Wetenschap en EP & EFT


Op deze pagina vindt u een uitgebreide selectie wetenschappelijke artikelen en publicaties met betrekking tot EP (Energy Psychology) en EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Een toenemende belangstelling uit de wetenschappelijke hoek blijkt uit het steeds grotere aantal onderzoeken dat wordt uitgevoerd. Vele aspecten en toepassingen worden onder de loep genomen en de positieve resultaten leiden tot een steeds bredere acceptatie van EP en EFT.

 

Een kort overzicht van de wetenschap achter Energy Psychology vindt u hier.


 
Overzichtsartikelen en meta-analyses
Overzichtsartikelen verzamelen bewijs voor een methode, zoals EFT, of een toestand, zoals fobieën, PTSD, of pijn. Ze evalueren de studies die zijn gedaan en trekken algemene conclusies over de kenmerken van de methode. Veel overzichtsartikelen over EFT en/of Energy Psychology zijn in peer-reviewed tijdschriften gepubliceerd:


EFT for anxiety: A systematic review with meta-analysis
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials of EFT for the treatment of depression
The manual stimulation of acupuncture points in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of Clinical EFT
The effectiveness of EFT in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis
Empirically supported psychological treatments: The challenge of evaluating clinical innovations
Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders: Evidence of efficacy
EFT to treat posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: Review of the evidence, survey of practitioners, and proposed clinical guidelines
Clinical EFT as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of psychological and physiological conditions
EFT as a practice for supporting chronic disease healthcare: A practitioners’ perspective
Rapid treatment of PTSD: Why psychological exposure with acupoint tapping may be effective
A narrative systematic review of the effectiveness of EFT
Stress management techniques: Evidence-based procedures that reduce stress and promote health
Trends in meridian-based psychotherapy—a review of research on EFT
Clinical EFT as single session therapy: Cases, research, indications, and cautions
Mindful energy psychology: History, theory, research, and practice
Energy psychology in the treatment of PTSD: Psychobiology and clinical principles
Traditional Chinese medicine as a basis for treating psychiatric disorders: A review of theory with illustrative cases
Attachment and Energy Psychology: Explorations at the interface of bodily, mental, relational, and transpersonal aspects of human behavior and experience
Energy Psychology: A review of the preliminary evidence
Energy Psychology in disaster relief
Oriental medical interventions for PTSD: A model of Oriental medicine for disaster mental health
Energy Psychology in rehabilitation: Origins, clinical applications, and theory
Energy Psychology: Time for a second look
Energy Psychology: Practices and theories of new combinations of psychotherapy 
Evidence and potential mechanisms for mindfulness practices and Energy Psychology for obesity and binge-eating disorder
Theoretical and methodological problems in research on EFT and other meridian-based therapies
Thought Field Therapy and its derivatives: Rapid relief of mental health problems through tapping on the body
Your DNA is not your destiny: Behavioral epigenetics and the role of emotions in health



 
Mechanisme publicaties
De "actie-mechanismen" van een techniek als EFT beschrijven wat er in het lichaam gebeurt tijdens de toepassing van de techniek. Deze publicaties beschrijven de neurologische, epigenetische, psychoneuroimmunologische, en hormonale manieren van beinvloeding door EFT.

The effect of EFT on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial

Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation in veterans using Clinical EFT: A randomized controlled pilot study

Pain, range of motion, and psychological symptoms in a population with frozen shoulder: A randomized controlled dismantling study of Clinical EFT

Differential gene expression after EFT treatment: A novel pilot protocol for salivary mRNA assessment

Neurophysiological indicators of EFT treatment of posttraumatic stress

Modulating gene expression through psychotherapy: The contribution of non-invasive somatic interventions

Taming the amygdala: An EEG analysis of exposure therapy for the traumatized

EFT as an effective adjunctive treatment in the neurotherapeutic treatment of seizure disorders

Is acupoint tapping an active ingredient or an inert placebo in EFT? A randomized controlled dismantling study

EFT for stress in students: A randomized controlled dismantling study

Energy healing at the frontier of genomics

Energy Psychology in rehabilitation: Origins, clinical applications, and theory

The neurochemistry of counterconditioning: Acupressure desensitization in psychotherapy

A neurobiological basis for the observed peripheral sensory modulation of emotional responses

Evidence and potential mechanisms for mindfulness practices and energy psychology for obesity and binge-eating disorder

 


Klinische Rapporten
Klinische rapporten beschrijven het gebruik van EFT met verschillende groepen, bijvoorbeeld studenten, gevangenen, vluchtelingen, topsporters, etc. Ze kunnen kwantitatieve data bevatten zoals scores of ze kunnen manieren beschrijven waarop een behandelaar met zijn doelgroep kan werken.

