I was honoured to be granted an interview with Dr Peta Stapleton, author of ‘The Science behind Tapping’.
Peta has 22 years’ experience as a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Australia and has recently led a world first randomised clinical trial investigating the impact of EFT in the treatment of food cravings in overweight and obese adults.
The full interview is here, but here are the take-aways :
“A colleague of mine told me about EFT and he ended up coming to a workshop of mine. One of my clients ended up having a panic attack, and he took her off to the side. They came back within 2 or 3 minutes and she was so calm – I thought he’d given her a valium!
I asked him after, and he said ‘I did that tapping technique that I’ve been trying to tell you about!’ “
It quietens down the stress response in the body, and reduces anxiety about the weight coming back.
The common denominator is stress. When the primitive fight or flight response isn’t firing, you can make better choices, you can think more clearly.Dr Peta Stapleton
It quells the cravings, because it reduces the body’s stress response. The desire for those foods don’t return, ever!
There is a connection between the actual acupressure points on the face and upper body, and the stress management part of the brain – there is a neurological effect, of calming that centre of the brain down. There are also physiological changes, hormone changes, in particular cortisol plummets – in an hour, 43% reduction in cortisol!
There are also now DNA studies, into whether DNA cell expression changes. 6 genes in war vets with PTSD were down-regulated, which means, they don’t have the symptoms of PTSD anymore. Isn’t that just the most incredible thing?
So, EFT is incredible. It works on so many things, and listening to Peta and her huge enthusiasm for the technique was so inspiring. You can watch the whole interview with her on my youtube channel
And, even better – she’s coming to the UK next year, to speak at the EFT international symposium, so I’m off to book my ticket for that!
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