Energy psychology is a mind body approach to healing, that utilizes the subtle energy of the body to improve our emotional and mental health and to achieve goals.
Energy psychology is an evidence based approach to healing based on the notion that emotional, cognitive and physical healing is enhanced by changing the energetic expression of targeted thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. Energy can be changed; that is unblocked, stimulated or soothed by either touching, holding, or tapping specific areas on the body such as acupuncture points or chakras.
The emotional, cognitive or behavioral aspects identified for change, and the coordinated energy response is accessed and influenced simultaneously. Energy treatments change the energetic response that was once associated with the unwanted thoughts, emotions or behaviors.
There are currently over 100 articles published in scientific peer reviewed journals. These studies include randomized control studies and pre-post outcomes studies. 98% of these studies indicate Energy Psychology as effective, specifically in treatment for depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
How Does It Work?
The actual mechanisms that are responsible for effective treatment outcomes are easier to identify in psychical health as opposed to mental health. The organ of the brain has much more uncharted territory than the heart. For example, when pharmaceutical companies test a new type of medication, the drugs are given to two groups of people. One group gets the new medications being tested and one group gets a placebo or sugar pill. No one knows who is getting what. In some instances the sugar pill works as well as, or better than the medication. The mechanism of healing in this situation might be hope, or belief. Where exactly is hope and belief and can we do surgery on it? We are not able to quantify, measure or locate the mechanism of healing in this instance, yet we all can relate to how hope, acceptance, peace, joy and love feel different in the body than negative emotions such as hopelessness, rigidness, worry, sadness and anger. Skeptics of energy healing, and other holistic healing practices disregard the benefits when the mechanism of healing cannot be quantified although we can all agree on and have experienced specific mental and emotional “states” that have no measurable, objective qualities that are often found in physical health.
However, the growing body of research has clarified some of the reactions that occur in the body during an Energy Psychology treatment, and help explain why it is working.
- bio-energetic process occur such as mechanosensory transduction which changes electrical signals in the body by applying pressure to the skin
- measured changes in brain wave patterns
- down regulating areas of the brain including the amygdala and hippocampus that are activated when we feel anxiety or fear
- lowers levels of cortisone, often referred to as the “stress hormone”
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There are several techniques used in energy healing. Zenergy Health of Georgia utilizes a comprehensive method in which meridan , chakra , and biofield energy are utilized to help you restore mental health and well being.
A typical session…
…will include establishing specific goals which become the focus of your treatment. A bio-feedback tool called muscle testing is then used to determine the location in the body that is targeted for energy treatment. Finally the stimulation of targeted meridian/acupuncture points or chakras is paired with the expression of a desired change in thinking, emotion, or behavior. After the session, you are more energetically aligned with your stated goal.
Before you begin this or any treatment you should understand its limitations and risk so that you can make an informed decision. Before using energy therapy as a treatment for psychological, emotional, or behavioral problems a signed informed consent is required. This ensures that you understand and agree to use energy therapy as a treatment option and that all of your questions have been answered.