EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a brief novel intervention combining elements of exposure and cognitive therapy, and somatic stimulation. It is often referred to as ‘psychological acupuncture’ and uses a two finger tapping process with a cognitive statement.
EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals.
Australian research has found EFT for obesity and food cravings (Stapleton, et al., 2016; Stapleton, Sheldon, Porter & Whitty, 2011; Stapleton, Sheldon & Porter, 2012) and smoking (Stapleton, Porter & Sheldon, 2012) to be extremely successful and durable over time.
Efficacy has also been established for phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and pain.