The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change


Publishers Weekly (09/26/2005):
The authors readily admit their bold claims -"Your emotional health, your success in the world, and your level of joy can all be dramatically enhanced by shifting the energies that regulate them" -are not backed by empirical research. Nonetheless, Feinstein, a clinical psychologist and national director of the Energy Medicine Institute; his wife, Eden, a renowned energy healer (and Feinstein's coauthor on "Energy Medicine"); along with Craig, founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), assert that phobias and anxieties often fade in minutes, trauma might be alleviated in a few sessions, anger can be decreased, depression may be managed without medication, and young children can be given an achievement boost by following their techniques. The theory is that "stimulating energy points on the skin, paired with specified mental activities, can instantly shift your brain's electrochemistry." Despite the wide use of acupuncture in alternative Western medicine, not much is known about the body's energies and how that energy can be used in healing. The authors say this book can be approached with a "show-me" attitude. Indeed, Feinstein, Eden and Craig will have to "show" empirical evidence before their method can be supported by the mental health field. "(Nov.) " Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal (11/15/2005):
Clinical psychologist Feinstein and his team of practitioners here demonstrate how the mind and body work together to form emotional responses -and how maladaptive reactions to situations can be corrected by sending electrochemical signals directly to the brain. The authors base their program on applied kinesiology, a modern form of the ancient Eastern healing arts, which has been used to treat posttraumatic stress in Kosovo as well as habits, addictions, and phobias around the world. Patients are taught to interrupt their conditioned response to situations through tapping on specific points of the skin and mentally rehearsing new responses. While this unconventional method may raise a few eyebrows, the procedures and theory are well explained, and results are documented. Recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Biographical Note:
David Feinstein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who serves as national director of the Energy Medicine Institute.
Donna Eden has been teaching people how to understand their body's energies for more than twenty-five years. She has treated more than ten thousand clients individually and has taught hundreds of classes throughout the world.
Gary Craig is the founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the most widely used of all the techniques within the burgeoning new field of energy psychology.
This groundbreaking book explains how to tap into your body's energy not only to change your health, but to change your behaviors and thought patterns as well.
Your body is comprised of energy pathways and energy centers that are in constant motion, a dynamic interplay with other energies and with your cells, organs, immune system, mood, and thoughts. If you can shift these energies, you can influence your physical health, your emotional patterns, and your state of mind.
The Promise of Energy Psychology gives simple step-by-step instructions that will help you to:
- overcome fear, guilt, shame, jealousy, or anger
- change unwanted habits and behaviors
- enhance your ability to love, succeed, and enjoy life
The energy approach presented in this book can help bring about significant change in your life. With this strategy, stubborn phobias often fade in minutes; the lifelong effects of an early trauma can frequently be reduced or completely eliminated; uncontrollable anger can rapidly become manageable; even elusive physical problems may respond where other treatments have failed. The Promise of Energy Psychology is an amazing tool that puts the ability to effect change directly into your hands, and finally gives you control over your fears, pain, and destructive behaviors.

Review Citations:
Publishers Weekly 09/26/2005 pg. 79 (EAN 9781585424429, Paperback)
Ingram Advance 11/01/2005 pg. 104 (EAN 9781585424429, Paperback)
Library Journal 11/15/2005 pg. 84 (EAN 9781585424429, Paperback)
Contributor Bio: Feinstein, David
DAVID FEINSTEIN, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Antioch College, and the California School of Professional Psychology. He has contributed more than 80 articles to the profess

Contributor Bio: Eden, Donna
Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system.

Contributor Bio: Craig, Gary
Gary Craig has been deeply interested in personal improvement through psychology from an early age. He is the originator of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Gary is a Stanford engineering graduate, a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and trained in other forms of Energy Psychology.

Contributor Bio: Bowen, Mike
Mike Bowen, a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mystery novels, including Screenscam (2002), which introduced Rep and Melissa Pennyworth. He wrote the entry on The American Legal System for the Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, and was a member of the panels that selected the winner of the 1995 Edgar Award for Best Mystery and the 1996 Edgar Award for Best Critical or Biographical Work.

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