Citation: Vural P.I., Aslan, E., Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 35, 2019, 224-231, ISSN 1744-3881. Link to original paper and abstract: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.011 Abstract Background: Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and breathing awareness (BA) are applicable during labour. The present study aimed to… Read More »
This 2003 study was the original small animal fear/phobia study, which was later replicated in 2010. In this report, EFT’s effectiveness was demonstrated after only a single 45 minute session with significant results lasting over a year later.
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… Read More »
This EFT pilot study explores the effectiveness of EFT and diaphragmatic breathing for the reduction of fear/anxiety symptoms and behaviors in response to specific phobias.
Citation: McCarty, W. A., (2006). Clinical Story of a 6-Year-Old Boy’s Eating Phobia: An Integrated Approach Utilizing Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology with Energy Psychology’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in a Surrogate Nonlocal Application. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 21(2), 117-139 View here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/9q5OOF Abstract This article presents a clinical… Read More »
This pilot study reports on the reduction of fear based symptoms for individuals who have needle phobia after receiving a single session of Thought Field Therapy.
This 2010 replication study expands on the 2003 Wells study. Both show EFT to be significantly effective for use with individuals who have small animal phobias when compared to a supportive interview and a no treatment group, with results remaining over one year later.
Citation: Waite, L.W. & Holder, M.D. (2003). Assessment of the Emotional Freedom Technique: An alternative treatment for fear. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 2(1), 20-26. Click here to read the Abstract and Full Paper http://goo.gl/pNAtay Abstract The effectiveness of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a treatment for anxiety and fear, was assessed. One… Read More »