Wellbeing and Resilience in the Workplace

You are on the right page if you would like to find out more about how your workplace, school or college could benefit from EFT Tapping and how EFT Devon could provide that benefit – At work, it’s Everyone’s Freedom Technique.

Looking after your staff

For most organisations, the organisation’s most valuable resource is its staff – they help run the business, interact with customers, use creativity, skills, knowledge, innovate, change, adapt and differentiate one organisation from the next.

However, employees are emotional beings – how might that get in the way of your organisation being the best in its class? And how might your organisation use this to good advantage?

Helping staff impacted by stress

Employees may feel overly stressed, either from the demands of their work or due to something in their life outside of work, or a combination. Unmanaged stress could impact on clarity of thought and memory, ability to multi-task, relationships with others and even health and attendance at work. It is now estimated that 80-90% of conditions that cause someone to consult their GP are stress-related1. When chronic, stress is known to impact the immune system2 and cause increased vulnerability to viral infections, potentially impacting performance or lowering attendance at work.

What can EFT do? EFT has repeatedly been shown in research3 to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, whether applied individually or in groups. Anyone who taps (applies EFT to themselves) reports feeling calmer and clearer or more relaxed, less stressed. Once learned, it can be self-applied regularly to manage stress and to improve coping in stressful situations.

Helping staff impacted by fear, nerves or anxiety

Employees may suffer from fear or nervousness

  • fear of saying the wrong thing
  • fear of being judged or reprimanded
  • fear of failure
  • fear of public speaking or presenting ideas
  • fear of making sales calls
  • fear of doing professional training and exams
  • and this list goes on and on

Even if some manage to conquer that fear through sheer willpower, it will still affect performance to some extent. Others may be completely incapacitated by sudden fear, anxiety or panic, even about something they have previously had no problem with.

What can EFT do? Apart from providing a self-help emotional first aid tool for self-calming, therapeutic EFT 1:1 sessions can go right to the roots of the fear and erase it, transforming performance capacity.

Helping staff impacted by chronic pain

An employee who has to deal with pain on a regular basis may be distracted, less alert due to pain medication, or may need to take time off work.

What can EFT do? They can learn to use EFT Tapping as an effective pain management tool4 that is being revealed in research to have lasting drug-free effects.

Helping smooth relationships in the workplace

This includes dealing with communication difficulties or anger issues.

What can EFT do? Study and regular use of EFT enhances personal and social awareness, thus improving an individual’s Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ). In professions where all individuals are well educated and highly qualified, all with similarly high IQ, it is the EQ that provides the edge. And, whereas IQ is fixed, EQ can be worked on and increased using tools such as EFT.

Working with EFT Tapping helps us understand ourselves and others and how our emotions affect us, emotions that often subconsciously drive behaviour that gets in our way. We learn how to apply the EFT to get out of our own way, achieve what we want and also be more understanding of others and better in relationships.

Improved relationships in the workplace make for a happier workforce and smoother running organisation.

Helping staff at times of crisis

We all wish they never happened, those ‘never’ events, accident or trauma at work or on the way to work, bereavement, terrorism…. we can never know what will happen, but whatever does, we will need a way to build resilience and get back to some sort of normal function. How do people find meaning in the face of events that no-one would ever choose to have happen?

What can EFT do? EFT can be taught as an emotional first aid tool for the regulation of intense emotion and as a coping tool. It can be used to support difficult conversations. It is of particular help for those developing post traumatic stress symptoms. It is likely to help those involved get over a difficult event and subsequent effects more quickly, calmly and completely.

A peer-reviewed meta-analysis of EFT for PTSD published in 2023 in the Journal Frontiers in Psychology5, stated in its conclusion:

“Numerous randomized controlled trials and outcome studies, as well as a meta-analysis, have demonstrated Clinical EFT to be an effective evidence-based treatment for PTSD. The APA Division 12 Task Force for Empirically Validated Therapies published a set of standards by which to evaluate therapies in the late 1990s. Earlier reviews found that Clinical EFT meets these standards.”

Results for EFT in the workplace

In short, bringing EFT into your organisation could lead to:

  • Improved employee performance and efficiency
  • Improved wellbeing, work-life balance
  • Improved health, reduced absence from work
  • Clearer thinking
  • More creativity
  • Improved communications
  • Better relationships
  • More effective stress management, increased resilience
  • Better management of chronic health issues
  • Less fear of change, increased resilience and readiness to adapt
  • More kindness and compassion, understanding and respect
  • Improved solution finding

Introducing EFT into your organisation

Jacqui can help you introduce EFT into your organisation with any of:

  • Therapeutic or developmental coaching one-on-one for individuals
  • Live group workshops and courses (online or in person if in Devon), backed up with online course materials for follow up (package rate applies)
  • Retreat awaydays or half days (consultancy rate applies)

Arrange your free initial chat to discuss your needs with Jacqui, or email her.

  1. US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS). April 2023 US Surgeon General Housecalls Podcast:
    Dr Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Physician.
    How Stressed Are We? (And What Can We Do About It?)
    https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/house-calls/dr-rangan-chatterjee-part-1/index.html ↩︎
  2. Dhabhar F. S. (2014). Effects of stress on immune function: the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Immunologic research, 58(2-3), 193–210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12026-014-8517-0l https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24798553
  3. For details of the main research studies, please see EFT Devon Science and Research articles ↩︎
  4. Stapleton, P. (2022). EFT for Chronic Pain. Mental Health Academy. https://research.bond.edu.au/en/publications/eft-for-chronic-pain ↩︎
  5. Stapleton, P., Kip, K., Church, D., Toussaint, L., Footman, J., Ballantyne, P., & O’Keefe, T. (2023). Emotional freedom techniques for treating post traumatic stress disorder: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in psychology, 14, 1195286. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1195286 
    Open access article https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1195286/full ↩︎