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.