Peta is a highly skilled, effective and personable teacher and trainer. She conducts 2 types of trainings in Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Peta is 1 of only 3 Certified EFT Universe Trainers in the Southern Hemisphere. Peta has 22 years’ experience and is a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Australia and has recently led a world first randomised clinical trial investigating the impact of EFT in the treatment of food cravings in overweight and obese adults. Jenny Johnston in Melbourne is another EFTU trainer, as is Naomi Janzen in New South Wales.

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is commonly referred to as “Tapping” or “psychological acupuncture”. The developers of EFT see it as being similar to acupuncture without the use of needles. EFT is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

Whether you’re a life coach wanting to add to your qualifications, a therapist wishing to integrate EFT into your existing practice, a psychologist seeking effective tools to address PTSD, a teacher looking for innovative classroom skills, or whether you simply want to use EFT for yourself and your friends, you will find the EFT training process a rewarding, stimulating, and supportive experience.

Evidence Based EFT Training for Health Professionals

This is a training for existing health professionals and teachers, in Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). It is not designed for lay people wanting to become a practitioner. Dr Peta is not presently training any lay people in EFT certification –  Please see the other 2 Australian trainers for dates – Jenny Johnston and Naomi Janzen.

This Evidence-Based EFT training for health professionals/educators is based on the research behind the Clinical version of EFT (Clinical EFT). There are many hybrid versions of EFT but they have not been tested for efficacy and effectiveness in clinical trials. This training represents the version that has been rigorously tested and examined.

The training is 3 days in person, with online modules also available. Lay people are not eligible to attend this training.

Training dates – please see our event schedule here.

The fee for this training is typically $599 + GST EarlyBird (until 1 month prior) and $699 + GST full-price.  Individual trainer’s may differ based on catering costs. Your fee includes $200 worth of free EFT products.

A health professional is typically any person who has completed a course of study in a field of health, such as a registered psychologist, counsellor, nurse or physician. You would be engaged in therapy services with clients. Most are licensed by a government agency or certified by a professional organization. Education professionals/teachers are also welcome at this training.

What You can Expect to Learn


  • The core principles of Clinical EFT from the research, and how to adapt them to different clinical populations
  • A sound understanding of Clinical EFT, and how to use it therapeutically and personally
  • How to use Clinical EFT to deal with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • How to apply Clinical EFT in group settings
  • How to use Clinical EFT to deal with chronic pain
  • How to use Clinical EFT to deal with food issues and emotional eating
  • How to use Clinical EFT to deal with stress and anxiety
  • How to use Clinical EFT for negative automatic thoughts, schemas and core beliefs
  • How to use Clinical EFT for goal setting and your practice success
  • How to use Clinical EFT to help you cope with the stresses of difficult clients


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is still considered experimental in nature although it is gaining in scientific support it is not yet widely accepted as a formally validated scientific technique. All workshops and trainings are intended to promote awareness of the benefits of learning and applying EFT – however, the general public must take full responsibility for their use of it. This material is for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for traditional medical attention, counseling, therapy or advice from a qualified health care professional. Neither EFT nor the information here is intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder. If you experience any unusual symptoms practicing the technique you should seek the advice of a health professional. Although the results of our research indicated that many people benefiting from the use of EFT with their food cravings, weight loss, anxiety and depression, the responses to the technique are individual. A lack of result or progress may mean you need professional assistance. If you have any concern regarding your health or mental state, it is recommend that you seek out advice or treatment from a qualified, licensed health care professional. Before making any dietary changes or discontinuing, reducing or increasing prescription medications it is recommended that you consult with a doctor, pharmacist or other qualified medical or health professional first.

Cancellation Policy
– 10% Cancellation Fee will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your registration up to 1 year – 6 months prior
– 25% Cancellation Fee will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your registration up to 6 – 3 months prior
– 50% Cancellation Fee will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your registration up to 3 months – 2 weeks prior
– No Refund for cancellations 2 weeks prior to day of workshop.
Medical emergencies exceptions: Cancellations for medical emergencies will be considered with a Doctor’s note. The cancellation will be evaluated on an individual basis and once confirmed will be refunded the workshop fee less 10%.