Back to top

PTSD

A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

January 13, 2019

Citation: Boath, E., Stewart, A., & Carryer, A. (2012). A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Staffordshire University, CPSI Monograph. Link to Monograph: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/assets/A_narrative_systematic%20_Review_of_the_effectiveness_of_Emotional_Freedoms_Technique_(EFT)_tcm44-45500.pdf Abstract EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a new and emerging energy psychology. This narrative systematic review aimed to identify and assess the quality of all published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of… Read More »

Efficacy of Fifteen Emerging Interventions for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review.

January 13, 2019

Citation: Metcalf, O., Varker, T., Forbes, D., Phelps, A., Dell, L., DiBattista, A., … & O’Donnell, M. (2016). Efficacy of Fifteen Emerging Interventions for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(1), 88-92. doi: 10.1002/jts.2207. Abstract: Although there is an abundance of novel interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress… Read More »

Emotional Freedom Techniques to Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Review of the Evidence, Survey of Practitioners, and Proposed Clinical Guidelines

January 6, 2019

Citation: Church, D., Stern, S., Boath, E., Stewart, A., Feinstein, D., & Clond, M. (2017). Emotional Freedom Techniques to Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Review of the Evidence, Survey of Practitioners, and Proposed Clinical Guidelines. The Permanente journal, 21, 16-100. Full Paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5499602/ Abstract: Background High prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active military and veterans… Read More »

Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

December 12, 2018

Citation: Church, D.; Stapleton, P.; Mollon, P.; Feinstein, D.; Boath, E.; Mackay, D.; Sims, R. Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Healthcare 2018, 6, 146. Abstract: Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based method that combines acupressure with elements drawn from cognitive and exposure therapies. The approach has been validated… Read More »

TBI Symptoms Improve After PTSD Remediation With Emotional Freedom Techniques

September 17, 2018

Citation: Dawson Church (no citation information available in the PDF). Full paper. Abstract A group of 59 veterans with clinical levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms received Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) coaching in a randomized controlled trial. A significant percentage dropped below the clinical threshold after 6 sessions of EFT (86%, p < .0001)… Read More »

Borrowing Benefits: Group Treatment With Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques Is Associated With Simultaneous Reductions in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression Symptoms.

April 1, 2018

Citation: Borrowing Benefits: Group Treatment With Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques Is Associated With Simultaneous Reductions in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression Symptoms. Church D, House D. J Evid Based Integr Med. 2018 Jan-Dec;23:2156587218756510. doi: 10.1177/2156587218756510. Links:  The abstract can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29468884 or at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2156587218756510 with access to both abstract and a pdf of the full paper.… Read More »

Energy Psychology in the Treatment of PTSD: Psychobiology and Clinical Principles

December 10, 2017

Citation Church, Dawson; Feinstein, David. Excerpted from Psychology of Trauma, edited by Thijs Van Leeuwen and Marieke Brouwer, © 2013, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Abstract Energy Psychology (EP) protocols use elements of established therapies such as exposure and cognitive processing and combine them with the stimulation of acupuncture points. EP methods such as EFT (Emotional… Read More »

Complementary and Alternative Medicine In VA Specialized PTSD Treatment Programs

December 10, 2017

Citation:  Libby, D. J., Pilver, C. E., & Desai, R. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in VA specialized PTSD treatment programs. Psychiatric Services, 63(11), 1134–1136. For the full research paper: https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.201100456 Abstract Objective: This survey documented the provision of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) specialized posttraumatic stress… Read More »

Reductions in Pain, Depression, and Anxiety Symptoms After PTSD Remediation in Veterans

December 10, 2017

Citation Dawson Church, Ph.D, These data were presented at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology conference, San Diego, June 4, 2012. Full paper. Abstract A randomized controlled trial of veterans with clinical levels of PTSD symptoms found significant improvements after EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Although pain, depression, and anxiety were not the primary targets of… Read More »