Episode 51

The Science of EFT with Dr Peta Stapleton


June 16th, 2020

57 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

Whether you are new to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or are a seasoned ‘tapper’, this podcast episode is guaranteed to keep you engaged. Interviewee, Dr Peta Stapleton, is a clinical and health psychologist as well as associate professor in psychology at Bond University. Peta has led world-first randomised clinical trials investigating Emotional Freedom Techniques, adding a wealth of research to this field.

*Key Highlights *

  1. The origins of EFT (2:30)
  2. What does a session involve? (6:10)
  3. Is tapping the acupoints essential? (8:35)
  4. The effect of EFT on physiology (13:00)
  5. Review of the research outcomes (17:30)
  6. The astonishing results for cravings and weight loss (27:00)
  7. Tapping as a tool for processing emotion (38:00)
  8. Navigating addiction with tapping (47:00)
  9. The practicalities – training and certification (51:00)

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Dr Peta Stapleton’s website - https://petastapleton.com/
The Science Behind Tapping - https://petastapleton.com/the-science-behind-tapping/
Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD Using Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6316206/
The Effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Meta-Analysis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27889444/
Emotional Freedom Techniques for Anxiety: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26894319/
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Nonrandomized Trials of Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the Treatment of Depression - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27843054/