Energy Psychology: Why It’s a Faster, More Efficient Treatment for Anxiety
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or other issues? Have you tried traditional psychotherapy techniques, but haven’t found any relief? You might want to consider Energy Psychology, a holistic approach that can help you better understand yourself, and make improvements that address your issues.
What is Energy Psychology?
According to the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), energy psychology, “focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors and known energy systems.”
It is a technique that combines psychology with studying the energy systems of the human body to better understand how they interact and affect each other, as well as with the mind. By having a greater awareness of how both of these systems function, you can take steps to bring these different areas into balance. In the process, you can also better address the therapeutic issue or issues you are struggling with.
What are the Energy Systems ?
Some of the energy systems that are covered in energy psychology include:
- Electromagnetic activity.
- Bioelectrical activity.
These systems, if left unaddressed, can have a negative impact on the mind. Energy psychology seeks to bring these areas of your body in alignment with your mind to better resolve your symptoms.
What Can Energy Psychology Treat?
Energy psychology can help address:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Drug and alcohol addiction.
- Outlook on life and thought patterns.
- Performance problems
How Does it Work?
The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology cites research into how this technique can be helpful. For instance:
- Using acupuncture to treat depression.
- Using Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating emotional problems.
- Using accupoint stimulation and psychotherapy to treat PTSD and phobias.
- Using emotional freedom technique, acupuncture, mantra-based meditation, and yoga to treat PTSD.
All of these techniques used strategies that allow the participant to have a greater awareness of their body, and to connect how the body is or isn’t having a positive effect on the mind.
How Could Energy Psychology Help Me?
Let’s say that you struggle with anxiety. A practitioner trained in energy psychology could use acupuncture combined with Cognitive Therapy to help relieve your stress. In addition, you could learn meditation techniques that allow you to calm your thoughts and slow down, instead of becoming caught up in your negative thinking pattern. Together, you can better understand why you are anxious and find ways to beat it.
Practicing Energy Psychology on Your Own
Another benefit of energy psychology is that it can be practiced at home, on your own, daily. A practitioner of energy psychology can provide advice and suggest techniques that you can do at home. Having more time to practice means that you have more time to engage in the therapy. Therefore, you’ll see results more quickly than if you were just going to therapy sessions once a week in an office. This method also has the potential for long-lasting change as well.
How Can I Learn More ?
The ACEP has links on its website regarding research into the field, as well as information for patients about how the technique works. They even have an audio library on their site and a link to YouTube for informational videos on the subject.
Energy psychology has the potential to help you bring both your mind and your body into balance. By learning new techniques and practicing them in your daily life, you can resolve your symptoms and find better ways to cope with your issues than offered by traditional psychotherapy. When both the mental and physical states are in harmony you have greater opportunities to live a life free from stress, worry, and anxiety.
Questions, Concerns, Thoughts?
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