Thriving Now Team – Group Coaching Program

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Cathy Vartuli: Seven years ago, I sat in my therapist’s office with tears streaming down my face. I didn’t know what to do. I’ve been sitting here for two years and he just fired me. He told me he didn’t know how to help me anymore. After 2 years of therapy and every possible technique I could think of, there was no hope. He told me to come back the next week and he’d give me a referral. As he was pushing me in shock out the door, he said, “Go check out some energy psychology stuff. I hear that might help you.” I was really numb. I was on all kinds of antidepressants at the time because I had a lot of shame and guilt about the childhood sexual abuses I’ve heard. I felt like it was my fault, and I didn’t think I deserved to live, and I knew I didn’t deserve to die. I was caught in this horrible limbo where everything hurts and I had nightmares all the time.

I have felt completely shocked and felt like he pulled the rug out from under me. Somehow I found myself back at work. I didn’t know how. I just kind of mindlessly went back to work. I was sitting in my office with tears streaming down my face. I was shaking, and I was just praying nobody would come by my office and ask me what was going on. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t work. I was worthless.

Somehow I found myself typing in to Google energy psychology and hitting enter. The page came up and the second entry was EFT free manual. I downloaded it. I didn’t know what else to do. I printed it out, and I somehow made it to the rest of the day. That night I sat on my couch and I read it cover to cover, 90 pages. On each night, I read it cover to cover, hoping to find hope in there, find some solution. I was afraid to try it out myself. I wasn’t sure what would happen. What are the techniques the people told me about in the past, other techniques had really brought up a lot of pain?

So the next week, the next Tuesday, I went into his office to get the referral and I just told him, “Give me your referral and I’ll leave and I’m not going to make a fuss, but I need you to sit here and spot me while I try this thing called EFT. I want you to call 911 in case something goes wrong. I have no idea about any of this stuff.” I think he just wanted to get rid of me, but he said okay. So he sat on the couch and I sat on the chair. It was so awkward. Any of you who started tapping know that when you first started, it just feels weird like you don’t know what to say, but I had kind of written out some things I wanted to say and I was tapping. Even though I think this is my fault, maybe somehow I’m okay.

I tapped for 10 minutes very awkwardly, very kind of looking at the manual. After 10 minutes, it’s like someone turned on the light. It’s like the sun came out. All of a sudden there were colors and smells and brightness again in the world. I just blurted out, “That was never my fault.” I have been struggling with that for 20 years in depth and I had never been able to shift it. I had understood it intellectually a lot, but I couldn’t shift it from the cells of my body for my permanent brain is stuck. That 10 minutes of tapping just shifted that. That’s what we call one-minute miracle. A lot of tapping in that that happens to maybe 5 percent of the population, but we do see a very steady shift even in people that don’t have miracles like that.

As a PhD engineer, I was convinced. I would never have tried it regularly. It was too strange, but this showed me there was something there. My therapist thought I was faking it, so he would fire me and I was like, if I could’ve faked it at this time, I would’ve. Actually he didn’t fire me. We worked together for a while and I taught him some EFTs with another patient, another client. About six months later, I realized I had outgrown him. I’ve been tapping like crazy, doing all kinds of classes and taking whatever I could. Six months later, I fired him. So it was really kind of a fun turnaround.

My life has been so much better since finding tapping. Admittedly, I still have a lot of pain to work through. I have a lot of challenges and things that I had to dig into and look at. One of the things I found that helped me the most was having community. One of the first things I did was I emailed Carol. I would see her at the conference booth. The first conferences I got, she was on stage. I emailed her and I knew she wasn’t taking clients, but I said is there someone you can refer me to, someone who’s really solid, intuitive, and someone I won’t have to take care of? She wrote back this beautiful letter saying that Rick Wilkes was the person to see. “Go see Rick Wilkes. You would never have to take care of him. He would be there for you.”

So I made an appointment with Rick, and 10 minutes after my first session with him, I signed up for his group coaching program, the team program. That was one of the most beautiful things I had during that time. So any of you who have done coaching or therapy, you know that the time between sessions can sometimes seem enormous. It feels like there’s just … like you have to count the minutes until you get some relief and some support, some understanding that people in your muggle world, the normal world just don’t get what you’re doing to try and understand.

Having that team, having the forum there, which is one of the features on the program, where I could go at 3:00 in the morning and get up, I could’ve had a horrible nightmare and I could tap but I could also connect and share that on the forum and know that someone has heard me. That was so reassuring. Then, to have other people write back and say, hey, it’s going to be okay, we’ve been there. Sometimes they offer suggestions. Sometimes they’d just be there just like you know the care. That was so powerful for me. I love the idea of us supporting each other.

