You are smart, self-aware, and successful in many areas of life. But you’re stuck. Maybe you’ve experienced a big change, and don’t know how to move forward. Maybe you’re getting stopped by limiting beliefs about yourself, or heartaches from the past. You don’t know how to get unstuck, or you would have done it by now. You’ve probably tried in many different ways.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, or tapping) is a simple self-help tool that can help you get unstuck. It can help you free yourself from the things that limit you. Now verified in over 100 research studies, EFT can be helpful for a wide variety of personal issues.
You will learn to gently tap on energy points on your body, while verbalizing something that is bothering you. This, along with a statement of acceptance, has the effect of softening or neutralizing the things that bother us.
Susan combines EFT with coaching to help you get through the stuck places, freeing you to move toward the fullest expression of yourself.
I raised five daughters and taught kindergarten for many years. When my 30 year marriage ended abruptly, I found myself staring in to the abyss of my future. "What's next?" I wondered. Fearful and shaken to my core, I sought support from others: therapy, life coaching, books, classes, workshops, retreats, massage, mindfulness, friends, family and music. I could not have done it alone. Part of my answer to "What's next?" was becoming a Certified Life Coach. A few years later, I discovered EFT, and trained as an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner. It is my honor and privilege these days, to support others as they create lives of meaning, peace and freedom.
I hold a Master's Degree in Confluent Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I studied Life Coaching through the Institute for Life Coaching Training in Ohio, and am a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner through EFT International.
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or "Tapping," is an easy-to-learn, gentle tool for releasing stress and difficult emotions. I guide you as you gently tap on energy points (acupuncture points) on your body, while focusing on something that bothers you. This combination of tapping and talking creates, for most people, the ability to transform and release the things that bother you. And, once you learn it, you can do it on your own, whenever you need it! Check out for more.
Choose EFT if you have specific issues you want to release or clear.
We work together to imagine and create your version of "What's next?" I guide you through a four-step process, weaving in EFT as needed to help release limiting beliefs and stuck places.
The Sitch: What's happening now?
The Dream: Where do you want to be?
The Dragons: What gets in your way?
The Road Ahead: How do you move forward and keep going?
Choose life coaching if you want support in moving forward. EFT will be included as needed.
Group tapping is a great way to experience tapping! We tap together for 35 minutes on issues that members of the group bring. It's fascinating how our issues tend to overlap and intersect, and how the power of the group enhances the tapping.
Currently, there are two ongoing groups. "Tapping for Calm" on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. CT, and "Sunday Evening Singles," at 6:30 p.m. CT. Both are drop in groups-; no need to commit to attending every week. Email me if you'd like to attend.
I also offer "Intro to EFT" sessions for existing groups that would like to try it. Email me at for more info.
Tapping for Kids
Give your child or teenager a stress-relief tool
Most kids learn EFT easily, which is wonderful, because once they learn it, they have a self-help tool at their fingertips for the rest of their lives. EFT can be especially helpful for fears, worries, negative self - talk, building confidence, and school stress. Sessions are short, just 30 minutes on Zoom, and parents or another responsible adult are invited to tap along with us. Depending on your child's age, you may need to be available for every session.
Susan can also provide tapping instruction for groups of children.