Tapping Tips & EFT Resources

Please note that the list of resources below is not exhaustive. There are over 200 studies on the efficacy of Energy Psychology (of which EFT is but one) which include random-controlled studies and meta-analyses.

For those interested in keeping up to date with the latest research concerning EFT, please refer to the resource page listed on the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) website noted below.

A one-page QUICK FACTS RESEARCH SUMMARY SHEET (updated annually) can be found here.

EFT Research

Dr. David Feinstein

EFT Universe (Dawson Church)

Links to 5000+ articles can also be found in The EFT & Energy Psychology Article Library

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)

Dr. Peta Stapleton

Selected Media Articles

Jake Rauchbach, High-Performance Mindfulness: Energy Psychology – The NBA’s Best Kept Secret. 08/16/2019

Susie Moore, How tapping helped me change my life last year, TORONTO STAR. 01/06/2019

Julie Revelant, “Tapping healed years of chronic pain!” Woman’s World, 12/24/2018




Brad Yates website (select videos on his website and 850+ tapping videos on YouTube)

The Tapping Solution – Nick and Jessica Ortner

Tapping Training Institute – Alina Frank and Craig Weiner

Carol Look – various videos on YouTube

Margaret Lynch Raniere (4 part FREE video series)

EFT articles, trainings, recordings, newsletters, blog posts

Gary Craig’s Optimal EFT website

Gary’s newest advancement is Optimal EFTTM which involves the ultimate healing power of the spiritual dimension) – (3000 free tapping articles, free introductory book, The Unseen Therapist, and free official EFT Tutorial from EFT founder Gary Craig)

Alina Frank and Craig Weiner

FREE ebook Tapping Your Way to Health, Happiness, and Abundance when you sign up to receive EFT tips.

The Tapping Solution

Carol Look (abundance newsletter, articles)

Margaret Lynch Ranierefree trainings

Guided tapping meditations App

The Tapping Solution App (over 100 tapping meditations for a vast array of issues)

Selected Research Papers: Emotional Freedom Techniques

Feinstein, D. (2018). Energy Psychology: Efficacy, Speed, Mechanisms. Explore 2018; 1-15 The Author. Published by Elsevier Inc.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.11.003

Feinstein, D. (2010). Rapid treatment of PTSD: Why psychological exposure with acupoint tapping may be effective. Psychotherapy Theory, Research Practice, training, 47(3), 385-402. Doi: 10.1037/a0021171

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. Permanente Journal, 21, 16-100. Doi: 10.7812/TPP/16-100.

Church, D. (2013). Clinical EFT as an Evidence-Based Practice for the Treatment of Psychological and  Physiological Conditions. Psychology 2013. Vol.4, No.8, 645-654. Published Online August 2013 in SciRes (http://www.scirp.org/journal/psych) http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2013.48092 

Sebastian, B., & Nelms, J. (2017). The effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(1), 16-25. doi: 2016.10.001

Gilomen, S., Lee, C. (2015) The efficacy of acupoint stimulation in the treatment of psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 48, 140-148. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.03.012

Nelms, J.A., & Castel, L. (2016) A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the treatment of depression. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 12(6), 416-426. Doi: 10.1016/j.explore. 2016.08.001

Babamahmoodi Abdolreza et al. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Effects on Psychoimmunological Factors of Chemically Pulmonary Injured Veterans.” Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology [S.l.] (2015): 37-47, ISSN 1735-5249 – Access to the paper can be found here

Bach, D., Groesbeck, G., Stapleton, P., Sims, R., Blickheuser, K., & Church, D. (2019). Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health. Journal of Evidence-based Integrative Medicine, 24, 2515690X18823691. doi.org/10.1177/2515690X18823691 – Access to the paper can be found here.

Church, Dawson et al. Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation in veterans using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Health Promotion 32, no. 1 (2018): 112-122. doi: 10.1177/0890117116661154 – Access to the paper can be found here.

Maharaj, M. E. Differential gene expression after Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) treatment: A novel pilot protocol for salivary mRNA assessment. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment 8, no.1 (2016): 17–32. doi:10.9769/EPJ.2016.8.1.MM – you can read the abstract and request full access from the author here.

Feinstein, D. (2008). Energy Psychology: A Review of the Preliminary Evidence Copyright 2008, American Psychological Association.

Eric Leskowitz. How Tapping Into “Energy” Can Trigger a Paradigm Shift in Biomedicine. The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 6. June 2018/https:// doi.org/ 10.1089/acm. 2018.0073

Feinstein, D. (2012). Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of efficacy. Review of General Psychology.Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028602

Reduction in Cortisol levels with EFT

Group EFT Tapping Results in 43% reduction in Cortisol – Peta Stapleton

The effect of emotional freedom techniques on stress biochemistry: a randomized controlled trial – Dawson Church