Charlotte Watson is an AAMET accredited, certified Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner.
The Fun Facts
My motto is “Room to Grow But Be Yourself”
My favourite movie is Mona Lisa’s Smile
I am fascinated by the mind body connection
I grew up in the UK and emigrated to Canada in my mid 20s. My children say I am bilingual
My other favourite movies are The Constant Gardener; Love Actually; The English Patient; About A Boy; The Bridges of Madison County; Four Weddings and a Funeral; The Fault in Our Stars
I believe that our emotions are here to guide us in understanding who we are, what’s important to us and what our values are
Even though I am a Ski Instructor, and am technically capable of skiing the double blacks, I still get scared.
During my maternity leave with my oldest child, we went backpacking with a baby around eastern Asia for 6 months
I believe that we are all the experts on ourselves when we turn inward and listen to our intuition. I wish that children aren’t taught to ignore their intuition
My favourite book to read with my children is “I love you because you are you”
Every year on my oldest child’s birthday; the day I became a mother I stop to reflect on this:
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you're lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” - Joan Ryan
The Long One
Prior to becoming an EFT Practitioner, Charlotte worked for 10 years in the Transportation Engineering industry. She was awarded the Institute of Transportation Engineers Young Professional of the Year award; has been a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia; and has mentored many students and young professionals.
Then she had children, which spun her life on its head.
The birth of her second child was traumatic and she felt like a bad mother for not protecting her child. Counseling helped her understand why she found it traumatic, but she would still find herself shaking and crying when she was triggered by the thought of being a bad mom.
She kept telling her friends “My counseling has gotten me as far as it can go. Now I need a tool to release this trauma from my body.” Someone told her about EFT. It was EFT that caused the miraculous shift she was hoping for, allowing the trauma to finally release from her body.
Meanwhile, as a new mother, Charlotte didn’t want to go back to engineering, and was exploring how to combine her interests and skills to re-align her career with her values.
Charlotte’s EFT Practitioner suggested that she had innate talents that would make her an ideal practitioner herself.
This suggestion enlivened her and reflected a fascination with emotions and feelings that she had well before she was aware of EFT.
She went through an advanced training course and upon becoming certified began working to support others – primarily moms and people in her personal growth circles.
Charlotte holds these beliefs as cornerstones of her work:
- Emotions are here to guide us in understanding who we are and what our values are
- We’re all the experts on ourselves when we turn inward and listen to our intuition
- People should be supported and given space to experience their emotions fully rather than suppressing them for fear of upsetting others
- Emotions can get trapped in our bodies. Even if we understand our issues mentally, we have to clear the emotional response from our bodies too
"Charlotte is engaged without judgement, strong without aggression, and truthful without inflicting pain. She is compassionate with accountability, empathic with professionalism, and she is very effective at moving people through change to their best selves.”
Charlotte is also a Yoga Instructor at Canada’s first not-for-profit Yoga studio, and a Ski Instructor and Cycling Instructor specialising in nervous adults. She also volunteers her EFT practitioner services at Friends for Life in Vancouver, BC.