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 you can shift your health, emotions, and state of mind…
Building on conventional therapeutic modals, Energy Psychology utilises techniques from acupressure, yoga 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 combined with specific psychological procedures, can shift the brain’s electrochemistry to help overcome negative emotions, habits and behaviours.
While this is still a controversial area within the mental health field, evidence is mounting that these techniques are significant and powerful tools for both self-help and clinical treatment.
Energy psychology focuses on the interrelationship of energy systems, emotion, behaviour, psychopathology and health. These systems include the electrical activity of the nervous system, acupuncture meridians, chakas and biofields.
While psychological functioning includes cognitive, hormonal, neurological, genetic, neuro – chemical and environmental factors, bioenergy is involved in emotions and behaviour. Just as a radio receiver is informed at a subtle level by radio waves, subtle levels of energy influence psychological and other aspects of functioning. Energy psychology is applicable to a wide range of areas including psychotherapy, education, vocational guidance, physical health, sports and peak performance.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) are amongst the most widely known energy therapies.