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Vancouver BC EFT Workshop

An EFT  (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Workshop

Sunday, November 8 – 2:00 to 4:30 PM

at Unity In Action
1630 Edinburgh Street
New Westminster, BC  V3M 2W8 CANADA

Facilitated by Nancy Southern MSW
Cost: Love Offering Basis

Are you seeking relief from bouts of fatigue, tension or pain?
The help you seek is at your fingertips.

Using this easy to learn tapping technique called EFT, you will:

•    add vitality and peace of mind to your everyday life.
•    learn how to gently and effectively relieve aches and pains
•    access more energy in minutes
•    feel younger and livelier.

Imagine what you could be doing if you had fewer aches and pains and more energy!

Don’t take anyone else’s word for it…
Experience it for yourself.

To find out more about how tapping can be of help to you,
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October 31, 2009 at 2:28 am

It’s How You Play The Game

© Nancy Southern

OK I admit it. I love sports, particularly at the collegiate level. In the fall, I can feel the pull of the season to participate in the community of the game. Even during all those years when I denied it, I still felt the magnetism when the teams I grew up with were playing. So what does this have to do with tapping? I’ll tell you. It’s about energy! But first a little background.

I attended my first college football game before I was born. That’s right, my Mom was 7 months pregnant with me. On a hot September day, my Dad and Mom (and me) drove the 250 miles to attend a University of Kansas football game. It was well into the 90’s in the stadium and Mom fainted at the game. Dad carried Mom out and got us to a cool place with the housemother of his old fraternity.

Though scary and stressful, after some good old Lemonade and a cool cloth for her head, it turned out OK. (To this day, I don’t do well in really hot weather, but I still love the energy of all those folks cheering for the home team and basically having fun.) Most of the time, it didn’t matter if our team won or lost; we still had a great time. It did matter to Dad. If it was a big game, I too got caught up in desperately wanting them to WIN because it was always easier to be with Dad when they did. You know what I mean when I say; the energy was very different in the car on the drive home.

This morning when I was asking myself what to write about I heard “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”

When I apply this phrase to my work as a Life Coach, I realize it’s the second part of that statement that holds the spark of wisdom. I’m not saying it’s not important for the players to know their part, be well trained and warmed up to avoid injury and strive to win. All that does affect the outcome of the game. But, what really makes a bigger difference on the field is the mental and emotional game that’s being played. That’s the “how” of playing and what I pay attention to when I watch or listen to a sports event.

The players that manage their thoughts and emotions (their energy) even when they make mistakes or fall behind are the ones that stay “in the game”. True winning means you feel good about yourself even if it didn’t go the way you wanted it to. It’s less stressful and less likely to cause you heartburn or heartache later.

So how well are you managing your energy in the game of life?  Were you taught how to manage your thoughts and feelings in a healthy and productive way? Do you end up with conflict and confusion as you experience the ups and downs of living and suffer for it down the road?

Here’s where tapping comes in. After looking and trying every imagined tool I could find for over 30 years, tapping is the most effective I have found. It systematically unravels the conflict and confusion from unresolved emotional experiences usually in a matter of minutes. The thoughts, beliefs and negative energies held in our bodies affect how we live our lives. Finally, there’s an easy and effective way to relieve the cycles of suffering left over from the past.

The more you and I become free of these past negative thoughts and emotions, the happier we are today and naturally life seems to turn out better going forward.

After all, haven’t you heard: It’s your nature to be happy?

I used to think that if life was different, I would be happy. Now I know a completely different paradigm. By erasing the negative programming by applying EFT to each issue as it shows up, I experience being happy right now, even if nothing has changed in the world around me. It has little to do with what’s going on in the outer. It’s far more about how I’m reacting to it that affects me. Science has now proven that our emotional responses are based on perceptions formed by past experiences.

The good news is by tapping everyday and managing your energy, you experience more happiness.

Imagine that: by clearing your mind, both the conscious and especially the unconscious negative programming using EFT and other energy management tools, your life becomes filled with more wins than losses! Even if you make mistakes or fall behind it doesn’t take your reserve of energy with it. You become so much more resilient than ever before. By managing your energy on a day-to-day basis, you not only have more successes, but you also enjoy being alive while it’s happening.

Oh, and one last thing. Want to know a secret dream I’ve had since I first learned about tapping?

Here it is: “I am hired to teach energy management skills to an NCAA team.” I get chills every time I think about it.

It can be men or women, football, basketball, baseball, tennis or golf. I love them all. You see it’s not just whether they win more games that makes this dream important or worthy of pursuing. As these young men and women learn to manage their thoughts and emotions, it will serve them not just as athletes but also for the rest of their lives.

Imagine what the next generation can do when they are in tune with themselves, aligned within their hearts and minds and unimpeded by the traumas and disappointments that are part of the human experience. They now can make a bigger difference in the world beyond the playing field of sports.

