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What is Energy Psychology?

What is Energy Psychology?

Energy Psychology: Definition

Energy psychology addresses the relationship of energy systems to emotion, cognition, behavior and health. These systems include electrical activity of the nervous system and heart, meridians, biophotons, biofields, etc.

Although psychological functioning involves thought, emotions, chemistry, neurology, genetics and environmental aspects, at an essential level bioenergy is also involved. Just as an audiotape or computer hard drive contain information in electromagnetic fields, similarly our brain and body operate electromagnetically.  Energy psychology is applicable to a wide range of areas including psychotherapy, counseling, education, vocational guidance, physical health, pain management, sports and peak performance.

Fred P. Gallo, Ph.D.

Corporate

Corporate

I believe a company is as successful as its staff is happy and functioning at their peak. The stronger and better functioning the work force – the more successful the company.

We are first and foremost energetic beings then a physical body (which has been proven scientifically). By this I mean that we will first FEEL an imbalance before it affects or registers in our physical bodies and manifests as a disease or medical condition.

You must realise that our bodies are amazing computers – more powerful than any computer ever created! The body has an intelligence of its own and is built to survive. Your body knows exactly what to do to heal itself, and does so best when the energy system is in balance.

However, if we run it ragged by pushing it too hard then it ends up in energetic overwhelm where its primary function kicks in, which is survival, where we are running on adrenalin to keep us going, and so it keeps the heart beating and keeps us breathing. But in this mode it is unable to heal any other imbalances that are going on in the body that need attention. All else then takes a “back seat” which means that your body is now in “survival mode” or to use the common term “stressed out.”

Sometimes you don’t feel 100% – you have no energy or enthusiasm, yet there is nothing apparently physically wrong with you, even according to your medical doctor. Very often it is because you are energetically out of balance. When you have been under a lot of stress – whether it is mental, emotional or physical – the first place you will register it will be in your energy field (aura), long before anything physical happens. It’s your body warning you to take a break and much needed time out, so that it can get itself back into balance.

If you take the feeling of needing to rest seriously and do so, your body will bounce back energetically. However, if you do not take heed of the warning signs you are receiving from your body, then your body will physically manifest something to force you to slow down and rest so that it can recuperate. The extent of the dis-ease or imbalance that manifests will be equal to the amount of rest required for your body to “recharge its batteries.”

For example, someone who has a high powered job who drives themselves too hard, is always working to deadlines or is a “workaholic” and doesn’t know when to take “time-out,” is overly driven and stressed out – then the extreme that the body may develop is M.E. or “Yuppie ‘Flu’.” This disease normally takes the body out of function for about nine months or more, which indicates how stressed out the body was!

A few telltale signs of being in energetic overwhelm or stressed are:
You wake up feeling exhausted no matter how many hours sleep you’ve had;
You feel like you are doing everything in reverse, taking much longer to achieve something than you would normally;
You read and re-read a document unable to register what you are reading.

If one is able to assist the body and bring it energetically into balance, then our functioning returns back to its peak. In this space we are able to achieve a huge amount of work in a short period of time because our minds are sharper and we are functioning more coherently.

When you receive an energy treatment it supports the body, bringing the energy field back into balance so that it no longer needs to be in “survival mode.” Then the body is able to self-heal.

With the healing that I do, there are specific techniques used for specific conditions eg. Aura cleansing and Chakra balancing: where one clears and balances the energy field of all the mental and emotional issues that are there so that you are able to function better. Very often at the end of a session the Client will comment “I feel so much lighter” which is an accurate description of the result of this healing.

I have had huge success with people who work in the corporate world who have been in a very bad space and unable to function in there highly demanding positions due to extreme stress, and completely made an about turn. I have also had great success with people who have had high level exams to write that feel that they are unable to retain anything while studying for an exam (to the point where they felt that they were definitely going to fail), pass with flying colours and were even able to take the breaks offered during the exam and finish in the designated time (which they had never been able to do before!).

