Research Article Open Access

ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY-PRACTICES AND THEORIES OF NEW COMBINATIONS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Daniel J. Benor1
  • 1 , Canada
Current Research in Psychology
Volume 5 No. 1, 2014, 1-18

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/crpsp.2014.1.18

Submitted On: 20 June 2014
Published On: 12 July 2014

How to Cite: Benor, D. J. (2014). ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY-PRACTICES AND THEORIES OF NEW COMBINATIONS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY. Current Research in Psychology, 5(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3844/crpsp.2014.1.18

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.

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Keywords

  • Energy Psychology
  • EP
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • EMDR
  • Tapping
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupoints
  • Biological Energies
  • Bioenergies
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Conditioning
  • Systematic Desensitization
  • Flooding
  • Expectation Effects
  • Distraction Techniques
  • Wholistic Healing
  • Alternating Body Stimulation
  • Left and Right Brain Hemispheres
  • Nerve Conduction Speed