Here is a recent article where Phil Friedman introduces updated versions of several assessments (the Friedman Life Balance Scale, the Spiritual Awakening Scale, and the Friedman Mini 5 Factor Scale) with shorter scales based on a much larger sample size and 2 factor analysis by Loren Toussaint, Ph.D, and demonstrates how he uses these in an integrated evidence-based psychotherapy approach to tracking change.Read More
Science and Research: EFT Research Perspectives
The EFT Research Perspectives topic attempts to categorise articles and opinions from researchers that fall outside the categories of Guidance Papers, Research Reviews or Studies. Further articles by researchers, stakeholders in related fields, and EFT practitioners can be found in our EFT Articles Archive.
Outcome measures are really useful to assess clients before they start EFT and also to assess the change in clients during and after EFT. The simplest way to gather this data is to ask your clients to fill in an outcome measure or scale. Change is based on scores before the start of EFT (called a Baseline score) and if possible, on more than one occasion, to give you a baseline measure pre-EFTRead More
Energy psychology is a novel and controversial family of mind/body approaches used in the treatment of a variety of psychological disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. The approaches are based on combining concepts from traditional Chinese medicine with simple cognitive interventions. Initial empirical investigation supports claims of efficacy. The aim of this study is to expand and enrich existing research about the use of energy psychology in psychotherapy for trauma, through analysing the accounts of three experienced psychotherapists….Read More
Theoretically, methods like EFT tapping, especially an exercise like the Personal Peace Procedure, would lower the number of and strength of neuroceptive triggers that can throw a person off into maladaptive responses and reactions in a wide variety of life situations.Read More
EFT’s effectiveness with such a wide variety of conditions may be explained by how our brains and bodies respond to stressful and traumatic situations. If EFT can reduce the way that an individual’s nervous system and physiology respond to highly emotional situations, then he or she has a wider range of healthy emotional, cognitive and perhaps even physical responses to a wide array of challenging any number of challenging situations or conditions.Read More
Counseling with prisoners presents unique challenges and opportunities. For the past seven years, a project called “Change Is Possible” has offered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) counseling to life sentence and war veteran inmates through the education department of San Quentin State Prison in California…Read More