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    Explorations at theInterface of Energy, Cognition, Behavior, and Health

    Second Edition

    ENERGY

    PSYCHOLOGY

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    CRC PRESS

    Boca Raton London New York Washington, D.C.

    Explorations at the Interface of Energy, Cognition, Behavior, and Health

    Fred P. Gallo

    Second Edition

    ENERGY

    PSYCHOLOGY

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    Cover: Based on a design by Brigitte Goldenbaum, Hamburg, Germany.

    This book contains information obtained from authentic and highly regarded sources. Reprinted material

    is quoted with permission, and sources are indicated. A wide variety of references are listed. Reasonable

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    Dedication

    To Carolyn, our children, and grandchildren

    To my parents, Mary Louise and Fred 

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    Preface to the Second Edition The first edition of  Energy Psychology  was released in July 1998.  However, my

    learning and the writing began in late 1992 while I was studying kinesiology and

    later traveling the United States teaching professionals about the many wonders of 

    energy psychology. I was on a mission to make this treatment approach widely

    available, not just for the people I treat at my clinical practice in Hermitage, Penn-

    sylvania. And increasingly, this vision has become a reality not only in America but

    also throughout many areas of Canada, Europe, Australia, Central and South Amer- ica, South Africa, Asia, and more. This proliferation has been due in part to the

    publication of the first edition of Energy Psychology as well as related articles and

    books, supportive research on the effectiveness of energy psychology, and the ded-

    ication of therapists and trainers who have been willing to take up the torch and run

    with it.

    I have attempted to prepare this second edition to reflect significant aspects of 

    the field, while remaining true to the original edition. However, energy psychology

    is growing so rapidly that no volume of this size can do it justice. There are many

    approaches that I am only marginally familiar with, since I have been spending much of my time teaching and developing the approaches that I refer to as energy diag-

    nostic and treatment methods (ED¥TM) and energy consciousness therapy (ECT).

    Yet my edited volume, Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy (2002), provides chap-

    ters on key approaches to energy psychology, theory, and applications. That book

    complements this one.

    While the chapter titles in Energy Psychology remain the same, I have expanded

    the sections on scientific underpinnings, clinical research, manual muscle testing,

    related energy psychology approaches, and professional resources. Additional algo-

    rithms and descriptions of other energy psychology approaches also have been added. Chapter 1 briefly discusses some psychological paradigms or models: psycho-

    dynamic, environmental–behavioral, cognitive, systemic–cybernetic, neurologic,

    and biochemical, and paves the way to the energy paradigm with a discussion of 

    electrical neurotransmission, regeneration, L-fields, and quantum mechanics.

    Chapter 2 explores four therapeutic methods that have demonstrated ef ficiently

    in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias. Those methods are

    visual/kinesthetic dissociation (V/KD), eye movement desensitization and reprocess-

    ing (EMDR), traumatic incident reduction (TIR), and thought field therapy (TFT).

    Plausible active ingredients of these methods are discussed in some detail withparticular focus on the active ingredient of bioenergy.

    Chapter 3 investigates the body’s energy system, primarily focusing on acupunc-

    ture and some of the research that is supportive of the existence of bioenergy systems.

    This chapter also explores morphogenetic fields, homeopathy, and flower remedies,

    as well as empirical investigations of prayer.

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    Chapter 4 covers the origins of energy psychology in applied kinesiology and

    traces a number of offshoots, including Touch for Health (TFH), clinical kinesiol-

    ogy (CK), and educational kinesiology (Edu-K). The influence of applied kinesi-

    ology in the work of John Diamond, M.D., and Roger J. Callahan, Ph.D., is also briefly reviewed.

    Chapter 5 specifically highlights many aspects of the psychotherapeutic approach

    of John Diamond. His approach is the first to utilize applied kinesiology and the

    acupuncture meridian system to diagnose and treat psychological problems, com-

    bining this approach with psychodynamic understandings.

    Chapter 6 discusses the system developed by Roger J. Callahan, which is referred

    to as thought field therapy. This chapter introduces the notion of therapeutic

    sequences or algorithms, energy diagnostic procedures, psychological reversal,

    energy toxins, and briefly touches on thought field therapy research. Additionally, a thought field therapy trauma treatment procedure is covered along with reviews of 

    a few trauma cases.

    Chapter 7 is entitled “The Energy Therapist’s Manual.” It covers client prepa-

    ration and debriefing issues such as rapport, pacing, belief in the treatment, attune-

    ment, scaling, explaining the method, manual muscle testing, thought field therapy

    treatment points, psychological reversal, criteria-related reversals, neurologic disor-

    ganization corrections, energy toxins, etc. Additionally, sequences of treatment

    points, referred to as therapeutic algorithms, are offered for a wide array of clinical

    problems including specific phobias, trauma, addiction, anxiety, panic, obsessive- compulsive disorder, clinical depression, anger, guilt, and so on. This section

    includes many thought field therapy and related therapeutic algorithms. This chapter

    also provides an introduction to other energy psychotherapy methods including

    emotional stress release (ESR), frontal/occipital (F/O) holding, emotional freedom

    techniques (EFT), Tapas acupressure technique (TAT), energy diagnostic and treat-

    ment methods (ED¥TM), negative affect erasing method (NAEM), neuro-energetic

    sensory technique (NEST), and healing energy light process (HELP).

    Finally, Chapter 8 covers the current research on energy psychology and also

    explores clinical issues and proposes some avenues for future research. The questionabout the relevance of treatment point sequencing is raised, and approaches to

    evaluating thought field therapy and other energy psychotherapies are suggested with

    regard to phobias, trauma, addiction, generalized anxiety, dissociative identity dis-

    order, anger-rage, and a number of other areas. Integration of energy psychotherapies

    into one’s practice is also discussed.

    I have included an appendix — “Manual Muscle Testing Uses and Abuses” —

    which explores this important topic in more depth than in the earlier chapters of the

    book. I have also added an energy psychology glossary, as well as information on

    other resources.

    I originally wrote  Energy Psychology with the intention of providing a profes-

    sional introduction to the field that would be of interest and benefit to psychologists,

    psychiatrists, psychotherapists, other health care providers, and students. I also wanted

    to interest researchers in examining these treatment approaches that I have found to

    be so highly effective. These