scientific research

  • Dr. Peta Stapleton, clinical and health psychologist and world researcher in EFT, makes research easy to understand in the series of videos called Research Spotlight. The video outlines 3 meta-analyses published on EFT for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression and Anxiety and explains what the results mean.


  • Review DAWSON CHURCH‘s website for more information about the effectiveness of EFT on PTSD symptoms. Check it also here. Dawson is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics.
  • Dr. David Feinstein’s Ph.D., Ashland, Oregon, is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognised leader in the rapidly emerging field of Energy Psychology. His scientific papers have provided a foundation for understanding how it is possible to quickly and non-invasively alter brain chemistry for therapeutic gain : “Acupoint stimulation in treating psychological disorders – Evidence of Efficacy: Acupoint_Stimulation_Research_Review.pdf.

EFT has been researched at a physiological level, including its effects on genes. An initial pilot study compared an hour-long EFT session with a placebo session (where subjects thought they were getting treatment, but it did not have an active component) in four participants. What this small study found was incredible.

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“Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a novel therapy that combines both cognitive and somatic elements (described below). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses have demonstrated its’ efficacy for both physiological and psychological symptoms. A current research bibliography lists more than 100 studies published in peer-reviewed journals ( Its efficacy extends across a wide sample of populations, including college students, veterans, pain patients, overweight individuals, hospital patients, athletes, health care workers, gifted students, chemotherapy patients, and phobia sufferers. When measured against the standards of the American Psychological Association’s Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments, EFT is found to be an “evidence-based” practice for anxiety, depression, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)”.

– Donna Bach, Gary Groesbeck, Pet Stapleton

“The Science Behind Tapping” by Peta Stapleton Ph.D. (Author), Dr. Joe Dispenza (Foreword) presents the research and evidence behind EFT in an easy-to-read manner and also offers client stories of their experiences.

Free reading of chapter 4

The book “Science behind tapping” by Peta Stapleton is available on