The Promise of Energy Psychology
Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change
This book was written by three of the legends in the energy psychology fields: Energy Medicine gurus Donna Eden and David Feinstein and the founder of the world's most widely used energy psychology techinque, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Gary Craig.
Energy Psychology is an emerging paradigm based on using physical interventions to change our thoughts patterns and feelings usually in much less time then conventional talk therapies. This book is the most authoritive and user-friendly way to teach yourself about this remarkeable new development.
The unique approach presented in this book shows how you can work with your body's energies to shift your neurology and actually alter the patterns in your brain that maintain unwanted habits, maladaptive emotional responses, and self-limiting ways of thinking.
"The cell is a machine drive by energy. It can thus be approached by studying matter, or by studying energy. In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy."
-- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self-evident"
What is Energy Psychology?
"Energy is the blueprint, the infrastructure, the invisible foundation for the health of your body. Your body is composed of energy pathways and energy centres that are in a dynamic interplay with your cells, organs, moods, and thoughts. If you can shift these energies your can shift your health, emotions, and state of mind." - The Promise of Energy Psychology
Building upon conventional therapeutic methods, Energy Psychology utilizes techniques from acupressure, yoga, qi gong, and energy medicine that teach people simple steps for initiating changes in their inner lives. It works by stimulating energy points on the surface of the skin which, when paired with specific psychological procedures, can shift the brain's electrochemistry to:
- Help Overcome Fear, Guilt, Shame, Jealousy, or Anger
- Change Unwanted Habits and Behaviors
- Enhance the Ability to Love, Succeed, and Enjoy Life
While this is still a controversial area within the mental health field (the techniques look very strange and the claims of a growing number of practitioners seem too good to be true), evidence is mounting (see research) that these techniques are significant, powerful tools for both self-help and clinical treatment.
Table of Contents - The Promise of Energy Psychology
by David Feinstein, Donna Eden, and Gary Craig
Introduction: A Revolutionary Approach to Personal Change?
1. Your Electric Brain
2. A Basic Recipe
3. Focusing on Problems
4. focusing on Potentials
5. Cultivating "Emotional Intelligence"
6. Your Body's Energies
7. The Circuits of Joy
Epilogue: The Future of Energy Psychology
Appendix 1: The Basic Recipe on a Page
Appendix 2. If the Program Becomes Unsettling
Appendix 3. Research Evidence
What I found useful
As an experienced EFT Practitioner, I was already familiar with the benefits and procedures outline in the ealier chapters. I had used EFT to resolve many of my own issues and for hundreds of clients.
What I found useful was the 5-Minute Energy Daily Energy Routine in Chapter 6. Unlike EFT, which concentrates on specific problems or goals, this routine helps you in a more general way. It leaves you energetically more vibrant and more resilient.
The routine has seven parts and requires only five minutes. You will be well rewarded for the time spent with increased efficiency, greater vitality, better health. The specific benefits of each method are also listed, and each can be used separately as well as within the routine.
I give this routine to all my clients because of the overall benefits it conveys. Often, if EFT or other energy interventions are slow to work, then this routine will correct the factors working against it.
Buy this and related Books
Energy Psychology Resources
- The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): An Introduction
This is an introduction to Gary Craig's Emotional Freeodom Techniques which are described in the book.
More about David Feinstein and Donna Eden, Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine.
- World Center for EFT
EFT founder, Gary Craig, hosts this incredibly resource rich website. Thousands of cases treating every emotional and physical issues by both professionals and layman are documented on this site. This web site has the free EFT Getting Started Kit and
- Energy Psychology
One of the pioneers in the field, Dr. Fred Gallo has some incredible resources and tools available.
- What the Bleep Do We Know!? | Feature Film
This is about an unusual film released in 2004. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. Great introduction to why Energy Psychology works!
If you have read this book, what was your experience?