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EFT & TFT ‘tapping’ research and evidence

Here are a comprehensive list of links to many EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) research papers and studies.

I would suggest that not only does it demonstrate EFT’s effectiveness, but also that of the original ‘tapping’ method TFT (Thought Field Therapy) that was created by Dr. Roger Callahan the the late 70’s.

Even though I am a qualified trainer in EFT and was even partly trained by its founder Gary Craig, TFT is my preferred tapping version for its effectiveness, speed, simplicity and ease of use!

(You can read here why).

(Big thanks to eftuniverse.com for collating this research and papers!)

Outcome Studies

Outcome studies compare outcomes, e.g. levels of pain, degree of depressive symptoms, either between two groups, or between the same people before and after EFT. The headings below tell you, in alphabetical order, the conditions for which data was gathered in the trials below them.

Anxiety

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Athletic Performance

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Depression

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Pain & Physical Symptoms

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Phobias

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PTSD

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Weight Loss, Cravings & Addiction

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Clinical Reports

Clinical Reports describe the use of EFT with various groups, e.g. university students, prisoners, refugees, or abused children. They may contain quantitative data, e.g. scores on symptom assessments, or they may describe the ways in which practitioners can work with this population.

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Mechanisms Papers

The “mechanisms of action” for a technique such as EFT describe what is happening in the body during application of the technique. These papers describe the neurological, epigenetic, psychoneuroimmunological, and hormonal pathways engaged by EFT.

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Review Articles & Meta-Analyses

Review articles gather all the evidence for a method, such as EFT, or a condition, such as phobias, PTSD, or pain. They review the studies that have been completed, and draw general conclusions about the characteristics of the method. Many review articles of EFT and/or Energy Psychology have been published in peer-reviewed journals:

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Skeptical and Opposing Viewpoints

There are many professionals who reject EFT categorically and sometimes vehemently; one prominent opponent calls EFT and similar methods “possible threats to the science of psychiatry and psychology” (Devilly, 2005). Skeptics and opponents discount the above research and argue that the effects of EFT are due to placebo, the nonspecific gains found in any form of therapy, and other factors.

The Wikipedia entry for EFT and most other forms of non-drug alternative therapy are tightly controlled by a group of skeptics who state that these methods possess the characteristics of “pseudoscience.” These Wikipedia editors feature newspaper reports, opinion pieces and review articles attacking the method in the entry for EFT, but censor the posting of any of the more than 100 outcome studies, randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and review papers supporting the method.

The opposition to EFT is understandable. EFTs combination of Western psychotherapy and acupuncture is controversial. Any new therapy faces an uphill journey to acceptance, since research funding goes to established methods, while a large body of existing professionals are trained in and familiar with these methods.

This results in a “translational gap,” a very long lag between the discovery of effective new therapies, and their implementation in primary care. According to a US government analysis, the translational gap averages 17 years (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Only 20% of new therapies succeed in crossing what the report calls a “quality chasm”; the benefits of the remaining 80% are forever lost to patients.

While the skeptics are successful in blocking the majority of new treatments, it is our goal to see the millions of people suffering from devastating conditions such as PTSD and major depression having EFT as an option in primary care.

Below is a selection of articles published in peer-reviewed journals that criticize EFT. You can decide on their merits for yourself.

Rebuttals to Critics


Studies Presented at Professional Conferences or Informally Presented

These studies have been presented at professional conferences, or informally presented such as in books. They have not been peer reviewed and are thus not to be relied on for the empirical rigor that the review process brings. They should be regarded as suggestive only.

Studies Presented at Professional Conferences

Informal and Unpublished Research

Emer-gizes! Mind/Body Balancing Exercise

 

‘Emergizes’ Mind/Body Balance Exercise

Pain Relief, De-stress and improve your overall health with Award Winning ‘QEPR’ Creator & Specialist Paul Emery

Created over 10 years by Paul Emery, Emer-gizes is a unique and powerful combination of ancient and modern light exercises and self-acupressure (tapping) mind/body balancing techniques, that are simple and easy to do. Gently stimulating the muscular and meridian energy system (chi), Emer-gizes relieves stress, mental and physical exhaustion, tension, aches and pains whilst gently relaxing, refreshing and energizing you.

With no equipment or previous knowledge required you are led through a series of light warm-up Japanese ‘Makko-Ho’ yoga like stretches and Shiatsu ‘Do-in’ exercises, ‘Energy Medicine’ and Meridian ‘tapping’ Techniques, all of which have accumulative long-term health benefits restoring balance to the mind and body.

Some benefits include:

  • Gently improves levels of stamina, fitness and muscle tone and helps lightly burn calories and lose weight
  • Benefits all internal organs, blood pressure, balances nervous system
  • Improves lymphatic and circulation systems and Increases and boosts the immune system
  • Increases and stimulates correct energy flow and improves co-ordination and concentration
  • Promotes clarity of thought, focus, concentration, balances the brain , relieves stress and aches and pains

The class has many techniques but here are just a few of the best:

The 3 thumps

1) Cross wrists and tap below collar-bones at in-dents next to breast bone

2) Then centre chest on breast bone

3) On ribs under breasts

(Jump starts, lifts and stimulates energy, corrects any backward energy flow, boosts and strengthens immunity, fights infection, releases stress, focuses mind, aids concentration, balances blood chemistry, helps metabolize food).

