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The effect of Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique (SEFT) therapy on the anxiety of NAPZA (narcotics, psychotropic, and other addictive substances) residents

Citation (APA style): Ikhlasia, M., & Panduragan, S. L. (2020). The effect of Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique (SEFT) therapy on the anxiety of NAPZA (narcotics, psychotropic, and other addictive substances) residents. Enfermeria Clinica, 30(Suppl 5), 206-208. doi:10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.11.055

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are subjective feelings about mental tension as a general reaction and inability to overcome a problem or feeling insecure. SEFT (Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique) is a combined therapy of spiritual power energy and psychology. The ability to change a person’s emotional state into relaxation is used as an additional intervention for NAPZA (narcotics, psychotropic, and other addictive substances) residents who are undergoing drug rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the effect of SEFT therapy with a decrease in anxiety levels toward NAPZA residents. This research method uses a pre-experimental quantitative design. The approach used is one-group pre–post-test design. The sampling technique is consecutive sampling with a sample of 18 respondents. The results showed that there was an effect of SEFT therapy with a decrease in anxiety level toward NAPZA residents with the value of <0.001. SEFT interventions could reduce anxiety levels in NAPZA residents. It can be used as an additional therapy for the treatment of disease without interfering with medical treatment because health workers, families, and the general public can do it. This therapy is straightforward to do, inexpensive, and practical.

Keywords: anxiety, Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique, SEFT, NAPZA, narcotics, psychotropic, addiction

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