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EFT as an Alternative Therapy to Reduce Anxiety Disorders and Depression in People Who Are Positive Covid-19

Research & Studies

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as an Alternative Therapy to Reduce Anxiety Disorders and Depression in People Who Are Positive Covid-19

Citation (APA style): Tambunan, M. B., Suwarni, L., Setiawati, L., & Mardjan, M. (2022). EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as an alternative therapy to reduce anxiety disorders and depression in people who are positive Covid-19. Psikostudia: Jurnal Psikologi, 11(1), 59-68. doi:10.30872/psikostudia

Abstract

The increasing number of deaths from Covid-19 is in line with anxiety disorders and depression in people who are positive for Covid-19. The emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is known as an effective therapy to reduce mental health disorders in certain patients but has never been applied to people who are confirmed positive for Covid-19. This study aims to analyze the effectiveness of EFT as an alternative therapy in reducing anxiety and depression in people who are positive for Covid-19. This research design uses a quasi-experimental approach with a one-group pretest and posttest approach. A total of 22 people were isolated in the Health Training Unit (UPELKES) provided by the Pontianak Government of Indonesia in June 2021. The data analysis technique used paired t-test (95% CI). There was a significant decrease in anxiety (t value = 6,738) and depression scores (t value = 2,585) after EFT therapy was given (p-value < 0.05). Thus, EFT can be an alternative therapy in overcoming anxiety and depression disorders in people who are confirmed positive for Covid-19.

Key Words

Covid-19, anxiety disorders, depression, Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique: An alternative therapy in destressing

Research & Studies

Emotional Freedom Technique: An alternative therapy in destressing

Citation (APA style): Banerjee, P., Puri, A., & Luqman, N. (2015). Emotional Freedom Technique: An alternative therapy in destressing. International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering and Management (IJAIEM), 4(9), 19—26.

Abstract

In the present-day competitive world, life is full of stress, especially for students who are on the threshold of a career. It has been accepted that emotional disharmony is one of the important factors in physical symptoms and disease. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is being widely used as an alternate healing method for freedom from stress/disease and has also shown astounding results in alleviating chronic illness. EFT is being used in medical and psychiatric circles as well as in the range of psychotherapies and healing disciplines. In this paper, an attempt was made to study the effects of EFT on subjects’ stress level. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant drop in the stress level of the subjects after using the technique. A sample of university students was selected and the results were noted. Pre and posttest design was used. It was concluded that the Emotional Freedom Technique had a positive effect on the stress level of subjects as they felt more relaxed, comfortable, and calm after going through EFT. The long-term benefits of this technique are discussed.

Keywords

Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, tapping, stress, relaxation, healing