Onderzoek

Wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar EFT

Onderzoek naar EFT heeft in algemene zin het volgende aangetoond:

  • EFT heeft een sterk positief effect op de verbondenheid in een partnerrelatie. Daarnaast verbetert het intimiteit, vertrouwen, vergeven van kwetsuren in de relatie & depressie (1-6).
  • EFT vertoont een hogere effectsize in meta-analyses dan andere methodes. De effectsize van EFT is 1.34 en dat is gemiddeld tot hoog voor een werkzame psychotherapie (7-9).
  • De basishypothesen van het EFT-model komen overeen met de over koppels opgebouwde kennis (12,13).
  • De resultaten van EFT zijn zeer stabiel. Na EFT-therapie is er heel weinig terugval (15,18,20).
  • EFT is effectief bij diverse paren, ook als één van beide lijdt onder psychische of lichamelijke klachten (11,14-20).

Referenties

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