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EFT Improves Sport Confidence

by Dawson Church, PhD

A study recently published in a large peer-reviewed sports journal showed that EFT improves confidence levels in athletes.
Researcher Darlene Downs gathered data from 10 female volleyball players at a university, and I wrote up the results for publication.

We analyzed their levels of PTSD, as it manifested both physically and emotionally. We also measured their confidence levels, and their degree of trauma around a single adverse event.

They then received a single EFT session that lasted only 20 minutes.

Afterwards, their confidence levels improved, while both physical and emotional aspects of PTSD decreased. When followed up 60 days later, their improvements had held.

The improvements in mental health had high statistical significance, meaning that there was only 1 possibility in 1,000 that the results were due to chance.

This study confirms the results of two earlier randomized controlled trials of EFT for athletic performance, and contributes to the growing body of research demonstrating EFT’s effectiveness for a wide range of psychological and physical problems.

You can read the study abstract here, and visit the EFT research bibliography here.


dawson-church-phd-headshotDawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books to his credit. The Genie in Your Genes was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Mind to Matter showed that the brain creates much of what we think of as “objective reality.” Bliss Brain demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness. Dawson has conducted dozens of clinical trials, and founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH) to promote groundbreaking new treatments. Dawson shares how to apply these health and performance breakthroughs through EFT Universe.

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