What is Energy Psychology?

March 15, 2018 | By More

Energy Psychology (EP) is the name for a broad range of psychological treatments that utilize the human energy system. The treatments I use that are included in this group are treatments such as Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT), Emotion Codes, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and SomatoEmotional Release. Each of these intentionally utilizes one of the human energy systems – such as the meridian system, the belief system, the chakra system or the aura system – during treatment.

There are also many energetic healing modalities that do not use psychological processes – such as chi gong, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, etc. – and these are not called “energy psychology” treatments. The term “Energy Psychology” refers only those therapies that use both psychological interventions and energetic interventions together in a particular treatment format.

Why Use the Energy System for Psychological Healing and Growth?

Traditional psychotherapy has utilized the power of speech to transform emotions. Through talking about one’s feelings, experiences and struggles, one is often able to come to a better understanding of oneself, develop new ways of viewing things, and begin to consider new alternatives. However, discussion alone does not have the power to significantly change one’s innermost world.

Energy Psychology techniques add one more unique therapeutic dimension. By correcting a disruption in the energy system, these techniques can bring complete balance within a disturbed internal pattern and virtually “re-wire” the inner world.

“Re-Wiring” the Inner World

From the point of view of Energy Psychology, painful physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms are the result of a disruption in the energy system. When the disruption is corrected, symptoms will be replaced by healthy functioning. For instance, a phobic response to spiders would be replaced by a calm response to spiders. Negative emotions (fear, panic, anger, helplessness, confusion, etc.) are replaced by inner peace.

How is EP Used in Therapy?

Energy Psychology is used as a particular treatment within therapy. I am not necessarily “technique-oriented” but rather “client-oriented.” After discussing the issues, I select the appropriate therapeutic intervention depending upon my client’s moment to moment needs. Depending on the situation, I may choose any one of a multitude of interventions, from empathic listening to hypnosis and everything in between. Energy Psychology techniques are only one of the possible ways to help a client work through an issue – therefore they are simply tools that are utilized within the context of a good therapy session.

Moira Hutchison

Mindfulness Coach, Tarot Card Reader & Energy Healer



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