is not a specific field of study, but rather
refers generally to a collection of techniques and therapies that are
often classed as alternative medicine. Energy psychology focuses on
the interrelationship of emotion, behavior, psychopathology, and
health through the electrical activity of the nervous system,
acupuncture meridians, chakras, biofields and morphogenetic fields.
Though there are varying
approaches, energy therapies are typically based on the premise that –
on a fundamental level – everything in the universe is made of energy.
From this perspective, human beings are also fundamentally energy.
Around the worlds, from ancient times to modern day, techniques have
developed which focus on healing at this energy level. While many energy
therapies make no claim of scientific verification, there can be some
curious parallels with quantum physics and un-proven, developing fields,
like string theory.
precursors to energy psychology
China, Korea and
Japan all have long traditions in energy psychology, including
techniques such as Acupuncture, Feng-Shui and Shiatsu. India’s Chakra
traditions used in Yoga are just as old.
includes a collection of diverse techniques aimed at healing emotional
distress such as traumas, phobias and anxiety; cognitive distress, such
as limiting beliefs; physical distress, such as head injury, heart
rhythm asynchrony, neurological imbalances, biochemical imbalances and
structural imbalances; and spiritual distress, such as existential
issues, fears and limiting spiritual beliefs. Although the procedures
are different, practitioners assert that they all deal with the body’s
energy system, be it meridians, chakras, auras, spirits, or some other
under the umbrella of energy psychology include:
Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- The ZPoint
Process for Instant Emotional Healing
Kinesiology (and Brain Gym)
- Reiki (IInd
level / advanced techniques)
- Energy Medicine
- Be Set Free Fast
- Total Body
- Touch for Health
Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
- Radiant Energies
Diagnostic and Treatment Methods
Energy “Pick-me Ups”:
Energy Crossover Problem:
BALANCE OFF? THINKING FUZZY? UNCOORDINATED ON RISING?
When energy is unable
to cross over, it slows down dramatically. It begins to move in a
straight up and down the body and the body's ability to heal is
- Donna Eden & David Feinstein, PhD
The Cross Crawl is
the answer to homolateral energy flow. Imagine an exaggerated march
step, done on the spot (or around the breakfast table, or down the
street for that matter), with exaggerated arm swing and vigorous step.
You can touch hand or elbow to knee to emphasize the rhythmic crossover.
OVER-ENERGY CORRECTION a.k.a. "Cook's Hook-up"
OVER-EXCITED? BATTERIES OVER-CHARGED?
When your energy is
scrambled, you speak with a scrambled tongue.
- Donna Eden
1. Cross left ankle
2. Extend both arms in front of you, hands back to back.
3. Cross right hand over left at wrist and clasp fingers together,
4. Tuck clasped hands under and up, and rest them comfortably on your
5. Inhale slowly by nose, tongue up in mouth. Exhale by mouth, tongue
6. Hold this pose, gently, and continue slow, deep breathing for 1 to 2
If an over-energy condition is chronic for you, repeat 10 times daily
for 2 months to retrain.
your batteries with "THE THREE THUMPS" (D. Eden, 1998)
1) Thump K-27 Points
These are the end points of the kidney
meridians, the pathways of energy that begin under the ball of each
foot, travel up the inside of the leg, up the front of the body, and end
at the collarbone. The K-27 points are just under the clavicle, or
collarbone. To find them, place your fingertips on the U-shaped notch at
the top of the breastbone, right about where a man knots his tie. Then
move your fingers out to each side and down about an inch. Most
people have small depressions there.
Stimulating these points clears reversals, which is important before
beginning any energy intervention. It gets the energy flowing in a
forward direction and jump-starts the energy system so we feel more
alert and energetic.
Crossing your hands while thumping on the
K-27 points has the added benefit of emulating the body's energies
crossing at the neck. Keep thumping the K-27 points while taking three
deep breaths (in through the nose and out through the mouth).
2) Thump the Thymus Gland
According to Dr. John Diamond, author of
Life Energy, the thymus gland controls the life energy of the body.
The Greek word thymos actually means "life energy!" This gland lies
just beneath the upper part of the breastbone in the middle of the
chest, and it plays a vital role in the body's immune system. Think of
all the energy Tarzan had after he thumped his chest!
Repeat the affirmation "My life energy is
high. I am full of love," while thumping the thymus gland and taking
three deep breaths.
3) Thump the Spleen Neurolymphatic
These points are part of the lymph
system, which aids the immune system by removing toxins from the body.
The spleen neurolymphatic points are the
depression between the 7th and 8th rib, just below the level of the
breastbone (sternum). Find the points by moving your hand beneath your
breasts, straight under the nipples, then move them down over the next
rib. (These points are not under the ribcage, that's going down too
Thumping the Spleen Neurolymphatic Reflex
Points removes toxins, fights infection, modulates blood chemistry and
hormones, counters dizziness and stress, and helps metabolize food.
If these points are really sore, stimulate
them by rubbing and the soreness should disappear in a few days. These
points can be stimulates while taking three deep breaths, and even
longer --- for two or three minutes at a time.
calm. Invest time and energy in nurturing a serene state of mind.
Practice energy hygiene. Practice daily energy management. Drink plenty
of water. Only ingest foods that nourish your body. Meditate daily.
Exercise. Cultivate balance and harmony in all your life. Surround
yourself with positive people. Laugh often. Mind your posture. Love.
Make love. Live generously. Try new things. Cultivate and express your
creativity. Take responsibility for your choices and experiences and let
others take responsibility for theirs. Get at least eight hugs a day.
Express often your appreciation. Follow your heart’s desire. Do
something scary every day. Tell people that you love them, and mean it.
Love is the best remedy for all illnesses.
and Internet Resources:
Official EFT site
Donna Eden & David Feinstein site
Energy Psychology Association site