This is a very exciting newly published paper in a prestigious peer reviewed journal, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. This study was led by a team of researchers at Bond University by clinician Peta Stapleton, PhD, who is producing a growing body of academic research in the arena of food cravings, weight loss and obesity. The study addressed a critically important issue of the prevention and treatment of obesity. As the paper details, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, more than doubling worldwide since 1980. With obesity being a causative factor in heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even early mortality, this is an issue for which more effective methods need to be developed.
Food Cravings and Weight Loss
Paper Investigates the Use of Energy Psychology Tapping and Mindfulness as Potentially Effective Approaches of Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity Citation: Sojcher, R., Fogerite, S.M., Perlman, A. (2012) Evidence and Potential Mechanisms for Mindfulness Practices and Energy Psychology for Obesity and Binge-Eating Disorder Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 8(5), 271-276. Click here to view… Read More »
According to the researchers, “EFT can have an immediate effect on reducing food cravings and can result in maintaining reduced cravings over time.” This RCT involved 96 obese/overweight individuals.
This case study report by Peta Stapleton of the use of EFT for a single obese patient is informative and specific in its description of the use of EFT for this client.
A 12 Month Follow Up Study on the Effectiveness of EFT on Food Cravings Reveals Significant Reductions in Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Food Cravings, Craving Restraint and Psychological Coping Ability Citation: Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Clinical benefits of emotional freedom techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled… Read More »
Study Explores the Significant Effect of EFT Over 12 Months on Depression, Obsessive-Compulsivity and Interpersonal Sensitivity in Relationship to an EFT Food Craving/Weight Loss Program Stapleton, P., Church, D., Sheldon, T., Porter, B., & Carlopio, C. (2013). Depression Symptoms Improve after Successful Weight Loss with Emotional Freedom Techniques. ISRN Psychiatry, 2013, 573532. doi:10.1155/2013/573532 Click here to read… Read More »
Citation: Church, D. & Brooks, A. (2010a). The Effect of a Brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Self-Intervention on Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Cravings in Healthcare Workers. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, Oct/Nov.9.5. To view Abstract search Archives Index at www.imjournal.com Abstract This study examined whether self-intervention with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a brief exposure therapy… Read More »