Follow-Up On Psychotherapy: Energy Psychology
In last week’s post, I left out some additional forms of Psychotherapy. Another great method under this umbrella term is Energy Psychology. The Callahan Technique, now called Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was developed by Dr. Roger Callahan. This method is based on the idea that a thought produces a specific electrical field. By tapping on various acupuncture meridian points in a specific sequence, the energetic source of a problem can be neutralized or eliminated.
From Dr. Callahan’s methods and training came Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) developed by Gary Craig. EFT is essentially an emotional version of acupuncture. Instead of using needles, however, you stimulate well-established energy meridian points on your body by tapping them with your fingertips.
Energy Psychology (also referred to as Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods™ and Neuro-Somatic Stimulation™), a term coined by Dr. Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D., is also based on Callahan’s methods. This integrative approach involves balancing the energy systems in relation to emotion, cognition, behavior and health. Dr. Gallo’s method offers highly effective concepts and techniques for dealing with many of the symptoms of PCS/PTSD.
I am trained and certified in all the aforementioned psychotherapy techniques, and am certified to train others. Years ago, I used and taught Energy Psychology at the Logan Airport in Boston with the United Aircrew and the Red Cross Rescue Team.
For further explanations on psychotherapy, refer to my chapter on treatments in Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, which can be purchased here.