Current and On-going Research into the Subject of Energetic Psychology and Energetic Medicine:
Energetic Psychology (EP) could be described as “A family of powerful, evidence based healing methods that combine contemporary and ancient healing traditions to provide relief from mind / body distress” (Tapas Fleming).
There is much compelling and hugely exciting evidence inside of the below research authors’ initial and on-going investigative work, that is clearly indicating Energetic Psychology could be considered as the “fifth phase” of Psychology, (Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Humanistic, and Transpersonal methodologies), a standalone pillar of Psychology which appears to offer clients an ocean of profound change upon many levels.
Energetic Psychology and Energetic Medicine, seems to manifest as a vast and profound multiverse of subtle electro / magnetic bio rhythm frequencies that underpin the ebb and flow of our own physical / energetic existence and all of that surrounds us. As the spiritual systems of antiquity have told us, everything is deeply and profoundly connected, and held in uniform by an intelligence which until recently has evaded in depth scientific scrutiny.
For an expansive journey into how Nimbus Therapy interpret and use the Energetic Psychology paradigm inside of both our Training and Psychotherapy work, please see below the Case Studies, also navigate to the Training page and the Published Articles pages.
In addition to the research information listed below, we strongly recommend the interested reader to search for and look further into the works of Master Hong Liu, Tapas Fleming, Fred Gallo, David Feinstein, James Oschman, Stephen Porges, Daniel Benor, Masero Emoto, Deepak Chopra, Willem Lammers, Candace Pert, Dawson Church, John Diepold, Lynne Mctaggart,
Donna Eden, William Redpath Shakyamuni
Buddha……………… David Feinstein – www.innersource.net
http://EnergyPsychologyJournal.org (Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, Treatment)
Stephen Porges Ph-D-Information links.mht
Trauma 8 Attachment Therapy Stephen Porges.mht
The Effect of a Brief Emotional Freedom Technique Self -Intervention.mht
TAT Life, the home of the Tapas Acupressure Tecnique.mht
Summary of EFT Research – Thriving Now.mht
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).mht
NHS Evidence Search Engine Evidence in Health and Social Care.mht
MRI SUPPLEMENT Research on the effectiveness of EFT or tapping.mht
Masero Emoto Interview.mht
Logosynthesis by Willem Lammers Welcome to the AMT_COM Association.mht
Journal of Aggression Maltreatment& Trauma.mht
Baker Paper pdf
Brain Scan showing the effects of EFT.mht
EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques Research.mht
Effects of Emotional Freedom Technique and Diaphramatic Breathingon.mht
Dr Marty Tashman.com EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) – energy Psychology.mht
Dawson Church-wikipedia, the free encycopedia.mht
Conclusive – EFT – Alive Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT Research Studies.mht
Children and EFT Research Index.mht James L Oschman. PhD The Living Matrix.mht
Is Energy Psychology for real.mht?
Emotional Freedom Techniques A Natural Sleep aid for Insomnia.mht
Electro ct Welcome to the National Institution for Health and Clinical Excellence.mht
Emotional Freedom Techniques Alternative Healing.mht
EFT-Search Results NHS evidence Search Engine for Evidence in Health.mht
Terry Oleson Auriculotherapy.com
Raphael Nogier Auriculotherapy – Thieme publishers
Nimbus Therapy: A Small Scale Qualitative Research Study
Prior to the research we undertook, Nimbus Therapy had been using various energetic psychology interventions inside of our psychotherapy and counselling work for approximately seven years, initially using Thought Field Therapy (TFT) then opting for the simpler and equally as effective, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
As we marvelled at the elegance and simplicity these interventions enabled our clients to gain optimum transition from pain to peace, we searched the energy psychology landscape for more information and complementary techniques to supplement our psychological “tool box”, finding along the way a multitude of truly innovative ways to work with trauma, some of which are detailed below.
We decided to take seven clients, the next seven to come to us at random, regardless of gender, religious belief, sexual identity, ethnicity, age etc., knowing that the next clients we would work with would be referred because of the pain of a stress related disorder, that is the work we specialise in.
Each session we would take notes, which recorded the words of our client’s experiences, the questions we put to them and any changes that might be occurring. Because of the short term therapeutic contract, generally 5 sessions, there clearly was a beginning, a middle and an end to our work. This 3 dimensional scaffold would serve as a design structure we could “hang the multi-dimensional” information we would accrue onto and into. We decided to use the “case study” way of analysing data which seemed to be the only realistic way of attempting to answer our research questions.