If someone is going through any mental or emotional trauma, this will also put them in energetic overwhelm where they are unable to function at their peak. The fact that this may have to do with their personal lives is irrelevant, as you cannot switch off when you go to work. People who have had extensive medication for illness or have had operations under anaesthetic will also have an energy field that is in tilt and this healing will also clear that from the energy system.

There are also techniques for releasing grief and loss, where there has been a loss through divorce or death that helps the body release the debilitating feeling that it is unable to continue, or feels that it is functioning at half mast. These techniques also work with great success for people who suffer from depression, as depression is where the energy system is “depressed” which is “pressed down” meaning in “overload”.

Energy healing is very beneficial for any of these conditions.

The Abundance Workshop that I teach is also excellent for companies as it motivates the staff to be the best that they can be, transforming their lives, thus taking the company to a whole new level as this would have a knock on effect on everything in their lives. The company is as good as its staff!

Life Coaching – is for guidance for your life’s path and purpose, including career counselling and business counselling, where you need a “business buddy” to bounce certain business proposals or ideas or concepts off, to make a clearer decision.

Grief Release and Counselling

Grief Release and Counselling

Powerful for releasing of ALL grief and loss you have experienced in your life thus far. Many people when suffering a loss, whether through divorce or death, get frozen in that moment of shock related to the loss and feel unable to move on with their lives. This can be very debilitating. Each new loss is compounded on any previous losses, which makes for great difficulty in dealing with the present loss (like “the straw that broke the camel’s back”). With this technique one can release the energetic charge connected to the ALL the moments of shock, so that the individual can move forward in their lives having released the burden of grief.

Clearing Sabotaging Patterns

Clearing Sabotaging Patterns

What keeps me in this financial situation? What stops me from getting that promotion? Why do I keep attracting the wrong partners? Why does this health condition persist? Why does this keep happening to me?

My personal experience of this has been “mind blowing” and that’s why I now include it as a MUST HAVE session for anyone who is SERIOUS about shifting their stuff!

We only develop filters at the age of eight. Before that they are undeveloped, and so our vulnerable and innocent Subconscious Mind believes all the messages that it receives. This information then becomes deeply embedded in our cellular memory as underlying programs and beliefs that play out for the rest of our lives, sometimes sabotaging our best efforts to improve our circumstances.

Have you ever felt that you have done everything right and yet things don’t seem to flow in the right way for you? There are decisions you KNOW you must make and yet you just don’t do it? Very often deep subconscious fears or beliefs stop you, sometimes sabotaging your efforts in order for you to be “safe.” The body is built for survival and all subconscious programming is geared towards our survival. If anything is “seen” as a threat to your survival, challenging your “programmed beliefs,” then all your instincts will lead you away from that “threat.”In this session we tap into the body’s innate wisdom locating and clearing negative patterns and beliefs that may be undermining or sabotaging our ability and efforts to achieve our full potential. This includes: Clearing emotional blocks; releasing emotional patterns; shifting fears and negative emotions; clearing limiting mental patterns and subconscious beliefs.When someone is experiencing a negative emotional state, whether that be fear, anger or upset, the brain goes on alert, putting the body into a full fight-or-flight response. This response was originally meant for a real life-or-death physical threat eg. when the tribesman was facing a lion. This programming is still in our DNA even though we have progressed from that time. The Subconscious Mind does not distinguish between an actual threat and a perceived threat triggered internally according to past experience – it still feels life is being threatened. The stress response triggered internally is caused by a negative memory or thought having its roots in conditioned learning in childhood or a past trauma.By changing the information from “threat” to “safe” the “file” will now be logged in the “safe” section of experiences in the Subconscious Mind.

Chucking the Whole Onion

Chucking the Whole Onion

I recommend this session for someone who is coming to me for the very first time for a session, as this session creates a huge shift in your life view and circumstances.

For every experience one has had in life, there is an emotional charge related to the experience (good or bad). When a good feeling emotional charge is triggered that’s great, however when a negative emotional charge is triggered, it affects us in a negative way.

