EFT Tapping Research

& Melissa's Reading List

As your Certified EFT Tapping Practitioner, I take my work very seriously. Staying up-to-date with research and practicing it myself is crucial to honing my craft. Personally, I've experienced remarkable benefits from EFT and I'm eager to share it with you.

If you're passionate about EFT tapping and want to learn more, then I'm the woman for you. Although not exhaustive, I've included some Tapping research that I find particularly interesting.

As a coach for over a decade, I've always prioritized following the latest science. I've evolved my viewpoints based on my own experiences and those of my clients. As science and spirituality continue to advance, so do I.

EFT Combats Food Cravings

fMRI scans prove that after EFT Tapping, parts of the brain that activate hunger and cravings, no longer did. Published 04/28/2017.

Read About it Here

Group Counselling with Systematic Desensitization and Emotional Freedom Techniques to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

The more EFT Tapping was given, the more their fear of public speaking decreased. Published April 2018.

Read Full Study Here

Neural Changes After Emotional Freedom Technique treatment for chronic pain sufferers

fMRI showed that post eft treatment significantly decreased connectivity between two areas of the brain related to modulating and catastrophizing of pain. November 2022

Read Full Study Here 

Trauma Tapping Technique: Practical First Aid for Stress and Trauma

Psychotrauma has resulted in mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. TTT has been useful in anxiety, PTSD, and pain control arenas.

Read Full Study Here

Melissa's Reading List (Sorted alphabetically by author's first name)

Melissa is a current member of Dr. Peta Stapleton's EFT HQ monthly membership and has completed over 20 hours of EFT Material including Trauma, Physical Issues, Stress Reduction, Food Cravings, and more.

Over the past 10 years, Melissa has completed over 4,500 hours of experience coaching people to take action on the goal they want, whether that was dog training, procrastination, or inner healing, Melissa has successfully coached people to get the results they want.

Current Lineup:

Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Memory Reconsolidation and the Psychotherapy of Transformational Change Second Edition by Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic, and Laurel Hulley

The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change by David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig

My Library:

Coherence Therapy Practice Manual by Bruce Ecker MA, LMFT

Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation First Edition by Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, Robin Ticic, and Laurel Hulley

Letting Go by David Hawkins, Ph.D.

Power vs. Force by David Hawkins, Ph.D.

EFT Tapping Manual by Dawson Church, Ph.D.

Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients by Debra E. Burdick, LCSW, BCN

EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner Course by Graham Nicholls

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Basics and Beyond Second Edition by Judith S. Beck

Memory Reconsolidation in Psychotherapy Edited by Matthew Dahlitz & Geoff Hall

The Source Book of Magic by L. Michael Hall, Ph.D with Barbara P. Belnap, MSW

Integrative Hypnosis by Melissa Tiers

The Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit: Rapid Techniques to Rewire the Brain by Melissa Tiers

People Training Skills for Pet Professionals by Niki Tudge

Every Day Tapping Workshop hosted by Peta Stapleton, Ph.D., MAPS, MCCLP, MCHP

The Science Behind Tapping by Peta Stapleton, Ph.D., MAPS, MCCLP, MCHP

Trance-Formations by Richard Bandler

Prior to Melissa's education in human behavior, she excelled in dog behavior and was a successful dog-aggression specialist. 

Being able to coach pet parents to eliminate their dogs underlying emotional learning (if that was the case and there were no genetic dispositions in the mix) taught Melissa how to actually get their clients to do something. Training dogs was easy, it was coaching the pet parent that was more difficult! That is part of the reason why Melissa coaches humans now and not dogs, dogs were never the problem it was always us.

Melissa's dog behavior educations includes the neuroscience of dogs from Dognostics, ABC Animal College, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Ken Ramirez, Dr. Patricia McConnell, and Animal Shelter Training and Rescue work.

Melissa has always been interested in helping whoever is in front of her to the best of her ability. Her dedication to her experience and education will help set you apart as an expert coach yourself.