Reiki for Cancer Patients: A Complementary Therapy for Wellbeing

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  Energy psychology includes tapping therapies, which have been widely researched and which we write about frequently. However, there is more to energy psychology than meridian tapping. Some energy psychology practices focus on the chakras (Advanced Integrative Therapies, for example, is a chakra-based energy psychology method). Others focus on the biofield. Energy […]

Emotional Freedom Techniques reduce stress: Another study makes the point, and an APA journal publishes it

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  The journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy published a special issue on complementary and integrative approaches to trauma therapy a few months ago. The issue includes a study by Peta Stapleton and colleagues showing that EFT reduces physiological stress as demonstrated by significant decreases in the stress hormone cortisol.  Study methods This randomized controlled […]

3 Ways Mentioning Energy Psychology Research Can Help You – And Your Clients!

(by Sarah Murphy, LPC)  I like to throw in a teeny bit of “well, the research says …” when I introduce my clients to energy psychology. I find it helps clients believe what I’m talking about, feel comfortable doing what I’m asking them to do, and trust that I know what I’m doing. I am […]