For example, someone new starts working in your office and looks like the person who broke your heart when you were 16. Although you know perfectly well that this is not the person from the past, your body has the same reaction that you had the first time you saw this person each time you see this person, because of the negative charge that is triggered related to the memory… even though you may no longer be consciously aware of it.

After a while you stop being consciously aware of your physical reaction to seeing this person each day…but the trigger is still activated subconsciously.

We are first and foremost energetic beings then physical beings ie. we have an energy field surrounding our physical bodies (which can be measured by science) which responds to stimuli in our environment before our physical senses do. This energy field registers what is happening in your environment and then feeds the information to your body which then reacts. We interact with our environment through our energy field. Every experience we have ever had has the memory of that experience registered in our DNA and cellular memory. When a memory is triggered through our environment or our thoughts (consciously or unconsciously), that memory becomes activated in our energy field (aura) IN PRESENT TIME. Our body doesn’t know how to remember something “in the past”…the only way it can do it is by bringing the experience into present time AS IF YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW.

They say the Subconscious Mind doesn’t know the difference between an imagined situation and a real experience that you are going through right now…that’s because it experiences it NOW, REAL TIME, as if you were going through the experience. That’s also how it works with memories. That’s why, when you think of a sad memory, you feel sad NOW.

In our daily life there are many things of the past that can be triggered in our memories, caused by seeing something or someone, smells, tastes or thoughts that activate emotional triggers. If there are many things in your environment that cause negative triggers continually then the body goes into “survival mode” due to the stress of it all. ie. keeps the heart beating and the lungs breathing; effectively shutting your energy field and energy centres down for self-preservation…this is what depression is…that “shut down” mode where one is unable to function. That’s when you feel like you can’t get out of bed in the morning; you drag yourself through the day, walking as if you have lead boots on. You feel like sleeping all the time, because when you’re asleep nothing is active in your energy field so it can recharge while you are sleeping. (Your energy field is your body’s battery for it to function in everyday life. If the energy field is depleted then the body is unable to function properly.)

To me, energy healing is the best kept secret because it can do what nothing else can do for the body – no blood transfusion, medication, operation can do what energy healing can do. The way that I use the energy healing is to clear all past negative emotional charges that no longer serve you, that are blocking you and preventing you from moving forward in life.

Eg. If you had a bad relationship in the past then in your new relationship things will happen that trigger the old experiences which can then cause those same things to happen in the new relationship, when they don’t need to. The person you’re involved with now is not the same person you were involved with before, but you can create the same patterns in this new relationship by continuously expecting the past to repeat itself.

I believe energy healing is limitless and so we can “chuck the whole onion” instead of “peeling layer for layer”, meaning we can deal with all the “stuff” in one session instead of a session for each issue. My experience has proven this to be true. Every experience we have ever had has a negative or positive emotional charge related to it, which can be triggered at any time through our environment or our thinking. When a negative memory is triggered, consciously or unconsciously, it triggers the negative emotional charge related to that experience which results in us having a negative reaction eg. feeling down, stressed, lack of energy and in the extreme, depression. In this healing session I focus on releasing all negative charges in your energy field that no longer serve you, so that you can function better in your everyday life. The shift experienced is truly life-changing! This is effective on all levels and in all situations eg. loss of a loved one, divorce, betrayal, death, stress, fear, abuse, relationship issues and overwhelment.

Teenage Depression

Teenage Depression

Stress in children’s lives due to effect of negative situation at home – stress with parents – peer pressure – pressure regarding grades – effect of medication, anaesthetic, sports injuries. How energy healing keeps them at optimum level for school and sports. Unable to change circumstance, but energy healing helps the response to be different to the same circumstances… not in tilt, where there is an exaggerated response to something small.

It is not so much that things will be different in their life, as much as they will approach and respond to the things in their life differently.

Benefits of energy healing

Energy healing creates coherence in the energy system where there is confusion. “Signals” get scrambled – energy healing is like a reboot to gain coherence so that the body can function optimally. This benefits the individual physically, mentally and emotionally.

