author of 5 other books, including The PET Manual, TEP:  Techniques Énergétiques Provocatrices,  Enjoy Emotional Freedom (In French: Libérez-vous des Émotions Négatives), New Energy Therapies, and Rose and the Night Monsters (childrens' book on EFT).
Steve’s special blend of humour and compassionate provocation means his trainings are always full of therapeutic fun and laughter whilst at the same time dealing with deep issues.
What others say about PET and Steve's Training:
“Thank you for your amaaaaaazing workshop in Brussels! Thank you for your compassion, wit, intelligence, acceptance and your wide open heart. I continue to benefit from it greatly on a personal and also a professional level. With clients I was amazed at how light things were despite the numerous deep issues that were treated … AND it’s so much fun for everyone!” — Christine Blanchet, EFT Trainer, France/UK
"A most fantastic experience …. You have taken this work to a whole new level… your work is the therapy of the future.” – Sharon Toole, Psychotherapist, Toronto, Canada
“After the first 2 days of PET, I knew this is something special, unlike anything I have learned in the past decade, studying many of the different tapping modalities, NLP, and so on…
The PET workshops have been life-transforming for me personally, as well as for me as a coach. It has shattered by previous belief system in such an empowering way that I have more fun in life, more fun in sessions, and most of all, better results with clients...
As a coach, PET has been amazing for working with resistant clients (working solely with social phobics, I deal with this a lot), and bring a lot of light and fun to the sessions.
If you want results, and if you care about getting the best results for your clients while having the most fun possible, this is a must have in your skill-set for life…”
– Sebastiaan van der Schrier, Social Anxiety Coach, Netherlands
"Although I had been using EFT successfully with clients for several years, the fine tuning and addition of the PET techniques profoundly expanded my effectiveness ... I am amazed at how much more quickly and comfortably clients have been moving through their issues, pain and trauma. I have received several phone calls after the sessions in which I have used these techniques thanking me for, as one client said, ‘bringing me the first feeling of peace I have had in months’.”
— Lynda Malerstein, C. Ht. Power Journeys Hypnosis, USA
“Thank you for an amazing weekend. I had never laughed so much in 3 days! ...Many workshops promise to be life-transforming and fun. This IS truly life-transforming and lots of fun.”
— Dr Clare Tam, Participant in the Brisbane Workshop
“I feel absolutely fantastic. Not just good or great, but more alive, content and at peace with myself than I can ever remember feeling... It’s like a heavy shroud of darkness has been lifted off me. I feel totally different in my body – bigger, stronger, lighter, more upright, full of potential and charged with energy flowing from top to bottom and bottom to top...I am so much more approving of myself with all my foibles and so much more positive in my outlook to my life... My deepest and most sincere thanks.”
— Charles Cuninghame, Sydney
“Steve’s style is really innovative, entertaining and certainly a must see for anyone who is really interested in mastering Energy Therapy. ”
– Tania Prince, EFT Master and AAMET Trainer, UK
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the best course I’ve been on in years. There were so many aha moments, I’m still stunned. So many pieces fell into place, it was amazing.”
– Jaqui Crooks, EFT Master, UK
“Inspiring, educational and fun. I laughed ’till I cried. PET has transformed the way I work with clients and students.”
— Russell Cunningham, Director – Australian Institute of Self Development

Workshop Details:

Dates and Times:
Friday 11 October 2019:  9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 12 October 2019:  9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 13 October 2019:  9.30am - 4.00pm
Centre culturel Saint-Thomas
2 rue de la Carpe Haute
67000 Strasbourg, France
Tel: 03 88 31 19 14
Fee: € 497
Past participants discount Please contact us for a special invoice

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Cancellation policy:  Full refund (less € 100 Admin fee) for cancellations made 6 weeks or more prior to the workshop. 50% refund for cancellations made up to 28 days prior to workshop. No refunds are possible after this time, however your place is transferable to another person subject to prior written notification and confirmation by us.
In English: Use this contact form
In French: Contact Anne Leroy +33 6 79 53 44 04