Energy Psychology: An Integrated Neuroscience Paradigm

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 4.21.06 PM 250pxA poll of ACEP membership found that the thing most members want to know about is the science behind energy psychology. With that in mind, here is a video of Dr. Robert Schwarz (in conversation with Michael DeMolina) creating a coherent neuroscience frame for why EP works. Included is a description of three interlocking brain processes (amygdala deactivation, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation) that explain why EP is so effective in treating trauma. It accounts for the deep changes that people regularly experience and how previously traumatic memories are permanently changed to neutral or processed memories in as little as a single session.

This is the first time these three processes have been integrated into a coherent narrative about EP’s effectiveness within an interpersonal neurobiology frame.

You can view the video here in three short segments.

Youtube Still_Neuroscience and EP


  1. Phil Mollon says:

    Excellent succinct videos. However, I think the concept of memory reconsolidation should be used with caution. The research shows it to be an extremely complex matter. At the 2019 ACEP conference, I presented a critique of this in relation to energy psychology. I have strong reservations about the book you mention. See this excellent article by one of the leading researchers in memory reconsolidation:
    Phil Mollon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: