Current Research in Psychology

ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY-PRACTICES AND THEORIES OF NEW COMBINATIONS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Daniel J. Benor

DOI : 10.3844/crpsp.2014.1.18

Current Research in Psychology

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages 1-18

Abstract

Energy Psychology (EP) includes a spectrum of practices in which people tap on their bodies while focusing their minds on problems they want to change. EP therapies often are very rapidly effective. This article examines varieties of explanations for how EP works, including: Cognitive changes, psychological conditioning, expectation effects, distraction techniques, tapping on acupuncture points, shifts in other biological energies, wholistic healing, alternating stimulation of right and left sides of the body (presumably producing alternating stimulation of left and right brain hemispheres) and nerve conduction speeds.

Copyright

© 2014 Daniel J. Benor. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.