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Food Cravings and Weight Loss

An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques

February 27, 2019

Citation: Stapleton P, Buchan C, Mitchell I, McGrath Y, Gorton P, Carter B. An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2019;4(1):14; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901010. The full paper can be found at: https://bit.ly/2UaSX8H © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed… Read More »

Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the treatment of food cravings

September 20, 2018

Citation:  Stapleton, P., Bannatyne, A., Chatwin, H., Urzi, K., Porter B., Sheldon, T, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 28, 2017 (136-145) Link to Full Paper:  https://pure.bond.edu.au/ws/portalfiles/portal/27701598/Secondary_psychological_outcomes_in_a_controlled_trial_of_Emotion.pdf   Abstract Objective: Examining the effectiveness of psychological interventions in treating secondary psychological outcomes of obesity has become prioritized in recent times. The objective of the present study was… Read More »

Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings in Overweight Adults: A Comparison of Treatment Length

September 20, 2018

Citation:  Stapleton P, Chatwin H., Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings in Overweight Adults: A Comparison of Treatment Length. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine  2018  ;3(3):014; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1803014. Abstract and Full Paper: http://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm/icm-03-03-014 Abstract Background: Because patients vary in their response to treatment, including adherence, the effect of treatment length in the use of EFT on food… Read More »

Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Unhealthy Eating Behaviors and Related Psychological Constructs In Adolescents: a Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

September 17, 2018

Citation: Stapleton, P, Chatwin, H, William, M, Hutton, A, Pain, A., Porter, B, Sheldon, T. EXPLORE, March/April 2016, Vol. 12, No. 2. Full paper. Abstract Context: In Australia and throughout much of the world, rates of obesity continue to climb,  as do the prevalence of eating disorders, particularly in adolescents. Psychological consequences of childhood obesity… Read More »

Food for Thought: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Food Cravings

August 28, 2016

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.

Evidence and Potential Mechanisms for Mindfulness Practices and Energy Psychology for Obesity and Binge-Eating Disorder

March 3, 2015

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 »

A Randomized Clinical Trial Of A Meridian-Based Intervention For Food Cravings With Six Month Follow-Up

March 3, 2015

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.

Practical Application of EFT for Food Cravings; A Case Study

March 3, 2015

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.

Clinical Benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on Food Cravings at 12-Months Follow-Up

March 3, 2015

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 »