In preliminary clinical trials involving more than 29,000 patients from 11 allied treatment centers in South America during a 14-year period, a variety of randomized, double-blind pilot studies were conducted. In one of these, approximately 5,000 patients diagnosed at intake with an anxiety disorder were randomly assigned to an experimental group (tapping) or a control group (cognitive behavior therapy /medication). Brain scans are noted demonstrating the differences between groups.
This study was meant to explore the possibility that additional psychological issues often come into play when there is addiction and was used to see the effects of EFT on 39 participants who self-reported having addiction problems at an addiction focused EFT workshop in 2008.
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.”
In this video, EFT trainer Alina Frank demonstrates the use of EFT tapping for working with a woman to overcome her elevator fear. The demonstration also demonstrates for EFT students how to work with a client “on the telephone.”
Presentation anxiety is one of the most common fears that people express. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which is also known as tapping is an emerging complementary therapy that has been used to treat a variety of phobias.
In the original version of the Personal Peace Procedure (PPP) it was said to list at least 100 events that you wish you could have skipped. This is fine but with the chapter style journal format I recommend
you will quickly see the generalization effect take place. In other words you won’t necessarily need to tap on each event under that person’s name before you feel absolute peace around them all. Pretty cool!
Mind-body techniques like EFT, originally developed by Gary Craig, as one well-researched example, can be extremely effective in reducing the internal intensity of negative thoughts and feelings that lead to increased tension (muscular, cardiovascular, etc.) that can easily lead to the onset of back pain with just a bad night’s sleep or a simple wrong movement when the stress is there in the body waiting for an excuse to finally get your attention.
I had to learn this the hard way years ago when my back had gone into spasm and I was bent over in pain after working in the yard for most of the day.
People ask us if EFT can help anxiety or excessive worrying all the time. Continuing research shows EFT to be very effective for working with anxiety. As an EFT coach I am very careful to find out if a client has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and is under treatment for it before I initiate working with them and if so, I ask permission to communicate with their provider. This last month I have had more requests for working with people complaining of this more than I can ever recall.