Applications:

Teenage depression
Stress / anxiety / panic attacks
Pressure from self / peers
Performance pressure sport / academic
Exams – studying / writing
Self-worth / self-confidence issues
Self-doubt
Childhood trauma
Abuse issues
Overwhelment
Fear of failure (so doesn’t even try) – Abraham Lincoln story
Separation anxiety / overly attached to parent/s
Concentration / focus / ADD / ADHD

Signs that could indicate a possible problem:

Unable to focus or concentrate
Low energy levels
No zest for life
Refusal to partake
Isolating themselves
Low grades / low achievement
Hurting themselves / others
Not excited about anything
Tearful / angry / short-tempered
Withdrawn / aggressive – verbally or physically

What is behind negative behaviour
Bully:

A person who bullies others is normally coming from a disempowered space, either where they are abused at home and so lash out in an environment where they can – picking on soft, weaker targets – the aggression being equal to how bad the situation is that they are in; or feeling oppressed with low self-esteem due to peer pressure, or are being dominated at home by parents or siblings.

Children are inclined to take too much personal responsibility for what is happening in their lives – “it’s all my fault”

In this day and age, parents are too caught up with their work – very few are stay-at-home moms. The jobs are demanding so parents end up short-tempered at home with their families. Tell the children what’s going on ie. pressure at work (no need for them to get all the details); ask them to be patient with your reactions as you have had a bad day – let them know that they are not the cause of your bad temperedness… that your behaviour is not caused by them.

In most cases when parents get divorced the children think that they are the cause of the divorce. It’s important that the situation is explained to them (without going into the gory details) so that they know that they are not responsible for the parents splitting up.

Take what the child is going through as REAL because it is real to them

“All in the mind” was the old approach to an experience that someone was going through where there was no apparent physical reason for the person’s personal experience. Two people’s response to the same situation can be completely opposite depending on their individual past experiences, as that sets the “looking-glass” through which they view life.

“A phase that they are going through” is a very real experience for the child, very often with the effects of the “phase” carried forward with them into their adult lives. Never before has teenage depression been so prevalent in our society or depression so prevalent in society at large. Maybe the reason for the adult depression is caused by their experiences in their childhood years not having been addressed nor understood.

This generation of children need to be heard

This generation is very different from past generations (the ADD, ADHD children since 1980’s) – these children NEED TO BE HEARD. They are able to express their needs and are able to communicate what they are feeling better than any past generation has. They cannot be treated in the same way as past generations…”seen but not heard”. This is the most sensitive generation… you cannot bluff them that everything is okay when it is not… they KNOW when something is wrong… don’t treat them like fools… don’t lie to them about anything… give them just enough info to satisfy the question if it is too complicated (like the birds and bees ツ).

How is imbalance caused – how is it experienced when nothing is indicated physically

For every experience one has had in life, there is an emotional charge related to the experience (good or bad). When a good feeling emotional charge is triggered that’s great, however when a negative emotional charge is triggered, it affects us in a negative way.

For example:

    1. Someone new starts working in your office and looks like the person who broke your heart when you were 16. Although you know perfectly well that this is not the person from the past, your body has the same reaction that you had the first time you saw this person each time you see them, because of the negative charge that is triggered related to the memory. After a while you stop being consciously aware of your physical reaction to seeing this person each day… BUT the body reacts each time causing the trigger to activate subconsciously.

OR

  1. A new teacher starts teaching at school and looks like someone that abused the child when he/she was small. Although the child knows perfectly well that this is not the person from the past, their body has the same reaction that they had the first time they saw this person each time they see them, because of the negative charge that is triggered related to the memory. Even though the child may no longer be consciously aware of their physical reaction to seeing this person each day… the trigger is still activated subconsciously.

