Count down til Christmas ☃️❄️🦌🎄🎁
If you’re anything like me, you are trying to get so much done and it can get a bit hectic. I thought I would do something different this week and share an epic technique that will help with the holiday stress.
Meet Dr. Peta Stapleton, PhD – Clinical & Health Psychologist + World Leading Researcher + Educator + Author of “The Science Behind Tapping”
Over the years, Dr. Stapleton has helped me with my healing journey and how to incorporate EFT Tapping in my daily life. I love how Dr. Stapleton brings together the science and research behind tapping and demonstrates how to apply this proven stress management technique for the mind and body.
If you want to learn more, I have included a link at the end of our interview to receive Dr. Stapleton’s guide for free called: “The Ultimate Tapping Guide”
Also you can check out her book: “The Science Behind Tapping” – A Proven Stress Management Technique for the Mind and Body. You will learn the science behind tapping, and deepen your knowledge of what EFT is, how it works, and how it can be applied to your everyday life.
Thank you again Dr. Stapleton for being apart of my journey, my blog and also for joining my various platforms 🤩💛✨🥂🍾
Let’s jump right in, shall we…..…….✍🏽👩🏻💼📚
Dr. Peta Stapleton, PhD
Clinical & Health Psychologist + World Leading Researcher + Author + Educator
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Interviewed by: Anna Svetlik De La Rosa
Episode: # 81
MY INTERVIEW WITH DR. PETA STAPLETON, PhD
Q1. What did you want to be growing up?
A lawyer 🙂 (watched way too many TV shows such as LA Law).
Q2. Tell us all about you and the story of how you have gotten to this point in your life?
I ended up enrolling in a university and found psychology – back then psychology was not well known (not like it is today) and this is the subject that changed my life. It was the first time that I learned you can actually change your thoughts and feelings! I was a shy, introverted 18 year old and probably also had anxiety. After university my clinical work was in eating disorders, and it was during that time I found everything I had studied wasn’t helping my patients. The traditional therapies were lacking. In complaining to a colleague, he raised the idea of a new therapy called Tapping. This started my journey in the EFT Tapping field (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and ultimately my academic role allowed me to research its application.
Now it’s been over 15 years of research on tapping for everything from weight loss, food cravings, to chronic pain and anxiety in high achieving students.
Q3. You have been presented with many honors over the years, what is one of your most treasured accomplishments?
Probably being named 2019 Psychologist of the Year (Australian Allied Health Awards). This was an acknowledgement form the field of the work I had been doing in Tapping – and while it is still considered ‘alternative’ the field is embracing the results and outcomes.
Q4. What advice would you give to someone just starting their own healing journey?
Stay open – many modalities may not have academic evidence or research conducted on them – but they still work. Explore what feels right for you and your healing.
Q5. Can you tell us a little about The Science Behind Tapping?
Hay House (publishing house) contacted me to write this book – about the research and science of Tapping. And I initially laughed and said no one would read it! But we found a common ground and the sweet spot and I wrote about the science to date, in a range of areas, as well as shared client’s stories to show how Tapping works.
The book went on to win in the Self-Help: General category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest. At one point, it was also featured in the top 10 books on Amazon (in Psychiatry)
Q6. Can anyone do eft tapping?
Yes it is self applied However it is often useful to learn with someone who is an experienced practitioner as there are ways to apply that will make it more effective.
Q7. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to making positive changes in our life?
I think those who make change do the work – they seek out techniques or processes that will result in change at a deep unconscious level, and they do it. Patterns persist even if someone wants to change, just because change work is avoided. There might be secondary reasons for this (e.g. to keep a pattern safe) and this is why seeking the support of a skilled practitioner is often really useful to get the process started.
Q8. If you could speak to one woman from history, who would it be?
I probably don’t look so much to the past, and instead watch those in the here and now who are trail blazing and pushing the boundaries. I would love to dine with Oprah.
Q9. Favorite quotes?
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland
Q10. What lights you up?
When people try Tapping for the first time (often in our clinical trial research) and we see the change before our eyes. They literally light up as an old pattern, belief or emotion subsides. I never grow sick of seeing this change.
Q11. What advice would you give to someone looking to Write a Book of their own?
Make the decision to start – and then schedule time to action this. Motivation doesn’t magically appear – it always follows action. If I want to get something done, I schedule the time in my diary and follow the 5-minute rule if I don’t feel motivated. Just get started for 5 minutes and see how you feel after that.
A whole book can be written in just 5 minutes a day.
Where can we find Dr. Peta Stapleton:
More About Dr. Stapleton:
Dr Peta Stapleton has 25 years experience as a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Queensland, Australia and has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy. Peta held academic positions at Griffith University for 14 years, teaching and coordinating psychological research trials into new therapies in the area of obesity and weight management and is now Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University.
Peta regularly contributes to the academic field with research publications. She regularly reviews for academic journals and offers supervision for new and existing professionals as well as students.
Peta is well known internationally in the area of Clinical EFT and is consulted for podcasts, radio, television and print media for her expert opinion. Peta’s most significant contribution in her research life has been to lead world-first randomized clinical trials investigating Emotional Freedom Techniques (or ‘Tapping’). The results have been outstanding. This treatment has now been compared to a gold standard, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and also in an online and self-directed format. See Peta’s research page at Bond University for publications.
As a result of this research she has been invited to write The Science Behind Tapping for Hay House, speak at conferences worldwide, and deliver master classes as webinars for international audiences.
Peta has also developed the Weight Management Psychology – Emotional Freedom Techniques for Weight Management Online Program with Glenn Mackintosh, and this is now available worldwide.
Get your copy of The Ultimate Tapping Guide!
It’s free – with more than 20 pages of how to and quick tips of applying EFT Tapping in your life! CLICK HERE
Join Dr. Stapleton On Gaia Now – Dr. Peta Stapleton teaches a real-life workshop of students in this multi-part series. Find the Getting Started With Tapping Guide: Here