The Effectiveness of EFT Tapping is Supported by a Large and Growing Body of Scientific Research
Many scientific studies (see above) have validated the effectiveness of EFT and continue to shed light on the mechanisms that underlie the process. Additionally, the physical effects of tapping on the body and brain are being measured and documented, as are the psychological benefits.
Dr. Peta Stapleton on EFT Research:
In the below talks, Dr. Stapleton shines a spotlight on the latest in EFT Research and translates, in laypersons' terms, how EFT has been shown to positively address PTSD, stress-related conditions, and depression.
Overview of the Science Behind EFT
Below, Dr. Shoshana Garfield (EFT International Research Team) outlines some of the major scientific areas where EFT is being studied and tested and includes brief summaries of some of the findings – together with references and links for further information:
Resources for EFT Practitioners Undertaking Research
Dr. Liz Boath Presentation: Making the Case for EFT – Writing and Publishing EFT Case Studies
Liz is Professor of Health and Wellbeing at Staffordshire University as well as an advanced. Her presentation is about how to write a case study for publication. She also speaks about how there is a paucity of case studies in EFT and why case studies are important. This is a must see presentation for anyone considering doing a case study in EFT.
In order to conduct any research, researchers need pre- and post-outcome measures. Here are some examples of outcomes measures used in previous EFT research. Most are free to use, but please investigate copy-write considerations before using your chosen outcome measures.
The City Birth Trauma Scale
Outcome measures with LTC
Health Anxiety Inventory
CORE Outcome measure
BDI- II 03 Sep 2007
Beck's Hopelessness Scale
Further Information Regarding Outcome Measures
Many of the outcome measures that have been made available (see above), require additional information. Below are links to additional guidance about how to score outcomes, utilize the impact of events scale, and consider the issues involved.
Copy of Beck's Hopelessness Scale - Scoring
IES-R Use Issues January 2008
Image_1_Development of a Measure of Postpartum PTSD_ The City Birth Trauma Scale
Research Info sheet Final Accessible 7.05.08
Therapist Guidelines Administration of CORE LD - 18.8.08.08
EFTi Research Chronicle Newsletter for Members Archive
Every few months, EFT International sends via email to all members a chronicle of the latest in EFT Tapping Research. Join as a Supporting Member today to receive these updates in realtime.