Masterclass on EFT to Release Anxiety around Public Speaking at a School in Athens, Greece
Last week, I had the privilege of conducting a masterclass on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) at a school. The focus of the session was to help students overcome their anxiety around public speaking, which is a common fear that can hinder one's personal and professional growth.
The class began with an introduction to EFT, a self-help technique that involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a negative emotion or thought. EFT is a powerful tool that has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and even physical pain.
After the introduction, we moved on to the main topic of the masterclass - how to use EFT to release anxiety around public speaking. I started by sharing some common fears and anxieties that people experience when they have to speak in front of a group, such as forgetting their lines, being judged, or being laughed at.
Next, I guided the students through a series of EFT tapping rounds, where we tapped on the acupressure points while focusing on the negative emotions related to public speaking. We started with general statements such as "Even though I'm afraid of speaking in front of others, I deeply and completely accept myself," and gradually became more specific, addressing individual fears and concerns.
Throughout the class, I emphasized the importance of self-acceptance and self-compassion, reminding the students that it's okay to make mistakes and that everyone experiences fear at some point in their lives. By the end of the session, the students reported feeling more relaxed and confident about their ability to speak in public.
In addition to the practical skills they learned, the students also gained a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and how it can be used to overcome anxiety and stress. Many of them expressed interest in learning more about EFT and how they can continue to use it to improve their mental and emotional well-being.
Overall, the masterclass was a success, and I was grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise with the students. It's my hope that they will continue to use the techniques they learned to overcome their fears and achieve their goals, both in and outside of the classroom.