CJ Puotinen

Tap the World EFT & "Keep Your Toes!" Wellness Coaching


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Universal Health Connection, 900 N. Montana Avenue #9-b
Helena, MT USA 59601

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Looking for an effective way to keep your New Year's resolutions? My coaching tools can help you change your life!

In addition to being an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques®) practitioner and a Professional Health and Wellness Coach, I am the author of 23 books and hundreds of magazine articles, most of them dealing with holistic health. My health coaching practice focuses on diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, weight loss, and physical fitness.

For several years, I collaborated with EFT founder Gary Craig on a series of articles, reports, and books about this highly effective acupressure tapping technique. The books – EFT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, EFT for Back Pain, EFT for Weight Loss, EFT for Sports Performance, and EFT for Golf – are published by Energy Psychology Press.

I work by phone and Skype with clients around the world, and I teach EFT workshops and “Keep Your Toes!” diabetes care workshops in Montana and New York.

In addition, I am an Animal Assisted Therapy Training Instructor, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program in New York, author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care (McGraw-Hill) and Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats (Random House), and a frequent contributor to The Whole Dog Journal, a holistic pet care magazine. I am also a certified Sidereus Energy Healer for Animals.

While EFT is my first love in the energy field, I recently became certified as an Emotion Code practitioner. Emotion Code is another way to discover and release emotions that are blocking a person’s progress in life. There’s no denying that EFT is different from anything most people have experienced, and I like to say that Emotion Code is even more different from everything else than EFT!

Coaching Information

Type of Coaching:

More Specific Types of Coaching: Health Coaching for Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, and Weight Loss. Coaching for personal goals and overcoming obstacles. Changing one's self-talk can change one's future.

Coaching Style: Combining client-centered coaching skills with practical information and EFT / Emotion Code for optimum results.

Coaching Delivered Via: Live, Phone

Strengths: As a freelance writer and editor, I'm used to researching medical journals and other resources to find the most accurate information and the most effective techniques for setting and reaching new goals. I've taught hundreds of workshops and seminars on a variety of self-help subjects, and I run coaching groups in person and by teleconference. These workshops are - in the words of my students - "energizing, incredible, empowering, sweet, fun, generous, supportive, heart-opening, entertaining, life-changing, awesome, amazing, exciting, and, best of all, effective."

Motto: Our best health insurance is accurate information and the tools to use it.

Coaching Philosophy:
Have you ever lost weight and gained it back again? Abandoned an exercise plan? Set new goals only to forget all about them? And does your mind focus on negative self-talk? Maybe you need a coach. In recent years, the coaching field has grown in all directions, with certified life coaches, financial coaches, fitness coaches, relationship coaches, business coaches, performance coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, and more. Coaching is not the same as consulting, advice-giving, counseling, or therapy. The coaching process addresses specific conditions in a person’s life in order to determine what’s happening now, what the person would rather have, what might be standing in the way, and what simple can’t-fail steps the person can take in order to make constructive changes. In a coaching relationship, it’s the person being coached – not the coach – who has the answers. Those answers just aren’t yet apparent. Effective coaches know the right questions to ask, and they provide the right tools and techniques to empower people to find their best answers. Health coaches focus on health and wellness, everything from physical fitness, weight loss, and stamina to specific health challenges. Health coaches help their clients figure out their best strategies for losing weight, getting more exercise, getting the right kind of exercise, finding the best diet, and adopting simple strategies to make these improvements faster and easier. A good health coach can help anyone reach new goals and feel better – but a health coach who uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)® can help change lives in record time! This is because even with the best health coaching, someone trying to improve his or her life still faces the challenges of negative self-talk, self-sabotage, and unhappy past experiences, all of which can delay results and interfere with whole projects. EFT is unparalleled in its ability to remove the underlying emotional obstacles to success, happiness, and optimum health. By combining EFT with health coaching techniques, I have created a personalized program that features one-on-one phone sessions, email support, special events, teleconferences, support-group networking, nutritional resources, up-to-date scientific research, recommended reading, and practical strategies for reaching health and wellness goals quickly and easily, all custom-tailored for my clients’ specific needs. In addition to holding advanced-level EFT certifications, I worked with EFT founder Gary Craig as his writer and editor on five book projects, including EFT for Weight Loss. In addition to holding several advanced-level EFT credentials, I am a student of energy techniques that are compatible with EFT and am a certified Emotion Code practitioner. I’m finding that Emotion Code, like EFT, can be a big help to those who crave comfort foods, feel discouraged about their health, listen to negative self-talk, and find old habits hard to break.

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Professional Background

Coaching since: 2001

Coaching Education:
Member: International Coach Federation
Graduate: Health Coach Training (health coaching course from Hilton Johnson)
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) credentials:
ACAP-EFT (Certified Advanced Practitioner,
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, www.energypsych.org)
EFTCert-II, EFTCert-I (Certificates awarded by
examination from EFT founder Gary Craig)
AAMET International Accredited Certified EFT Master Trainer of Trainers
(Association for the Advancement of Meridian
Energy Techniques, www.aamet.org)
EFT-ADV, EFT-CC (Certificates awarded by examination)
Emotion Code: Certified Emotion Code Practitioner (www.healerslibrary.com)
Body Code: Certified Body Code Practitioner (www.healerslibrary.com)
Certified Sidereus Energy Healer for Animals (http://starfields.org/Energy_Healing_For_Animals.htm)

Languages Spoken: English