EFT Reduces Anxiety and Depression

December 29, 2018

Are you struggling with anxiety and depression? Applying Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) aka Tapping can be a simple and effective way to experience relief!


In an article published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice August 2017, “Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques aka Tapping and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of food cravings.”

Anxiety and depression scores significantly decreased from pre-to post-intervention for the EFT group, and were maintained at 6- and 12-month follow-up.


In my practice I have witnessed first-hand how Emotional Freedom Techniques can relieve depressive symptoms.


Below are some additional highlights from the study:

  • First controlled non-inferiority trial to examine the effectiveness of two psychological interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), in treating secondary psychological outcomes of obesity.

  • The CBT group did not report any significant changes in anxiety scores over time, but the decrease in depression symptoms pre-to post-intervention was significant and this was maintained at 6-and 12-months.

  • Somatoform scores significantly decreased from pre-intervention to all follow-up points for the CBT group, while the EFT group did not report any significant changes in somatoform symptoms.

  • Results revealed that EFT is capable of producing reductions in anxiety and depression symptoms, and may be comparable to gold standard approaches such as CBT.

  • Psychological intervention is beneficial for treating psychological comorbidities of obesity and points to the role mental health issues may play in this area.


Read the study here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388116301451


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