My Passion is for Liberation
Liberation from suffering, self-sabotage, stuck emotions, limiting beliefs and traumas of the past.
My mission is to help you make real, tangible shifts toward health, success, peace and happiness.
Hi, my name is Rob Nelson. As far back as High School, classmates would share their troubles with me, so it seemed only natural to study psychology in college. I went on to get my Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon in 1983.
Over the years I’ve worked the “graveyard shift” for a suicide prevention hotline, cared for abused and neglected children at our county shelter home, volunteered with combat vets, taught parenting classes groups for the Santa Rosa Junior College, and helped many hundreds of clients with so many issues.
When my first daughter was born in 1989 I decided to take a break from psychotherapy and became a certified massage therapist. Doing massage got me out of my head and into my own body. One of the things I loved about massage was the instant gratification – my clients always felt better after every session, something that rarely happens with ‘talk therapy’.
In 2007 I encountered EFT and began working through the long list of my own bad memories, tapping every day. I was experiencing first-hand the liberation I’m so passionate about now - changes to my inner world I didn’t know were even possible. It was amazing!
Then one day I was riding my bike down the street – and I remember this vividly – an idea struck me so hard it almost knocked me off my bike: I should be doing this with clients!
Something huge come full circle for me in that moment - all my training and experience in counseling psychology suddenly became relevant again. I signed up for EFT Levels 1, 2 and 3 with the lovely Michelle Leuschen.
In March 2008 I hung out my shingle: Rob Nelson, EFT Practitioner and never looked back. In 2009 I was certified by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT and in 2010 I became a trainer for the fledgling EFT Universe and began teaching workshops around the US, Canada, Thailand and the Philippines. I still have my old massage table, but did my last professional massage in 2010.
I encountered Matrix Reimprinting in early 2011. Matrix is an advanced way of using EFT developed by Karl Dawson. I fell head over heels in love with it, becoming a certified Matrix practitioner and Karl made me an official trainer in February 2012. I’m proud to be one of only four trainers for the entire US and Canada.
Tapping the Matrix Academy. In 2013 I parted ways with EFT Universe to start my own EFT training and certification program – Tapping the Matrix Academy. I've had the incredible good fortune of training hundreds of amazingly talented, wise and compassionate practitioners. My time is now divided between the Academy and my private practice with clients worldwide.
For me, both aspects of my work easily pass the “Lottery Test” – if I won a gazillion dollars in the lottery I would absolutely keep doing what I’m doing.
Over the years I've specialized in a few areas - sexual trauma, divorce recovery, severe anxiety, weight issues in particular. I didn't set out to focus on these issues, and I've certainly helped clients with many other problems, but somehow the Universe seemed to choose for me.
I don't consider myself psychic, but I definitely receive invaluable assistance in the form of empathic and intuitive knowings. In other words I just seem to know what's wrong and how to proceed. I now believe this help comes from spirit guides - both my own and my client's.
Just to be clear: I am NOT a licensed therapist or psychologist. I do not accept any form of insurance and do not diagnose or treat any medical, psychiatric or psychological condition. I am a certified EFT and Matrix Reimprinting practitioner and an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church.
If you'd like to work with me, please visit my Work With Rob page.