Another thing that I really loved about the coaching program was that, well, for new members now, Rick sits down with you and goes through 20-minute laser sessions to kind of pinpoint where you need to work, what to focus on, what recordings to listen to. There’s a whole library of recordings, and I downloaded a bunch of them then and I put them on my iPod and I would just leave them playing. I felt like I always had companionship. I had someone supporting me. I would tap alone when I was able to at work or at home. That was really powerful to hear other people transforming, to hear other people present their problems, and sometimes we get stuck. We get really blocked and we don’t realize what’s going on for us, but when we hear someone else share something similar or something even not that similar, we can get this beautiful aha moment that just transforms everything. I love that.

The calls each month, there are 10 or more calls where you can get on and raise your hand and ask for help or you can just be there with the energy of other people. Special topic calls on body image and financial abundance and love and relationships, other things, fear of driving, wanting more abundance in your life, and open calls where any topic is okay. They’re so beautiful because the people they are all tapping along with you and there’s a sense of community and belongingness. It’s just amazing.

I found that being part of the program made such a difference. My permanent brain felt safe, which felt like it belonged. It felt like, oh, there are people doing this so it must be okay. When we’re isolated, when we’re alone, our permanent brain fades. When part of us that’s focused on survival and belonging goes, oh, my friends might turn against me if I do this so maybe I’ll go slow. When we want to change, we want to heal, we want to change and heal now, we don’t want to that slowly. It was such a beautiful accelerator for me to be around people that were doing this, to have the support and to have the engagement. I loved it.

This was seven years ago. I took everything I could on EFT. I got certified. I took every program I could find and I started coaching on my own. Rick had me gradually help to run one of the classes, the calls, and now we’re full partners. I feel so blessed to be able to give back something to that community that really helped me make a difference in my world.

I’d really love it if you’re looking for that kind of companionship, that kind of support, the community that will help you make a difference and accelerate, catalyze your healing process, your transformation to thriving and abundance and joy. Check out the team program and then join us. We’re here because we care. We try to make the group coaching program very affordable so that people can come in, get what they need, get some support, whether they want private coaching or not, it’s still there, and that’s a really powerful way to make a difference in your world every day. When you make a difference in your world, you make a difference in the whole world because that spreads like ripples out to the world, out to the universe, and it comes back as abundance and love and joy.

So I invite you to join the team coaching program. If you have any questions, please email us at and let us know what questions you have. Either way, we’d love you to be part of it, to be part of our community and part of our tribe. See you on the other side.

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Are you living life to its fullest? Are you just getting by, or thriving in a life of joy, health, and fulfillment?

Are you excited about your future…or anxious and faintly disappointed? Are you thriving in each and every area of your life…experiencing the joys you seek, the delights you dreamed of, and the love you crave? Or are there some energetic blocks that have resisted your attempts to clear them?

We know how you feel. We all have these “blocks” that we carry around with us. Some call it baggage, others call it trauma. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s not fun. We struggle with habits and patterns that can seriously limit our ability to live the life we truly desire.

We don’t want to carry this “baggage” or these “energy blocks” around with us…but what do we do about it? How do you free your energy and realize the full potential of the life you really want to live?

Let’s work together and improve your life around…

  • Self-Sabotage
  • Financial Abundance
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Procrastination
  • Self-Image
  • Enthusiasm
  • Career and Mission
  • Romance (or lack thereof)
  • Body Image and Confidence

There are literally hundreds of blocks, struggles, limiting beliefs, issues…whatever you want to call them. Big or small, they will keep you from thriving.

But… sometimes… those old messages get in the way!

  • Were you taught as a child to “do it their way or else” and you want the freedom to do it your way now?
  • Are you afraid of being judged if you shine?
  • Do you need solutions that are outside the box?
  • Do you think you need to fit in to be safe, when your heart is longing to express its authentic self?
  • Are you tired of wearing a mask… hiding behind false self sufficiency?

EVERYBODY NEEDS HELP!!! (In fact, it is SMART to Get Help)

This isn’t the dark ages. You don’t have to conform to survive, you get to be you! Human beings need other people, and now’s the time to cultivate your tribe of choice. There is POWER in sharing knowledge and experience. We gather together to support and thrive…


RelaxingRick Wilkes and Cathy Vartuli have more than 16 years combined experience as Emotional Freedom Coaches and have helped over 4000 people get “unstuck.” There is literally no situation, issue, or condition that Tapping (EFT) cannot help.

“One of the things I like best about Thriving Now is the balance of strong male and female energy Rick and Cathy provide. They have created a treasure chest of resources for anyone aching for a life filled with joy and abundance. Whether I’m participating in a call, tapping along with a recorded session, or chatting on the team forum, being a member of Thriving Now is like sitting around a campfire with my tribe, toasting marshmallows, watching for meteors and sharing stories.” –Paula G.