Cross crawl

1) Alternate marching

(Supports the cross-over patterns in your body’s energies, improves co-ordination and left/right brain activity, creates balance, fights exhaustion, helps with learning and improves vitality).

Neuro-lymphatic head points

1) ‘Oh My God Points! Lumps on front sides forehead

(Helps release stress/tension from body and mind, breaks fight or flight response, helps you think more clearly).

Zip-up and affirm

1) Central Meridian line front of body

(Protection against others negative energies, strengthens, lifts energies and spirits, helps when feeling vulnerable/overwhelmed, centering, installs positive affirmations).

Lymphatic chest thump

1) Corner where collar-bone meets shoulder

(Stimulates lymphatics, releases congestion and helps move toxins out body).

Brain Wave Vibration

1) Stand and shake the body from head to toe

(Improves general health & immunity, releases stress, aches & pains and tension)

Hara Point

  1. Put focus 3 finger widths under navel
  2. (Centers body & mind, helps core strength and confidence, grounding, reduces emotions

 

5 simple ways to remain happy and calm

This article is taken from an interview I did for Vogue magazine

‘Tell us 5 simple ways to remain happy and calm during a stressful situation’

Their are many ways to remain happy and calm during a stressful situation. Here are just a few for you to practice and benefit from.

Breathe Technique

This technique quickly calms and relaxes, balances your autonomic nervous system, helps you sleep better, makes you less reactive and raises your anti-aging hormone DHEA. The technique can be performed without anyone noticing, for example whilst in a stressful situation. It can also be performed anytime of day to help you relax more. Great to do at night whilst about to sleep:

Focus on the area of your heart as you gently inhale through the nose for a slow count of 5. Then exhale gently for a slow count of 5, and repeat. Do this for about 10 minutes, or for as long as you want or have time for.

 

Anchor happy and calm feelings

This requires a little practice but you will soon feel great and be able to call up good feelings quickly and easily:

Sit quietly and recall as vividly as possible a time you felt really happy and calm, or if you can’t remember a time now imagine just what it would really feel like to feel happy and calm. Then as if you are right back there now – what do you see, hear and feel?

Go through the memory over and over in your mind as you make the images big, bright, bold and colourful, the sounds loud and crisp, the feelings stronger and give that happy, calm feeling a colour. Then imagine spreading that colour throughout your entire body from the top of your head down to the tip of your toes, and imagine doubling that feeling. Go through that memory over and over again, and when you really feel those good positive feelings throughout your body simply squeeze your thumb and middle finger together. This squeezing is anchoring the good feeling to a very specific, unique and replaceable gesture.

Clear your mind for a moment by just looking around the room. Then test your anchor by once again squeezing your thumb and middle finger together just as you did before. The happy and calm feelings should return. The more you practice this simple method the quicker and stronger the feelings will be. You can use this happy and calm anchor whenever you wish to feel good.

 

Anger Release Secret

This is a great technique to instantly reduce anger:

Think about something which made you angry. Then relax your bottom jaw and with hands open and relaxed (not tense or in a fist) push down on the side end (facing you) of the little finger of either hand with the forefinger and middle finger of the opposite relaxed and open hand. Now try and get angry – you can’t!

 

New Behaviour Generator

Sit quietly and with eyes closed bring to mind an image of yourself looking exactly how you’d like to be – perhaps happy and calm in stressful situations for example, or healthier, slimmer, more radiant and confident in your daily life. Make it a really appealing image, something you want to become, but realistic and attainable of course. Make it a good one, the best image of you you can make – now! Make it a big, bold, bright, clear and colourful image. If there is something you’d like to change about it go ahead and make those changes.

When you are completely happy with the image, imagine a wonderful, big, bright movie of this new you going about your day. What would you see, hear and feel being this new you?

When you have completed that for a while come back to the beginning and bring up that wonderful image again. If there is anything you’d like to change about the image, this movie, to make it even better go ahead and do that. When you’ve done that see the appealing image in front of you again and this time imagine stepping into this new you, like trying on a new set of clothes. And imagine going through your day being just the way you want. What would you do, see, hear and feel?

I recommend doing this exercise first thing in the morning as you wake up and last thing at night just as you are about to sleep. You will soon notice the changes in your life to match the new image of yourself!

 

Tap Out Stress

This is one of the most powerful ‘tapping’ sequences I know to quickly remove stress from both the mind and body! A lot of people have heard of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques,) but what many don’t know that an original, more powerful and quicker method was first discovered before EFT called ‘Thought Field Therapy’, or TFT as it is more widely known.

