• Jennie Gibson

EFT Tapping, An Easy Evidence Based Practice for Reducing Your Child’s Stress and Anxiety

It is safe to say that many children with Learning Disabilities or ADHD at times feel frustration, stress, or anxiety related to their need to push themselves to get school work or other tasks done more quickly or efficiently. It is also common for children to feel shame or overwhelm related to these challenges.


EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, commonly called “Tapping” is a self-help tool for dealing with difficult emotions that can be taught to children in a simple way that they can use whenever they become aware that they are stressed or upset.


EFT has been developing as an alternative therapy since the 1980’s and has become more mainstream during the last 25 years as more and more research confirms that it reduces stress in the body. One author referred to it as “tweaking the body to optimize the brain”.


There have been at least 30 randomized control trials that suggest that EFT is beneficial for ADHD alone.


See this article that discusses EFT for ADHD.


Substantial research supports the efficacy of EFT. Although evidence specific to ADHD is mostly anecdotal at this time, there have been at least 50 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that suggest that EFT helps conditions related to ADHD.Jul 8, 2021