Energy Psychology: Practices and theories of new combinations of psychotherapy
Supporting chronic disease healthcare through remote EFT Treatment and self-care: An evaluation using the WHO determinants of health
A virtual emotional freedom practitioner to deliver physical and emotional therapy
EFT: Finally, a unifying theory for the practice of holistic nursing, or too good to be true?
Change is possible: EFT with life-sentence and veteran prisoners at San Quentin State Prison
EFT: A safe treatment intervention for many trauma-based issues
A survey of energy psychology practitioners: Who they are, what they do, who they help 
Emotional acupuncture—Nursing Standard
Energy Psychology and psychotherapy: A study of the use of Energy Psychology in psychotherapy practice
Subjective dimensions of meaning in the clinical encounter: Unifying personhood and disease 
Stress management for the treatment of sleep disorders in lawyers: Pilot experimental study in Athens, Hellas
The effect of EFT therapy on the reduction of aggression in single mothers
Qualitative analysis of the influence of an EFT group treatment program for suppressed anger patients
EFT remediates dental fear: A case series 
Energy Psychology treatment for orphan heads of households in Rwanda: An observational study
Energy Psychology treatment for posttraumatic stress in genocide survivors in a Rwandan orphanage: A pilot investigation
Integrating Energy Psychology into treatment for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Single-session EFT for stress-related symptoms after motor vehicle accidents
It helps me to love my work: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the senior therapist experience of using Energy Psychology in psychotherapy for trauma
Energy for healing trauma: Energy Psychology and the efficient treatment of trauma and PTSD
Psychological intervention including EFT for an adult with motor vehicle accident related PTSD: A case study
A case report of schizophreniform disorder treated by Oriental medical treatment and EFT
A case report of a somatization disorder patient with histrionic personality disorder
A case report of a patient with heart and gallbladder somatization disorder induced by stress
A case study of Tourette’s syndrome with adjunct neurofeedback treatment
Working with military service members and veterans: A field report of obstacles and opportunities

 

 

Resultaatstudies:
Resultaatstudies vergelijken resultaten, bijvoorbeeld pijnniveaus of niveau van depressiesymptomen, tussen verschillende groepen of binnen een groep voor en na EFT-behandeling.
 
Gewichtsverlies,  cravings en verslaving:

Food for thought: A randomized controlled trial of EFT and cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of food cravings

A randomized clinical trial of a meridian-based intervention for food cravings with six month follow-up

Clinical benefits of EFT on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial

EFT in the treatment of unhealthy eating behaviors and related psychological constructs in adolescents: A randomized controlled pilot trial

The effect of a brief EFT self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers

Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of EFT and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings

The effect of EFT on psychological symptoms in addiction treatment: A pilot study

Practical application of EFT for food cravings

 

PTSS (Post Traumatische Stress Stoornis):

The effectiveness of EFT in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis 
EFT to treat posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans: Review of the evidence, survey of practitioners, and proposed clinical guidelines
The manual stimulation of acupuncture points in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of Clinical EFT
A controlled comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of two psychological therapies for PTSD: EMDR vs. EFT
Psychological trauma symptom improvement in veterans using EFT: A randomized controlled trial
EFT remediates PTSD and psychological symptoms in veterans: A randomized controlled replication trial
CAM and energy psychology techniques remediate PTSD symptoms in veterans and spouses
Six sessions of EFT remediate one veteran's combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
Efficacy of two evidence-based therapies, EFT and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for the treatment of gender violence in the Congo: A randomized controlled trial
Effects of integrative PTSD treatment in a military health setting
Epigenetic effects of PTSD remediation in veterans using Clinical EFT: A randomized controlled pilot study
Randomized controlled study comparing two psychological therapies for PTSD: EFT vs. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
EFT and resiliency in veterans at risk for PTSD: A randomized controlled trial
Single session reduction of the intensity of traumatic memories in abused adolescents: A randomized controlled trial
Efficacy of EFT provided by coaches vs. licensed therapists in veterans with PTSD
Neurophysiological indicators of EFT Treatment of posttraumatic stress
The impact of EFT and Matrix Reimprinting on the civilian survivors of war in Bosnia: A pilot study
Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of EFT: An observational study
Six trauma imprints treated with combination intervention: Critical incident stress debriefing and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) or EFT
Telephone delivery of EFT remediates PTSD symptoms in veterans
The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT: A pilot protocol
Psychological intervention including EFT for an adult with motor vehicle accident related PTSD: A case study
The efficacy of EFT for treating trauma in a female population following an earthquake in Indonesia 
Established and emerging PTSD treatments 
  

 

Fobiën:

Evaluation of a meridian-based intervention, EFT, for reducing specific phobias of small animals
EFT reduces intense fears: A partial replication and extension of Wells et al. (2003)
The immediate effect of a brief energy psychology intervention (EFT) on specific phobias: A pilot study
Physiological and psychological effects of a mind/body therapy on claustrophobia


 

Pijn & fysieke symptomen:

