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EFT Tapping Reduces Food Cravings - Study
A recent study published in The International Association of Applied Psychology has shown that EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) tapping is an effective tool for reducing food cravings.
The report states that EFT and CBT are capable of producing treatment effects that are clinically meaningful and supports the suggestion that psychological interventions are beneficial for reducing food cravings.
Addressing the internal determinants of dysfunctional eating behaviours (e.g. food cravings) in the prevention and treatment of obesity has been increasingly recognised. This study compared Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for food cravings in adults who were overweight or obese (N = 83) in an 8-week intervention.
Outcome data were collected at baseline, post-intervention, and at 6- and 12-months follow-up. Overall, EFT and CBT demonstrated comparable efficacy in reducing food cravings, one's responsiveness to food in the environment (power of food), and dietary restraint, with Cohen's effect size values suggesting moderate to high practical significance for both interventions.
Results also revealed that both EFT and CBT are capable of producing treatment effects that are clinically meaningful, with reductions in food cravings, the power of food, and dietary restraint normalising to the scores of a non-clinical community sample. While reductions in BMI were not observed, the current study supports the suggestion that psychological interventions are beneficial for food cravings and both CBT and EFT could serve as vital adjunct tools in a multidisciplinary approach to managing obesity.
Are You Suffering From Weight related issues?
If you are suffering from cravings or struggling to lose weight, please contact a professional GoE EFT Practitioner to see if EFT can help:
How Do I Become Qualified in EFT?
The GoE is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 and was the first provider of professional EFT training. We have since gone on to support Energy EFT which is a more up-to-date tapping technique. For information on Energy EFT training courses available via live training and distance learning see the following pages:
You can also try Energy EFT with developer Silvia Hartmann in this online video:
GoE and EFT - Further Information
Alongside Energy EFT training programs and maintaining a public register of certified EFT Practitioners, the GoE provides the following additional information and services: