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Can Matrix Reimprinting Be Applied and Effective in a Public Health Setting for the Treatment of a Range of Emotional Conditions?

Citation: Stewart A, Boath E, Carryer A, Walton I, Hill L, Phillips D, Dawson K. Can Matrix Reimprinting be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions in a public health setting? Results of a U.K. pilot study. Energy Psychology 2013. DOI: 10.9769.EPJ.2013.5.1.AS.EB.AC.IW.LH.DP.KD

Abstract

Objectives: This pilot study was carried out to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of Matrix Reimprinting (MR). A dedicated MR/Emotional Freedom Techniques service was delivered in a community setting within the National Health Service in the metropoli­tan borough of Sandwell, United Kingdom.

Method: Over a 15-month period, the study fol­lowed clients accessing the service for a range of emotional conditions. At the start and end of their treatment, clients were asked to complete the CORE-10 (psychological distress; main outcome variable), Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS; mental well-being), Rosenberg Self Esteem and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS; anxiety and depression) measurement scales.

Results: 24 clients were included in the MR pilot study, and the mean number of sessions attended was 8.33 (Mdn = 6.5). There were both statistically and clinically significant improvements for CORE- 10 (52% change, p < .001), Rosenberg Self- Esteem (46% change, p < .001), HADS Anxiety (35% change, p = .007), and HADS total score (34% change, p = .011) and a statistically signifi­cant improvement for WEMWBS (30% change, p < .001). All MR clients showed clinical im­provement.

Conclusions: Despite the limited sample size and other limitations, significant im­provements were shown. The results support the potential of MR as a cost-effective treatment to reduce the burden of a range of physical and psy­chological disorders. Further larger studies are called for, with protocols to minimize dropouts.

Editor’s Notes

This pilot study of 24 individuals were used as a subset of an EFT research project and as such was a pilot study that targeted the effect of Matrix Reimprinting (MR) on a range of emotional condition. MR was delivered in a community health care facility setting within the National Health Service in metropolitan Sandwell, U.K. A variety of clinical subjective testing methods showed statistically and clinically significant improvements with approximately 8 session. The results support the potential of MR as a cost-effective treatment of physical and psychological disorders.