Energy Psychology: Tapping Into the Mind-Body-Energy Connection to Treat Trauma

Therapeutic techniques that go beyond conventional talk therapy to fully address the mind, body and spirit are gaining popularity as effective methods for healing trauma and PTSD. Here, we take a look at proven energy psychology techniques that can help you move past trauma that’s manifesting as undesirable outcomes in your life, so you can be fully recovered and well.

What is Energy Psychology?

Energy psychology revolves around the concept of a mind-body-energy system in which emotion, cognition and consciousness are linked via the biofield. When we experience trauma, it can become “stuck” inside of us, and this stuck trauma can be addressed by connecting to the energy within and around us.

Energy psychology techniques often involve a combination of biofield interventions and cognitive behavioral techniques that are designed to address these complex relationships and empower you to heal quickly and safely.

By addressing disruptions to your energy system, you can release emotional blockages and change your trauma-related feelings, physical responses and emotional patterns in a real and lasting way.

How Energy Psychology Works

Based on the belief that trauma, and therefore negative energy, can become stuck in the body and mind, energy psychology techniques aim to restore balance and facilitate healing by tapping into and releasing blockages.

Research has shown that by understanding and using acupressure points, we can modulate the limbic system – the part of the brain that deals with memories and emotions. Energy psychology combines the use of these points and other energy medicine tools with cognitive behavioral techniques that help us let go of traumatic memories and trapped negative energy.

Energy psychology techniques are used around the world and are known to be effective for treating trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and chronic stress.

Energy Psychology Techniques

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is shown to be effective in treating PTSD. Also known as “tapping,” this technique begins by developing a statement that both acknowledges and accepts the negative feeling you wish to address. While repeating an abbreviated version of the statement, your therapist taps on specific acupressure points to release blockages. Before and after going through the sequence, you’ll be asked to rate the intensity of your emotional response. This process is repeated as necessary until the negative feeling dissipates.

Similar techniques include Thought Field Therapy, which involves talking about a problem while tapping on meridian points, and tapas acupressure, a technique based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles that involves applying pressure to designated points in order to release energy blockages.

Is Energy Psychology Right for You?

If you’re looking to release the blocks that are keeping you from completely healing from trauma, energy psychology may be right for you. Correcting disruptions in energy can relieve symptoms and shift unhealthy emotional patterns, thought processes and behavioral tendencies related to past trauma.

The Sanctuary at Sedona offers a holistic, integrative approach to trauma healing. We incorporate a variety of modalities that address the body, mind, soul, and spirit into a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan designed to help you move beyond your pain and be recovered.

Learn more about holistic methods for releasing trauma in our article: TRE: Healing by Releasing Trauma.

If you’re ready to holistically heal from trauma that’s been hindering your growth, The Sanctuary can help. Contact us at info@sanctuary.net or (877) 710-3385 to learn how.

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