Dr Peta Stapleton

Clinical & Health Psychologist, World Leading Researcher, Author & Educator.

About Peta

I'm Peta Stapleton, PhD

By profession I am a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Queensland, Australia and am currently an Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University.

Mostly I am known for my research and clinical work in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or ‘Tapping’). I have been honoured to present on EFT at TEDx, present for Gaia, write The Science Behind Tapping for Hay House, consult on the Scientific Advisory Boards for The Tapping Solution, Dr Joe Dispenza (Encephalon), the Mind Heart Connect Foundation, speak at conferences worldwide, and deliver master classes and webinars for international audiences.


I have been awarded many honours including the 2019 Psychologist of the Year by the Australian Allied Health Awards, the Harvey Baker Research Award for meticulous research in energy psychology (USA), the Global Weight Management Congress Industry Professional Award of Excellence, the Women in Change Award (Women in Business, Australia), the most contribution to the field (energy psychology, USA) and the Innovation and Technology Award (Women in Business, Australia) for our online EFT treatment programs.

I am also mum to two daughters (who love having a Psychologist mother!!!), and a toy cavoodle, and call the Gold Coast home.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques

What is EFT Tapping?

EFT Tapping is simply a self applied stress reduction tool. It has a growing list of research trials published to support its effectiveness.

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The Science Behind Tapping

A 3-part series from world leading EFT researcher Dr Peta Stapleton takes you on journey into the science of EFT so you can more easily understand and share the evidence.

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EFT Trainings

I am the head trainer at Evidence Based EFT. We offer training in Clinical EFT (tested in clinical research trials) for lay people wanting to achieve accreditation or health professionals seeking to upskill.

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The world's largest online EFT Resource. Deepen your skills through Masterclasses, training and professional development based on the latest research in Clinical EFT.

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EFT For Weight Management 

The Tapping for Weight Management Online Program is the only online EFT for weight management program in the world to be clinically researched. The 8 & 12 week programs are delivered by Myself & Australia’s leading weight management Psychologist, Glenn Mackintosh. 

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Is Therapy Facing a Revolution?

In the only TED talk on the official TED site, I outline why Tapping is fast becoming part of the 4th wave of therapy.  This will be the best 18 minutes of your day!


The Ultimate Tapping Guide

While EFT or tapping can address a range of complex emotional challenges, the basic protocol is quite straightforward and surprisingly easy to learn. Download your *FREE* Ultimate Tapping Guide now by Australia's leading EFT researcher and clinical psychologist, Dr Peta Stapleton.


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