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Practical Wellbeing

July 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to this edition of the Practical Wellbeing newsletter.

I realise its been long while (British understatement) since my last newsletter, I hope you find this one worth the wait.

In this edition you will find:

Three articles: A new article describing a simple way to help you improve your tapping self-help, a reprieve of older article explaining why your difficulties are not your fault and a simple experiment with a bank note to demonstrate you might not be what happened to you.

A request for help from in the form of a short, anonymous and entirely optional survey to help me communicate more effectively to the people I'm here to serve.

There are two videos:

  • Another beer commercial about bringing people together - even before they've taken a sip from the bottle.
  • A short and touching animation about the perils of conformity

Finally there's a round up training opportunities I'm participating in over the next few months.

Please remember, many of my trainings and workshops are available to newsletter readers (that's you) at substantial discounts. Use the discount code pw-newsletter when you sign up to access these savings



My friend Michaela Thiede asked me to let you know about the 3rd online EFT/Tapping summit for German speakers which starting on 22 July 2017. If you are interested in finding out more about this free event, please visit


I hope you find the newsletter helpful. If you have any comments or questions please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

All the best,




"I have a very healthy dose of self-loathing. But I think we all have a past of being whatever our story was, of feeling not good enough. It can propel you to work harder and do more, but it can also be a tremendous trap, and you can't see beyond it."
- Kim Cattrall

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
― Mary Oliver

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Article: Tapping In The 3rd Person For Better Self-Help

This article is for people who are using EFT for their own self-development. 

It can be tricky to know what is going on inside ourselves when we come to tap on our challenges. In this Tapping In The 3rd Person For Better Self-Help I describe a surprisingly simple way of approaching your own issues to give you more to tap on.

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Article: Why what you learnt about yourself might be all wrong

It's difficult for us as children to draw good conclusions from what happens to us.

This article from 2012 describes the way the lessons we learn about ourselves in childhood may be flawed and why they can be hard to change.

You can read it at Why what you learned about yourself might be all wrong.

Article: What Is Your True Value?

It's easy to think that if we had bad experiences that we must be a bad or defective person.

What Is Your True Value? describes a simple experiment with a bank note that you can do to demonstrate that you might not be what happened to you.


It seems that beer adverts are doing a really good job of social education. In the last newsletter there was the inclusive Canadian beer commercial.

In World'd Apart Heineken reaches the parts other beers cannot reach by demonstrating the power of human connection over prejudice

There's no beer in sight in Alike: a delightful, perceptive and sad animation describes the potential of education to drain the life out of childlike enthusiasm (just in case that sounds too bleak the ending hints at one way of rekindling that spark).

Can you help me with a quick and confidential survey?

I am working on refining my niche - which is marketing-speak for working out who I do my best work with.

"I work with people who didn't feel good enough as children and still don't feel good enough now"

You may know instantly whether this applies to you, or you may be thinking "How would I know I don't feel good enough?" (If that seems like a strange question, it is surprising to realise just how many people are so familiar with the way that they think and feel that they don't give their experience a second thought)

If you felt unwell you might consider your symptoms: "I've got a high temperature, a headache, I'm sneezing and coughing, and I have a sore throat. I think I've got a cold, what can I do to relieve those symptoms"

'Not feeling good enough' isn't a medical condition but there are 'symptoms' (unhappy experiences that let you know something's not right) and relief from those symptoms (the way you would like feel or be instead).

The tricky part for me is working out if what I think of as a symptom (and relief from a symptom) resonates with you.

The only way I can think of to do that is to ask you for help. So I've created an anonymous survey to help me clarify what are important 'symptoms' and 'relief from symptoms' for people who might not feel good enough.

The survey has two sections - a list of 10 'symptoms' and a list of 10 'reliefs' (I have a much longer list of both but 20 items seemed as much as I could reasonably expect you to consider)

The 'symptoms' are one line descriptions of common experiences of people who don't feel good enough. For example: "I am terrified of the disapproval of others".

The 'reliefs' are one line descriptions of a desirable alternative to the symptom. For example: "I would like to be able to comfortably handle other people's disapproval"

For each statement there is a scale of 0 to 5 for how true this statement feels - where 0 is completely false and 5 is completely true. If you take part in the survey. So if the statement "I am terrified of people's disapproval" deeply resonates for you it might get a score of 5, if it's not a big deal for you it might get a 0 or a 1.

There are three approaches to doing this survey:

  1. Don't do it. That's fine, taking the survey is completely optional. Please feel free to move on.
  2. Read the statements but don't record your response. If you are curious and just want to know what's in the survey this is fine too.
  3. Read the statements and record your responses. This is the one most helpful to me and I thank you for doing it. If you submit your responses you also get to see an anonymous summary chart of the different responses from anyone else who's taken the survey.

If you decide to take the survey I estimate it will take between five to ten minutes to complete.

Click here to take the survey

Once again the is completely anonymous, I won't know who took part and I'll get a summary of the responses. No one will get a communications from me (or anyone else) because they took the survey.

If you feel I have missed a statement that resonates with you please let me know (I realise that bit wont be so anonymous, but I will receive your comments in )

However, if you find out that this survey speaks to you and you want to explore working with me on these issues get in touch with me and we can explore the possibilities.

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.


Train With Me

Here are some of the trainings and workshops I'm running in the next couple of months (remember your discount code 'pw-newsletter' ;) )

Unless stated otherwise these trainings take place at St Oswald's Hospice Teaching Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

EFT Level 1 – Foundation Trainings - 23rd & 24th September and 18th & 19th November 2017

The AAMET EFT Level 1 Foundations Training training and equips you with the skills to use EFT to work on your own issues and those of your family and friends.

It’s a hands-on training with lots of supervised practice.

This training is fully self-contained and open to all, after attending you will be able to use EFT confidently for a variety of issues. It serves as the foundation for the Level 2 / AAMET EFT Practitioner course.

Click on the link to find out more about EFT Level 1 trainings in Newcastle.

EFT Level 2 - EFT Practitioner Training - 4th & 5th November, 2017

This EFT Training is designed for those already in the helping professions who wish to add this extremely effective method to their toolkit. You will learn more sophisticated approaches for dealing with trauma, anxiety, cravings, physical symptoms and more.

To book your place on this training click here

Click on the link to find out more about EFT Level 2 trainings in Newcastle.

After completing the course and fulfilling the accreditation criteria you can become an AAMET Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner

Identity Healing Level 1 – Practitioner Training - 11th & 12th November, 2017

Identity Healing® is a blend of EFT and NLP processes designed to heal troublesome identity beliefs, identity conflicts and related problems.

Identity Healing - Level 1 Practitioner Training : A two day course introduces you to the the basics of the Identity Integration process and how to apply them to troublesome identity beliefs other manifestations of distressed younger parts.

To save £100 on the full price click here to buy a discounted ticket for £165 for the two day training


Getting Out Of Your Own Way, is a straightforward and thorough guide to uncovering and dissolving many of your hidden limiting beliefs and blocks – the ‘Resistance’ – the unconscious saboteurs that stand in the way of your progress.

The EFT Collection is a compilation of some of the Tapping techniques that I have developed over the years as an EFT Practitioner and Trainer. There are 12 techniques presented in this book. They range from very simple tactics to quite broad strategies for dealing with difficult situations.

And finally ...

“If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
- Groucho Marx

Practical Wellbeing

Andy Hunt
Dunkeld Close
South Beach
NE24 3SP

Tel: 0754 700 9116