In summary, while the study itself had technical difficulties and was unable to display documented statistical significance, I believe it served its purpose as an exploration of the feasibility of introducing EFT into a classroom situation. Hopefully lessons learned and coordination with other educational classroom settings could use the information gleaned with this study and stand on its shoulders in order to provide further stress reduction tools for primary and secondary school students to offer them emotional and psychological support to balance the inherent stressors that children in school face.Read More
Science and Research: Education
Review of EFT research finds it effective for stress and anxiety management for students and school personnel. Suggests that there are links between EFT and CBT citing allied techniques eg “EFT uses cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, such as awareness building, imaginal exposure, reframing of interpretation, and systematic desensitization, while teaching the individual to self-stimulate protocol-identified acupoints”.Read More
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