Energy psychology is a scientifically validated body of research and core set of treatment techniques that conceptualizes thoughts, feelings, emotions, and other psychological phenomena as manifestations of energy working though the system of the human body. If some psychological phenomenon is causing pain, distress, or a lack of function to an individual, the somatic techniques of energy psychology work to disrupt the flow of energy causing that phenomenon.
One of the more common techniques in the energy psychology repertoire is called energy tapping, a practice, similar to acupressure, that involves manipulating and tapping certain points along the body's energy meridians to influence psychological events. Author Fred Gallo developed energy tapping into a self-care program for a variety of common psychological complaints in his book Energy Tapping. Now, in this new book, he applies the technique specifically to recovering from acute trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Energy Tapping for Trauma offers a concise overview of how trauma affects us and why certain aspects of traumatic experience can linger as post-traumatic stress. The book adapts energy psychology techniques into simple, effective strategies for "short-circuiting" the emotional problems associated with trauma. Throughout, the book advocates for a balanced and sensible "whole-person" approach to dealing with and recovering from a traumatic event.
Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and a pioneer in the field of energy psychology. He has published seven books and many book chapters, articles, and workshop manuals on the subject. He maintains a private clinical practice and teaches internationally on the application of energy psychology for therapy, coaching, and personal development. Gallo is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).