So I’m writing the “official” EFT Level 1 – 3 training coursebooks for EFT Universe and hopefully AAMET and other trainers… and I’m writing it with Ann Adams. She’s the director of the former EFT Masters program that she developed with the almighty Gary Craig himself. Hey, no disrespect to him meant, but for Pete’s sake – YOU try writing a training manual that covers every current requirement for every EFT certification program in existence including Gary Craig’s original workshop guidelines… and YOU try working with the administrator of a mental health hospital with a bunch of letters after her name and who comes at the same material from a TOTALLY different perspective (which in all honesty is a good thing.) I mean I asked HER to co-author. Anyway, I know I didn’t want to do it without her and I would be an idiot for even thinking I had the knowledge all by myself – so I am honored she even said yes… but have you ever written a book with another person? Especially another person who knows the shit for lots longer than you do? Lordie… that we even still talk to each other is pretty amazing. EVERY word in the book is important, cause some one might misperceive, ya know? So her words are different than mine (ya think?). So we have to find words that will work for EVERYONE… oh yeah, THAT’S possible…. Oh and here’s a good one.. the bibliography. We both are supposed to remember EXACTLY where we learned every little thing in our entire lives. I mean everything. This is a pain in my buttocks – we learn things and now we have to go back and figure out SPECIFICALLY where we learned it – huh? Editors say, well WHERE did you learn it? Like, exactly what book and WHAT PAGE? or who said exactly what and where and when did they say it? and I’m like crap, do you actually think that when I was, let’s say 17, I went OH this is important stuff so I better keep a journal of every figgin thing I ever read or learn in my entire life because I’m going to write a friggin book after I’m 50 friggin years old and possibly use something from what I’ve learned in those 19,345 days and I’ll need to know where I learned every single one cause I’ll need to cite it in the bibliography… REALLY?!
OK – I read the above and I need to say that I love Ann. And I respect Ann. I love her ability as a LCSW who was the administrator of a mental institution and worked with Gary Craig and was on those great (but so hard to watch DVDs where you didn’t know WHAT the heck you were watching until you actually understood this stuff so you knew what the heck you were watching…) to be able to write a coursebook with some television producer (cause that’s what I was) who ended up knowing a lot about EFT because she studied the daylights out of it from all the best EFT people and is told she’s really darn good at it – but still not a trained therapist and blah blah – and then she actually LISTENED to why I say the stuff in the book like the way I want to say it which means she has to put her name on my stuff too. Hmmm – thank you, Ann. But still – pain in my buttocks. Hers too I’m sure. What people do to help the world, ya know? Boy it better help the world.
If you’ve gotten this far in the blog and you want to get the book, here are 2 places:
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