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EFT Sessions Recommended for Those at Risk for PTSD
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Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest hospital systems in the US, taking care of more than 10 million patients each year. This week Kaiser's peer-reviewed publication, The Permanente Journal, published practice guidelines for using EFT with patients diagnosed with PTSD. The journal is indexed on the US Government's Pubmed website, making it easy to locate. EFT Universe inspired this project in 2013. We collaborated with several other organizations, amongst them Eden Energy Medicine, ACEP, and AAMET, to survey EFT practitioners about their experience working with clients with PTSD.

The results of their insights are embodied in the practice guidelines. They recommend 5 hourlong EFT sessions for those at risk for PTSD, and 10 sessions for those with full-blown symptoms. Practice guidelines are influential documents because medical and mental health professionals turn to them to find best practices for a specified condition such as anxiety, depression or PTSD. Practice guidelines answer questions like: How many sessions are recommended? How long should each session be? What percentage of patients get better? What further care is recommended for those who don't?

The publication of these practice guidelines by a prestigious journal is a milestone in the acceptance of EFT in the medical establishment.

I spend about 1/3 of my time in service projects like this one, and it is wonderful to see them come to fruition this way. Sometimes it takes many years and much persistence, and I appreciate all those who contributed to the success of this paper. Especially David Feinstein who structured the survey questions, Sheri Stern who provided case histories of veterans she worked with in the VA, Liz Boath and Tony Stewart of Staffordshire University, and Morgan Clond who performed the data analysis.

~ Dawson