We are first and foremost energetic beings then a physical body ie. we have an energy field surrounding our physical bodies (which can be measured by science) which responds to stimuli in our environment before our physical senses do. This energy field registers what is happening in your environment and then feeds the information to your body which then reacts. We interact with our environment through our energy field. Every experience we have ever had has the memory of that experience registered in our DNA and cellular memory. When a memory is triggered through our environment or our thoughts (consciously or unconsciously), that memory becomes activated in our energy field IN PRESENT TIME. Our body doesn’t know how to remember something “in the past”… the only way it can do it is by bringing the experience into present time AS IF YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW.

They say the Subconscious Mind doesn’t know the difference between an imagined situation and a real experience that you are going through right now… that’s because it experiences it NOW, REAL TIME, as if you were going through the experience. That’s also how it works with memories. That’s why, when you think of a sad memory, you feel sad NOW.

In our daily life there are many things of the past that can be triggered in our memories, caused by seeing something or someone, smells, tastes or thoughts that activate emotional triggers. If there are many things in your environment that cause negative triggers continually then the body goes into “survival mode” due to the stress of it all. ie. keeps the heart beating and the lungs breathing; effectively shutting your energy field and energy centres down for self-preservation… this is what depression is… that “shut down” mode where one is unable to function. That’s when you feel like you can’t get out of bed in the morning; you drag yourself through the day, walking as if you have lead boots on. You feel like sleeping all the time, because when you’re asleep nothing is active in your energy field so it can recharge while you are sleeping. (Your energy field is your body’s battery for it to function in everyday life. If the energy field is depleted then the body is unable to function properly.)

To me, energy healing is the best kept secret because it can do what nothing else can do for the body – no blood transfusion, medication, operation can do what energy healing can do. The way that I use the energy healing is to clear all past negative emotional charges that no longer serve the person that are blocking them and preventing them from moving forward in life.

eg. If you had a bad relationship in the past then in your new relationship things will happen that trigger the old experiences which can then cause those same things to happen in the new relationship, when they don’t need to. The person you’re involved with now is not the same person you were involved with before, but you can create the same patterns in this new relationship by continuously expecting the past to repeat itself.

Every experience we have ever had has a negative or positive emotional charge related to it, which can be triggered at any time through our environment or our thinking. When a negative memory is triggered, consciously or unconsciously, it triggers the negative emotional charge related to that experience which results in us having a negative reaction eg. feeling down, stressed, lack of energy and in the extreme, depression. In the healing session I focus on releasing all negative charges in the energy field that no longer serve you, so that you can function better in your everyday life. The shift experienced is truly life-changing! This is effective on all levels and in all situations eg. loss of a loved one, divorce, betrayal, death, stress, fear, abuse, relationship issues and overwhelment.

Spiritual Counselling

Spiritual Counselling

Spiritual Counselling – is for counsel on the things that you feel you cannot get clearly because you are too close to the situation, and for guidance on different life issues.

Life Coaching – is for guidance for your life’s path and purpose, including career counselling and business counselling, where you need a “business buddy” to bounce certain business proposals or ideas or concepts off, to make a clearer decision.

Soul Coaching – is guidance for your spiritual path and understanding your Soul’s purpose.

Sometimes in life things get a little blurred, where you can’t see the wood for the trees and there is no-one who will be unbiased and neutral that you can speak to to bounce things off. Things are often seen more clearly by someone outside the situation, what ever it might be. It is also important to speak to someone you feel comfortable with who will give you clear counsel and guidance so that you can make informed choices rather than irrational ones.

Everyone in life needs someone to talk to. Many people feel that if they need to speak to someone that is doing it formally, like a “shrink,” that people will think that they are crazy. People speak to people everyday about their problems – this is just speaking to someone outside of your normal circle of friends or family, that you can speak to about things you may not be able to share with those closest to you.

This can be about relationships: both work and personal, issues you may have with yourself or others, situations at home and at work, issues of your childhood that may affect your adult life.

I believe that what I do in a consultation is shift your perception about what is happening and why, and in so doing taking you out of the space you were in so that you can see things from a different perspective.

It’s not so much that things will be different in your life, as much as you will see and approach the things in your life differently!