EFT Tapping for goals

EFT Tapping for Goals: Group Coaching for Adults

WHAT’S UP: Do you have a goal that you want to make a top priority for October but suspect self-sabotage is keeping you stuck? A personal healthy habit goal, or any other goal that’s important for you right now, and you want assistance to get going? Read on to learn more about my EFT Tapping for Goals group coaching for adults.


Our stress response can kick in when we think about working towards a goal that is important for us right now. Left to it’s own devices, this can cause self-sabotaging behaviors (avoiding doing tasks that move us forward by doing other ‘busy work’ tasks instead). 

These self-sabotaging behaviors are held in place by:

  • negative thoughts (‘I’m not ready’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I can’t do it’)
  • negative emotions (overwhelm, anxiety, worry, dread, doubt, etc)
  • unpleasant physical sensations (heart racing, stress-related stomach/lower back pains, etc).
Eleni Vardaki's EFT Tapping for Goals workshop

Practicing EFT Tapping for goals in a group coaching session helps to declutter our mind, body, and emotions from the stress-related blocks that are stopping us from making better progress for our top priority goal of the month.

EFT Tapping is a stress management and relaxation method that has been around for more than 40 years and researched now for more than 20 years. The 250+ published journal articles on EFT show it positively affects a range of biochemistry in the body (e.g. positive changes in brain activity, cortisol, and DNA expression).

You can find a reference list to some of the key EFT research papers evidencing how EFT Tapping benefits our body’s biochemistry at the bottom of this page.

EFT tapping for goals: WHERE WE TAP

There are different ways of practicing EFT Tapping. The Clinical EFT Tapping points (see below) are the ones used in the EFT research trials that test the effectiveness of EFT Tapping. 

These are the EFT Tapping points that I guide people through in my 1:1 and group EFT coaching sessions and packages. 

Clinical EFT Tapping points

EFT tapping for goals: GROUP COACHING EVENT

WHAT: Online event on Zoom to work on clearing any inner blocks to achieving a specific goal that is important to you in October. But you are feeling stuck (possibly, you suspect, due to self-sabotage) and would like some assistance. 

Maybe you have a goal of changing your 3 top priorities and want assistance with reducing the intensity of a particular negative emotion that may blocking you from moving forward.

Or you want to chip away at a self-sabotaging pattern that you are aware is preventing you from moving forward on an important healthy habit/self-care, professional/business, or academic goal you want to set yourself for October. 

Whatever is important to you right now. 

FOR WHO: Adults. Suitable for all levels of experience, from EFT newcomers to EFT Practitioners. 

WHEN: 1 hour on October 1st 2023 starting at 12pm Greece, 10am London, 7pm Melbourne.

PARTICIPATION FEE: €27 per person. 

Once your payment has been received, you’ll get an email with the Zoom link for this month’s workshop along with the workshop prep questionnaire & resource.



“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin


You can watch the video to get a ‘taster’ of the sort of thing you can expect when participating in my group coaching for goals EFT workshop in August.

After a brief Icebreaker Tapping exercise to get a sense of how everyone is feeling, group members are offered a chance to briefly introduce themselves by saying your name and what your goal is that you’d like to work on. 

I then ask everyone to choose which of the 3 components of their stress response (physical, cognitive, emotional) bothers them the most and rate it 0-10 so that they can keep track of their progress during the workshop. I check that everyone understands how to create their own EFT Tapping for Goals Set Up Statement.

Next, I invite someone from the group to volunteer for me to work with them so that I can demonstrate how EFT Tapping can be used to clear the component of their stress response that bothers them the most. Meanwhile, everyone taps along to borrow benefits for reducing the intensity of their own blocks for their own goal. 

If we have time, and if another member of our group wants to have a go volunteering, we can do a second demonstration while everyone continues to tap along to borrow benefits for themselves.

We wrap the session up by group members sharing their before-and-after EFT Tapping 0-10 score and experiences so that we can reflect on the experience.

For inquiries: eleni@elenivardaki.com


To learn more about key research papers that evidence the effectiveness of the Clinical EFT Tapping points using various biomarkers, see below.

Dawson, et al (2018), “Is Tapping on acupuncture points an active ingredient in Emotional Freedom Techniques? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies”, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol 206.

Anastasia, et al (2013) “Effect of the Emotional Freedom Technique on perceived stress, quality of life, and cortisol salivary levels in tension-type headache sufferers: A randomized control trial”, Explore, Vol 9.

Bach, et al (2019), “Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) improves multiple physiological markers of health”, Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, Vol 24

Church, et al (2012) “The Effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques on
Stress Biochemistry: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol 200

Stapleton, et al (2020) “Reexamining the Effect of Emotional Freedom
Techniques on Stress Biochemistry: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Stapleton, et al (2018) “An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques”, OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine Journal, Vol 3.

Stapleton, et al (2022) “Neural changes after Emotional Freedom Techniques treatment for chronic pain sufferers”, Journal of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Vol 49

Wittfoth, et al (2022) “Bifocal emotion regulation through acupoint tapping in fear of flying”, Journal of NeuroImage: Clinical, Vol 34 

Wittfoth, et al (2020) “Emotion regulation through bifocal processing of fear inducing and disgust inducing stimuli”, BMC Neuroscience Journal, Vol 21. 

Maharaj, M. (2016) “Differential gene expression after Emotional

Freedom Techniques (EFT) treatment: A novel pilot protocol for
salivary mRNA assessment”, Energy Psychology, Vol 8.

Church, et al (2018) “Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation
in veterans using Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques: A randomized
controlled pilot study”, American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 32.




Eleni Vardaki is a certified and accredited EFT Tapping coach who works with individuals and schools, offering services and package deals that support the well-being of children and adults. She seeks to help bridge the gap between mainstream education systems and the well-being skills we need to thrive. 

To book an obligation-free introductory meeting to see if it’s a match: eleni@elenivardaki.com