EFT Community Map
Purpose:The purpose of the EFT Community Map is to help people find the best practitioner for their particular needs, as well as create a sense of community. It is a free resource and anyone who is a member in good standing of ACEP can share their information. This includes of course professional therapists and trainers, but also ACEP members who are not necessarily certified. If you are seeking counselling for yourself or a loved one, it is your responsibility to choose wisely. We recommend that you contact various candidates and evaluate who can best assist you. You can report abuse by clicking on the envelope icon in the top right corner. Although this resource is geographically oriented, remember that most practitioners can attend over the phone or via internet, so you needn't limit your search to those who are nearby.
- The first time you open the map it will ask permission to use Google's location service: if you allow it, it will attempt to open showing the region where you are currently located, including at least the ACEP member closest to you; if you decline, or Google was unable to identify your location, it will open showing the whole world.
- Markers that are close together are clustered in groups so that the individual markers don't overlap. The markers with numbers are clusters and the number indicates how many markers are included in that cluster. When you click on one of those, the map zooms in to show the markers in that cluster and most of them will separate into individual markers. If you click on an individual marker (no number), a window will open with that practitioner's information.
- You can zoom in by double-clicking anywhere except on a pin. You can also zoom in by clicking on the (+) button of the zoom bar on the left side or dragging the slider upwards. You can zoom out by clicking on the (–) button or dragging the slider downwards.
- You can move the map by clicking on the arrows of the navigation disk or by clicking anywhere on the map except on a marker, and dragging the map.
- You can show only those practitioners who speak a given language by choosing the language from the first drop down menu and clicking on the blue search button to the right of the Focus menu.
- You can show only those who focus on certain issues by choosing the issue from the second drop down menu and clicking the same blue button. The map will show the whole world with the pins that match your search.
- These searches can be combined by choosing an option from each menu before clicking the search button. For example, this way you could show only practitioners who speak English and focus on Pain management.
- You can also search using the ‘Search for a word’ field; just write a word in this field and click the search button to the right. You will be shown all the practitioners and workshops that include that word. For example you could search for a practitioner by entering their name in the search field, or you could search for practitioners who practice Reiki by searching for Reiki.
- You can use the menu which is overlaid on the map beside the standard Map / Satellite buttons to show practitioners and courses (the usual view, labelled All) only practitioners, only courses, or only past courses. This last option is used by instructors to repeat a past course by editing the dates, but anyone might find it useful to see where courses might be offered in the future.
Add your own marker:
1. Find the precise location on the map where you would like to place your marker. If you don’t see your location on the map, zoom out and drag the map until your location is approximately in the middle of the screen, then zoom in on your location. If you use the zoom bar, as you zoom in you might need to drag the map again so your location stays near the middle. If you double click at your location to zoom in, it will stay in the middle. When you can see the streets around your location, you might want to change to Satellite mode, so that you get the map and a satellite view overlaid. This can help you identify the exact location where you want your pin. If you are uncomfortable with showing your exact location, choose an intersection reasonably close by.
2. Right click at the point where you want to place your marker; control-click on a Mac. Place your marker at least 10 m (30 ft) away from any other marker. An input form will open. The fields marked with an asterisk must have some input supplied; most of these are intended to avoid accidental omissions, never to oblige you to supply information you would rather not; even a space will usually do.
3. Enter your full name as you want it to appear to the public. This will appear as balloon text when the user mouses over your marker. Please don't use all caps. You may want to include a title such as Dr. Indicate your gender, work language and alternate language, and select 2 focuses from the drop down menus. Work language refers to the language you usually work in and alternate language is another language you speak well enough for use in an EP session. If you only offer sessions in one language, please leace the alternate language field blank.
4. Focuses refer to types of problems you are particularly good at assisting people with, perhaps from specialized training you have, or personal experience. You may want to indicate general issues if you are getting started in EP and haven’t yet identified your strengths. Keep in mind that people won’t usually be looking for someone who handles general issues, so it will probably be more productive to indicate more specific focuses when you can.
5. Provide as much contact information as you care to. You will be required to enter a valid email address, since this is where we will send the password that will allow you to edit your data or move your pin in the future. You may upload a small photo of yourself, up to 300 × 300 pixels. When you click on the Upload Photo button you will be prompted to indicate where it is currently stored on your computer. If you have problems uploading the photo, send it to me as an email attachment and I'll do it for you. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. When the information on the input form is complete, click on the Submit button. You will receive an email with the password that will allow you to edit your data as often as you want. If you forget your password, click the Edit buttun, then the Email password button, It will be sent immediately to the email you previously registered.
7. The Certification Level indicated on new pins will initially be shown as ‘Unspecified’. Only the administrator can change this. If you are ACEP-certified, send a request for change, using the envelope icon in the top right corner of the map page.
8. If you add more than one marker at a location separate your markers slightly so they will both be visible when a user zooms in.
Add a course (workshop) marker:
1. To add a course marker, you must first input your personal data as indicated above. Make a note of the reference number from your personal marker.
Please announce only live courses which are based on EP. The procedure is very similar to that described above. You start by finding the precise location on the map where the course will be given.
2. Right-click at the point where you want to place your marker; control-click on a Mac. Place your marker at least 10 m (30 ft) away from any other marker. If you want to place several course markers at a single location, you can place one at the center and up to 6 around it in a hexagon pattern.
When the input form appears, select Course Entry Form.
3. Choose the Course Type from the drop down menu. This will appear as balloon text when the user mouses over the marker. Enter the start and finish dates in dd-mm-yyyy format (e.g. 08-11-2013 for Nov 8, 2013), and the total number of hours of instruction. When you enter your Reference Number, data will be drawn from your personal marker to fill in data on the workshop form. All of this may be edited for the course, except the Instructor Name field. Add the description of the course including the name of the technique taught.
4. When the information on the input form is complete, click on the Submit button. The data will be screened for valid dates and hours of instruction, so you may be requested to adjust data before it is accepted. You will be able to see your course marker after you reload the web page.
Courses automatically disappear after the finish date; however they remain in the database so that the next time you teach the same course at the same location, you can just call up the previous one and edit the dates. To do this choose Past courses from the View menu and select the course you want to edit.
5. You can cancel a workshop at any time by clicking the Cancel Course button at the bottom of the output form and entering your password. The marker will disappear, but can be made visible by displaying Past courses.
Modify your marker:
1. Open your marker and click on the Edit button at the bottom of the form. If you don't know your password click on the Email password button and check your email account.
2. Select whether you want to change the data or the marker position.
3. If you choose to modify the data, you will be able to edit and resubmit any of the original data you entered, and upload a new photo if you wish.
4. If you choose to modify the position, you will see just your marker on the map. Zoom out if necessary to see your current and new location, then drag the marker to the new location. If necessary, zoom in and repeat the process until your marker is at its exact new location.
5. When satisfied, click the Update position button in the top left of the map.
Click on a pin to see the practitioner's data. If the pins overlap, double-click near (not on) the pins to zoom in. This EFT practitioner locator is offered as a public service. Inclusion does not imply any sort of approval, nor validation of the data, by the creator of this page, David MacKay. I recommend that you contact various candidates and evaluate who can best assist you.
Add your own data
You are free to add your own data, and will be able to edit it any time you want. When adding a pin, please be careful to mark your location precisely. To do this, center your location on the map and use the sliding bar on the left side of the map to zoom in until you see your street, change to Satellite mode by clicking the button at the top right and zoom in closer to see your building, then right-click (control-click on a Mac) on your building. A form will appear to enter your data, and at the bottom of the form there is a 'Send' button.