Free Introduction to Energy Psychology

A free workshop with Seth Theodore Butcher introducing Energy Psychology, an integrative East meets West approach to psychotherapy, which over 100 research studies have shown to be a highly effective form of therapeutic treatment.

Introduction to Energy Psychology

with Seth Theodore-Butcher in South London

This free introductory workshop is open to anyone with an interest in exploring Energy Psychology approaches. The pioneering theory behind all of the Energy Psychology approaches is that emotional issues as well as physical problems have an energy component that when corrected removes excess emotional charge and literally dissolves distress.

Energy Psychology began in the 1980s when psychological therapists started integrating Eastern energy approaches with Western "talking" therapies. By combining talking therapies with an understanding and awareness of the Chinese meridian system and/or the Indian chakra system in their work, therapists found that their clients were able to work through emotional issues more quickly.

Since then Energy Psychology has expanded to include a range of different techniques. The most well known and well researched is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which involves tapping on the end of the meridians while working through psychological issues.

In this workshop you will learn about

  • where Energy Psychology has come from
  • some of the most popular different types of Energy Psychology approaches used by counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists in the UK and around the world
  • ACEP (The Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology) and what it's all about
  • EFTI (Emotional Freedom Techniques International) and their mission
  • the huge mounting evidence base of Energy Psychology modalities
  • information to point you in the right direction if you wish to try the approaches for your self and find a therapist – or where you can train in these approaches if you are a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist 

Energy Psychology has an expanding evidence base and as of 2019, over 116 research studies have been published on Energy Psychology modalities in peer-reviewed journals (including APR and other prominent journals). Of these studies 98% show Energy Psychology methods to be highly effective and multiple studies have demonstrated unusually rapid results. Eight studies compared Energy Psychology to CBT and showed similar results in fewer sessions. Energy Psychology methods appear effective for a wide range of conditions and a number of studies showed strong effects for anxiety, PTSD and depression. 

  • Teacher : Seth Theodore Butcher

    Seth’s approach to psychotherapy is an integrative approach integrating his training as an accredited EFT (emotional freedom techniques) practitioner in additional to incorporating mindfulness and meditation practices.

Upcoming Schedule


Suitable for all levels regardless of age or physical limitations.


  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

Workshops at the Shala are run independently and all payments for workshop services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. The teacher's terms are given below.

  • Purchases for workshops are non-refundable
  • Cancellations may be made online up to 24-hours before the start of the workshop in which case your Shala account will be credited and you will be able to rebook for the same workshop on a different date
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative date