How cool is this? EFT tapping has now been recognised in the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal Review of General Psychology as an "Evidence Based" therapy.
American Psychological Association
The following statement is to appear in the APA (American Psychological Association) Journal Review of General Psychology:
'A literature search identified 50 peer-reviewed papers that report or investigate clinical outcomes following the tapping of acupuncture points to address psychological issues. The 17 randomized controlled trials in this sample were critically evaluated for design quality, leading to the conclusion that they consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Criteria for evidence-based treatments proposed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association were also applied and found to be met for a number of conditions, including PTSD.' (David Feinstein, press)
Basically, what this means is that rigorous academic investigation has indicated that EFT Tapping produces significantly better results than a placebo.
This week the States - next step: UK !
So What Does This Mean for EFT Tapping?
This is a major step forward in Alternative Therapies - no longer is EFT tapping banished to the sidelines as some "flaky new age practice", but it is recognised as a therapy that works by the above statement in a major mainstream professional journal.
A giant leap forward for all of us who practice and use alternative therapies not just on the basis that they're relaxing but also because in our experience they work. Obviously, this doesn't mean that we can all start making claims for everything - that way lies serious problems with, among others, the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority).
What we can do, however, is tell our clients that this therapy is recognised as efficacious by the APA's own standards of research and then explain what that means with reference to the above. Having tried this out today on a new client, the resulting astonishment and genuine pleasure expressed suggests that all clients will welcome this news.
Can't help myself - YAY!