Citation: Church, Dawson; Feinstein, David. Excerpted from Psychology of Trauma, edited by Thijs Van Leeuwen and Marieke Brouwer, © 2013, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Abstract Energy Psychology (EP) protocols use elements of established therapies such as exposure and cognitive processing and combine them with the stimulation of acupuncture points. EP methods such as EFT (Emotional… Read More »
Citation: Libby, D. J., Pilver, C. E., & Desai, R. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in VA specialized PTSD treatment programs. Psychiatric Services, 63(11), 1134–1136. For the full research paper: https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.201100456 Abstract Objective: This survey documented the provision of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) specialized posttraumatic stress… Read More »
Citation: Dawson Church, Ph.D, These data were presented at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology conference, San Diego, June 4, 2012. Abstract A randomized controlled trial of veterans with clinical levels of PTSD symptoms found significant improvements after EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Although pain, depression, and anxiety were not the primary targets of treatment, significant… Read More »
Citation: Al-Hadethe, A., Hunt, N., Ghaffar, A., Thomas, S. Randomised Controlled Study Comparing Two Psychological Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Vs. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment, 4:4. Abstract Background: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological reaction after traumatic events. The aim of… Read More »
Citation: Church, D., Sparks, T., Clond, M. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Resiliency in Veterans at Ricks for PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Explore, June 2016 Abstract Prior research indicates elevated but subclinical posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as a risk factor for a later diagnosis of PTSD. This study examined the progression of symptoms… Read More »
The Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program (Reset), an innovative intensive outpatient behavioral health program was created at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, This study explored the effectiveness of a an integrated approach to working with PTSD and other factors with EFT and other complementary therapies. The researchers found that PTSD, depression, anxiety, pain and resilience showed significant improvement after treatment. The degree of improvement also increased significantly for patients who went through the program in the later years. Researchers attribute this to the fact that the CAM modalities were introduced and expanded upon in these later years as the program developed. This indicates that the different modes of complementary and alternative medicine contributed to a greater decrease in PTSD and other symptoms. These results definitely suggest that CAM treatments may have be extremely beneficial as an adjunct to traditional treatments of PTSD, anxiety, depression, pain and other common symptoms suffered by military personnel.
This study exploring the use of both EFT and CBT for the treatment of refugee women in the Congo who have experienced gender violence adds to the body of work demonstrating that both techniques are effective treatment for PTSD symptoms. It indicates that these two therapies should be considered treatments for institutions that are assisting refugees.
Citation: Stone, B., Leyden, L., & Fellows, B. (2009). Energy Psychology Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress in Genocide Survivors in a Rwandan Orphanage: A Pilot Investigation. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 1(1), 73-82. Click here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/Q6igQK Abstract A team of four energy therapy practitioners visited Rwanda in September of 2009 to conduct… Read More »
Citation: Stone, Barbara; Leyden, Lori; Fellows, Bert. (2010). Energy Psychology Treatment for Orphan Heads of Households in Rwanda: An Observational Study. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research and Treatment, 2(2). Click here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/wPai7r Abstract A team of 4 energy therapy practitioners visited Rwanda in September of 2009 to conduct trauma remediation programs with 2… Read More »