When I tell people I work with Energy Psychotherapy tools, many wonder if I do some sort of Reiki, or maybe Healing Touch. I don't; "Energy Psychology" is the broad academic name for a body of work that includes many models developed over several decades that treat a wide spectrum of psychological and spiritual issues. These treatment issues range from phobias, limiting beliefs and trauma; to developing creativity, self-esteem, peak performance and emotional freedom.

Energy Psychology, Energy Psychotherapy, Energy Therapies; seek to rebalance –methodically and explicitly—certain aspects of the Human Vibrational Matrix. This Human Vibrational Matrix is electromagnetic and includes several interrelated systems. I'm going to mention only 3 in this article.

1) The layers of the electromagnetic biofield. Each one of our organs has an electromagnetic field that can be documented and measured. Among these are the ones measured medically by the EKG (heart) and the EEG (brain). These EM fields are overlapping layers that surround the body and they support the inner flow of energy. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. Furthermore, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 5,000 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain, and can be detected a number of feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometer. This biofield is sometimes referred to as the aura.

2) Seven centres of concentrated bioenergy, or energy vortex, known in India since ancient times as "Chakras".

3) And pathways of energy, or avenues of energy through which electromagnetic energy flows through the body, also known as "Meridians"

Basically, energy psychotherapy is all about restoring the natural flow of energy within your body. Did you know that limiting beliefs, unresolved memories, frightful experiences and trauma can disrupt this flow?

Did you know that negative emotions in your daily life, such as fear, doubt, anger, judgment, criticism, blame, anxiety, stress etc., can also be stored in your body and lead to symptoms of physical and emotional distress?

There are dozens of Energy Psychology techniques. Some of the better known ones are EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), TAT (Tapas Acupressure Techniques), BSFF (Be Set Free Fast), GSH (Guided Self-Healing), HBLU (Healing From the Body Level Up), and Seemorg Matrix, DEH (Dynamic Energy Healing), and WHEE (Wholistic Hybrid derived from EFT), and EMDR.

These techniques have been clinically shown to help with a wide range of psychological problems. Even though many therapists have been using these extraordinary tools for over 15 years, and have been astounded by their effectiveness in 80% of cases, these techniques are still in preliminary stages of organizing research and are therefore still considered experimental.
Several of these Energy Psychology tools and techniques are very easy to learn and can be used on your own to take care of yourself and your family. They are tremendously empowering, simple and rapidly effective: they are outstanding for addressing phobias, anxiety, fears, pains, allergies, and limiting beliefs.

For many people, relief of these problems is all that they want to achieve. Of course, these tools and techniques are enormously useful in psychotherapy, counselling, pain management, stress release, emotional components of illness, and enhancing peak performance, to name a few areas of intervention. Using these techniques can lead to deeper levels of work, particularly when there is an openness to include spiritual dimensions in the focus of therapy.

The use of Energy Psychology tools and techniques have been seen to greatly aid those suffering from emotional challenges such as addictions & compulsions, anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs, personality disorders, phobias, stress, and trauma; and in maximizing human performance in business, sports and the arts; and supporting the healthy development and well-being of individuals and groups.

ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, is committed to establish the credibility of the effectiveness of Energy Psychology through its programs of certification, education, ethics, humanitarian aid, and research.

Author's Bio: 

Patzia Gonzalez-Baz, B. Sc. Clinical Member, OSP; D-CEP; EFT-Adv; has a Psychotherapy practice in Newmarket, ON and facilitates EFT and TAT sessions in person and on teleconferences.

Patzia specializes in empowering individuals by helping them release their blocks and inhibitions, followed by facilitating positive belief patterns, that allows the individual to step into their own power and bring back their sense of aliveness. Patzia also integrates spiritual awareness and healing, along with many other approaches in her practice, matching the therapy to the individual needs of the client. For more information visit Patzia's website at HealingHeartsCentre.com.