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EFT Tapping Research; The Science of Tapping

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.

Reducing Mathematics Anxiety Among Students with Pseudo-Dyscalculia in Ibadan Through Numerical Cognition and Emotional Freedom Techniques: Moderating Effect of Mathematics Efficacy

Citation: Aremu, A.O., and Taiwo, A.K., Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Full paper. Abstract Anxiety in mathematics is a critical challenge facing secondary school students in Nigeria. Previous studies with focus on the improvement of this challenge are scarce. Specifically, there is paucity of studies using Numerical Cognition and Emotional Freedom…

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The Effectiveness of a Training Program Based on Emotional Freedom Technique in Upgrading Feelings of Happiness for Diabetics in Gaza

Citation: Alwan, N., Nawajha, Z, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 3., No. 18, 2013. Full paper. Abstract The current study tries to verify the effectiveness of a training program based on emotional freedom technique in upgrading the feelings of happiness for diabetics. The sample is (36) diabetics enrolled in Khan Younis camp clinic…

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

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…

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as a practice for supporting chronic disease healthcare: a practitioners’ perspective

Citation: Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) as a practice for supporting chronic disease healthcare: a practitioners’ perspective. Kalla M, Simmons M, Robinson A, Stapleton P. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jul;40(14):1654-1662. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1306125. Epub 2017 Mar 27. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638288.2017.1306125?journalCode=idre20 or https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28345427 Abstract PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to explore Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioners’ experiences of…

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Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments: The Challenge of Evaluating Clinical Innovations

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…

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A Virtual Emotional Freedom Practitioner to Deliver Physical and Emotional Therapy

Citation: Ranjbartabar, H., A THESIS SUBMITTED TO MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING, MAY 03, 2016. Full paper. Abstract The role of virtual humans in a range of health scenarios, including therapy and counselling, is being explored as a substitute for human therapists and counsellors. This research study investigates…

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

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…

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine In VA Specialized PTSD Treatment Programs

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…

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

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…

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The Lived Experience of Chronic Pain and the Impact of Brief Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Group Therapy on Coping

Citation Peta Stapleton, Hannah Chatwin, and Lily Sheppard, School of Psychology, Bond University, Queensland, Australia; Joyce McSwan, Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Queensland, Australia, Energy Psychology Journal, November 2016. Full paper. Abstract Chronic pain is associated with a range of physical, psychological, and social risk factors, and successful treatment aims to reduce pain and improve…

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Tapping Your Way to Success: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Communication Skills in Social Work Students

Citation: Elizabeth Boath, Rachel Good, Anna Tsaroucha, Tony Stewart, Sheila Pitch & Adam J. Boughey (2017) Tapping your way to success: using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students, Social Work Education, 36:6, 715-730, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2017.1297394 Abstract By the nature of their professional training and practice placements,…

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

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…

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