Therapy has changed a lot in recent years. And EFT has been in the vanguard of that change. As a certified EFT Practitioner, I have seen many miracles in my therapy practice.
My personal experience with it has been incredibly impressive. For those who appreciate clinical evidence, it has been accepted as a valid therapeutic approach in several peer-reviewed psychological journals.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
(CBT) uses talk therapy to teach you how certain thinking and behavioural patterns are causing your bad feelings. It is the most widely researched psychotherapy available and a quick search of the internet will unearth dozens of peer-reviewed studies with impressively high success rates. It is also effective over a relatively short period of time, depending on the severity of the condition.
Studies show that it changes neural pathways in the brain, allowing you to think in more positive ways. It augments EFT quite well.
Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy
Solution focused brief therapy is an approach to counselling that is brief and effective. Research shows it to bring about lasting change on average in less than 5 sessions and in up to 83% of referrals. It can be brief because it is future-focussed and because it works with the strengths of the clients by making the best use of their existing resources.
It can bring about lasting change precisely because it aims to build solutions rather than solve problems. There are dozens of studies of this approach showing positive results.
This approach relies on a belief in a power greater than ourselves, whether that power is within the framework of an established religion or not. In fact the separation between spirituality and physical and mental health has been shrinking for years.
Since 1995 Harvard Medical School has held an annual "Spirituality and Healing in Medicine" conference. More than half the medical schools in the United States now include courses on spirituality. And there is increasing evidence spirituality can help people prevent and recover from mental and physical ill health. At Duke University in the U.S. they have established a centre to conduct research on the effects of religion (or spirituality) on physical and mental health (see http://www.dukespiritualityandhealth.org/).