Energy Psychotherapy is a synthesis of psychotherapy with Energy Psychology. Energy Psychology has its roots in ancient knowledge about the ways in which energy operates within the body, but is now supported by a substantial evidence base. The basic principle underpinning these new methods is that trauma is encoded within the body's energy field. In energy therapy simple procedures are used to guide the client to gently stimulate his or her own energy system while focusing the mind upon the target problem. Often this will rapidly release the underlying psycho-energetic structure that is generating or maintaining the current problem.
Energy Therapies introduce a number of strange concepts and practices which are difficult at first for the Western mind to accept. Dr Phil Mollon, a respected clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has been studying and using these therapeutic methods for over ten years writes of his experience:
NICE Guidance on the treatment of PTSD published in December 2018 includes Energy Psychology interventions (which they call “Combined Somatic and Cognitive Therapies”) among the most cost effective interventions for PTSD and recommend further research .
There is now a substantial evidence base for the efficacy of Energy Psychology methods. See ACEP Research
For more information on Energy Psychotherapies
click here to visit ACEP (Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology)
click here to visit Energypsychotherapy works
click here to visit Phil Mollon's website
Gestalt Psychotherapy, Counselling, AIT and EMDR in Oxford
Published Articles on Energy Psychotherapy
See Expressions of Energy Psychotherapy for a collection of articles written by practitioners from a variety of therapeutic traditions
See the pdf below for A Gestalt Perspective on Energy Psychotherapy which was published in the British Gestalt Journal 2018 Vol 27 no 2