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Does Energy Psychology Really Work?

Tapping Pioneer David Feinstein Shares What Made Him a Believer

David Feinstein

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

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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VIDEO: Incorporating Energy Psychology in Your Practice

Getting Clients Comfortable with Energy Psychology

David Feinstein

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

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

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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