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Clinical benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial
Peta Stapleton, PhD, School of Medicine, Griffith University
Teri Sheldon, Psychologist, The Lakeside Rooms
Brett Porter, Psychotherapist, The Lakeside Rooms
Citation (APA Style): Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Clinical benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 4(1), 13-24.
This randomized, single-blind, crossover trial tested whether participants who used Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) maintained reduced food cravings after 12-months and updates previously reported 6-month findings. Ninety-six overweight/obese adults were allocated to a 4-week EFT treatment or waitlist condition. Degree of food craving, perceived power of food, restraint capabilities, and psychological symptoms were assessed pre- and posttest and at 12-month follow-up for collapsed groups. Significant improvements occurred in weight, body mass index, food cravings, subjective power of food, craving restraint, and psychological coping for EFT participants from pretest to 12 months (p < .05). It appears EFT can result in participants maintaining reduced cravings over time and affect weight and BMI in overweight and obese individuals.
Keywords: EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, cravings, psychological symptoms, food, obesity.
Dawson Church Comment: Clinical psychologist Steve Wells. PhD. has now replicated the Stapleton study above. Steve writes:
"We've successfully replicated Peta Stapleton’s study on EFT group treatment for food cravings. Both EFT and SET produced significant improvements in reducing cravings AND significant shifts in w-eight and waist measurements for the participants! These results were equivalent to that of a group who were treated using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Since CBT is considered the "gold standard" in terms of evidence based treatments, these results are excellent, particularly given the short time-frame of the treatments (4 x weekly 2-hour group sessions). Once we’ve completed the 6-month follow-up we’ll be writing up the results for publication."