One of the things I love about EFT is the large amount of scientific research that supports its effectiveness. Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of attending professional development sessions with Dr Peta Stapleton (Psychologist/EFT Trainer & EFT Researcher). Dr Peta Stapleton is an experienced psychologist who is now a lecturer and researcher at Bond University in Queensland. After many years in practice as a psychologist, she realised that traditional talk therapy was only achieving so much with her clients’ and she wasn’t able to take them past a certain point. She stumbled across this relatively new technique called EFT and was so blown away by the results she was getting with her clients. Fast forward to today, she now researches the incredible results of EFT therapy at Bond University in Queensland.
Personally, after spending over a decade in traditional talk therapy myself, I felt that it was no longer helping me. I could relate to Peta’s issue with her clients. Don’t get me wrong, I value and respect psychologists and counsellors and they helped me reach a certain point in my healing journey, but I hit a wall and felt ‘stuck’ and frustrated. I felt that I was doomed and I would never get better. I felt I was destined to think and feel a certain way forever. After being introduced to EFT at a meditation retreat, I researched the technique and booked my first session. After my first session I couldn’t believe how great I felt. After my second session where I had worked on a childhood trauma, I left the session feeling at peace. A shift had taken place, finally!
EFT is so effective and it is for that reason I decided to help other people with this incredible technique.
I always come away from Peta’s Professional Learning feeling even more inspired to help people as an EFT practitioner. In the PL workshops I recently attended, Peta discussed some of the latest research (summarised in the image below). The research only confirms the results that practitioners like myself see with our clients so often.
EFT is effective but so gentle. Tapping calms our nervous system and allows us to enter our subconscious mind to rewire our reactions to old traumas. After working on a memory that created anxiety and stress in the body, the memory becomes just that, a memory but without the emotional charge.
I am looking forward to a hearing about the recent chronic pain trials using EFT next month with Peta and can’t wait to share the results with you.
The image below summarises the recent research and is based on ONE 1 hour session of EFT. The image speaks for itself! Check out the improvement of the immune system markers! A good reason to tap during winter!