Clinical experience and research has shown energy psychology (EP) to be a highly effective brief treatment of PTSD in contexts that range from war related PTSD in US veterans to the effects of genocide in Rwandan orphans. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment. Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and posttraumatic growth.
Drawing from and integrating the latest neurobiology and energy psychology research findings and case studies, we present an array of brief tools and skill sets to guide therapists in the incorporation of energy psychology techniques into their existing practice and therapist toolboxes. This workshop will include demonstration and skill practice.
Energy Psychology (EP) is a family of focused and brief approaches to releasing stuck energy in the mindbody system that usually is the result of unresolved small “t” or big “T” trauma. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment. Participants will learn how to incorporate this “power therapy” with their current methods to regulate emotional over-arousal and escalating patterns of reactivity while creating greater personal empowerment. Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and post traumatic growth. Both the current research and the basic clinical protocols will be presented.
IC01 Workshop 24 - Finding the Energy to Heal: Ericksonian Principles and Energy Psychology - Maggie Phillips, PhD
This workshop explores ways of applying principles of energy psychology to Ericksonian methods of
mind/body healing. Ways that energy therapies, including Ericksonian hypnosis, EMDR and various
body-focused methods, can reopen psychological "meridians" blocked by stress to promote energy
shifts that help resolve symptoms and restore health will be presented and practiced. The format
includes video and live demonstrations, a brief practicum and case consultation.
This workshop presents several Energy Psychology techniques that can be used to reduce stress, rebalance the energy system and turn on positive energies. Additional methods include techniques that can help prevent as well as treat chronic stress symptoms. These approaches can be easily taught to clients and are equally effective for therapist self-care.
To achieve optimal health and functioning, we need our minds to be in a relaxed and focused state. This demonstration uses imagery, color, sound, light, metaphor and transfer of energy to achieve change in states of consciousness for mental and physical fitness.
The single reason most people don’t recover from pain is related to unresolved trauma. This workshop will present efficient, effective ways to develop cooperative partnership with somatic experience to create lasting comfort, balance in the nervous system, and healing of past trauma. Techniques are drawn from , neuroscience, Somatic Experiencing,™ Ericksonian principles, mindfulness, and Energy Psychology to provide a cohesive, multi-modal approach.
Multilevel communication was important to Erickson. In this demonstration we will use “energetic communication”. Energy Psychology (EP) approaches will be integrated within an Ericksonian framework to treat a traumatic event; first focusing on neutralizing the negative affect of the trauma with EP and then increasing positive resources and connections with Ericksonian Hypnosis.
Energy Psychology (EP) techniques are easy to learn, safe/non-abreactive, evidenced-based, brief approaches, used for everything from bullying to rape to PTSD in veterans to survivors of genocide in Rwanda. Ericksonian Hypnosis and Energy Psychology are brief mind body approaches for treating trauma that both utilize interpersonal neurobiology and memory reconsolidation. We will rapidly review the research and theory supporting them. Then we will focus on teaching you the basics of using emotional freedom techniques (EFT-tapping) within a trauma informed framework and integrating it with Ericksonian principles.