More Evidence Supports EFT: An Iranian Study Shows EFT Helps Postmenopausal Women Combat Depression

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC) A study published in the May 2021 issue of the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine documents the effectiveness of eight weeks of EFT for depression in postmenopausal women. Researchers documented a ten-point decrease in depression scores from 21 to 11 on the Beck Depression Inventory, among study participants, compared to a two-point drop among […]

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 […]

Keeping Up with Scientific Knowledge About Tapping

(by David Feinstein, PhD, DCEP) When I first learned of energy psychology in 2001, the number of peer-reviewed clinical trials published in scientific or clinical journals was 0.  Today it exceeds 120, and the total number of journal papers on energy psychology just passed 250. How does one keep up?!!!  Background As many of you know, […]