Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy is the outcome of one psychoanalyst’s encounter with the field known generically as energy psychology, which reveals how the conflicts and traumas active within the psyche are encoded as information within the body’s energy system. It is inspired primarily by the remarkable and far-reaching work of Dr. Roger Callahan in his development of Thought Field Therapy. There were important figures before Dr. Callahan in the lineage–notably George Goodheart, the founder of Applied Kinesiology, who first explored muscle testing as a source of information about the body’s organs and functions, and psychiatrist Dr. John Diamond, who extended this enquiry into the emotional and psychological domainsand many have built substantially on his work since.The author is compelled to the conclusion that purely talk-based forms of psychotherapyalthough not without valueare simply not able to engage effectively with the realm in which the patterns of emotional distress are encoded: the area at the interface of the psyche and the soma, the body’s energy field. For this reason, he encourages psychotherapists to consider the implications of TFT and the wider domain of energy psychology. He is convinced that this realm of the body and its energy is entirely congruent withand indeed an extension ofthe psychoanalysis originally developed by Freud.
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About the Author
Phil Mollon is a member of the Independent Group within the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a clinical psychologist, and trained in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. His interests have included Heinz Kohut and Self Psychology, trauma and traumatic memory, dissociative states of mind, shame, and disturbances in the experience of self. He is on the Advisory Board of the New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He works primarily within the British National Health Service, in Hertfordshire.
Table of Contents
Disclaimer; Acknowledgements; About the Author; 1) Introductory Remarksand Rationale for Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy; 2) The Essence of Energy Psychology; 3) History: How Did We Get to Modern Energy Psychology?; 4) Some Simple Beginnings: Tapping Points and Procedures, Using EFT as a Derivative of Thought Field Therapy; 5) Basic Procedures in an Energy Psychology Session; 6) Neurological (Energetic) Disorganisation; 7) Psychological Reversal and Associated Resistances; 8) Muscle Testing (Energy Checking or Body Dowsing); 9) Parts and Programmesand Other Elements of the Structure and Functioning of the Psycho-energetic System; 10) Energy Toxins; 11) Working With the Chakras; 12) Some Thoughts on Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT); 13) The Energy Perspective; 14) Freud, Reich, and Bioelectric EnergyFrom Libido to Qi; 15) Is the Energy Concept Necessary? A Cognitive Model of Emotional Freedom Technique; 16) Energy Psychology Perspectives and Therapy for Borderline and Other Personality Disorders; 17) A Systematic Review of the Evidence Base for Energy Psychology Methods; 18) Case Studies; 19) Ethical Aspects of Energy Psychological WorkDangers of Idealisation and Illusions of Knowing; References; Index.