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Energy Psychology Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress in Genocide Survivors in a Rwandan Orphanage: A Pilot Investigation

Barbara Stone, PhD, Lori Leyden, PhD, & Bert Fellows, MA.

Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, (2009), 1(1), 73-82.

Abstract

team of four energy therapy practitioners visited Rwanda in September of 2009 to conduct trauma remediation programs with orphan genocide survivors with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program consisted of holistic, multi-dimensional rapport-building exercises, followed by an intervention using Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Interventions were performed on three consecutive days. Data were collected using the Child Report of Post- traumatic Stress (CROPS) to measure pre- and post-intervention results, using a time-series, repeated measures design. N = 48 orphans at the Remera Mbogo Residential High School Orphanage with clinical PTSD scores completed a pretest. Of these, 34 (7%) completed a post- test assessment. They demonstrated an average reduction in symptoms of 8.8% (p < .00). Seven students (2%) dropped below the clini- cal cutoff point for PTSD, with average score reductions of 53.7% (p < .00). Follow-ups are planned, to determine if participant gains hold over time. Directions for future research aris- ing out of data gathered in this pilot study are discussed.

Keywords: energy psychology, TFT (Thought Field Therapy), genocide, children, Rwanda, rapport, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

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