About Me

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Following a career in graphic design I spent two years in coach training, graduating in 2001.

A specialty in wellness came easily to me because I’ve always cared about living a healthy life. Then I became even more specialized, supporting clients to lose weight. I chose this weight loss coaching specialty believing that because I was a thin and active, health conscious individual I could support people who struggled with the things I did easily.

I was quite naïve.

I was a product of the culture we live in, where it is believed that if we just eat less and move more we will lose weight. Not necessarily so! If it were that simple we wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic.

Hundreds of clients and plenty of research have taught me that weight management is quite complex. Excess weight is impacted by a variety of factors, including: stress, sleep, hormones, emotions, genes, drugs, self-image… and not limited to calories in / calories out. Truthfully, my approach has always been comprehensive and holistic and not focused on calories. (See my original site at www.weightandwellnesscoach.ca for plenty of resources.)

Having experimented with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, often called tapping) for many years, I pursued training, was mentored and certified 2/16.

EFT is an excellent coaching tool that allows me to explore the stress of negative emotions with clients in order to reduce or eliminate them. No matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you’re unlikely to achieve your ideal weight if emotional barriers exist. And we all have some kind of emotional barriers.

Proper training, experience, intuition and coaching skills are extremely beneficial in using EFT, and can make significant differences in the level of results.

My Approach

Excess weight is often a symptom of a life out of balance. My approach is to address the imbalance, the stress and/or lack of joy, versus the calories. Of course calories play a role, but let’s get to the source of your weight challenges. For example, what makes you eat? Let’s do something about that.

My intent is to support you to identify core issues, limiting beliefs and negative emotions you hold about your self and your body and clear them with EFT. You will change, and your relationship to food and your body will change.

As an EFT weight loss coach, I support people who want to work towards a healthier weight and a more balanced, fulfilling life.

My Training

Coach training, Coach U
Motivational Interviewing, Levels I and II, Kerr Creative Consulting
Changing your Mind (coaching people with AD/HD) American Coaching Association
Emotional Freedom Techniques, Levels I and II, www.eftuniverse.com
EFT Intermediate Practitioner I certification, www.eftuniverse.com

Memberships

International Coach Federation
Edmonton Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

Personally

I have two adult sons and one husband. I love gardening in the summer, painting in the winter, and good food, yoga and being physically active all year round.

The images on this site are small sections taken from larger works that I have painted.

Ask my Clients

“I continue to be amazed at the impact that EFT has had on my emotional health. I learned to recognize what was causing me to overeat or make poor choices – and in practicing EFT with Claudette, I learned how to use tapping to reduce unhealthy behaviors. As a result, I improved my lifestyle (making healthier choices, reducing stress, and improving my self acceptance) and I have lost 20 pounds so far. “ – AH

“Claudette, you have been my miracle worker. I feel like I have dropped 100 lbs. of stress and worry. EFT is truly remarkable in neutralizing the negative emotions. It excites me that this technique can be used for so many purposes. It works.
And I’m exercising…before I always talked myself out of it.” – Maureen

“I am really grateful for tapping. However it works, it definitely is another tool that I can use when working through cravings or difficult situations. I even used it for the class I was taking to get over some of the anxiety I was having with the public speaking and group work.” – Christina

“When I started working with Claudette I focused in on headaches that have plagued me most of my life. Through the EFT work, I have been able to cut the strings that were binding me to issues that I’d dealt with cognitively decades ago but that still had their hooks into me. The headaches have been minimized to the place where I can go without the meds I was taking most days. Try it – it works!” – Dorothy

“I have a history of fear of flying. With a long flight coming up I fully expected to be a wreck by the time the day approached. Thanks to tapping with Claudette, not only was I able to get excited about the trip, the flying part became less important. It fell away and I didn’t even think about being fearful or that I was in fact flying.” – Brooke

Since working with Claudette I’ve seen changes that were, quite frankly, unbelievable. She helped me deal with the emotional aspects of a physical injury. After one session, the pain disappeared completely. Overnight! I was certain that it was a temporary fix. I was wrong. Nothing. Poof. Gone.

Claudette guided me to a place where family functions have gone from highly stress-filled events to joyful reunions. The emotional baggage of a lifetime no longer weighs me down. I have a level of self-acceptance I’ve never had before. I’m less obsessive about my weight. I even bought new jeans when my weight hadn’t changed much. I’m managing my food cravings. I’ve played my best tennis ever. And the thing that first got my attention? I no longer have very embarrassing bodily malfunctions. My only regret is that I didn’t find out about EFT sooner.” – MI

“Thanks again for my EFT session, it really made an impact on my situation. I had the best sleep that night… the best in a very long while! And so far I have not woken up in the middle of the night worrying, which is very, very significant for me!” – Kim

Great Books to Read

The Promise of Energy Psychology
David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig

100% YES! The Energy of Success
Steve Wells

The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence
Jessica Ortner

Genie in your Genes
Dawson Church, PhD

Biology of Belief
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

Links to Reputable Websites

www.eftuniverse.com
www.emofree.com
www.thetappingsolution.com

Dawson Church Intro video

Here’s the Research.

Even though you may be hearing about EFT for the first time, it was developed in 1995 by Gary Craig, and has since spread around the world. EFT is here to stay – because it works. Every practitioner has a wealth of anecdotal evidence. But for those who need or want scientific evidence, more than 60 investigators in 10 plus countries have researched EFT. Results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals.

The results of all the published studies listed at the link below are statistically significant. Many of them are randomized controlled trials (RCTs), considered the Gold Standard of research.

http://www.eftuniverse.com/research-and-studies/eft-research#studies