Calling an Avalanche a Swamp: Comments on Bakker (2014)

doi 10.9769/EPJ.2014.6.1.DF

David Feinstein

Energy Psychology Journal May 2014Abstract: Gary Bakker maintains, in “A Bigger Swamp Is Still A Swamp” (2014), that “support for energy psychology’s efficacy has flat-lined” (p. 44) and that the rapid outcomes claimed by the method’s proponents ca be reasonably explained as the effects of exposure, placebo, expectancy, the therapeutic relationships, or other influences that are extraneous to the method’s “distinctive” procedures. This reply will attempt to establish that neither is the case, and it will address additional issues raised by Bakker.

Keywords: energy psychology, claims, evidence-based practice, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques

note: the full text version of this article is included in the article Comment on “The Current Status of Energy Psychology”: Growing Evidence for Extraordinary Claims

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