Energy Psychology: A New Paradigm In Healing
What is Energy Psychology?
Energy Psychology is a relatively new field of healing methods that merge modern psychology with ancient healing traditions. The basic premise behind energy psychology is that our negative thoughts, beliefs, and emotions (which are energy) can get stuck in the body and clog up the natural flow of energy. This stuck energy or trapped emotion is the cause of most emotional and physical pain as well as disease.
For thousands of years Eastern cultures have believed that the body and mind are connected in a field of energy and that disease is caused by a disruption in that energy field. Modern science has shown us that everything including our thoughts and emotions is energy. Energy flows through the body along numerous pathways called "meridians." There are points along these meridians where the energy flows close to the surface of the skin known as acupressure points. When these points are stimulated while thinking about a problem the stuck energy around the problem is released.
There are numerous techniques for doing this energy releasing, some are "meridian based" while others are "intention based", and some require more skill or knowledge of psychology and the human biofield than others.
All of the techniques listed here are wonderful, stand alone, self-help tools...they also work well when one or more are combined together. The techniques in this lens are totally non-invasive, simple, easy to learn, easy to use, and most importantly they are very effective! You can literally erase your old baggage (thoughts, beliefs, emotions, disease) and replace it with a lighter, healthier, happier you!
These are the techniques that I use for myself, my family, my pets, and my clients:
The Emotion Code
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
The Sedona Method
Trapped Emotions Cause Pain and Disease
The Problem Starts Here...
Your unresolved emotional events from the past may be haunting your present! Trapped emotional energy will lodge somewhere in the body...picture a ball of anger or sadness being stuck inside of you and interfering with the flow of energy, much as a logjam interferes with the flow of water in a stream. As this ball of energy vibrates, it radiates the frequency of that emotion throughout your biofield, causing stressful chemical reactions in your mind and body. It's also attracting more of that same emotion, creating an ever increasing blockage (logjam) that negatively effects your well-being. Over time as the blockage grows larger it begins to effect your physical body, and if left untreated eventually leads to pain and disease.
Your body tends to mimic your emotions, often drawing your attention to an energy imbalance in a humorous manner. For instance, people who feel they are "shouldering burdens" will often have shoulder problems, bladder infections usually occur when you are "pissed off" about something. A sore throat can be the result of not speaking up or speaking out of turn.
Energy Psychology techniques give you the tools needed to clear these issues and correct the energy imbalance which was the underlining cause of the disease. Once the energy blockage is released the physical symptoms start to dissolve. What is really amazing is that this change can occur in just a session or two of working with the body's energies!
"Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases"
- Gary Craig
The Promise Of Energy Psychology - By David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig
Everything you want to know about Energy Psychology, the science, the philosophy, and step-by-step EFT procedures, can be found in this groundbreaking book. Plus it's a wonderful introduction to Donna Eden's energy exercises complete with detailed instructions and diagrams. Learn to release anger and frustration with "The Blowout," calm stress reactions with "The Neurovascular Hold," relieve fear and anxiety with the "Triple Warmer Sequence," improve your health, vitality and mental clarity with The 5 Minute Daily Routine. I added the daily routine to my morning stretches and can really feel the difference!
Energy is the blueprint, the infrastructure, the invisible foundation for the health of your body. Your body is comprised of energy pathways and energy centers that are in constant motion, a dynamic interplay with other energies and with your cells, organs, immune system, mood, and thoughts. If you can shift these energies, you can influence your physical health, your emotional patterns, and your state of mind.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Developed by Gary Craig
Probably the most widely known technique in this field is Emotional Freedom Techniques. EFT works by having you bring to mind a problem or emotion that is bothering you, while thinking about the problem you lightly tap on a series of acupressure points. Focusing on a problem causes the body to go into whatever stress reactions are associated with that problem, doing this while stimulating your energy meridians can neutralize that reaction.
EFT has been found to be over 90% successful in working with PTSD, ADD, traumas, phobias, addictions, fears, stress, anxiety disorders, and just about anything you can think of...in fact the motto is "Try it on Everything."
EFT is based on the fundamental belief that stuck negative emotions result from a disruption of the body's energy system, therefore our unresolved negative emotions are the major cause of most pain and disease.
Just think about that statement... It means that the anger, grief, sadness etc. you have been holding onto could literally be killing you!
I personally love that there are so many different uses for EFT, you can virtually use it to improve every aspect of your life. You can use it to improve your relationships, your public speaking skills, sharpen your mental and athletic abilities, calm your reaction to allergens, remove the blocks to receiving abundance, bolster your self esteem, calm yourself when you are upset, energize yourself, boost your immune system, even change unwanted behaviors in your pet...the benefits are endless!
Awakening Wellness offers EFT Classes and Sessions.
