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Health Coaching with Tanja Blinkhorn


Learn to thrive, not just survive!


Health Coaching with

Tanja Blinkhorn

Learn to thrive, not just survive

Emotional Freedom Techniques

EFT Tapping is a stress reduction method based on extensive research that shows emotional distress contributes greatly to illness and the feeling of being unwell

Questions you might have

How does EFT work?

EFT developers see it as being similar to acupuncture but without the needles. As with acupuncture, EFT stimulates various pressure points on the face and the body to relieve stress, which then alleviates many psychological based concerns.

How is EFT done?

EFT Tapping involves gentle tapping with the fingers on various energy or meridian points on the head, upper body and hands, whilst bringing to mind a problem.

What is the science in EFT?

While EFT has been practised for over 30 years now, the supporting science has been emerging over the last 10 years. Here is a link to an interview of one of the world’s leading researchers in EFT, Dr. Peta Stapleton from Bond University in Australia.


 For what issues can EFT be used?

It is said to try EFT on any issue!

It has been widely researched in Anxiety, Stress, Food Cravings, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Phobias and many other areas.

What does EFT do in the body?

Tapping has been shown to calm the Amygdala, which is the area in our brain that sets off the Fight, Flight or Freeze Response. By doing so we are able to access our frontal lobe more easily and experience clearer thinking and decision making processes.

What does EFT do in the mind?

Tapping allows the unconscious mind to bring up limiting beliefs and limiting emotions that stop us from moving forward and achieving our goals. By gaining insight into these issues they can be released in order to take the next step with clarity.

Can EFT be self applied?

Yes. I will be teaching you the ‘Basic Recipe’ and will encourage you to use EFT in your own time, too.

“I found Tanja at a time when I was struggling with sticking to my health goals, including my relationship with food and overeating.  I felt like I knew all the science about wellbeing and nutrition but couldn’t work out why I was constantly beating myself up over food choices and feeling like a failure.

Tanja guided me through a deep values exploration session and I decided on a goal to focus on.  She taught me practical strategies for managing the emotions behind the behaviours that were bothering me.  It was a powerful journey about self compassion for me. She is full of practical tips and advice on motherhood, healthy meal preparation, peri-menopause, and managing feelings of overwhelm. Tanja is an inspiration and I learned a lot from her coaching”.

Camilla Needham

Principal Engineer, Auckland Council

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