|Deepak Chopra, MD
"EFT offers great healing benefits."
|Nathaniel Brandon, PhD
author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
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|Eric Robins, MD
Co-author of Your Hands Can Heal you.
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"The most powerful new transformational technology to come along in years."
Author of The Unmistakable Touch of Grace.
"EFT is destined to be a top healing tool for the 21st Century."
|Bessel Van der Kolk
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
"EP techniques and procedures can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel."
|Candace Pert, PhD
Author of Molecules of Emotion.
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|Norm Shealy, MD
Author of Soul Medicine.
"By removing emotional trauma, EFT helps heal physical symptoms too."
Co-Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology.
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|Bruce Lipton, PhD
Author of The Biology of Belief.
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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) reduces intense fears: A partial replication and extension of Wells et al. (2003)
Citation (APA Style): Baker, A. H., & Siegel, L. S. (2010). Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) reduces intense fears: A partial replication and extension of Wells et al. (2003). Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2010), 2(2), 15-32.
Wells, Polglase, Andrews, Carrington, and Baker (2003) found that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT; an intervention involving manual stimulation of a specific set of acupuncture points accompanied by certain verbalizations) produced greater decrease in intense fear of small animals than did a comparison condition. The present partial replication and extension assessed whether such findings reflected (a) nonspecific factors common to many forms of psychotherapy, (b) some methodological artifact (such as regression to the mean, fatigue, or the passage of time), and/or (c) therapeutic ingredients specific to EFT. Participants were randomly assigned to EFT, a supportive interview, or no-treatment control. On a majority of the dependent variables, participants in the EFT condition showed significant decrease in fear of small animals immediately after, and again 1.38 years after, one 45-min intervention, whereas the other two conditions did not. These findings lend support for EFT’s efficacy in the treatment of intense fear, but further research is needed regarding the range of problems for which EFT may be efficacious, the treatment procedures required to maintain clinical gains, the relative power of EFT compared with other established therapies, and the mechanism(s) that produce EFT’s effects.
Keywords: anxiety reduction, desensitization, energy meridian system, Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT, energy psychology