Research into the benefits of EFT

I was pleased to see this article by Dr Mercola on the research and benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique.

I’m looking forward to seeing new clients in 2012 and introducing EFT to people who would like to try something that is so effective for a wide range of issues.

New Research is Shining a Light on the Benefits of EFT

I have been a fan of energy psychology for many years, having witnessed its effectiveness in my medical practice and in my own personal life. However, studies have been few and far between as science has been trying to “catch up” with clinical experience.

All of that is changing now.

The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique I most highly recommend to manage stress and optimize your emotional health. Several studies have recently been published that show just how safe and effective EFT really is. For example, the following three studies show remarkable progress in a very short amount of time for people with a history of trauma:

  1. A 2009 study of 16 institutionalized adolescent boys with histories of physical or psychological abuse showed substantially decreased intensity of traumatic memories after just ONE session of EFT.
  2. An EFT study involving 30 moderately to severely depressed college students was conducted. The depressed students were given four 90-minute EFT sessions. Students who received EFT showed significantly less depression than the control group when evaluated three weeks later.
  3. A study of 100 veterans with severe PTSD (Iraq Vets Stress Project) showed an astounding reduction of symptoms after just six one-hour EFT sessions. After completing six sessions, 90 percent of the veterans had such a reduction in symptoms that they no longer met the clinical criteria for PTSD. Sixty percent no longer met PTSD criteria after only three EFT sessions. At the three-month follow-up, the gains remained stable, suggesting lasting and potentially permanent resolution of the problem.

[The Iraq Stress Project is still recruiting veteran volunteers. If you are a veteran and interested in participating, you can get more information here.]

Compare these EFT studies to the studies about antidepressant drugs, and you will see the stark contrast!

Dr Mercola

If you think EFT could benefit you please get in contact to give it a go.




Posted on January 9, 2012, in Blog, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Emotional Well-Being, Well Being & EFT and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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