Energy Tapping for Trauma

Energy psychology is a scientifically validated body of research and core set of treatment techniques that conceptualizes thoughts, feelings, emotions, and other psychological phenomena as manifestations of energy working though the body. If a psychological phenomenon is causing pain, distress, or a lack of function, the somatic techniques of energy psychology work to balance the flow of energy and thus eliminate the problem. One of the more common energy psychology techniques is energy tapping, a practice that is similar to acupressure and involves tapping certain points along the body’s energy meridians to influence psychological events. Author Fred Gallo developed energy tapping into a self-care program for a variety of common psychological complaints in his book Energy Tapping. Now, in this new book, he applies this and related techniques specifically to recovering from acute trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Energy Tapping for Trauma offers a concise overview of how trauma affects us and why certain aspects of traumatic experience can linger as post-traumatic stress. The book adapts energy psychology techniques into simple, effective strategies for “short-circuiting” the emotional problems associated with trauma. Throughout, the book advocates for a balanced and sensible “whole-person” approach to dealing with and recovering from a traumatic event.

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Fred Gallo has assembled a unique and cohesive group of contributors for this exciting volume. This comprehensive book showcases the present remarkable progress in this vital field of human problems and their solutions. —George J. Goodheart, D.C., DIBAK Research Director, International College of Applied Kinesiology, Founder of Applied Kinesiology

An invaluable introduction to the most exciting and innovative development in psychotherapy I have ever encountered. Each lucidly written essay details the theory and practice of one of the major energy approaches, with illuminating case illustrations. Right now, energy psychology is revolutionary, cutting-edge, and shocking to the uninitiated; in a decade or less it will be mainstream. For this reason, if for no other, every clinician owes it to him- or herself to read this book. —Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D., Author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Each chapter of Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy provides readers with an invitation to explore an innovative attempt to alleviate human suffering. While the methods presented are very new and only starting to be submitted to scientific scrutiny, the corroborating results being reported by a wide range of clinicians makes the emerging field of energy psychology one to closely watch.–Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, Coauthor of Extraordinary Dreams
Coeditor of The Psychological Effects of War on Civilians

This ambitious sourcebook provides a comprehensive summary of currently available knowledge about energy psychotherapy, theories, and research. The clinical application of energy healing and energy psychotherapy has long needed a uniting force to integrate the proliferation of healing techniques that have been generated over the past few decades. Here, some of the most outstanding innovators in the field of psychological energy healing integrate the connection between the body and mind in an impressive attempt to bring the broad field of energy psychotherapies to the general mental health community. For the experienced energy practitioner, it is an exciting read. For the novice, it is a superb resource to ground oneself to the arena of energy healing. Undoubtedly it will become a classic volume in mental health and will be used in teaching and training programs for many years. At last, the energy therapies have a readily accessible resource that all can use to compare and contrast the many energy treatment methods that have become widespread in the energy therapy field. Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy is a tremendous contribution to the field. —Gary Peterson, M.D., Consultant, Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment; School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chair, Professional Affairs Committee, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology