” Joan is an amazing speaker.  She is very knowledgeable, offers many different perspectives and provides practical yet functional treatment approaches to the individual.  I would recommended Joan unequivocally for  consultation and company training.”

Braden Ambrose, M.S., LPC
Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Emotional Freedom Techniques is an evidenced based tool that combines cognitive behavior therapy with acupressure to eliminate the root of the problem, not treat the symptoms. 6 contact hours available for social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses and professional counselors.

Mastering the Art and Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques

– Interventions for Crisis and Trauma

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Non Profit Center

1000 North West Avenue

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

Early Bird Registration$95.00 before March 15, 2019

After March 15, 2019 registration is  – $110.00

After May 1, 2019 registration is – $120.00

Note:  Contact hours are an additional $40.00 payable to R. Cassidy Seminars

Course Description:

The anxiety spectrum exemplifies the disorders where emotions override thought. Fragmented memories get stored in the body. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) collapse this uncomfortable emotional and physical reactivity; therefore, freeing a path for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking combined with cognitive behavior therapy. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a comprehensive mind-body treatment that desensitizes three areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT combines physical interventions derived from restorative (self-applied) acupressure theory with cognitive interventions. EFT is an evidence-based practice with over 100 published studies. One published study demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) level in the EFT group.

Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP Biography

is a licensed professional counselor, PA license number PC000222, providing individual and family counseling services in Pennsylvania since 1994.

Joan is an international trainer of Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka, EFT, tapping. Joan is an Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner with the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Therapies, AAMET International. She is an international speaker, consultant, trainer and best-selling instructor on Udemy.com.  She has helped individuals and families since 1994.

Joan is owner of Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP Counseling and Consulting International.

Joan is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, ACEP, AAMET International, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the International OCD Foundation, the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and the TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Joan is certified in energy psychology, Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behavior therapy.


This  introductory workshop on Emotional Freedom Techniques – Intervention for Crisis and Trauma, is for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses and first responders interested in learning an evidenced based intervention that will quickly quiet the amygdala and lower cortisol for victims of trauma and PTSD.  6 contact hours are available for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors through R. Cassidy seminars.


9:00 – 10:30 What are Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka, EFT, aka, tapping.

The Basic Recipe, acupressure points and their relevance to relieving distress.

Global vs Specific Tapping

Go Slow – safety first

Evidence based – Show documentary Science of Tapping.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00
Trauma Interventions: “Sneaking up”, “Tearless Trauma”, ‘Tell the Story”, “The Movie Technique”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:30 Testing: SUDs, Tell the Story, The Movie Technique, 6-month check in.

Working with children and teens

2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:30 The clinical application of EFT with practicum
Practice within the scope of your training. Know when to refer. (nurses: pain management)

Learning Objectives

Explain the origin and efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.

Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm the amygdala while thinking about traumatic events– to create a desensitize state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level.

Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort combined with cognitive behavior therapy concerns of not working outside knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.

List exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat in all manifestation in the past, present and future.Demonstrate combining cognitive behavior therapy with acupoint stimulations for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety and panic.

State the ethical concerns of not working outside knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.


are available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Disclosure Statement

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

6 hours of Continuing education available for LCSW’s, LPC’s, LMFTS’s and RN’s through R. Cassiday Seminars. $40.00 for contact hours.