Please note that this list of resources 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.
Links to 5000+ articles can also be found in The EFT & Energy Psychology Article Library
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
FREE EFT RESOURCES
- EFT Tapping Mini-Manual (EFT UNIVERSE)
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- The Ultimate Tapping Guide (DR. PETA STAPLETON)
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)
Dawson Church – EFT Universe
EFT articles, trainings, recordings, newsletters, blog posts
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)
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Carol Look (abundance newsletter, articles)
Margaret Lynch Raniere – free 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.explore. 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.
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