John Freedom shared the following with us about a new study that mentions TFT.
A newly published meta-analysis by Mukdarut Bangpan, Lambert Felix, and Kelly Dickson entitled “Mental health and psychosocial support programmes for adults in humanitarian emergencies: a systematic review and meta-analysis in low and middle-income countries,” has included a TFT research study by Suzanne Connolly and Caroline Sakai in their meta-analysis of therapies for adults after traumatic events in LMICs.
Of 12593 references from their initial search, the authors included only 35 studies that met the criteria for this meta-analysis. The article was published in the journal BMJ Global Health, and the lead author is a researcher at the University College London. This is the fourth important globally based meta-analysis that has included at least one TFT study.
The authors report that “The evidence consistently shows that MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) programmes are effective in improving functioning and post-traumatic stress disorder.”
They also mention that “TFT was designed for Rwandan Genocide survivors,” and was one of the studies reported to show positive effects for PTSD. TFT was also reported to alleviate depression, as well as reductions in fear, anger and avoidance. TFT was one of four studies (of 18 analyzed) that demonstrated a reduction in anger; and was one of only four studies where the intervention was delivered just one or two sessions for an hour or less per session. The TFT study also had a relatively large effect size.
This is one more acknowledgment of the effectiveness of TFT (and by extension, of meridian tapping) by objective researchers who have no ties to Energy Psychology.
Kudos and Congratulations to Suzanne and Caroline!