Learn more about EFT at World Center For EFT
There Is Always More To Learn
"Sometimes trapped emotions can become lodged around
the heart, and can create a
- Dr. Bradley Nelson
The Emotion Code - Developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson
The Emotion Code works on the premise that emotional energies from the past that are literally trapped in the body create pain, malfunction and eventual disease. That in addition, trapped emotions exert a dramatic effect on how you think, the choices you make, and how successful you will be. Furthermore Dr. Nelson has found that many times emotions will collect around the heart, literally building a wall of energy in order to "protect" the heart from emotional pain. This "Heart-Wall" can cause physical symptoms (especially in the upper body) making it harder for your body to heal itself. It also makes it difficult to reach out and connect with people...to give and receive love freely. Releasing this Heart-Wall is the key to unlocking your heart and can have an immediate and profound effect on you and your life.
This technique relies heavily on Kinesiology (muscle testing) and the use of magnets to find and release the trapped emotions and dissolve the Heart-Wall. With this procedure and the aid of the Emotion Code Chart included in the book, you can quickly and painlessly identify your trapped emotions, find out when they occurred and whether or not they are ready to be released. Using this technique can free your heart to live a more joyous life!
Detailed information is given for every aspect of using the Emotion Code including: how magnets are used for healing (and where to find them) what is Kinesiology and how to test yourself and others, how to use this technique surrogately for children and animals, and the Emotion Code charts and how to use them. This is a wonderful technique that I use frequently! The Emotion Code chart makes it so easy to identify the energies that are bothering you without needing to remember hurtful events.
The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties.
Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, The Emotion Code is a distinct and authoritative new work that is destined to become an instant classic on self-healing.
“You will learn to communicate
with your own subconscious
and tap into the healer within.”
–Dr. Bradley Nelson
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die - By Karol Truman
For me this book is an indispensable tool that I use for myself and my clients on a daily basis. Mrs.Truman addresses the origin of emotions and how buried emotions can surface as physical illness. Included is a very comprehensive and useful list of diseases and what emotions may be at the root of each disease.
This goes to the very heart of Energy Psychology, confirming that hidden or trapped emotions are at the root of our problems and giving a wonderful tool (The Script) for dealing with and transforming our negative emotions. I find the Script to be an amazing tool, a way of communing with your body and higher power in order to transform your life on every level!
Unresolved emotions remain very much alive in your physical body and energy field, and are constantly affecting your life. These buried feelings have a personality and will make themselves known when least expected. They will become evident in your mental, emotional, and financial well-being, effecting your health and relationships.
The "intention based" tools in this book simplify the process of identifying and letting go of buried feelings through use of "The Script."
Tapas AcupressureTechnique (TAT)
Developed by Tapas Fleming
TAT is a very gentle method of "going within" and changing your inner relationship with your disease or limiting belief. You simply hold some pressure points on your head while making a series of statements. Just as with EFT and the Emotion Code, TAT is based on the belief that trapped negative emotions are the basis of emotional and physical disease.
The TAT technique goes a step further by working with "cellular memory," the memories that are passed down by our ancestors and culture and stored at the cellular level. When the story of those cells is heard, they release the stored trauma they have been holding, defusing the negative energy charge that had been causing distress. No conscious memory of the event is needed, merely the intention for the memories to be healed at all levels.
TAT has been shown to be effective for relieving stress, especially traumatic stress, freeing a person of allergic reactions, and even helping with weight loss. All these things add to a happier more positive outlook on life!
Learn more about TAT at TATLife
" I would say that TAT reunites a person with parts of himself or herself that have been locked away or frozen in time."
- Tapas Fleming
The Sedona Method - By Hale Dwoskin
The Sedona Method is an extremely powerful tool that will support you in finding inner balance and emotional freedom. The technique supports you in quickly shifting your state of consciousness from one of stress and resistance to one of relaxation and allowance. The Sedona Method is an easy-to-use, "intention based" guide to releasing emotional tension by asking yourself these 4 questions:
Could you allow yourself to welcome this feeling as best you can?
Could you allow yourself to let it go?
Would you let it go?
The Sedona method is a unique program for making positive changes in your life. It is a combination of personal development techniques, such as affirmations, positive thinking and NLP, that focus on changing our thinking and reprogramming the mind.
As you learn and master this simple process of releasing the underlying emotions that rob you of abundance and joy, your fear and anxiety will gently slip away. Practice the exercises faithfully and you will be surprised how quickly your life changes!
The Sedona Method Explained
More Energy Psychology Techniques To Explore
Ask and Receive
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
Neuromodulation Technique (NMT)
Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR)
Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST)
Transformational Healing Method (THM)
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Heart Point Technique (HPT)
Z Point Process
The only reason we want to understand our problems is because we are planning to have them again.
- Hale Dwoskin