Energy Psychology (EP) is the group of a broad spectrum of psychological treatments which use the human energy system. Each of the treatments that fall under the Energy Psychology umbrella intentionally use one of the human energy systems, such as the meridian system, the aura system, or the chakra system, during psychological treatment.
There are other types of energy healing techniques, such as QiGong, acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, and reflexology, among others. These do not fall under the category of Energy Psychology. The only treatments that can be classified as Energy Psychology treatments are those that employ energy interventions and psychological interventions together.
There are several different types of Energy Psychology treatments available, and each is a little different. While they have their differences, they all subscribe to the theory that the mind-body energy connection can be utilized to heal a person holistically.
In other words, the mind is connected to the body in a energized way. To help the mind, you must treat the energy of the body as well. This way, your body regains balance and can perform and function in the way it was intended to perform, with balance and harmony. Let’s take a look at several different therapy options with Energy Psychology.
Examples of Energy Psychology
As previously stated, there are several methods of Energy Psychology that can be implemented. An Energy Psychologist will typically be well-versed in many types of EP methods, and they will likely adjust their treatment to suit each patient. This is done on a case-by-case basis, because each patient will have individual physical, mental, and spiritual needs that need to be addressed.
Being proficient in several methodologies will help an EP practitioner to help their patients in the most direct, personalized way. Here are a few of the different EP methodologies used in EP treatment.
Reiki Healing was developed by Mikao Usui, a 19th century Japanese scholar. Reiki practitioners channel healing energy to the location that the patient needs by placing their hands on or just above the problem area in the patient. Reiki practitioners believe that they are channeling the universal energy, and through the palms of their hands, are transferring Qi to the patient, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques)
NAET is an allergy elimination system developed by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983. This is a type of non-invasive treatment for allergies, asthma, and autism. It uses a combination of kinesiology, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and nutrition to help you get rid of allergies.
The process involves testing for known allergens using muscle testing techniques and using the various forms of energy healing to help eliminate the sensitivity to those allergens. Read more about NAET here.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses a specific set of steps to help patients deal with past trauma, such as abuse, neglect, and even PTSD. This is done by a psychotherapist who is highly trained in EMDR therapy.
The process takes a varying amount of time, depending on how deeply the trauma has affected the mental state of the patient. The process uses targeted eye movement to help the brain access and file away the traumatic memories correctly.
Tapas Acupressure Technique
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) consists of focusing your mind on a set group of statements (neuro-linguistic programming) while tap specific acupressure points on your face, head, and body. This form of treatment releases negative energy and helps you to develop a more positive energy flow.
The benefits of TAT include: stress reduction and elimination, releasing limiting beliefs, freedom from allergic reactions, improved self-confidence, a renewed positive outlook on life, relaxation, and overall better health.
Why Use Energy Psychology?
Psychotherapy, used by most practicing psychologists, has used the power of speech to transform people’s emotions. By talking through a situation and the feelings about the situation, their patients are able to understand themselves and their life experiences better. This leads to the development of new ways of seeing things, and the ability to consider new alternatives.
However, traditional psychotherapy does not have the power to change the patient’s innermost world. Through experiential therapies such as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), another form of tapping therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (also called EFT), and other mind-body approaches, the patient is able to release emotional blocks, which can help to foster healing and change emotional patterns within the patient.
In addition, Energy Psychology methods, by adjusting and correcting disruptions in the energy system (such as in Chakra healing), can bring complete energy balance to a disturbed internal pattern.
Energy Psychology Can Help You to “Re-Wire” Your Body
Proponents of Energy Psychology believe that painful physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms are the direct result of a kink in your energy system. If you correct the kink, the symptoms disappear and a healthy functioning system will return.
For example, if you have a phobia of heights, the symptoms of your phobia might include muscle tension, racing heart, adrenaline rushes, or a sick feeling in the stomach. This phobia is most likely the result of a traumatic experience you had earlier in life, most likely in childhood. That experience, what ever it was, wired your brain and your system to react in this way towards heights.
In Energy Psychology, the traumatic experience is first identified through more traditional methods of discovery. Then, energy healing techniques are utilized to stimulate and shift the energy of your body to correct the disruption.
After the disruption in the energy system is corrected, the phobic responses will be replaced with normal reactions. Negative emotions, such as anger, fear, panic, helplessness, or confusion, would be replaced by feelings of calmness, balance, and harmony.
Getting Energy Psychology Help
If you feel like energy psychology could help you, and you are seeking a local practitioner, someone that you can meet with and talk with about your goals, more specific information, or training, here are a few resources:
NAET: The official NAET website has a practitioner finder form that you can fill out online. Dr. Nambudripad has trained over 12,000 people in NAET practices. So there is most likely a practitioner near you. Click here to go directly to the form.
REIKI: Reiki massage is growing in popularity and becoming more and more common. A simple Google search of “reiki and ‘your town name/state'” should result in some options for you. If that doesn’t work, and you can’t find a reiki therapist near you, you might consider learning reiki on your own. Practicing reiki can have the same calming and harmonizing effects as performing it on others.
Check out these three at-home Reiki training courses. They are considered some of the best at-home Reiki training programs available.
Pure Reiki Healing Master – Become A Certified Usui Reiki Healing Master With The Latest Reiki Certification Program.
The Reiki Store – Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher Home Study Course. Full Reiki training program through 3 levels of training.
Chikara Reiki Do – 7 part Reiki training course designed to fully train you in the 3 levels of Reiki Master training.
ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY: Eden Energy Medicine/The Innersource is a fantastic online resource for materials, training, guidance, and inspiration in Energy Psycology.
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd Edition. A great book that explains EMDR in greater detail. Available at Amazon. Check out other books while you are there. There are a lot of books on EMDR.
TAPAS ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE: TATALife is a great online source for training, webinars, consultations, and materials for learning TAT.