Outcome Research In Emdr

There are currently, at the time of writing, 20 randomised controlled (RCTs) in EMDR and PTSD, (not including follow-up RCTs) and also four meta-analyses. This is a considerable outcome research base in a relatively short period of 17 years since the seminal paper on EMDR and represents a considerably greater research interest in this area than in any other single approach to PTSD, whether psychological or pharmacological. Although some of the earlier studies were criticised for lacking methodological rigour (Lohr, Tolin & Lilienfeld, 1998), later studies have by-and-large adhered to 'the gold standard' criteria of Foa & Meadows (1997) - random selection, standard treatment delivery, objective standardised measures, and clear inclusion and exclusion rules for clients (diagnostic criteria). Of the 20 RCTs, two are comparisons with waiting list or delayed treatment controls, three are component analyses, and 15 are treatment comparisons. Of the treatment comparisons, eight are comparisons with variations of exposure treatments. Only one of the treatment comparisons yields a negative result for EMDR against its treatment comparison (Taylor et al, 2003).

Exploring EFT

Exploring EFT

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It works to free the user of both physical and emotional pain and relieve chronic conditions by healing the physical responses our bodies make after we've been hurt or experienced pain. While some people do not carry the effects of these experiences, others have bodies that hold onto these memories, which affect the way the body works. Because it is a free and fast technique, even if you are not one hundred percent committed to whether it works or not, it is still worth giving it a shot and seeing if there is any improvement.

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