There were however to be limitations to the outcome of our study, namely the small number of clients we were gaining our data from, and the area we were working inside of, namely the West Country of England, vastly reduced any accurate demographic information we could glean as to how cross culturally a phenomenon the effectiveness energy psychology could be seen to hold.
We were acutely aware that although we were firmly focussed to assisting our clients exit the intensity of their pain, with this in mind we would never be far from influencing the outcome of our work, so how uncontaminated would our research be? This was a highly subjective question which although could not be definitively answered, our clinical supervision for the aforementioned work would be crucial in minimising transference and the ensuing counter transference.
We were profoundly informed in searching for some of the how and why questions that surely arise when working with trauma resolution, by David Feinstein a clinical psychologist from the U.S.A. www.innersource.net/ep
Feinstein’s ground-breaking empirical research into the effectiveness of some of the major tenets of energetic psychology, giving therapists the world over, difficult to refute evidence, suggesting a whole new domain of psychology is rapidly gaining ascendancy.
It was a few years after our research was concluded that Feinstein released brain scan imagery which exhibit clear biological markers indicating organic brain activity change of a healthy nature happens with EFT, and that this change is sustainable over a long period of time, compared to traditional psychological / psychopharmological interventions such as C.B.T. (cognitive behavioural therapy), and S.S.R.I. (anti-depressant medication) http:// www.emotional-freedom.com/tapping-brain-scan.htm.
The theoretical underpinnings of our therapeutic work were and continue to be deeply inspired by the work of Professor James Oschman http://www.EnergyMedicineUniversity.org whose ground-breaking work into the fields of Energy Medicine & Trauma Energetics (Oschman & Redpath), provided clear and lucid scientific information for us to navigate a collaborative course through the energetic integrity of our clients “held trauma patterns”, making their transition back into here and now time, fast, safe yet for themselves a profoundly deep and assimilating experience.
Included in this section below you will see the seven clients brief case studies which we have used with permission of the clients whom we worked with, their names have been changed to protect confidentiality.
This small scale qualitative research study which was carried out over a number of weeks in most cases, was diligently followed up until 6 months had elapsed from end of treatment, then the work was formally terminated.
We were clear during research preparation that the vibration of stress is a necessary and vital part of what we as Humans need for the development and completion of our life tasks, this term should be considered as eustress (positive stress) compared to what we were dealing with here as distress. (Hans Selye).
All of the clients we worked with presented with acute levels of distress, in some cases this distress was also of a chronic nature. Presenting symptoms such as Re-experience (Time), Avoidance (Mass), Detachment (Space), and Arousal (Energy), the main quantum psychological components of PostTraumatic Stress, were raised to an elevation level which clearly impacted both painfully and negatively into virtually every domain of our client’s lives.
In the description of our intervention work with Case Study 3, we were faced with a presenting “acute stress disorder” as the symptoms the Girl was experiencing were imposed on her at the time we became involved. A diagnosis of P.T.S.D. has to be at least 1 month after the trauma /s have occurred, it was our firm belief however that this Girl without intervention would have gone onto develop full blown level 1 Post traumatic Stress Disorder. Our experience when working with Adolescents and Adults who have suffered Childhood abuse, especially that of a sexualised nature, if left unresolved often led to level 2 Complex P.T.S.D.
What we were offering to our clients was simply a rapid and brief therapeutic intervention for “symptom relief and social control”, we were not offering nor indulging in lengthy regressive psychotherapy, just a fast and potent input which enables the client, whether they are a Child, Adult, or an Elderly frail person, something which stifled their painful isolation immediately or at the least very quickly.
Whether in depth Psychotherapy may have been something these people may have wanted at a later date, we will never know, (though in most of the cases I very much doubt it) however at the time the essential fabric” or the dissonance was realigned into resonance, or so it seemed!!
Our Principal Therapists clinical supervisor for this piece of small scale qualitative research was Willem Lammers PhD. MSC. T.S.T.A. (logosynthsesis.net) one of the leading pioneers and exponents of energetic psychology inside of energy psychotherapy.
We had trained and worked with Willem for some years prior, and considered Willem’s understanding of the multitude of energy psychology interventions, coupled with the elegant dynamism this type of therapy has to offer, demonstrated he would be our ideal clinician to supervise the safety and fluid progression of the work at hand. That the completed therapeutic work clearly suggested very positive outcomes which were visibly fast and sustainable over a long period of time, alongside the supervision offered which infused Willem’s broad experience both inside the fields of Clinical Psychology and Energy Psychology, was not coincidental.