Apprenticeship Training FAQ
Q: Will I need the annual re-certification after attending?
ET: No. The certificate that I hand out at the end of the 10 day course states that it entitles the bearer to use my techniques in the workshops of their own format and design. I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all, strictly structured approach in matters concerning the birthing field. I teach and encourage a very creative, spontaneous approach that brings out each person’s specific strength and passion, so my work can seamlessly blend into their existing practice, and utilise their previous education and experience.
With my certificate I am giving a full license to try and experiment and find what works best for you. In other words, I am saying that after attending my course, I trust you. I trust you to know what is good and wholesome, that you have your own sense of what will work. I also believe that it’s not what we do for our clients that makes the real difference for them, but how we do it and who we are as people.
After the course, you are welcome to participate in any of my following events as my assistant, for free, to freshen up your memory and sharpen your skills. If you decide to participate as an attendant again, you will only pay 50% of the fee.
Questions from apprentices after attending the 10 day course:
Q: I took your Apprenticeship Training last year and now I’m thinking about joining you for the next workshop. Would that be okay with you?
ET: Great! Would love to see you again! It will be an amazing circle held with people from many countries!
Are you coming as an attendant again or as an assistant?
As an assistant, - it’s free for all graduates to come again. You’ll get to be at the workshop, but then it means that I will rely on your help in whatever way I’ll need during the workshop. You will work with participants, to hold the space for the circle, to tidy the place afterwards, to run to the store if needed, etc.
If you only want to be a participant, without any responsibilities, then there is a 50% payment of the participation fee involved.
Q: After attending your 10 day AT (Apprenticeship Training), I found my groove in presenting your processes quite quickly with the Limbic Imprint Re-coding and the ‘triads’ seem to take care of themselves. The one-on-one process, however, is a different matter.
I am an intuitive worker and when the process begins and the person dives deep, I am completely feeling them and have got them. At this point, as I haven't been doing it for very long, my cortex wrestles with my limbic to decide what to do next. I can reply with one of your many lines, but if that doesn't give the release, I ask them to speak to the perpetrator/ situation and say what they need to or get up and move the body. If this still doesn't release them.. what next!?
ET: Darling! I hear you! It's the trickiest process! The main thing is NOT to get caught thinking what to do, but let the Birthing Field, which is already established by this time in the workshop, inspire you into the right move - in a sense, to just make yourself available to be moved by the Field, by it’s own self-organizing intelligence. Be a perfectly empty vessel of healing energy, that is not compromised by doubt or indecisiveness.
And yes, you are right, it will come with practice, just trust that it will. I think the main guiding criteria for me, is my own reference point. What would I need in this situation to be helped out of it, if I'd be going through what they are going through? So I just do what I think would help me - to be held, or to scream, or to get up and spiral, to hit a pillow, to crawl through a tight space, which imitates a birth canal and feel released from it, to hear just that right word to trigger the release, etc... or all of the above, one at a time... What would I need to hear or do at such moment? ...
But when I inquire into that place of my self-referentiality (is that a word? - well, it is now), I have to be in a state of heightened awareness, (it's not an inquiry through a thought process - there is really no time to think). My reference point has to be aligned with the Universal Truth of the Matter. So when I'm holding them, they feel being held in the arms of The Divine Mother, not mine. That's what does the Healing. It IS an intuitive, creative, guided process, that does not have a prescription. Go figure :)
The point of my approach in general and in this process especially is not in going deep into the pain, but in arriving back from it, victorious. The ‘cathartic’ part only should last for a few seconds.
The focus is not in re-living the pain, but on creation of the antidote, a new ‘reference point’, new emotional experience,- alternative memory, (non-cognitively, limbically), - letting the nervous system register it directly, not just as a thought, concept or an idea. It's hard to describe it...
Q: How do I work now with someone who was assigned to a mental hospital and is now on medication?
ET: I would not recommend you to work with someone like that until you have enough expertise and ‘critical mass’ to the point that you don’t have to ask this kind of questions, but rely on your own knowing.
