SC31 – Energy Psychology: A Brief Therapy to Treat Trauma

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06 Dec 2018
15:00 - 16:30
Grand Peninsula A-D

SC31 – Energy Psychology: A Brief Therapy to Treat Trauma

Location: Grand Peninsula A-D

Energy Psychology (EP) is a family of focused and brief approaches to releasing stuck energy in the mind-body system that usually is the result of unresolved small “t” or big “T” trauma. The most common form of EP is known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or tapping.  Clinical experience and a significant body of research (over 80 studies) has shown energy psychology to be a highly effective brief treatment of PTSD in contexts that range from war related PTSD in US veterans to the effects of genocide in Rwandan orphans.   EP treatment is usually gentle without abreaction.

This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment.  Participants will learn how to incorporate this “power therapy” with their current methods to regulate emotional over-arousal and escalating patterns of reactivity while creating greater personal empowerment.  Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and post traumatic growth.  Both the current research and the basic clinical protocols will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List 3 neuroscience based reasons for Energy Psychology effectiveness as a brief therapy
  2. Describe the 4 steps of emotional freedom techniques’ basic recipe