I hesitated about mentioning EFT as part of my goal setting because it sounds very woo woo and in the past I had mixed results with it.
Lately, I've been doing more research (using myself as a guinea pig) and much to my delight I'm starting to see more results, so I'll share this info with anyone who wants to use it to help them achieve their goals, etc.
First of all, it was created by Gary Craig and rather than paraphrase, here's what he says on his site:
"Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an emotional, needle free version of acupuncture that is based on new discoveries regarding the connection between your body's subtle energies, your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range of emotional, health and performance issues. It often works where nothing else will." ~ http://www.emofree.com/
People use EFT for all kinds of things, including weight loss, fears/phobias, abuse issues, anger, depression, insomnia, achieving goals, etc.
Gary provides free instructions on his site and offers a free newsletter.
There is lots of free info online, including YouTube. I've found the following people to be helpful: Dr. Mercola http://www.mercola.com/forms/eftcourse.htm and Gloria Arenson http://www.gloriaarenson.com/. It really started to come together for me in an intuitive way when I came across Michele Price's site http://successwitheft.com/. She offers free teleclasses (which I haven't participated in yet). I found her to be very supportive when I emailed her.
It's simple to learn, but it can take awhile to get to the roots of your issues. That's why drinkers, for example, will give up drinking and start smoking or eating more.
There are lots of books available. I've so far read The Promise of Energy Psychology by David Feinstein, Donna Eden and Gary Craig. It's good, but I would like it a lot more if it had an index. I started, but haven't yet finished, Gloria Arenson's Five Simple Steps To Emotional Healing. I would like to read Freedom at Your Fingertips: Get Rapid Physical and Emotional Relief with the Breakthrough System of Tapping by Joseph Mercola and Ron Ball. Unfortunately, it's not available in Toronto, so when my cash flow improves I'll likely order it from amazon.com.
Hope this helps!