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Does Energy Psychology Really Work?

Tapping Pioneer David Feinstein Shares What Made Him a Believer

David Feinstein • 2/27/2018

By David Feinstein - About a decade ago, something came along to challenge my bedrock beliefs about therapy: Energy Psychology, a method based on tapping on selected acupuncture points to address psychological problems. What could possibly have possessed a seen-it-all therapist like me to embrace an approach that many consider the latest incarnation of snake oil? What follows is the answer.

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Could Energy Psychology Transform Couples Therapy?

An Unconventional Approach to One of Therapy's Most Common Dilemmas

David Feinstein • 10/24/2016

By David Feinstein - You might've heard about energy psychology and the use of tapping with PTSD, phobias, and depression. But couples therapy provides a rich context for acupoint tapping, both in the office and as a tool to use at home. The empathy and understanding that emerges in the partner who’s watching can be a game changer, building a path to healing through some of the couple’s most emotionally hazardous territory.

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In Consultation

Teaching Couples to Tap

David Feinstein • 8/30/2016

Could eliminating blocks in couples therapy be as simple as learning where to tap?

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3/19/2016
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VIDEO: Incorporating Energy Psychology in Your Practice

Getting Clients Comfortable with Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 9/23/2014

It’s not within the standard protocol of talk therapy to tap on clients’ acupuncture points as they focus on a problem or goal. Even therapists convinced of the purported benefits of Energy Psychology may not know how best to present it to their clients without seeming too “out there.”

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VIDEO: Incorporating Energy Psychology into Your Practice

Getting Clients Comfortable with Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 9/2/2014

It’s not within the standard protocol of talk therapy to tap on clients’ acupuncture points as they focus on a problem or goal. Even therapists convinced of the purported benefits of Energy Psychology may not know how best to present it to their clients without seeming too “out there.”

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VIDEO: Talking, Tapping, and Healing

When Attachment Therapy Meets Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 8/12/2014

Despite a growing acceptance of integrative mind-body techniques, energy psychology remains just outside mainstream psychotherapy. And it’s easy to understand why—it makes frequent use of touch and includes techniques for tapping acupuncture points while conducting therapy.

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Does Energy Psychology Really Work?

Tapping Pioneer David Feinstein Shares What Made Him a Believer

David Feinstein • 2/27/2018

By David Feinstein - About a decade ago, something came along to challenge my bedrock beliefs about therapy: Energy Psychology, a method based on tapping on selected acupuncture points to address psychological problems. What could possibly have possessed a seen-it-all therapist like me to embrace an approach that many consider the latest incarnation of snake oil? What follows is the answer.

Daily Blog

Could Energy Psychology Transform Couples Therapy?

An Unconventional Approach to One of Therapy's Most Common Dilemmas

David Feinstein • 10/24/2016

By David Feinstein - You might've heard about energy psychology and the use of tapping with PTSD, phobias, and depression. But couples therapy provides a rich context for acupoint tapping, both in the office and as a tool to use at home. The empathy and understanding that emerges in the partner who’s watching can be a game changer, building a path to healing through some of the couple’s most emotionally hazardous territory.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Incorporating Energy Psychology in Your Practice

Getting Clients Comfortable with Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 9/23/2014

It’s not within the standard protocol of talk therapy to tap on clients’ acupuncture points as they focus on a problem or goal. Even therapists convinced of the purported benefits of Energy Psychology may not know how best to present it to their clients without seeming too “out there.”

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Incorporating Energy Psychology into Your Practice

Getting Clients Comfortable with Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 9/2/2014

It’s not within the standard protocol of talk therapy to tap on clients’ acupuncture points as they focus on a problem or goal. Even therapists convinced of the purported benefits of Energy Psychology may not know how best to present it to their clients without seeming too “out there.”

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Talking, Tapping, and Healing

When Attachment Therapy Meets Energy Psychology

David Feinstein • 8/12/2014

Despite a growing acceptance of integrative mind-body techniques, energy psychology remains just outside mainstream psychotherapy. And it’s easy to understand why—it makes frequent use of touch and includes techniques for tapping acupuncture points while conducting therapy.

Daily Blog
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In Consultation

Teaching Couples to Tap

David Feinstein • 8/30/2016

Could eliminating blocks in couples therapy be as simple as learning where to tap?

Magazine Article

The Case for Energy Psychology

Snake oil or therapeutic power tool?

David Feinstein • 11/1/2010

A wizened, seen-it-all psychologist describes how he came to embrace an approach that much of the orthodox psychotherapy world considers the latest incarnation of snake oil.

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David Feinstein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, has received nine national awards for his books on consciousness and energy healing. He has been a pioneer in developing innovative psychological approaches, particularly in the area of Energy Psychology. He has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. He and his wife, Donna Eden, direct the world’s largest organization teaching Energy Medicine.