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EFT Treats Unhealthy Eating Behaviours in Teenagers
An EFT study from the EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing sought to examine the impact of a six-week EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) group treatment program upon eating behaviours, self-esteem, compassion, and psychological symptoms.
Findings concluded that there is evidence for EFT as an effective treatment strategy for increasing healthy eating behaviours and improving associated weight-related psychopathology.
From EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing April 2016
Emotional Freedom Techniques in the Treatment of Unhealthy Eating Behaviors and Related Psychological Constructs in Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
In Australia and throughout much of the world, rates of obesity continue to climb as do the prevalence of eating disorders, particularly in adolescents. Psychological consequences of childhood obesity include low self-esteem, depression, body dissatisfaction, and social maladjustment (Young-Hyman et al., 2012).
Objective and Intervention
This feasibility study sought to examine the impact of a six-week Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) group treatment program upon eating behaviours, self-esteem, compassion, and psychological symptoms. Design: Forty-four students were randomly allocated to either the EFT group or the waitlist control group.
Results revealed a delayed effect for both groups at post-intervention, with improved eating habits, self-esteem, and compassion at follow-up. Findings provide preliminary support for EFT as an effective treatment strategy for increasing healthy eating behaviours and improving associated weight-related psychopathology.
Read the Study here
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