What is Energy Psychology, anyway?
Our bodies are so much more than what we see. We operate on an intricate energy system that affects all of our organs, muscles, glands and more. It is fueled by electrical impulses that run through the body.
This energy system is at the core of how our brain functions, how our muscles and nerves receive messages from the brain, and more. You may be familiar with the concept of energy in the body because of the use of EEG’s (measuring brain waves), EKG’s (measuring the electrical activity of the heart) and other diagnostic medical tools.
When our energies are being disrupted, flow irregularly, or become sluggish and blocked, we can begin to experience both physical and emotional symptoms. This can include pain, fear, excessive worry, allergies, the inability to heal or recover from injury, and many other issues. Energy therapy helps to re-balance these energies and instigate the body’s powerful self healing ability.
Pretty cool, right?
Energy therapy often works when nothing else has.
- Helps you release grief, trauma, fear, anxiety and more
- Clears old beliefs, ineffective patterns and limiting beliefs
- Triggers the body’s natural healing abilities
Accessing and balancing your body’s subtle energies can make a huge difference in your life. While energy therapies are definitely not a new concept (Chinese Medicine is based on the body’s energy system), they are finally gaining well-deserved attention.
Why Use Energy Psychology?
Many people don’t know where to start, and even if they do, they have no idea HOW to start resolving their emotional “stuff.” Energy therapy helps release it from your body so you can start to come back into balance. Energy therapy works on a totally different level than simply talking about our emotional challenges; it actually balances the body in relationship to them so we can move on. This means that we are actually discharging the emotional energy and not just finding ways to live with it.
- If you have things in your life that cause a negative “charge” when you think about them, talk about them or feel them, it is causing an imbalance or stress in the energy system. These disruptions are most likely affecting you on a bigger level, interfering with your health and happiness. The good news is that these imbalances can be repaired. Woohoo!
- If you have physical issues and treating the physical body alone doesn’t resolve it, then consider the physical body alone might not have caused it. A multi-faceted approach that involves physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing is in my opinion, the best way to heal completely and permanently.
Working with the energy system often works when nothing else has. It was my own last “hurrah” and a game-changer for me emotionally and physically. It could be just as awesome for you, too.
“These methods do not rely on insight and understanding, but on shifting internal states of bodily experience. [They] can bring about remarkably rapid changes in the way people feel and move through the world.”
— Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston, MA
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine