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Changes on Self-Report Measures of Public Speaking Anxiety Following Treatment with Thought Field Therapy

Citation: Schoninger, B., and Hartung, J. (2010). Changes on Self-Report Measures of Public Speaking Anxiety Following Treatment with Thought Field Therapy. Energy Psychology: Theory, Practice, Research, 2(1), May 2010. Click here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/3MR1T9

Abstract

Single 60-min treatment sessions with Thought Field Therapy (TFT) were conducted with 48 persons with public speaking anxiety. Participants were randomly assigned to treatment or delayed-treatment conditions and to one of 11 licensed psychotherapists trained in TFT.

Participants in both treatment groups showed decreases in public speaking anxiety and increases in positive measures related to anticipation of future public speaking experiences.

The effect size (ES) reduction in anxiety for the treatment group was 1.52. Participants in the delayed-treatment group showed no improvement while on the wait list. After treatment, the ES reduction in anxiety for this group was 1.66. The univariate results were all significant at p < .0005.

Editor’s Note

Public Speaking Anxiety was the condition that was investigated in this study using TFT. The study included 48 participants and 11 licensed and TFT trained psychotherapists. Participants received either TFT immediately or were delayed TFT treatment in a wait list group. Both groups achieved significant results after receiving TFT. No improvements were made for the control group while they received no treatment. Full paper was unavailable to review.