This article has been re-posted from Bond University website, see link below. Early findings from a world-first study aimed at scientifically proving a simple ‘tapping’ technique have shown the method is effective in reducing food cravings. Bond University Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor Peta Stapleton led the research into Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or ‘tapping’, which… Read More »
This paper by Peta Stapleton, EFT trainer/practitioner explores Food Diaries and the primary motives behind Mood and food cravings in overweight and obese Australian adults. The results point to the role depression, and other mental health conditions may play in the successful maintenance of weight loss.”
The data from this study has been used as the foundation for three published papers by Stapleton, et al. This study investigated ninety-six overweight or obese adults who were randomly allocated to a four-week (2 hour EFT session one time per week plus self-directed EFT between sessions) EFT treatment or waitlisted. Waitlist participants crossed over to the EFT group upon completion of wait period. The researchers measured through self-report measurement tools the degree of food craving, the perceived power of food, food restraint capabilities, and other psychological symptoms were measured before the EFT intervention, immediately after the 4 weeks and then again 12-months later. Significant improvements in weight, body mass index, food cravings, subjective power of food, craving restraint and psychological coping for EFT participants from pretreatment to 12-month follow-up were reported and can be found in Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012).
2 hours of self-applied EFT was used and a 90-day follow-up was completed by half of those attendees, with 61% reportedly using EFT after the conference. Significant improvements were found on all distress subscales and ratings of pain, emotional distress, and cravings at posttest after the conference and gains were maintained at follow-up for most of the psychological distress scales.
This interview with Jon Gabriel was created in collaboration and preparation for the launch of the documentary Lose the Stress, Lose the Weight; EFT Tapping for Weight Loss. It features Jon Gabriel, the developer of the Gabriel Method and Carol Look, a master EFT practitioner. The Science of Natural Healing with Dr. Craig Weiner &… Read More »
Personally I have known about and written about the ACE studies (link) for many years, but it was not until recently when I was asked to be interviewed for the upcoming Tapping for Weight Loss film documentary with John Gabriel and Carol Look that I discovered the most interesting aspect of the back-story that makes this paradigm-changing study so remarkable.
What do champagne, the neon ball in Times Square, and New Year’s resolutions all have in common? They all appear sparkly and bright on December 31 and almost the next day have disappeared. Research shows that up to 88% of New Year’s resolutions end in failure, yet each year more than half of Americans still make them. What is it about the changing of the year that either inspires or pressures people to make such a great effort to try and change something that they have been unable to accomplish over the past 365 days?
With Halloween just around the corner and shelves of bagged candy already beginning to overflow the entrance ways of our supermarkets, our deconditioned, confectionary willpower muscles may be in need of some support. Some people just feel the dreaded holiday season coming, knowing the stress and guilt that is coming with all the food related… Read More »