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Tapping into Health: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Self-Healing

EFT is a mind-body-spirit self-care approach which involves tapping on acupuncture points while repeating emotionally-charged statements that relate to specific health issues, often referred to as acupressure for the emotions. It is an evidence-based method that has been shown in several dozen randomized controlled trials to be effective for a variety of conditions including anxiety, weight loss and food cravings, depression, PTSD, phobias, pain and other physical symptoms. As a form of energy psychology, EFT addresses the root energetic imbalances that result from trauma and other emotional stressors.

This workshop will be an intensive four-week experiential program featuring group tapping exercises and individual tapping demonstrations for a variety of topics. EFT will be combined with breathwork, imagery, movement, and dreamwork.  Each week will focus on a different theme.

  • Session 1: Introduction to EFT focusing on grief related to the loss of loved ones, pets, jobs, and relationships, and associated physical symptoms such as sinusitis, postnasal drip and lung disease.
  • Session 2: EFT for weight loss addressing food cravings, emotional origins of weight gain, and barriers to achieving weight loss goals with principles applicable to other forms of addiction.
  • Session 3:  EFT for symbolic physical illnesses including autoimmune and pain-related conditions such as MS, ALS, interstitial cystitis, chronic urticaria and frozen shoulder using somatic metaphors for healing.
  • Session 4:  EFT and dreamwork to explore hidden shadow issues that underlie the emotional blocks to the flow of energy at the root of many mysterious and puzzling chronic illnesses.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

April 2022

Registration Open!

Early Registration Deadline: March 20, 2022

Last Day to Register: April 3, 2022


  • Tuesdays (6-8 pm ET), April 5 – April 26, 2022


Larry Burk, MD, CEHP

Practicing acupuncture, hypnosis and EFT in a variety of Duke clinics from 1998 to 2004, the president of Healing Imager, PC, and a dream tapping coach at Oriental Health Solutions, LLC. He became a Certified Energy Health Practitioner in 2010 and published “Single session EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for stress-related symptoms after motor vehicle accidents.” His book Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist was published in 2012. His second book Dreams that Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Illnesses was an Amazon best-seller in 2018.


  • Chemistry, BA  – Duke University
  • Medical School and Radiology Residency – University of Pittsburgh

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Continuing Education Credits Available

This CE course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) for 8.0 continuing education units (CEP #100060).

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