Energy psychology, developed by Dr. David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Dr. Fred P. Gallo, integrates several conventional techniques of therapy with yoga, acupressure, qi gong, and energetic medicine to empower people to facilitate life altering changes. The goal is to alter the electrochemistry of the brain by applying pressure to different energy points in the body and administering stimulation. Simultaneously, psychological methods such as cognitive therapy or imagery-based exposure techniques are conducted, which bring about the energetic transformation. Rather than relying on the conscious mind’s capabilities to create change, this technique employs the aid of the unconscious forces within. Some people who undergo this form of treatment report immediate elimination of negative and maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and memories.
The techniques used in energy psychology are responsible for helping people achieve fundamental, profound transformations in belief systems, emotions, and behavior patterns. Because energy psychology uses a mind-body approach, the system is easy to master and even children can quickly begin applying these techniques to themselves independent of a facilitator. Although this method of therapy is still under debate within the mental health community, there are some accounts of promising results. Energy psychology has been shown to improve the symptoms of:
By integrating the resources of the mind, brain, and the body, the person is able to draw from multiple layers of healing mechanisms in order to expedite recovery through interconnected energy pathways. This form of therapy is used to help heal many different emotional states including guilt, anger, and fear. In addition, this technique can help create a shift in behavior patterns and maximize one’s capacity for loving, succeeding, or appreciating life.
Last updated: 05-14-2013
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