Stefan Gonick —
Expert EFT Practitioner, Trainer &
Soulmate Attraction Mentor
I can help you have the life you long for!
One day I found out that my girlfriend had cheated on me... It was like a huge punch
to the stomach, and my pain was so intense I felt like I was crawling out of my skin!
I called my therapist and asked for an emergency session that afternoon. When I got
there I sobbed and raged and hit pillows and sobbed for most of the
session to help release all that intense pain.
My therapist was very supportive, and by the end I was feeling much better.
Then he said something that really made me realize how far I had come in my healing:
"You've come a long way for a guy who couldn't tell a feeling from a typewriter
when we first started working together." (I loved his colorful metaphors. :-))
You see, when I started my healing journey in my late 20's, I was really numb and cut off
from my feelings. I also had an extremely hard time expressing my feelings when I did
occasionally feel something. And I was having one painful, unhealthy relationship after another.
I felt mostly "dead" inside and longed to feel alive and to be able to have a close,
intimate, loving relationship. That's what inspired me to start therapy.
My therapist was a smart, heart-felt guy, and he used a technique called
"Gestalt Therapy" to help me break through my inner walls to get in touch with
my feelings and feel alive again!
Sometimes this included painful feelings, but it also included all the joy, love,
excitement and whole range of positive feelings that I had been missing out on!
He helped me work through my deep discomforts so that I could express my feelings
in a vulnerable and connected way. He also helped me work through my emotional blocks
so that I was better able to have close, intimate, loving and healthy relationships.
This was a very rich, intense, and moving process that spanned MANY years, but I was
OK with that since, of course, everyone "knew" that emotional healing takes a long time.
In fact, I was so moved and inspired by his help with my healing transformations that I felt
a Soul Calling to help people too!
I studied Gestalt Therapy for 5 years since it had helped me so much and used Gestalt Therapy with
my clients. I helped people make dramatic changes in their lives, which was greatly gratifying...but it was a slow and challenging process as well.
After several years, I became frustrated and dissatisfied with the slow pace of healing and thought that
there HAD to be a better way that was faster and easier, both for my clients and for my own
My world changed dramatically when I learned EFT in 2002. EFT completely transformed my
healing practice. I was now able to help my clients have amazing breakthroughs in
just a few sessions that would have taken months to even years with regular therapy!
I worked hard in
traditional talk therapy, twice a week for 13 years. I
adore my therapist, cherish our relationship and value
the work we did together.
That said, I felt more relief
from 3 EFT sessions with Stefan than I got from 13 years
of talk therapy! I find Stefan to be gentle, accessible,
expertly skilled and exquisitely intuitive.
One of My Greatest Joys...
One of my greatest joys in life is to help people quickly heal
their emotional pain and live a life of freedom, joy and
inspiration. I love it when my clients not only feel much
better but also magnificently succeed where they used to
struggle and feel blocked!
I've always had an intuitive gift (supported by extensive
training) to quickly get to the heart of the matter and
discover the true root cause of my clients' problems, typically
in the first or second session.
I often get comments like:
"I've seen four practitioners
before you, but you were the first one that
discovered the source of my problem and finally helped me!"
All EFT practitioners know how to do the tapping process.
However, knowing specifically what
to tap on can make all of the difference. I
have an extremely high success rate.
"Stefan makes it easy to do EFT because
he is incredibly intuitive and supportive. Even the
deepest and most painful memories fade away or even
appear funny after a session.
I notice major changes
after every session, and just after a few sessions I
have developed a new calmness and self awareness that I
don't ever remember having in my life." — Client
I am a certified AAMET Level 3 EFT Advanced Practitioner
and Master Trainer. I am also a certified Matrix Reimprinting and
Ask and Receive Practitioner.
I have been using EFT in my professional practice for 14
years and have been doing coaching work with clients for over
22 years. EFT has transformed the effectiveness of my
spiritual healing practice.
I work with individuals (in person and via
sessions or Skype), with couples,
and provide mentoring to other EFT practitioners.
"I have experienced wonderful benefits
from working with EFT clearing old memories from the
past. I trust Stefan in the process to guide me through
to the other side and help me to release past hurts and
I have finally come to a place of being able to
live with a joyful heart most of the time. Stefan is a
gentle and intuitive healer who is gifted in helping
others to open the door to healing." — Sollena
K Morginn, Life Path Coach
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I have 9 years of training in the following emotional
healing techniques: the
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT),
Matrix Reimprinting, Ask
and Receive, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, couples coaching,
group therapy (Relational Model), EMDR,
the Core Transformation Process, Inner Child Healing,
Focusing, Guided Imagery & Spiritual Approaches, and
other body-oriented therapies.
My body-oriented Gestalt
Therapy training has given me a particularly good
background for helping clients get more clearly in touch
with their issues and discover the root of their problems.
It is a wonderfully supportive complement to the healing
power of EFT.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Neurobiology and Biochemistry from the University of California at
Berkeley in California.
I did one year of a PhD program in Neuroscience but discovered that I enjoyed reading about research
more than doing it, so I chose another path.
Along the way, I developed a fascination with computers and got a Masters Degree in Computer Science
with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence.
During my Masters Degree is when I started my own personal therapy, which is what ultimately inspired me
to do emotional healing work with other people as I talked about in my story.
I proceeded to study Gestalt Therapy intensively for 5 years at 2 different institutes to develop a
deep understanding of how we function psychologically and how to facilitate emotional healing.
I also did 2 years of extensive training in relationship dynamics and couples counselling to help
wonderful souls with their love and intimacy issues.
I did another 3 years of intensive training in different forms of Energy Psychology. This started with
a year of training in EMDR, but I was not satisfied with my results.
I was thrilled when I discovered EFT and got extensive training in Standard EFT, Matrix Reimprinting,
and "Ask and Receive" (a spiritually based Energy Psychology method).
EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and Ask and Receive are the three methods that I
mainly use today. However, I also combine my original Gestalt Therapy and relationship training with all
of my Energy Psychology work.
I believe that this combination is part of what makes my work so uniquely
effective and transformational.
My Healing Philosophy
One of the keys to healing is being gentle and
compassionate with the hurting parts of ourselves. We may
be uncomfortable with and even hate certain parts of
ourselves, but these are just parts of us whose needs were
never met growing up. By befriending these parts, we can
find out what they need and heal them. This is at the root
of healing the dysfunctional behavior in our lives. From
an appreciative, self-loving place we can work with
instead of against ourselves to find much more satisfying
solutions in our lives.
The following video is not about EFT, but it shows what
is possible when we let our spirits soar free in spite of
any limitations that we may have:
My Emotional Healing Work
The work I do is very feeling and experientially
oriented. It can be quiet and inward, gentle and
nurturing, or delving into the depths, and it is always
held within a caring, safe and respectful space.
The goal is to get in touch with our true selves and
reclaim our aliveness, leading to a fuller, more creative
and satisfying life.
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