Church, D. and David, I. (2019) Borrowing Benefits: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as an Immediate Stress Reduction Skill in the Workplace. Psychology, 10, 941-952
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.
Small group psychoeducation and EFT workshops were delivered using a manualized EFT protocol for Borrowing Benefits. After treatment 34% (p<0.0008) reduction in anxiety and depression was noted. Pain reduction was 41% and cravings relating to food and drink reduced by 50%. Focus was on immediate reduction and no long term follow up was conducted. Study consistent with other studies which use borrowing benefits approach. Study concludes Clinical EFT group work can offer a fast and effective technique to improve both the physical and psychological dimensions of employee well-being and reduce stress.
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