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Tapping: what is it, does it work and what research support the great results?

Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique is a combination of Traditional Chinese Acupressure (acupuncture without the needles) and Modern Psychology. It involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the meridian points situated just beneath the surface of the skin. It is non-invasive, simple and pain free.








Does it work?

This powerful technique has been used by an estimated 10 million people worldwide and it has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, and published in more than 21 different peer-reviewed journals.  Australian researcher Dr Peta Stapleton has found EFT/tapping for obesity and food cravings and smoking to be extremely successful.













It appears to affect the amygdala (stress centre in the brain) and hippocampus (memory centre), and both play a role in the decision process when you decide if something is a threat. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

Tapping EFT Research

The body of research in EFT/Tapping is huge and continually growing.  Here is just a couple of links with published and peer reviewed studies within the mains areas (Anxiety, Depression, Athletic Performance, Pain, Phobias, PTSD, Weight Loss, Cravings and Addictions) that EFT has been proven to effective as well as meta-analysis and review studies.

The effect of emotional freedom techniques on stress biochemistry: A randomized controlled trial


Cameron Corish

Cameron Corish has been caring and achieving results for the local Wishart, Mansfield and Mt Gravatt community for over 10 years. Together with the Core Health Coaching Team, he takes a multi-disciplined and holistic approach to health and fitness addressing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of one’s health.  

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More on Dr Peta Stapleton

My training and qualifications was completed by Dr Peta Stapleton and Clinical Based EFT. Here is her bio:

Dr Peta Stapleton (winner of the 2021 Australian Psychologist of the Year) has over 20 years experience as a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia.  She is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University.

Peta leads worldwide research into psychological trials into new therapies in the area of obesity and weight management. One of her most significant contributions in her research life has been to lead a world-first randomised clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of a new and innovative treatment option for food cravings in overweight and obese adults (psychological acupuncture or tapping as it is more commonly known). The results of this study are comparable to traditional treatment methods for weight management (cognitive behavioural therapy) and have established Dr Stapleton as a world leader in her field.




  1. […] I am also looking forward to increasing my qualifications to an Intermediate Practitioner in Evidence Based Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) this month. This is 4-day weekend workshop at Bond University conducted by Peta Stapleton. She has over 20 years experience as a Clinical & Health Psychologist and is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University. Peta leads worldwide research into psychological trials in the area of obesity and weight management and I am honoured to be part her course. I will also be looking for test subjects to practise my updated skills, so send me a quick email if you are interested. If you do not know much about EFT or Tapping here is some additional information. […]

  2. […] Coach Cam – This was also a busy month with learning new things with the completion of an Intermediate Practitioner course in Evidence Based Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I truly loved this course and I was blown away with all the clinical proven ways to help weight loss, stress reduction, pain, cravings and self-defeating behaviours. I have attached some of the research to my blog post. […]

  3. […] Techniques to overcome chronic feelings of negativity may be meditation, journal writing and the Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping). It may also be worth engaging with people that have gone through and mastered similar stresses or […]

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