Dr Peta Stapleton is one of very few world leaders and researchers in EFT. This is a small selection of publications investigating EFT – for a wider range, please see http://works.bepress.com/peta_stapleton/

  • Stapleton, P., Bannatyne, A., Porter, B., Urzi, K.C., & Sheldon, T. (2015). Food for Thought: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Food Cravings. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, accepted July 2015
  • Stapleton, P.B., Chatwin, H., William, M., Hutton., A., Pain, A., Porter, B., & Sheldon., T. (2015). A Randomised Clinical Pilot Trial: Do Emotional Freedom Techniques Impact Eating Habits in 14 to 15 Year Olds, as well as Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Psychological Distress? EXPLORE, The Journal of Science and Healing, accepted July 2015.
  • Chatwin, H., Stapleton, P.B., Porter, B., Devine, S., & Sheldon, T. (2015). The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques in Reducing Depression and Anxiety among Adults with Six-Month Follow-Up. Integrative Medicine, accepted November 2015.
  • Kalla, M, Stapleton, P, 2015, How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may be utilising memory reconsolidation mechanisms for therapeutic change in neuropsychiatric disorders such as PTSD and phobia: A Proposed Model in Progress, EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, under review
  • Stapleton, P.B. (2014). Long-term weight loss. In D. Church & S. Marohn (Eds.), The clinical EFT handbook: A definitive resource for practitioners, scholars, clinicians, and researchers (pp. 377-388). USA: Energy Psychology Press (Hay House).
  • Stapleton, P.B., Church, D., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2013). Depression Symptoms Improve after Successful Weight Loss with Emotional Freedom Techniques. ISRN Psychiatry, 1, 1-7.
  • Stapleton, P.B., Porter, B. & Sheldon, T. (2013). Quitting Smoking: How to Use Emotional Freedom Techniques. International Journal of Healing and Caring, 13(1), 1-16.
  • Stapleton, P.B., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Practical Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings. International Journal of Healing and Caring, 12(3), 1-9.
  • Stapleton, P.B., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Clinical Benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on Food Cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomised controlled trial. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(1), 1-12.
  • Stapleton, P.B., Sheldon, T., Porter, B., & Whitty, J. (2011). A Randomised Clinical Trial of a Meridian-Based Intervention for Food Cravings with Six Month Follow-up. Behaviour Change, 28 (1), 1-16.

More Research on the Mechanism of how EFT works

The effect of emotional freedom techniques on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22986277

EFT Research Bibliography http://www.eftuniverse.com/research-and-studies/eft-research

Website with summaries of all EFT research to date – http://www.efttappingtraining.com/eft-research/