There is no guarantees in life, especially in the Birthing Field. It's up to you to sharpen your senses and strengthen your Spirit to guide you and to keep you and those you are working with in the highest regard and best possible outcome. Trust the process! and breathe and stay with it and let it take you on a journey. And trust the Spirit that it will only bring to you the people who would be the right kind for you. Let the Birthing Field do the natural selection for you. This is not any more dangerous then driving a car.
Q: After conducting the workshop, I have made a point to contact the participants as follow up, to offer feedback and support and also build up a client list. How do I help them to stay so open?
ET: That is great! That’s exactly why in my follow up letter to each group I gave my psychic friend's info. She can work with people on a distance and help them deal with aftershocks. I am aware of these things and yes, we are walking the edge, but what are the options? Not to do this work?
After the workshop, you can’t be responsible for all the people who come to you for the rest of their lives. It will be up to them to stay open or close back.
Q: Do you advise eyes open or closed during the ‘triad’ processes. I have noticed people get more out of having eyes closed as it helps them to be more centered on their internal response and less distracted by what they see. Those who had their eyes open were sometimes unable to connect with the process - one example a guy started laughing and lost focus cause he was distracted by his friend.
ET: There is no 'one size fits all' answer. For some people it works better when they keep their eyes open, for some, closed. If you wish, bring their attention to that fact and encourage them to experiment to see what works better for them, without pushing one way or the other. Let them figure out themselves. If they lose focus, encourage them to close their eyes and listen to what they other two are saying and doing to each other. Honestly, you were the first person who I saw doing it with closed eyes, and I was coming to you to tell you to open your eyes and then stopped myself to see how it will work for you. And I'm glad I didn't interrupt you.
But, during the one-on-one process it is definitely much better to have eyes closed.
Q: Can you help me with finding some data concerning the probability of egg and sperm infusion as well as implantation of a fertilized egg?
ET: It used to be in healthy male ejaculate there would be around 200 million sperm. These days healthy sperm counts are much lower,- 40% of that, so 80 million sperm per ejaculate, probably due to environmental factors. So the chances of one particular individual sperm (if you look at it from the individual sperm's perspective) fertilizing the egg is one in millions, just in that one ejaculate, assuming there is an egg there that gets successfully fertilized, which most of the time, she is not even there.
The chances of a fertilized egg implanting are also slim: about 80% of fertilized eggs do not successfully implant. From that perspective, the chance of an individual sperm becoming a new human, is one in billions. If you statistically add all the numbers of sperm that went by over the years of birth control, then the number is so large as to be beyond understanding. From the
perspective of any individual sperm, the chances of becoming part of a live human are so minuscule, indeed, and in that sense each one of us is a huge success story. Huge! The sperm that created us was one in trillions.
Q: I am a midwife and support lots of waterbirth . I have been following your work for about 8 years when I trained in hypnobirthing . Do you have anything written about how the water makes a difference to our emotional state because of the resonance of being unborn or being born ourselves . I am teaching waterbirth to professionals and parents and have supported 100's myself . I am interested in going deeper than the standard why water helps stuff and wondered if there is an articulate way to initiate this thought and to substantiate it when doing my workshops.
ET: No, I don't have anything else written, other than what's on my site already. May be Masuro Emoto has some studies? I am not too strong with convincing strategies. Everyone who comes to my groups are already on the same page and are advanced in their own research and healing modalities, so i just take it from there.
I also think that if someone doesn't already feel their innate connection with water and KNOWS how much better it makes them feel, then may be waterbirth is just not for them. May be they need to deliver by the fireplace, or out in the garden? I never directly promoted waterbirth for the sake of waterbirth, some babies are more prone towards other elements to be born with.
I actually never promoted any specific way of delivery at all. I just educate about bringing consciousness into the act of people-making, removing the debris from the experience of natural states of bliss and health; whether it will include water birth or not.
Q: I am interested in learning to facilitate the Limbic ReCoding process. The full apprenticeship program for 10 days is not possible for me at this time. I have attended your 4 day course previously.
I have a natural gift for guiding people into a journeying space to access information and would love to learn a reliable scripts and larger context of this specific aspect.
ET: The only option to use my techniques and use my processes is attending my 10 day Apprenticeship training. The good news is that you have completed the first 4 days already, so it will be only days 5 through 10 - 6 days for you! You can come starting day 5 to the course.