Tap into that idea and feel how powerful it is.

Whether you have a love of sports or not, I do hope you keep tapping into your greater energetic potential and more fully enjoy whatever game in life you are playing.

Nancy Southern, MSW
EFT Specialist

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October 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm Leave a comment

EFT Class in October

A 4-Week Class in October

How To Manage Your Energy In Times of Stress

Are you too busy to think straight? Do you feel like you’re juggling too many things at once? Are you on the verge of being overwhelmed? Does it feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster and can’t get off?
EFT (tapping) and other energy management tools you will learn in this series of classes, will help you manage your stress quickly and easily and feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.

DATE: Thursdays, Oct. 22 -Nov. 12th
TIME:  6:00-7:30 pm
PLACE:  Eastsound Healing Arts Center Annex
The Healing Arts Center
453 North Beach Rd., Eastsound, WA 98245

Bonuses included:

· A 1-hour private coaching session with Nancy (Value $75)
· Access to EFT Library of books (new ones added regularly) and DVD’s
·A variety of tools that can be used for any problem or issue
· Easy to use handouts and detailed exercise instructions

Bonuses valued at over $300, but the class is only $175. Enroll by October 19th and save an additional $25.
You pay only $150.
If you are ready to get control over the stress in your life in a safe and enjoyable setting, send a check today for $150 to:
Nancy Southern, P O Box 54, Deer Harbor, WA 98243

For those wanting to pay by credit card you can use the PayPal option at my website:
To register or find out more about this value packed series, please call, Nancy Southern, MSW at 360-376-4288 or email her

October 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

Complimentary Workshop: How To Eliminate Peak Season Burnout

Need to refresh and recharge after the summer season but can’t take that much needed vacation? After all you have 3 more months to get through with the upcoming holiday season.

Don’t wait any longer to get the recharge you long for. Once you learn these methods, in less than 5 minutes you can restore balance and vitality to your mind and body when
you need it.

Just like your computer needs to be defragmented and restarted from overuse, so does your brain and energy flow in your body. When you are under sustained stress, the process you will learn is even more vital to keep you on track.

You may not be able to remove the stress from your everyday life, but there is something quick and easy you can do to reduce or even eliminate the negative effect it has on you. Did you know that medical studies show that 85% of the conditions that doctors treat are caused or prolonged by stress?

In this one-hour program you will learn:
· 3 simple exercises to balance and refresh
your brain
· One universal tool to eliminate many of those nagging aches and pains that disrupt your day or your night
· How and why even one minute of focused breathing leads to relaxation and greater productivity

After years of suffering from chronic pain and fatigue and declining health, I learned these same tools and it turned my life around. It is my mission to share this invaluable information with as many of you as possible. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to regain your valuable vitality. When you are both relaxed and have more energy available to you, work is more productive and play is so much more satisfying.

DATE: Friday, October 16, 2009
TIME:  7:45-9:00 am
(Complimentary Breakfast Workshop)
SPONSOR: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

PLACE:  The Outlook Inn, Eastsound
171 Main St. Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360-376-2200
CONTACT:  Nancy Southern, MSW, Energy Management Specialist
*For more information contact Nancy at 360-376-4288 or email her

October 14, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Complimentary Workshop

Tapping Into More Energy

Are you looking for relief from bouts of fatigue, tension or pain? The help you seek is literally at your fingertips. In just 2 hours of your time you will learn the essential steps to gently and effectively change your life for the better. You will be able to access more energy in minutes.

Using this easy to learn tapping technique called EFT, you will add vitality and peace of mind to your everyday life. Even after years of battling these annoying symptoms you can now feel younger and livelier. Imagine what you could be doing if you had fewer aches and pains and more energy!
Don’t take anyone else’s word for it. Experience it for yourself.
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Where: Orca’s Library 500 Rose Street | Eastsound, WA 98245 | Phone: 360.376.4985
Call 360-376-4288 or email Nancy at to reserve your space.

October 2, 2009 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Probem Solving By Tapping Into Inner Guidance

As a child, I remember hearing the belief that it’s OK to talk to your self just don’t answer your own questions; or something like that. The implication was if you do then you must be crazy. At the time, I was already aware of my inner voice. I only talked about it once or twice before I realized that not everyone else was having this same experience so I kept it to myself. I knew I wasn’t crazy, but I sure didn’t want others thinking I might be.

Those same childhood experiences were important to me so as an adult I chose to use that inner dialog as much as possible. It’s what I call living intuitively. I’m listening for answers to my own questions much of the time.

I now teach others how to access this inner wisdom and it’s wonderful to witness the revelations they are experiencing. It feels so good when the light goes on inside!

As an energy coach and EFT practitioner, an important part of the process is asking clients and students provocative (meaning “to call forth”) questions, with the intention of stimulating the unconscious mind to reveal answers to questions they didn’t know to ask themselves.

