Study using EFT to support Social Work students with the anxieties provoked by their work and which had been reported by students as affecting the performance. To address this anxiety, a pilot study was set up using Emotional Freedom Technique as the intervention to reduce academic anxiety and enhance public speaking. Subjective stress and anxiety were measured before and after the use of EFT. A 15 minutes lecture assignment was the subjective trigger event for the study.
Quantitative findings showed “significantly less subjective stress and anxiety after using EFT. Qualitative measures from post-experience interviews found themes of EFT work being calming, relaxing and helpful. Students also considered transferability of EFT and considered some mechanisms of EFT’s action.Read More