This study aims to explore the changes in autonomic reactivity, wellbeing, and childhood adversity and a range of somatic based approaches (termed energy psychology techniques) being used worldwide by practitioners.

Your Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality of your records is assured. All records will be maintained in locked files at Bond University and will be destroyed after 7 years. Data may be used in an anonymous capacity to report general results of the program in clinical settings (e.g. presented at a conference or written for a scholarly journal). No personal details will be disseminated and all data will be de-identified.

Your participation is voluntary

All participation is voluntary. Everyone is also free to withdraw from the study at any time without jeopardising your ability to be involved in any other study or treatment associated with Bond University or the investigating officers.

Questions / further information

Further information about the study can be obtained from the Chief Investigating Officer Dr Peta Stapleton on

The ethical conduct of this research

Bond University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the research project please contact the Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee, c/o Bond University Office of Research Services, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia 4229, Tel: +61 7 5595 4194 Fax: +61 7 5595 1120 Email:

This research is also approved through the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (USA) and meets HIPAA guidelines for USA participants and practitioners.