The efficacy of energy-based psychotherapy is slowly increasing with the advent of new technology that can measure brain waves and other forms of subtle energy. As with any field of study there are several branches, all of which focus on change within some aspect of the human energy field, or circuit. As a psychotherapist, I have found that the creation of an energetic bridge between the conscious & the subconscious mind is helpful for clients to access the source of an energetic block. The use of Subtle Energy techniques & Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy TM has been a safe & loving way to assist clients in creating this energetic bridge. This method encourages an individual to explore pockets of repressed emotional energy & release the negative charge associated with it. When this energy is discharged, or released from their system, true & lasting change, or healing, can begin.

Over time self-defeating & self-sabotaging patterns can create energetic blocks, which can often lead to illness and/or dis-ease. As humans we store our emotions & memories on an energetic level. Often these are inaccessible to our conscious minds, and can consist of dysfunctional beliefs & traumatic memories from past experiences. This is why for some individuals “talk” therapy can only go so far before hitting an “energetic block.” Thus, no matter how motivated a client may be, an impasse (block) occurs within the therapeutic process. Therefore, to promote healing, one must re-establish (bridge) communication between the conscious mind & the subconscious mind, in order to break up this dysfunctional energy.

The key to unlocking repressed emotions & memories (energy) is to get the individual “into their body” & move the energy while accessing both the subconscious & conscious mind. One way this can be done is under hypnosis. This re-connects communication between the conscious & subconscious mind. Thus, empowering the individual by reactivating the flow of emotional energy one has repressed & subsequently releasing (healing) it.

There is ample evidence indicating the importance of this method of somatic (physical) experience for accessing & healing deep trauma. This principle operates on a cellular level of the body, where memories & emotions are stored. In order to retrieve & reframe dysfunctional imprints at this level, one must follow the same path back to the state in which the dysfunction occurred. In the popular film “What the bleep…” Candace Pert & others briefly describe this method of storing information at a cellular level, as well as the importance of reframing information for lasting change.

In my practice I use Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy TM to bypass the fears, rationalizations, denial systems, and other defenses (blocks) that the conscious & subconscious mind may use to resist healing. I have noticed a much deeper & faster level of healing than any “talk” therapy could have attained. Moreover, during my training with this process I also received healing that can only be described as spiritual. Thus, when we look deeply at an energetic level, we look into the depth of our souls; it is here that healing occurs, & resonates throughout our entire energetic system.

Author's Bio: 

Sherry O’Brian, LCSW, is the sole proprietor of Mind/Body/Spirit Inner-grations & specializes in personal growth & transformation; as well as working with those suffering from chronic illness, grief/loss & other emotional disorders. She also facilitates support groups for cancer patients and their family members; facilitates retreats for The Peaceful Woman; as well as develops seminars & workshops on mind/body/spirit healing as an independent contractor for several professional organizations.

She has integrated Energy Psychology into her life both professionally & personally. As a motivational speaker & psychotherapist workshops focus on mind/body/spirit healing & personal growth. Sharing innovative often cutting edge techniques to inspire, motivate & empower individuals. She is a Reiki Master & Ordained minister & assists others in reconnecting with their Divine Essence. Sherry has written several articles on energy-based psychotherapy, hypnotherapy & guided imagery. She has developed a meditation CD “Release & Transform Burden: a meditation to awaken the healing light within” to assist others in releasing emotional pain & transform their lives.

Sherry has over thirteen years experience in the oncology field, as well as seventeen years within the field of mental health. She is certified in Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Emotional Freedom Technique, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psych-K™, Subtle Energy Therapy, Bereavement Counseling, & Guided Imagery.