Participants overall felt changes in self-perception, improved interpersonal relations, increase relief from anxiety, increased levels of forgiveness, and confidence in their new coping mechanisms. A significant decrease in PTSD symptom severity including: 40% of the individuals no longer met the criteria for PTSD, an overall 34% decrease in PTSD symptom severity, half the participants showed improvement of between 30-50% and 24 of the 30 participants had a drop in score of between 10-20 points (out of a total of 80) which is a clinically significant change.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.
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
No adverse events were reported during the study. This suggests that both methods reduced the symptoms of Hwaybyung, state anxiety and depression (and trait anger for EFT treatment only reported). For Hwabyung, EFT performed better than PMR, and EFT proved much better than PMR for depression.Read More
Study focussed on 39 business executives (heading up companies with US$9 million + turnover) and using the Borrowing of Benefits approach to EFT use. Over 50’s were the focus age group. Participants attended a one-day event with group workshops.Read More
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
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