Energy psychology is a new field of innovative interventions that addresses the relationship of energy systems to emotion, cognition, behaviour and health. These systems include electrical activity of the nervous system and heart as well as non-physical phenomena such as meridians, chakras and the biofield. Energy Psychology includes a family of methods which facilitates rapid, positive change and optimal psychotherapeutic outcomes. It is “moving the culture toward a more natural, energy-conscious, spiritually-attuned approach to health care and to life”. David Feinstein, Ph.D. Some of these techniques include; EFT, TFT, BSFF, TAT, EDxTm, Semorg Matrix, Energy Medicine, Heartmath, the Life Line Technique and Ask and Receive.
Energy Psychology Links
- Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology
- Fred Gallo’s EDxTM
- Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine
- TFT (Thought Field Therapy)
- Tapas Flemming’s TAT
- Darren Weissman’s Life Line Technique
- Assessing and Correcting Energy Disturbances (pdf)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an Energy Therapy technique formulated by Gary Craig, a former Stanford engineer and an innovative emotional management coach. Gary Craig studied with psychiatrist Roger Callahan, who developed one of the first Energy Therapy techniques for releasing negative feelings called Thought Field Therapy. s meridian system, TFT and EFT use key acupressure points to release the toxic energy that accumulates in the physical body. Gary Craig wanted to simplify the TFT techniques, so he developed a consistent tapping sequence that make EFT fun and easy to use. Once you know the basic set up and tapping sequence, it is interesting to explore different areas of your life that can be improved through the use of EFT. EFT has been found helpful in the treatment of: fears and phobias, all types of traumas, grief and loss, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, stress and anxiety, anger, cravings & addictions, and peak performance.
- Gary Craig’s EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
- Dawson Church’s EFT site
- Nick Ortner’s EFT site
- Pat Carrington’s EFT Choices Method
- Carol Look EFT site
EFT Child Literature
I have done some writing about using EFT with children to make this wonderful method easier to utilize with children. My first children’s book called, “Be the Boss of Your Feelings, EFT for Kids” introduces children to some energy concepts and the EFT Technique. I’ve also included a chapter that I wrote for “Freedom at Your Fingertips” which is about using EFT with children and teens. A step by step guide for using EFT with kids and a cute Tapping Poster which shows all the tapping points is also included for your use.