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Theoretical and Review of Tapping

The Science Behind Energy Psychology: Quick Facts

September 28, 2020

Source Over 200 review articles, research studies and meta-analyses have been published in professional, peer-reviewed journals. This includes: 65 randomized controlled trials 50 clinical outcome studies (All except one of the above 115 studies document EP effectiveness) 5 meta-analyses 4 systematic reviews of EP modalities 9 comparative reviews (EP & other therapies) (All reviews document… Read More »

A Phenomenological Enquiry into How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioners Conduct Surrogate EFT.

February 19, 2020

Just note: Free access to complete PDF of the study This research paper was written by Sunita Pattani as part of her MSc. disertation in association with the Professional Development Foundation (PDF),Middlesex University, September 2019 The paper has not at this time been published in a formal publication. I have included it in this database… Read More »

Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols

September 26, 2019

Citation: Feinstein, D., Words to Tap By: The Use of Language in Energy Psychology Protocols, Journal of Energy Psychology, Volume 11, Number 1, May 2019, p. 2-16, Abstract Most Energy Psychology protocols include a component in which the client is guided in the use of personally tailored wording related to a target problem or goal. These… Read More »

Energy psychology: Efficacy, speed, mechanisms

February 21, 2019

Citation:  Feinstein, D, Energy psychology: Efficacy, speed, mechanisms, EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, Elsevier, Nov. 15, 2018 This paper has been published as Open Access and can be retrieved and freely downloaded by Clicking Here Abstract: The most well known forms of “energy psychology” combine cognitive and exposure techniques with the stimulation of selected acupuncture points (acupoints) by… Read More »

Is Tapping on Acupuncture Points an Active Ingredient in Emotional Freedom Techniques? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies

November 8, 2018

Citation:  Church, D., Stapleton, P., Yang, A, Gallo, F., Is Tapping on Acupuncture Points an Active Ingredient in Emotional Freedom Techniques? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 206, No. 10, October 2018 Abstract Link: https://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2018/10000/Is_Tapping_on_Acupuncture_Points_an_Active.6.aspx Abstract Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTs) combine elements of cognitive restructuring and… 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 »

Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as Single Session Therapy: Cases, Research, Indications, and Cautions

December 10, 2017

Citation: Church, D. (2013). Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as Single Session Therapy: Cases, Research, Indications, and Cautions. In Capture the Moment: Single Session Therapy and Walk-In Service. (Michael Hoyt & Moshe Talmon, eds). Bethel, CT: Crown House. Abstract Clinical EFT (Emotion Freedom Techniques) is an evidence-based practice that combines elements of exposure and cognitive… Read More »

Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments: The Challenge of Evaluating Clinical Innovations

December 10, 2017

Citation Church, D., Feinstein, D., Palmer-Hoffman, J., Stein, P. K., & Tranguch, A. (2014). Empirically supported psychological treatments: The challenge of evaluating clinical innovations. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(10), 699-709. Abstract Clear and transparent standards are required to establish whether a therapeutic method is “evidence based.” Even when research demonstrates a method to… Read More »

The Case for Energy Psychology: Snake Oil or Designer Tool for Neural Change?

May 25, 2015

The Case for Energy Psychology: Snake Oil or Designer Tool for Neural Change? is an article published in the Psychotherapy Networker by David Feinstein and offers a more personal view of his journey into the world of tapping methods such as EFT and TFT.