This study of 312 highs school students were evaluated and 70 were found to have high levels of test anxiety. The study compared EFT to Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR) regarding their effectiveness in reducing test anxiety. One group received a single session of EFT and the other PMR and then instructed to self-apply. A significant anxiety score decrease was achieved by both groups, though the EFT group scored significantly lower on the Emotionality and Worry subscale.
This case study explores a therapists use of 3 sessions of EFT with an woman in her 20s diagnosed with dyslexia that finds a significant reduction of symptoms after addressing early birth and pre-birth traumatic memories.
Authors’ Conclusions: “The results demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in anxiety level for both cohorts of students, as well as a clinically significant reduction in anxiety for the sports science students.”
After a 15 minute explanation of EFT and a single tapping round, on several subject scales, according to the authors “the results suggest that EFT may be a useful addition to curricula for courses that include oral presentations.”
52 third year university students were given a public presentation assignment known to generate anxiety. They then received a 15 minute introductory lesson on EFT and were led in a single round of tapping, with a focus on public speaking anxiety and were then instructed that they could use EFT on their own. SUDs (Subjective Units of Distress) and HADs (Hospital Anxiety and Depression) Scales were used pre and post. 46 students completed the study with results showing a statistically significant decrease in anxiety, with no significant decrease in depression.
This study compared EFT, WHEE and CBT for helping to reduce test anxiety in university students demonstrating that in only two sessions, WHEE and EFT achieved the same benefits as (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT) did in five sessions.
She offered comments on her senior student “thesis” regarding the neurobiological foundations of current happiness research and its global inter-cultural and financial implications. During her talk she spoke of the college’s motto, “Non Satis Scire.” The translation is “To know is not enough.”