Energy Psychology Helps Clinicians Treat Trauma/PTSD
Advanced Integrative Therapy Bypasses “Talk” to Heal the Unspeakable
Almost all suffering stems from a form of trauma. Trauma can take place in an instant or occur slowly over time. It can be recent or historical, reaching all the way back to pre-birth and birth trauma. Trauma is locked in the body. It can be expressed as repetitive actions, compulsive behaviors, self-harm, frozen memories, or flashbacks that intrude unexpectedly. However trauma presents itself, it disrupts our relationships and daily lives at home and work. If the trauma itself isn’t affecting us, the negative coping skills certainly are.
Energy psychology offers hope. Finally, clinicians are learning tools that help their clients get the results they deserve. Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) is the most comprehensive energy psychology developed. If you suffer from PTSD, a traumatic childhood, recent trauma, relationship trauma, and anything you’ve had difficulty overcoming, consider AIT as a treatment options. If you work with clients suffering trauma, consider training in AIT. Southeast Institute Director and President Vann Joins, PhD said, “In over 40 years of practice, AIT is the most powerful tool I have found to help people heal trauma.”
What is energy psychology?
For years, clinicians have known that traditional talk therapy does not help people suffering from trauma. That makes sense. As far as we know, thoughts form in the brain. Feelings and trauma, however, are intrinsically linked to the brain and body: where they can be formed, held, and expressed. Bessel van der Kolk elaborates on how trauma is held in the body in his recent book, The Body Keeps the Score.
Energy psychology (EP) is an emerging field that bridges body and mind by building on traditional Eastern knowledge of acupuncture, yoga, qi-gong, energy meridians, chakras, and more. Perhaps EP’s attention to and integration of body and mind is why clinicians are finally reporting success in treating trauma and its effects.
The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) defines energy psychology (EP) as, “a mind-body approach to understanding and improving human functioning. EP focuses on the relationship between bioenergy systems, neuro and electro physiological processes, and mental functions involving thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behavior.”
Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy has offered psychotherapy and training for nearly 50 years. We’ve incorporated energy psychology for nearly 20 years. Of the treatments we’ve learned about and taught, AIT is the most comprehensive and effective. We are excited to offer AIT to our clients and to clinicians.
What is Advanced Integrative Therapy?
Advanced Integrative Therapy is a dynamic new energy psychotherapy developed by Asha Clinton. AIT offers lasting relief from a range of psychological disorders, physical diseases, allergenic symptoms, and spiritual impasses. Starting from the premise that all upsetting events are types of trauma, and that they are housed within the body, mind and spirit, AIT quickly removes the after-effects of such traumatic events and clears the traumatic residue such as disturbing emotions, negative beliefs and attitudes, destructive desire and fantasies, addictions, compulsions, obsessions, dissociation, spiritual blockage, physical abreaction, sensitivities, and disease.
AIT also transforms negative character structures into positive ones, thus allowing therapists to successfully treat personality disorders, dissociative disorders, non-psychotic paranoid disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. To do this, therapists learn how to access unconscious material, and how to move energy through the body’s major energy centers (chakras) to eliminate symptoms, their cause and after-effects.
Upcoming Energy Psychology Workshops at Southeast Institute