Emotional Freedom Techniques reduce stress: Another study makes the point, and an APA journal publishes it

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  The journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy published a special issue on complementary and integrative approaches to trauma therapy a few months ago. The issue includes a study by Peta Stapleton and colleagues showing that EFT reduces physiological stress as demonstrated by significant decreases in the stress hormone cortisol.  Study methods This randomized controlled […]

A mathematical formula that explains the creation of psychoenergetic disruptions

by Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP A few years ago, I gave a 20 minute TED-style talk on energy psychology at the Psychotherapy Networker conference. One of the major differences of an energy psychology approach is in the recognition that traumatic events are not the real source of clients’ problems. It is not the event itself […]

EFT and Memory Reconsolidation: An example from the treatment room

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC) I had a powerful session recently with a client I’ll call Kate. We have been using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to clear the emotional intensity of troubling or traumatic incidents from her past. Our experience shows how EFT can heal traumatic memories. The theory behind this ― and there is plenty […]