EFT for Veterans Study nearing completion

Thank you to all the Veterans who have participated in our double blind stressproject study. The results are in, and they are very, very convincing.

Here is the abstract of the study that what published in the peer reviewed magazine “traumatology”.

This is a huge step forward, as the results are so astoundingly positive, that they show that EFT can truly be a self help tool for Veterans and their families, as well as a premier tool to be used by coaches and therapists who are helping and supporting Veterans heal from the trauma of war.

If you are interested: There is a follow up study planned, which will begin soon. So if you are interested in participating, please contact me or sign up with www.stressproject.org.

This study confirms the results of a smaller scale study:

Psychological Symptom Change in Veterans After Six Sessions of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT); An Observational Study

Church, D., Geronilla, L., Dinter, I.[2009], Psychological Symptom Change in Veterans After Six Sessions of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT); An Observational Study. International Journal of Healing and Caring 9:1


Protocols to treat veterans with brief courses of therapy are required, in light of the large numbers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other psychological problems. This observational study examined the effects of six sessions of EFT on seven veterans, using a within-subjects, time-series, repeated measures design. Participants were assessed using a well-validated instrument, the SA-45, which has general scales measuring the depth and severity of psychological symptoms. It also contains subscales for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behavior, phobic anxiety, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, paranoia, psychosis, and somatization. Participants were assessed before and after treatment, and again after 90 days. Interventions were done by two different practitioners using a standardized form of EFT to address traumatic combat memories. Symptom severity decreased significantly by 40% (p<.001), anxiety decreased 46% (p<.001), depression 49% (p<.001), and PTSD 50% (p<.016). These gains were maintained at the 90-day follow-up.

Please direct your questions regarding the study to www.stressproject.org, and we will be glad to support you and answer any questions you may have.


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