Study found CPTSD more prevalent than PTSD. Only based on 4 countries. Limitations of the study include need for larger samples sizes, across more countries and cultural contexts to consider the cultural-bound factors in the two siblinig conditions. Cross referencing with International Trauma Interviewing (ITI)processes, also important to increase deepening of understanding of the ITQ use and of trauma-effects globally.Read More
Science and Research: Pilot Studies
A Pilot Study is a small-scale, preliminary study which can help researchers determine the feasibility of an approach that will be used in a larger-scale study. It can also be used to try a particular research method before conducting a larger study. Please Note: Many Pilot Studies are also conducted as RCTs (Randomized Controlled Trials). This article type also includes Observational, Preliminary and Replication Studies, among others.
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
EFT significantly reduced exam anxiety. Almost half of the students were using some method of coping with anxiety and the most common methods were listening to music and breathing exercises. However, the initial anxiety level was quite high. State and trait anxiety levels, as well as exam anxiety, decreased, statistically significant, after the EFT sessions. At the end of three sessions of EFT, more than half success was determined in the subjective exam anxiety level.
The study was published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine: Volume 32, December 2019, 101002Read More
In this single-case MEG pilot study, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) intervention produced regulation of brain regions exhibiting treatment effects in response to conventional psychotherapy and medication.Read More
Childhood adversity can negatively impact development across various domains, including physical and mental health. Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to aggression and substance use; however, developmental pathways to explain these associations are not well characterized. Understanding early precursors to later problem behavior and substance use can inform preventive interventions.Read More
Study results identify candidate gene expression correlates of successful PTSD treatment, providing guidelines for the design of further studies aimed at exploring the epigenetic effects of EFT…Read More
The objective of the present study was to explore Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioners’ experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease patients. This was part of a larger study exploring chronic disease patients’ and EFT practitioners’ experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease healthcare…Read More
The study involved 77 youth who received a TTT 3-week model of intervention (self-applied). Post traumatic stress symptoms and general happiness were assessed pre and post the intervention and at 6-month follow-up…Read More
This pilot study examined the effects of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on pain reduction in adults with chronic pain. A brief exposure therapy that combines cognitive and somatic elements, EFT has previously been found to be effective in the treatment of a number of psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobia, and posttraumatic stress disorder…Read More
Anxiety that happens before Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) can aggravate the condition of disease, affecting hemodynamic status, immune disorders and metabolic disorders that result in tissue perfusion and oxygen supply disruption. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is one of the preferred interventions, because based on some literature, EFT can reduce anxiety… The Conclusion of research is EFT can reduce anxiety levels on patients undergoing PCI. EFT is something
that needs to be considered as based on empirical evidence, provide benefits, easy and without side effects…
Anxiety in mathematics is a critical challenge facing secondary school students in Nigeria. Previous studies with focus on the improvement of this challenge are scarce. Specifically, there is paucity of studies using Numerical Cognition and Emotional Freedom techniques in solving the above challenges, This study therefore investigated the effects of numerical cognition and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on mathematics anxiety among non-science students with pseudo-dyscalculia in Oyo State…Read More
The present study was aimed to determine the efficacy of emotional freedom technique (EFT) therapy on the reduction of aggression in single mothers. The statistical population consisted of women referring to welfare centers in Tehran aged 25 to 40 in 2013…Read More
Pain and anxiety are major problems in childbirth. Management of pain and anxiety made to smooth the process of childbirth. This study aimed to compare the effect of spiritual intervention and Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique (SEFT) to reduce both pain and anxiety. The study design used was quasy experiment with consecutive sampling technique.Read More
The current study investigated the effects of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in 76 participants enrolled in a six-week online course… Participants received six live group teleclasses, access to online course materials and a private social media group, and a year of monthly support teleclasses. No particular diet was recommended; the course focused instead on controlling emotional eating, and using EFT to treat the emotional triggers associated with food… Weight decreased an average of 1 lb/week during the course, and 2 lb/month between pretest and one-year follow-up. On follow-up, no change was observed in PTSD symptoms measured by a brief civilian trauma checklist, or anxiety, and increases in happiness were non-significant.Read More
Pregnant women primigravida experience fear, anxiety, and fear before delivery. Worries and anxieties of pregnant women if not handled properly will have an impact and influence on the physical and psychic, both the mother and fetus. In this study, we proposed a method named SEFT (Spiritual Therapy Emotional Freedom Technique) to reduce the stress and depress among the primigravida in giving birth…Read More