NREPP Recognizes Thought Field Therapy

as an Effective Tapping Therapy

the ONLY tapping therapy recognized as evidence-based by the NREPP

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) a searchable-online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions (a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHA) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services) has listed Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, for improving self-regulation, and for reducing trauma-and stressor-related disorders and symptoms.

They have also listed Thought Field Therapy as promising, for reducing depression and depressive symptoms; for improving general functioning and well being; for reducing phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; and for reducing unspecified and other mental health disorders and symptoms.

Go to NREPP – US Dept of Health to see the full report.


The following studies were evaluated in this review:

Connolly, S., & Sakai, C. (2011). Brief trauma intervention with Rwandan genocide-survivors using Thought Field Therapy. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 13(3), 161–172.

Robson, H., Robson, P. M., Ludwig, R., Mitabu, C., & Phillips, C. (n.d.). Effectiveness of Thought Field Therapy provided by newly-instructed community workers to a traumatised population in Uganda: A randomised trial. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Irgens, A., Dammen, T., Nysaeter, T. E., & Hoffart, A. (2012). Thought Field Therapy (TFT) as a treatment for anxiety symptoms: A randomized controlled trial. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 8, 331–338.

Connolly, S. M., Roe-Sepowitz, D., Sakai, C., & Edwards, J. (2013). Utilizing community resources to treat PTSD: A randomized controlled study using Thought Field Therapy. African Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3(1), 24–31.


The Thought Field Therapy worldwide community owes a great debt of gratitude to these researchers and their teams.