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Energy Psychology

Energy Psychology 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.

 Historical 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.

 Energy psychology 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 medium.

 Some techniques under the umbrella of energy psychology include:


  • PSYCH-K™
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • The ZPoint Process for Instant Emotional Healing
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique
  • Educational Kinesiology (and Brain Gym)
  • Reiki (IInd level / advanced techniques)
  • Shamanic techniques
  • Energy Medicine
  • Focusing
  • Be Set Free Fast (BSFF)
  • Neuro-Emotional Technique
  • Total Body Modification (TBM)
  • Emotrance
  • Zensight
  • Touch for Health
  • Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
  • Radiant Energies Balancing (REB)
  • Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods


Energy “Pick-me Ups”:



Energy Crossover Problem:


When energy is unable to cross over, it slows down dramatically. It begins to move in a homolateral pattern
straight up and down the body and the body's ability to heal is severely diminished.
- 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"


When your energy is scrambled, you speak with a scrambled tongue.
- Donna Eden

1. Cross left ankle over right.
2. Extend both arms in front of you, hands back to back.
3. Cross right hand over left at wrist and clasp fingers together, interlocked.
4. Tuck clasped hands under and up, and rest them comfortably on your chest.
5. Inhale slowly by nose, tongue up in mouth. Exhale by mouth, tongue down.
6. Hold this pose, gently, and continue slow, deep breathing for 1 to 2 minutes.
If an over-energy condition is chronic for you, repeat 10 times daily for 2 months to retrain.


 Boost your batteries with "THE THREE THUMPS" (D. Eden, 1998)

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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 Points

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 far).

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.

Cultivate 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.

Recommended Reading and Internet Resources:

http://www.emofree.com/ Official EFT site

http://www.innersource.net/ Donna Eden & David Feinstein site

http://www.tatlife.com/ TAT

http://www.zpointprocess.com/ Z-Point Process

http://silviahartmann.com/ Emo-Trance

http://www.energypsych.org/ Energy Psychology Association site