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About EFT Universe

Healing Backed by Science

The EFT Universe community was founded in 2010 by Dawson Church, PhD, an integrative health-care researcher and an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed by reviewers as a “breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics.” He is also author of Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality.

The mission of EFT Universe is to bring the healing benefits of EFT tapping and meditation to the greatest number of people consistent with high standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism. We have a passion for seeing people heal, and we know that EFT is one of the quickest and simplest ways to produce healing. That healing can encompass body, mind, emotions and spirituality. When one part of our experience is healed, such as anxiety or depression, symptoms like physical pain often improve. We celebrate the values of love, joy, strength, wisdom, and peace throughout our organization!

EFT Universe training and research is based on the standards defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12 Task Force on Empirically Validated Treatments. According to the APA standards, EFT has demonstrated efficacy for anxiety, depression, PTSD and phobias.

Over 100 scientific papers about EFT have appeared in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals. These include dozens of randomized controlled trials, outcome studies, and review articles by investigators from Harvard Medical School, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of Arizona, and many other top institutions.

EFT Universe has the largest EFT training and certification program in the world, offering over 50 workshops and training over 1,000 practitioners each year, and was the first organization whose trainings were accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) credit for all the major healing professions, including doctors (American Medical Association), nurses (American Nurses Credentialing Commission), psychologists (APA) and social workers (NASWB). Our certifications and trainings are based on EFT as described in The EFT Manual, ensuring a consistent application of the techniques. We define this as “Clinical EFT” since it is validated by research as an “evidence-based” practice.

Donations from EFT Universe provide the primary funding for the Veterans Stress Solution, which has helped over 20,000 veterans recover from PTSD.

EFT Universe reaches over 10 million people a year through the website, news releases, books, social media, talk radio shows, training and certification.

Stories about tapping and/or EFT Universe have appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Reuters, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the Times of London, Larry King Live, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, and ABC’s The View.

Experience EFT For Yourself


Download our free starter package, The EFT Mini-Manual. It gives you all the basics and allows you to test drive EFT on your own issues (although at a beginner’s level). If you wish to dive right in, enroll for one of our workshops taught by EFT experts. You will also find clear and simple instructions in the EFT book series. Caveat: For people who are emotionally or physically frail, qualified health professionals should be consulted before using any health procedure, including EFT.

Read the Scientific Studies

Read some of the many studies and papers on EFT that have been published in peer-reviewed psychology and medical journals, summarized in our EFT Research section. They demonstrate the wide variety of conditions which EFT has been shown to improve, and ranks EFT studies using the “evidence-based” standards of the American Psychological Association’s Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) Task Force.

Read About Actual Cases

Read the exhaustive list of actual cases on this website. These are written by clients, therapists and physicians. They show you the application of EFT for both personal and professional use. Stress is a component of virtually every mental and physical health challenge, so we encourage you to tap and assess how you change. Some people experience “one minute wonders” while for others healing takes working persistently with a trained professional.

Tap On Your Ailments

Try it on both physical and emotional ailments. You’ll notice that many people report that their physical ailments such as fibromyalgia, migraines, skin rashes and other problems diminish or disappear as their mental health improves after EFT. EFT uses the same Basic Recipe for every problem, since most of them involve stress.

Enhance Regular Therapy

You can enhance regular therapy by incorporating EFT. Many users report better results from medical treatment or psychotherapy after they begin to use EFT. EFT supplements everything else you’re doing to support your health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

EFT stands for “Emotional Freedom Techniques.” It is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma compromises both physical and emotional health.

Over 100 clinical trials have shown that EFT is effective for anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain, phobias, and many physical diagnoses. EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy. These are combined with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 13 acupuncture points. For that reason EFT is often called “tapping.” Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals demonstrate that EFT is effective.

Like any other stress-reduction method, EFT is not perfect. It is not a panacea, and it does not have a 100% success rate. But it usually works reliably for reducing stress, as you’ll see if you read the research. The case histories on this site show that the results are often immediate, and last over time.

EFT can often provide substantial relief with little or no emotional pain. This is not true for everyone, however. Psychological trauma can be intense and emotionally painful to deal with. If you have long-lasting or intense emotional or physical trauma it is essential that you consult your physician or licensed mental health practitioner before using EFT or any other stress-reduction method. EFT is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.

Please share your experiences with EFT with your healthcare providers.

Free start for beginners: You can learn all the basics for free by getting our Free Get Started Package. It includes EFTs Basic Recipe that gives you the theory and all the tapping points. The Get Started Package also offers you a subscription to our free and highly informative EFT Insights and Health Report newsletter. They are loaded with tips, announcements, case histories and how-to’s.

Serious students can save time by diving right in: EFT tapping is easily learned by professionals and laypersons alike. Thorough and detailed instructions appear in our EFT books and workshops taught by EFT experts. Step by step, with each section building on the one before, our workshops systematically train you in “Clinical EFT” as validated in research studies and described in The EFT Manual. Each workshop contains many hours of hands-on EFT practice under the guidance of experts.

To augment your learning, read the Free Tutorial. It contains many articles designed to refine your understanding of EFT and its many uses. You can also watch our free videos, and order a copy of the book, The EFT Manual, which contains the basic instructions for EFTs core concepts and methods.

For frequently asked questions, utilize our search engine at the bottom of this page to search for stories by other people with challenges similar to yours. For more information on applying EFT, visit the master page of the EFT Tutorials. The tutorials cover many of the questions involved in applying EFT successfully.

EFT Universe strives to uphold the highest standards of practice and ethics. Certified EFT practitioners are trained in ethical standards, complete an ethics training course and a written ethics competency test, and sign the EFT Universe ethics code as a condition of being listed on the site. Stories and products listed on this site conform to Clinical EFT standards; you can see our policies and procedures on our Policies page.

If you’re looking for a practitioner, we recommend you use one certified in Clinical EFT. These practitioners have completed a standardized training in the full range of EFT techinques, have passed a knowledge test, are trained in professional ethics, carry insurance, and have documented their case histories working with clients. They update their knowledge through recertification every two years. Only practitioners certified in Clinical EFT, and who are current with their recertification, are listed on our web site.

There are thousands of other practitioners who are not certified, or certified in variants other than Clinical EFT. We recommend that you carefully assess their competence before engaging them. You can find them on our Certified Practitioner Directory.