Citation (APA Style): Gallo, F. P. (2013). Energy for healing trauma: Energy Psychology and the efficient treatment of trauma and PTSD. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5(1), 19—31.
Recently there has been increasing interest in investigating energy psychology theoretically and as clinical intervention. This article provides an overview of energy psychology, including its history, theory, active ingredients, and empirical research on the effects in general and for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Personal and case vignettes are also provided to illustrate the treatment process. The therapeutic effects are also discussed with respect to neuroscience, cognitive restructuring, reciprocal inhibition, genetics, distraction, placebo effect, memory reconsolidation, energetic and spiritual considerations.