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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.

David Feinstein on using energy psychology in couples therapy.

Even so, energy psychology has shown promise in trauma treatment and as a supplement to conventional talk therapy. “One of the strengths of energy psychology is its speed and precision,” says David Feinstein, author of five books on energy healing. “So right there in the moment, the entire landscape of the brain is changing around the issue that the person is thinking about.”

Research in energy psychology is still uncovering why and how this works. But in the meantime, David believes therapists can benefit from its simple somatic techniques by adding them to existing treatment models. In this brief video clip, he discusses how energy psychology can be applied to attachment-based couples therapy.

When couples are stuck in repetitive themes and conflicts, David says, energy psychology can get them unstuck and moves things forward. In his session of the Networker Webcast When Attachment is the Problem, David offers a range of scenarios in which energy psychology is helpful, as well as demonstrations of easy-to-use techniques.

Topic: Attachment Theory

Tags: energy psychology | mind-body | psychology | psychotherapy | talking | therapists | therapy | trauma treatment | attachment

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:10:51 PM | posted by Mark Bottinick
I saw a couple in trouble. The female was responding to the male as if he were her father, who had been violent. The male responded to the female as if she were his mother, who emotionally abandoned him. I treated their trauma history in a session or two. Problem solved. The work is transformational. I'm sorry about all the time I spent just talking to therapists.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:00:54 PM | posted by Mark Bottinick
You've obviously never tried Energy Psychology, Don. I've used it extensively for nearly 20 years and can reliably bring about extremely rapid, dramatic, and lasting results using these tools. Three international organizations that do first mental health response to natural and man-made disasters (earthquakes/genocide) use these tools and they get amazing results. I REGULARLY see people who report disappointing results after years of therapy. They know all about their problems, but still have them. They never complain "this is too weird" after I help them in minutes release symptoms they've had for years.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:39:30 PM | posted by Sandra Rowe
I have used tapping in my practice when appropriate and I have used it in my own life with much success in dealing wtih my own attachment issues. To say it works is an awesome understatement.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:22:10 PM | posted by Don Acorn
Lunatic fringe

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:00:53 PM | posted by Michelle Barone
I have used Energy Psychology for the last 15 years in my practice. i am glad to see this moving more into the mainstream. Thanks for brining David and this information more into awarmeness.