Bring to mind a specific problem, something that bothers you – some stress, anxiety, anger or worry for example. Now tap the following points about 10 times each in the exact following sequence. You can tap either side of the body with either hand, it doesn’t matter:

Beginning of your eyebrow – next to the bridge of your nose

Under your eye pupil – on the edge of the eye socket

Under your arm pit about 10 cms  – level with your bra strap if you are a woman

Under your collarbone – that soft indentation next to your breastbone

Side of your index finger – next to the end of the nail facing you

Under your collarbone again

Side of your little finger – next to the end of the nail facing you

Under your collarbone again

Then think about your problem and notice what has changed. Keep repeating the sequence until you are satisfied that you feel better!

 

Bonus Technique – ‘Affirmational Havening’

This is a wonderfully effective yet deceptively simple technique based on the latest neuroscience. It will increase your serotonin, that feel good brain chemical and make you feel happier and more relaxed. Perform this technique as often as you can, for as long as you like on a daily basis. It will have a positive and accumulative affect on your emotional well-being. I talk about this in my best-selling book co-authored with Jack Canfield ‘The Soul of Success’.

As you comfortably sit think about a positive state you would like to have more of, and sum it up in one word – happy, confident or calm for example. Next do your best to connect with your chosen positive emotion and place both hands on top of each opposite shoulder. Then whilst chanting your chosen word gently and comfortingly smooth, stroke down from the top of your shoulders to your elbows. Keep repeating this motion as you keep reciting your word for a couple of minutes. Then notice the difference in how you feel!

If you would like to know more or have any questions please feel free to contact me info@quantumepr.com

Paul Emery & Brian Tracy ‘The Winning Way’ Best-selling Book

WinningWithoutTo download your free exclusive ‘Winning Without Worry’ chapter taken from the best-selling book ‘The Winning Way’ co-authored with Brian Tracy and other leading experts, just click the photo or the link here….‘Winning Without Worry’.

This is what you will learn from the chapter…..
1) How to use and apply a simple, yet powerful, new groundbreaking stress reducing technique called ‘Havening’ (which Paul now incorporates into his treatments). I think you will be amazed to feel just how quickly it will help you overcome any stress, anxiety, worry, emotional distress even aches and pain that you may be dealing with. It also comes with an exclusive link to complimentary videos on how to perform the technique, making it easy for you to get instant relief – just by watching!
2) An easy breathing exercise which is proven to lower stress, help you become less reactive, sleep better as well as raise your anti-aging hormone DHEA!

Exclusive Special Offers: At 448 pages ‘The Winning Way’ co-authored by Brian Tracy, Paul Emery & other leading experts retails at $19.95 for hardback and $11.99 for Kindle edition.

As co-author of this amazing book I would like to give you the opportunity to purchase a special e-book version for only $6.99!

To access your exclusive e-book special e-book edition simply click HERE for immediate download!

You can also purchase my other book ‘The Soul of Success ‘ co-authored by Jack Canfield (‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ & ‘The Secret’ movie), Paul Emery & other leading experts for only $6.99! At a massive 552 pages it’s full of useful information, great tips and advice. It is filled with a wide wealth of knowledge that will thrill you, help you save money, increase your business, improve your health, relationships and life in general!

In my chapter titled, ‘Havening’ – Instant Stress Relief – In Your Hands! (available for free HEREI write about stress, corporate stress what it is and how to overcome it by focusing on, identifying and changing some important ‘external’ and ‘internal’ factors. I then go on to talk about and describe how to perform the miraculous Havening technique on yourself to reduce any current stress from your life!

Simply click HERE to get immediate access to this great book – ‘The Soul of Success!’

Special Offer: You could also download both books – ‘The Winning Way’ AND ‘The Soul of Success’ for the low offer of only $9.99!

Simply click HERE to download both books!

Computer Bio-feedback Stress & Anxiety Relief

Simple, Effective Computer Biofeedback Stress & Anxiety Relief!

Biofeedback on pc

Meditate, breathe, relax, calm down! We are told over and over again to ‘just do it’ in order to beat stress and save our lives, but how can we know for certain out of all the many
techniques that are out there what helps us best? The answer is computer ‘Bio-feedback’ with Paul Emery’s QEPR.

A QEPR Bio-feedback session is painless, and actually fun! Whilst connected to a computer via an ear sensor you’ll learn and instantly see which of the various stress management
techniques helps you most to relieve stress.

Bio-feedback (computer) heart, brain and nervous system stress reaction test. Simple techniques show you how to be calmer, more relaxed, less reactive, reduce aches and pains, sleep better and raise your anti-aging hormone, DHEA.

In Paul Emery’s consultations, you will:

  • Learn what physiological effects stress has on you
  • Learn techniques to transform stress to a state of calm
  • Easily observe which techniques work for you best

The benefits of QEPR to you include:

  • Better health
  • Increased DHEA ( the anti-ageing hormone)
  • Improved mental and emotional clarity
  • Less reactive to daily stresses, and quicker recovery when stressed
  • Control your heart rhythms to achieve optimal performance i.e in sports
  • Gain a new sense of inner control
  • Restore patience and emotional balance
  • Improve sleep

Contra-indications

  • None