Energy Psychology (EP) combines established Western approaches to therapy, such as exposure therapy (a researched and established Western approach to treatment) with non-Western, holistic techniques of healing and spiritual development.
Building on conventional therapeutic methods, EP utilises simple methods and techniques from acupressure, yoga, qi gong, and energy medicine to quickly shift the brain’s neural pathways.
As a result, EP can help you to overcome fear, guilt, shame, hurt, anger, and anxiety and enhance your ability to connect, love, and enjoy life.
EP has been proven to be very effective and can help you process trauma, release negative emotions, and change negative limiting beliefs often much faster than conventional therapy can.
If you’ve never heard of Energy psychology, the above is likely to raise your skepticism. It’s going to set off some “bullshit alarms”. That’s OK. Just means you’re not easily fooled.
I was very skeptical myself at first. But I realised that I could only truly know if it was nonsense by trying it out for myself.
And I’m so glad I did because it’s changed my life beyond belief.
Much of the basics of Energy psychology are shared for free online. And using just the basics, you can often already experience the amazing power of it.
It only takes a short time investment to get a potentially life-changing experience that sets you on a path to social confidence. So my strong advice to you would be to give this a try.
At least prove to yourself beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is total nonsense. And you can only do that by trying it out personally, by giving it a committed try.
When you actually do some of the exercises my belief is that, like me, you’ll turn from skeptical into a raving fan.
And, if you find yourself not able to get a result, work with a practitioner of the technique of choice. You’ll have your world rocked.
I say this at the start of the page because for me, Energy psychology has been the difference that made the difference in overcoming my social anxiety.
Once I stumbled unto EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in 2006 after years of struggling with solely self help and Western psychology approaches (changing thoughts, facing fears, etc.) I had a life-transforming breakthrough.
I share this breakthrough in detail in my story so I won’t go into detail here. But that day I experienced a profound emotional shift.
I went from feeling totally embarrassed and ashamed to completely calm and at peace in just a minute or two.
When this happened I could hardly believe that it actually happened.
Never had I experienced such rapid and deep relief. This was such an empowering and liberating experience that it changed my life. After that I committed myself to using EFT to resolve my social anxiety, and learn as much as I could about it.
As a result of that commitment I’ve now become completely anxiety-free. I used EFT (and other Energy Psychology techniques) and have been anxiety-free for years now, and I’m fortunate to feel relaxed and at ease socially.
I connect with people effortlessly and have a satisfying social life with great friends.
I’ve also been coaching socially anxious people using EFT since 2009, and use various other EP-techniques that are unbelievably effective.
This is what psychotherapist Dr David Lake says about Energy Psychology and tapping (EFT)
on my “Social Anxiety Solutions” podcast show: