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EFT, Energy Psychology and Tapping Studies, Abstracts, Papers, and Articles with Editor’s Note Summaries (by Craig Weiner, DC)

This is one of the most comprehensive collection of EFT/Tapping related published research abstracts and full papers in a single location. It is continually updated. Editor’s notes provided by Craig Weiner, DC, provide a brief synopsis of each paper and further details are best obtained by reading the full paper and if unable to obtain, then to review the paper abstract.

Articles/Papers listed may be found in multiple categories, according to relevant subject headings.

Articles/Papers may be available:

  1. As a Free Abstract
  2. As a Free Full Research Paper (Some are downloadable PDFs that require the user to have Adobe Acrobat Reader) or
  3. Commonly it is required that to obtain the full research paper you need to purchase it via the link to the publisher.

Abstracts/Papers appear in a wide variety of publications, many though not all of which are peer reviewed journals, not all of which can be found on PubMed searches.

Each research paper listed is on this Table of Contents Page with a Description of the Paper and its Citation (title, authors and publication information) with a link to a Unique Study Page.

Each Unique Study Page offers a study Description, Citation, Abstract and Editor’s Summary Notes (Based upon Abstracts or Full Papers (when available to this editor reviewer) and Original Papers when available.

Some full papers/PDFs have been made available as slightly revised editions by the author which may vary from the original journal publication rendition.

Energy psychology: Efficacy, speed, mechanisms

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…

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Emotional Freedom Technique: An Alternative Therapy in Destressing

Citation: Banerjee, P., Puri, A., Luqman, N., Emotional Freedom Technique : An Alternative Therapy in Destressing, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM). Vol. 4, Issue 9, Sept. 2015, ISSN 2319 – 4847. 19-26. Link to Full Paper Abstract: In the present day competitive world, life is full of stress especially…

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

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…

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Trends in meridian-based psychotherapy – a review of research on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Citation: Kim, S-Y., Yin, C-S., Choi, In, W., & Kim, J-W. (2013). Trends in meridian-based psychotherapy—a review of research on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry, 24(1). 89-100. Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the research regarding Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and to understand the trends in meridian-based psychotherapy.…

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

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 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…

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Acupoint Stimulation In Treating Psychological Disorders: Evidence Of Efficacy

Citation: Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of Efficacy. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028602 Click here to read Abstract and Full Paper PDF http://goo.gl/brTBAQ (Note: This version may not exactly replicate the version published in the APA journal. It is not the “copy of record.”) Abstract Energy…

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The efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for treating trauma in a female population following earthquake in Indonesia

Citation: Rahmi, T. (2012). Efektivitas Emotional Freedom Technique dalam mengatasi trauma gempa Ibu Tumah Tangga [The efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for treating trauma in a female population following an earthquake in Indonesia]. Pedagogi, 12(2), 107-114. Source: http://ejournal.unp.ac.id/index.php/pedagogi/article/view/2212/1833 Abstract: This study aimed to describe the trauma that happened to Housewife in Teluk Bayur of…

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Stress and health: Symptoms and techniques of psychotherapeutic management

Citation: Panda, S., Stress and health: Symptoms and techniques of psychotherapeutic management, Indian Journal of Positive Psychology; Hisar Vol. 5, Iss. 4, Dec 2014. Abstract Link: http://iahrw.com/article.php?article=NDF5d0JLbHRRTmpjTFI5dnFqbFp0dz09 Abstract Only available Abstract: Stress is defined as a state of threatened or perceived by the individual as threatened homeostasis and it is reestablished by a complex repertoire…

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Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Holistic interventions for adolescent depression and anxiety

Citation: Lall, Meena, “Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Holistic interventions for adolescent depression and anxiety” (2014). Master’s Level Graduate Research Conference. 124. https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/gradconf/2014/Schedule/124 Location of Poster Presentation: Edwards Hall Lobby, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, MaRC, The Masters Level Graduate Research Conference Description Adolescent depression has grown into a health…

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Evaluating a 3-Week Model for Reducing Symptoms of Stress in Traumatised Youth Using the Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) for Self-help: A Pilot Trial

Recommended citation: Stapleton P, Sandstrom U, Hamne G. Evaluating a 3-Week Model for Reducing Symptoms of Stress in Traumatised Youth Using the Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) for Self-help: A Pilot Trial. 2018;3(4):036; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804036. Full Paper found at: http://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm/icm-03-04-036 Abstract Background: This pilot trial investigated whether a 3-week self-help model for stress reduction using the Trauma…

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Befriending Anxiety to Reach Potential: Strategies to Empower Our Gifted Youth

Citation: Gaesser, Amy. (2018). Befriending Anxiety to Reach Potential: Strategies to Empower Our Gifted Youth. Gifted Child Today. 41. 186-195. 10.1177/1076217518786983. Abstract and Full Text Abstract: Gifted students can encounter anxiety-provoking stressors throughout their day. Developing effective anxiety management skills allows them to better navigate these challenges. Concepts from neuroscience help us better understand responses…

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

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…

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