Energy Healing in Psychotherapy

Energy Healing in PsychotherapyThe Energy Healing in Psychotherapy workshop with Gary Peterson, MD, offers a mind-body approach to helping clients heal, move past blocks, overcome resistance, and transform their lives. Energy psychotherapy incorporates traditional energy systems, such as meridians and chakras, and modern science. Research on energy psychotherapy suggests it is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more! Click these links to learn more about energy psychotherapy and its growing body of research demonstrating its evidence-based effectiveness.

We’ve all had clients who get stuck with traditional talk-based therapy, or who are yearning for something they can apply outside of the therapy room. Perhaps, you are looking for new tools to help your clients with high anxiety and trauma. Energy psychology offers powerful techniques that can lead to breakthroughs during therapy. Additionally, it empowers your clients by offering to them tools they can apply on their own as they go through the day.

Imagine your clients telling you about how they successfully used energy psychology techniques to reduce their stress with their kids;  or to focus on a challenging day at work; or even to neutralize a flood of trauma-related emotion.

How does energy psychotherapy work?

We tend to separate parts of us that are very intricately connected: thoughts, feelings, and body, for instance. Yet, all of these involve energetic and electrical processes.

The field of energy psychology leverages the relationship between neurological, biological, and energetic systems to transform thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors. These methods can be directly applied within any psychotherapeutic framework. They don’t replace what you are already doing, they enhance it.

As a participant in the Energy Healing in Psychotherapy workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Introduce clients to the science and art of energy psychology
  • Apply energy psychotherapy tools  
  • Confidently navigate this burgeoning field
  • Muscle test clients
  • Apply energy tapping techniques to reduce anxiety, increase focus, and more
  • Use Chinese meridian acupoints and energy centers teach self-soothing skills and help clients regulate their emotions
  • Demonstrate to and teach clients the most authoritative and popular techniques for
    • Balancing
    • Calming
    • Centering
    • Reducing stress
    • Regulating emotions
    • Living in the now
    • Increasing focus

DATES: June 15-16, 2018
Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Gary Peterson, M.D.
$325 if registered one month in advance, $100 deposit ($350 afterward)
Retake this workshop for $100 off
12 (APA; NBCC)


  • Discuss how energy healing methods fit into and support general psychotherapy practice
  • Describe memory reconsolidation in clinical practice
  • Scale goals of therapy and disturbing events
  • Apply three calming/centering procedures
  • Administer the biofield brushdown
  • Administer and interpret muscle testing
  • Assess clinical signs of energy disorganization
  • Develop issues for targeting
  • Understand the purpose of and execute bridging techniques
  • Apply a problem resolution procedure to disturbing events
  • Employ the light stream technique
  • Use energy center procedures to resolve disturbing events

Two-Day Schedule: 
Friday (Day One)
9 – 10:30 Introduction and overview of energy psychotherapy and research
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 am – 12 PM Demonstration and practice of muscle testing
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 PM Overview of energy centers and meridians; modern scientific understanding of bio-energy systems
3:30 – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 – 5 PM Group practice of energy tapping to reduce anxiety
Saturday (Day Two)
9 – 10:30 AM Overview of using energy psychotherapy techniques to treat anxiety and depression
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12 PM Small group practice of centering and grounding techniques
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 PM Overview and treatment of trauma
3:30 – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 – 5 PM Group practice, questions, and where to go from here

June 15, 2018 to June 16, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Early Registration$325.00
Late Registration $350.00
Retake Registration $250.00
Location Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy
659 Edwards Ridge Road
Chapel Hill NC 27517
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