We invite you to join the…

Thriving Now Team Group Coaching Program

The Thriving Now Team group coaching program  offers regular connection and support. You get to engage with your coaches and teammates, get new perspectives and inspiration, and celebrate your successes.

You’ll be guided regardless of your experience level to the resources and path that fits your   unique journey.

Abundant resources are available 24/7, so no matter where you are in the world the team is there for you.

We use the most helpful techniques and approaches we’ve learned through countless hours of study and research. And we teach you how to master them yourself, so you are empowered to help yourself and others, too.

Enjoying“The coaching program has helped me in identifying the fears behind my emotions which has been a big help. I love that we have the forum to be able to write down our thoughts and feelings and get suggestions and feedback on certain issues. The tapping and coaching calls have helped me to lessen the intensity, release the trauma, and look at things from a different perspective. I have received much relief doing EFT with the support and help from Rick and Cathy on the coaching calls. You are both are so genuine and compassionate. My gratitude is beyond measure. Thank you.” –Jennifer R.

Is the Thriving Now Team is for you?

Do you love learning from others and sharing your inspirations?

Are you looking for practical solutions you can implement NOW?

Do you want to understand how to tap into your Emotional Power and Intuition?

Would you love to develop you own inner clarity and guidance backed by healthy boundaries?

…Then you’re a great fit. We welcome you as a part of our circle!

Team membership features:

  • Our coaching uses Tapping (EFT), the Law of Attraction, intuitive body guidance, trauma relief, and skills to build yummy relationships!
  • 10 group coaching calls (at least) each month! You may participate in as many calls as you want, including special study groups on topics such as sex, love, and relationships, attracting financial abundance, and body image. Calls are recorded so you can tune in at your convenience.
  • Extensive coaching library… You will be able to immediately explore over 750 recordings.
  • Internet coaching through the members-only forums. The forums allow us to engage and co-create 24/7.
  • Team-only emails to guide you through the wealth of resources.

Traditional, private sessions are certainly effective, but they cost hundreds of dollars. We’ve found that group sessions can be just as powerful …while staying affordable. Our innovative form of group work also helps to create a sense of support that individual sessions alone do not… and they help you to uncover and clear subconscious blocks you weren’t even aware of!

Only $47/month… 30-Day Money Back Guarantee… (Recurring subscription billed each month to your credit card or PayPal account. Of course, you are free to come and go at any time. A 3-month non-recurring, fixed term membership is also available for $141.)

BONUS! Sign up now, and get off to a quick start with a free 20-minute coaching session included as part of your 1st month’s membership. That’s a free telephone or Skype session for 20 minutes, one-on-one, with Rick! (a $67 value)

Our group sessions are fun and interactive. Plus, the forums give you another avenue of support, and a place for you to share, get advice, and celebrate the changes you’re noticing in your life.What are you waiting for? Join today and Let’s Get Started… Together!

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A 3-month non-recurring, fixed term membership is also available.
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Free 20-minute quick-start coaching session for new members.

Quite simply the most extraordinary value in life coaching… ever!

BONUS: Join today and receive a 20-minute personal coaching session…FREE…as a part of your first month (a $67 value!)

Tapping (EFT) is a terrific tool for emotional self-management. But there are some areas of our body-mind that are a lot easier to soothe, shift, and uplift with professional support. It is a bit like massaging your own back; you can do it…sorta kinda…but it’s not nearly as easy or as fun (or fast!) as having some helping hands.

So work with us for the next month. Download the recordings. Interact on the forum. We believe that you’ll find that continuing as a Thriving Now Team Member will absolutely help you move towards your dream of a thriving life… in every respect.

Regardless of your starting point, we’re here to help you move forward toward awesome and delicious life experiences. If you dream of thriving…the team membership is designed for YOU!

The TeamThriving Now Team Members come from many backgrounds and life experiences, and from around the world. One thing we all have in common is a desire to live life joyfully. We all want to be able to shout out, I’m Thriving Now!Our team mission is to help you get from where you are to where you want to be… and beyond. We invite you to join us today by clicking the Join button.

Peace, joy, and a thriving life,

Rick & Cathy
Rick Wilkes & Cathy Vartuli
Emotional Freedom Coaches

P.S. Don’t forget our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee — Cancel Anytime

We hope you will continue to benefit from being a Thriving Now Team Member for months to come. You can, of course, cancel your membership subscription at any time simply by emailing We’re serious about our 30-day money back guarantee and even make it easy… You can try us with confidence!

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