I have a background in education and taught for many years (my Masters degrees is in French with an emphasis on teaching). Yet I have always been fascinated by personal and spiritual growth. I’ve always wanted to understand what makes people tick, how people can change, and what gives our lives meaning and purpose.
In my own healing journey, I had reached a point where insight wasn’t enough. I understood many of my issues, yet could not free myself from negative feelings and patterns of behavior. That is when I discovered work with the subconscious mind. Through that work, I experienced profound healing and lasting change. I felt different, truly freed from my old patterns. This was what I had been looking for! I found that my great passion was being able to offer this work to others. I was very fortunate to be able to leave teaching and develop a practice in the healing arts. As my work has developed, EFT (tapping) has become my primary tool, supported by hypnotherapy. Both are extraordinary methods that reach deep into the subconscious and the body for profound and lasting healing and positive change.
EFT, HYPNOTHERAPY, AND OTHER TRAININGS AND CREDENTIALS
During the past 20 years, I have followed my heart into more than 1200 hours of training in EFT, hypnotherapy and related healing arts so that I can offer this transformative work to others. See the detailed list of my trainings and credentials.
SPECIAL EFT TRAINING
I have been involved with EFT since 1998, almost from the beginning. When I say that I’ve been personally trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) by its developer, Gary Craig, I’m referring to a special opportunity that I was very privileged to have. In May of 2001, Gary Craig offered a small-group EFT training at his home in The Sea Ranch, California. I was one of 12 people in that group, and we spent a full week with Gary, learning and practicing all the fine points of EFT. It was an amazing opportunity and one that I treasure. In addition, I’ve attended four of the live workshops that are featured in the EFT DVD Libraries and I appear in a demonstration session with Gary in the Borrowing Benefits DVD set.
I am proud to be an active member of EFT International. Currently, I hold the highest level EFT certification provided by EFT International (EFTi): I am both an Advanced Practitioner and an Accredited Certified EFT Master Trainer of Trainers. I also serve as Co-Director of the EFTi Training Board and am co-author of the EFT International Free Tapping Manual, available at EFTInternational.org.
PAST LIFE TRAINING WITH DR. BRIAN WEISS
My five-day training with Dr. Brian Weiss was also a highlight in my life. Dr. Weiss is just as heart-centered and genuine in person as he is in his books. The Past Life Regression Certification training that I attended in 1996 was one of the first that he offered. His kindness and encouragement to all of us in the training will never be forgotten.
BLENDING IT ALL INTO MY OWN PRACTICE
This is a wonderful time of life for me, finally doing the work I have dreamed of! I do appreciate my teaching experience and draw upon it in leading classes and workshops. My intent is to teach others to trust themselves and empower them to continue this work on their own. I see myself as a partner with my clients in their healing work, a companion on the journey. I trust each person’s intuitive wisdom and am led by the unique unfolding of each person’s process. I believe that with the right tools and with guidance and support, everyone has the capacity to create and realize his or her own vision of wholeness and well-being, free from limiting beliefs, feelings and behaviors.
I was born on January 14, 1951 in Charlotte N.C., and I now live in South Burlington, VT with my husband Chuck Hafter and our two cats Snowflake and Bentley – named after “Snowflake” Bentley, my favorite historic Vermonter. A simple farmer with a passion, he was the first person to photograph snowflakes in the 1800’s and discover their uniquely beautiful designs.
UPDATE: As of February 2013, we have also welcomed into our family Junebug, a sweet kitty who needed a home. With his blue eyes and Siamese-tabby markings, who could resist Mr. Junebug? Hmmm, three kitties… are we crazy cat people yet?
SECOND UPDATE: We unfortunately lost Mr. Junebug at the beginning of 2018. We think he was about 17 years old, so he had a long and good life. His picture remains here in memorium. To quote Louise Penny, “To all the cats, horses, birds, gerbils, fish, and animals who make our lives so much better. Who give up their freedom, for us.” (from the Acknowledgements, A Better Man, 2019)