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, […]

Some limits of trauma-focused energy psychology work

(by Phil Mollon, PhD) As the various modalities of energy psychology (EP) have developed, there has been a shift from an original phobia-based paradigm – as in the classic TFT case of ‘Mary’s fear of water’, and the early EFT example of ‘Dave’s fear of water’ – to one that is trauma-based, focused particularly upon […]