I believe that we all have the guidance we need if we only know how to access it. Accessing your intuition is a process you can learn and literally tap into. Tapping is a wonderful tool for clearing the way for the messages to get through to you.

Once the answers begin to come more readily, it gets easier to ask your self the same kinds of questions whenever you need help in solving a particular problem or resolving some conflict. It can also help you know on what to focus your tapping sequence. I use the questioning process to find the words to use during a tapping session.

Let me give you an example.

A week ago I awoke with a headache. This happens from time to time and I have learned a variety of techniques that usually resolves the pain. Headaches are like my Achilles heel. I know my body is giving me a signal that something is out of balance. The imbalance can be mental, emotional or physical. I work energetically to restore balance as much as I can. I usually start with the physical then move to the emotional and then mental, if needed. Most of the time it works quickly and efficiently.

I started off using the traditional EFT setup phrase focusing on the physical symptoms.
“Even though I have this headache and my stomach feels upset, I totally and completely accept myself.”
I did several rounds of the shortcut method with some relief. The pain I had on the intensity scale went down from an 8 to a 6.

The next several rounds I worked from the emotional level.
“Even though it’s so frustrating to wake up with this head pain and not know why, I totally and completely love, accept and forgive myself for whatever I did to cause it.”
I did several rounds experimenting with a number of different emotions (shame, guilt, doubt, etc) that might be holding the pain and upset in my field. By this time the intensity had gone down to about a 2-3 level. (It just popped into my mind to add the “don’t know why” and “for whatever I did to cause it” phrases. In an unconscious way I was acknowledging I didn’t know the cause and still would accept responsibility for it. But I forgot to ask myself questions. This is important omission as you will soon see.)

I wanted to get on with my day, so I decided that was enough for now. At least I could function with this level of discomfort.

As the day wore on, instead of feeling better, the pain and nausea intensified again until evening when I was back up to an 8-9. Ouch!

Being very frustrated and tired of hurting, I resorted to every other self-care method I’ve ever used in the past to break through it, including an OTC pain pill, going to bed and pulling the covers over my head. That didn’t help so I got up and did more energy work. Finally near midnight after doing some very intensive energy work and receiving a Reiki treatment (long distance) from a friend, I got enough relief to sleep through the night.

By the next morning, although I was better, I knew that I hadn’t solved the problem. I still didn’t feel balanced.
At last, I remembered to ask my inner guidance for help.

(Notice that it took me awhile to remember to do this. Even coaches forget to practice what they teach.)

I sat down, quieted my mind as best I could, and asked myself:
“What is causing this that I’m not aware of?”

I usually don’t get an immediate answer so after taking some deep breaths and thanking my inner voice for helping me I got up and went about my day.

Later while driving in the car the pain began to intensify. I was on my way to officiate a wedding and needed to be fully present so I asked what to tap on and I heard “toxic” and then “neurological” and a few seconds later, “pesticides” and “neutralize”.

I did a variety of setup phrases and tapping sequences with these words and the pain immediately subsided. Within minutes, I had no symptoms at all. I was able to be calm and relaxed for the wedding.

This new information really got my attention because I don’t ever use pesticides and had not been aware of being around anyone else using them. When I got home I asked the next obvious question.
“Where are these pesticides?” Very quickly I heard “the fruit”.

Earlier last week I had shopped at a non-organic store and found these beautiful nectarines, oranges and mangos. I went to the refrigerator and pulled out one of each. I muscle-tested and determined the nectarines were the problem. I had been rinsing and drying them before eating them but obviously that wasn’t enough. Looking back I realized that I had been eating 1-2 of the nectarines a day and by the third day I had overloaded my system with these toxins. The reoccurrence of pain Friday and Saturday evenings also coincided with eating another nectarine in the afternoon.

My next series of questions I purposely phrased for “Yes” or “No” answers so I could use muscle testing to determine the best solution. A few questions/answers later I determined that I did not have to throw them away. If I thoroughly washed them in a biodegradable detergent, rinsed and wiped them dry, then peeled them, they would then be safe enough for me to eat without causing a “toxic nerve” reaction. Even though the oranges and mangos were not organic, they tested safe. It occurred to me that I don’t eat the peelings for these fruits. I had read before that it is the peelings that hold most of the toxins and particularly in red fruits. The unknown cause was now known thanks to my inner voice guiding the way.

I’m sure glad I’m willing to ask myself questions and receive answers!

Next time I’ll be more conscious of getting organic fruit whenever possible or muscle-test myself in the grocery store.

If you would like to learn how to ask questions of your inner self and get the answers you seek, please contact me for more information.

Meanwhile, Happy Tapping,
Nancy Southern, MSW
EFT Specialist

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October 2, 2009 at 12:28 am Leave a comment

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