EFT effects on psychoimmunological factors of chemically pulmonary injured veterans
Pain, range of motion, and psychological symptoms in a population with frozen shoulder: A randomized controlled dismantling study of Clinical EFT
Investigation on EFT effectiveness in diabetic patients’ blood sugar control
The effectiveness of EFT for improving the physical, mental, and emotional health of people with chronic diseases and/or mental health conditions: A systemic review protocol
Effects of EFT on the reduction of chronic pain in adults: A pilot study
The lived experience of chronic pain and the impact of brief EFT group therapy on coping 
EFT to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation
TBI symptoms improve after PTSD remediation with EFT
Effect of EFT on perceived stress, quality of life, and cortisol salivary levels in tension-type headache sufferers: A randomized controlled trial
EFT as an effective adjunctive treatment in the neurotherapeutic treatment of seizure disorders
The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT: A pilot protocol
Neurophysiological indicators of EFT treatment of posttraumatic stress
Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after PTSD symptom remediation in veterans
Psychological and physiological symptoms of psoriasis after group EFT: A pilot study
A preliminary study for the evaluation of the effects of EFT for insomnia in the elderly
A comparison of EFT–Insomnia (EFT-I) and Sleep Hygiene Education (SHE) in a geriatric population: A randomized controlled trial
EFT and anxiety level of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Spiritual EFT intervention to reduce pain in cancer patients 
Pain and anxiety reduction of first stage maternity mothers using SEFT intervention 
The effectiveness of a training program based on EFT in upgrading feelings of happiness for diabetics in Gaza
The effect of a brief EFT self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers


 
Depressie:

Depression symptoms improve after successful weight loss with EFT: A randomized controlled trial
The effect of a brief EFT self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers
Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of EFT and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings
Psychological symptom change after group application of EFT 
Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of EFT: An observational study
Self-administered EFT in individuals with fibromyalgia: A randomized trial
The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT: A pilot protocol
A feasibility study: EFT for depression in Australian adults

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials of EFT for the treatment of depression 
EFT to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation
Brief group intervention using EFT for depression in college students: A randomized controlled trial
Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after remediation of PTSD symptoms in veterans
Can EFT be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell
Is acupoint stimulation an active ingredient in EFT? A controlled trial of teacher burnout

A Comparison of Emotional Freedom Techniques, Insomnia (EFT-I) and Sleep Hygiene Education (SHE) in a Geriatric Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  

Sportprestaties:

The effect of EFT on athletic performance: A randomized controlled blind trial
The effect of EFT on soccer performance: A randomized controlled trial
A re-examination of Church's (2009) study into the effects of EFT on basketball free-throw performance
Preliminary evidence for the treatment of type I 'yips': The efficacy of EFT
Sports confidence and critical incident intensity after a brief application of EFT: A pilot study


 

Angst:

FT for anxiety: A systematic review with meta-analysis
EFT to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation
Reducing mathematics anxiety among students with pseudo-dyscalculia in Ibadan through numerical cognition and EFT: Moderating effect of mathematics efficacy
Efficacy of EFT in reducing public speaking anxiety: A randomized controlled trial
Reductions in pain, depression, and anxiety after PTSD symptom remediation in veterans
Tapping for success: A pilot study to explore if EFT can reduce anxiety and enhance academic performance in university students 
Tapping your way to success: Using EFT to reduce anxiety and improve communication skills in social work students 
EFT reduces anxiety among women undergoing surgery 
Pain and anxiety reduction of first stage maternity mothers using SEFT intervention 
Is EFT generalizable? Comparing effects in sport science students versus complementary therapy students
The effect of a brief EFT self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers
Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of EFT and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings
The effect of EFT on stress and anxiety in nursing students: A pilot study 
The effects of Access Bars on anxiety and depression: A pilot study 
EFT: An alternative therapy in destressing 
The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy and EFT in reducing depression and anxiety among adults: A pilot study
EFT and anxiety level of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
A randomized controlled comparison of EFT and cognitive-behavioral therapy to reduce adolescent anxiety: A pilot study 
Interventions to reduce anxiety for gifted children and adolescents
Psychological symptom change after group application of EFT
Psychological and physiological symptoms of psoriasis after group EFT
Psychological symptom change in veterans after six sessions of EFT: An observational study
Reducing anxiety in dental patients using EFT: A pilot study
The effect of EFT on patients with dental anxiety: A pilot study
Self-administered EFT in individuals with fibromyalgia: A randomized trial
Can EFT be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? Results of a service evaluation in Sandwell
Assessment of EFT: An alternative treatment for fear
Can Matrix Reimprinting be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions in a public health setting? Results of a U.K. pilot study
The effectiveness of EFT for optimal test performance: A randomized controlled trial 
The effects of EFT on long-term psychological symptoms
The treatment of combat trauma in veterans using EFT: A pilot protocol