I had the pleasure of attending the 1st EFT Symposium last Saturday. Run by AAMET and Staffordshire University. It was an amazing day where researchers and EFT practitioners shared their knowledge, research and reviews of research done so far.
There was an incredible presentation by David Feinstein reviewing research, discussing in detail the amygdala and how energy psychology techniques effect deep emotional changes and a detailed roadmap through a PTSD case. I was blown away by the detail and learnt so much.
It felt very exciting to hear about the research and reviews that have taken place. It is encouraging that there is a group of people out there with the skills and knowledge to help EFT and other Energy Psychology techniques gain wider acceptance.
If you would like to learn more about research, here are some great resources:
AAMET website has a research section: http://www.aamet.org/research/eft-reports-clinical-trials-and-studies. Also check out the FAQ.
ACEP – lots of great articles. This one in particular is about a Meta Analysis that showed Energy Psychology techniques have a real effect: http://acepblog.org/2015/06/12/meta-analysis-of-energy-psychology-studies-finds-energy-psychology-has-a-real-effect/
Craig Weiner has written an excellent blog post which reviews the above Meta Analysis study: http://www.efttappingtraining.com/eft-research-paper/efficacy-of-acupoint-stimulation-treatment-of-psychological-distress-meta-analysis/
EFT Universe has a detailed research section: http://www.eftuniverse.com/research-and-studies/eft-research
I think it is wonderful that there is an emerging evidence base. You can point your sceptical friends or colleagues in the right direction if they need to understand the science and evidence behind Energy Psychology techniques.
There is still a long way to go before EFT is a ‘proven effective therapy’ and accepted alongside CBT etc. However, we are moving in the right direction. I will share more as and when it develops. Watch this space 🙂
Please do get in touch, if you’d like to experience EFT for yourself. It is a remarkable technique!