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.
Great book for the scientific mind! Another great book that teaches how to use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) effectively, among other things. I was especially grateful to have the perspective of a used-to-be skeptic who was involved in medical research and how he came to accept this new and usual technique. This book would be great for skeptical people who have doubt about this technique actually being able to work. If you even have a slight amount of hope that EFT and other energy healing techniques can help you, please read this book. I know without a doubt that the techniques work! Stick with it, find someone who is experienced to help you, but give it a try! What do you have to lose...other than a lot of negative baggage that is weighing you down?! ...more info
The Promise of Energy Psychology Fabulous book as an addition to learning EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Very informative and easy reading.....more info
Excellent introduction to Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine The authors have done a wonderful job of introducing EFT and EM to the general public. This book is a great place to learn many of the details of these amazing approaches to mental and physical health. --Dr. Fred P. Gallo, author of "Energy Psychology" and "Energy Tapping." ...more info
Energy Psychology Excellent book........ puts the puzzle pieces together for me with EFT !!! I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in making changes in their lives....more info
Outstanding, readable introduction to energy psychology and personal change *****
While I would describe this book as "phenomenal" for those unfamiliar with but simply curious about energy psychology, it is also chock full of in-depth information that would be helpful to experienced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioners. I should say that I myself am an experienced EFT practitioner; I have been waiting for something like this book. Past EFT books have not been as well-written, or else have been sensationalized, with descriptions of one-minute wonders and miracle cures; with EFT, such things do happen all the time, but they are atypical. EFT is a wonderful modality, an incredibly useful tool that can be used by virtually anyone after ten minutes or so of instruction; likewise, it can be used elegantly, creatively, and artistically after years of experience in the hands of a studied and credentialed EFT practitioner.
What makes "The Promise of Energy Psychology" work is its credibility. Much of it is written by David Feinstein, a seasoned psychologist, in a professional, non-hyperbolic way, describing the process of EFT and energy psychology. This is, in my opinion, the best writing done to date about EFT. The forward is written by Candace Pert, who is well-respected in the scientific community. That said, this is NOT a scholarly tome, but an accessible, well-written manual for those who want to understand this emerging paradigm for emotional healing that has become wildly popular in the last ten years.
Other parts of the book was written by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, and Donna Eden, the author of the classic book on energy medicine and Dr. Feinstein's wife. These parts also conform to the same high standards and great utility as the rest of the book. Those readers who have familiarity with either Gary Craig's admirable work in developing and establishing EFT as a viable tool for personal change or with Donna Eden's extensive work in the energy medicine field will not be disappointed with this book. The book is pretty much split into two parts, with the first half focusing on EFT and the second half focusing on energy medicine.
Use Amazon's "Search inside this book" feature to explore the book more; I am grateful that the authors enabled this feature. I am certain that if you are interested at all in this area (EFT, energy psychology, energy medicine), you'll be pleased with the book. If you have downloaded EFT's free manual from their web site, but really wanted something more in-depth, scientific, credible, and less self-promoting, you will also love this book.
My favorite aspect of the book is the logical and understandable explanations for WHY EFT works. It's true that very little scientific research has been done on this technique, but the speculative informed explanations by the authors are so helpful. I am more of the type of person who likes to understand WHY I'm using a technique that is perceived by others as so... "out there"...or well..."weird", and this book gives me intelligent explanations for how and why it works!
Buy this book if you want to know more about EFT than is available on EFT's web site (www.emofree.com) or in the free manual downloadable from there. Buy it if you are a psychotherapeutic professional and absolutely require information that is not sensationalized or hyperbolic or self-promoting. Buy it if you want to learn to do EFT on your own. Buy it if you are interested at all in energy medicine, or if you're an alternative health care practitioner. Especially buy it if you are a psychotherapeutic professional (especially someone familiar with EMDR) and want to know about effective emerging tools. If you don't buy it, you'll wish you did, as you'll be hearing more and more about energy work in the future and then will want to remember "that book" that discussed these tools in a non-New-Agey, reasonable, intelligent fashion.
A Treasure Chest I'm an EFT practitioner and familiar with Gary Craig's technique. This book shows a clear and practical way to use EFT every day. At the same time, it gives us a series of easy-to-do exercises to start the day and keep our energy going. I consider it a wonderful guide to carry in our purse or portfolio because there are many opportunities during the day to share its contents with friends and other people who need help in order to eliminate negative emotions. Congratulations. Martha Sanchez-LlambĘ¬ (Mexico)...more info
The Promise of...........showed results I knew of Gary Craig through his Emotional Freedom program and was anxious to know more about what was discovered through collaboration with David Feinstein and Donna Eden. I have to say that I have been very pleased with the book and have and will continue to recommend it. I found some of the techniques in the book (new to me) and have applied them with success....more info
Very Informative I have a few EFT books and am a daily tapper and this one definitely has a lot to offer. Highly recommended....more info
Simple yet Profound This book is easy to read and understand. The techniques offered WORK. I wish every troubled person owned and used a copy of this book every day. We are made of energy.....and this book shows us how to actually affect this energy to improve our physical and emotional health. I'm very glad I found it....more info
Excellent Guide to Healing, Health & Optimal Performance. . . We are in the midst of a paradigm shift, in terms of understanding what actually helps in supporting the healing process. As a psychologist, hypnotherapist, medical researcher and international investigator into alternative healing practices, I was delighted to come across the new book, The Promise of Energy Psychology. I found it tremendously helpful, as well as a delight to read.
This book is definitely a gift for those wanting to learn effective techniques for personal growth and healing. It is also of great use for professionals who are eager to expand their skills in helping clients. It is rare to find a description of such a new therapy, reviewed in such an intelligent, grounded, compassionate, and useful way.
I had been hearing about different forms of Energy Psychology such as EFT, and TFT, where people tap on different parts of their body, as they say certain phrases. It seemed that people were getting cured from phobias, as well as relief from the disturbing imagery and emotions that often follow a traumatic event (what is referred to as Post Traumatic Shock Disorder or PTSD.) However, it was hard to believe how such an unusual technique could work. I am therefore very grateful to David Feinstein, and his co-authors Donna Eden & Gary Craig, for elucidating this new technique, in a way that is easy to understand and apply.
The authors explain the techniques clearly, step by step. They then gives many engaging examples of how this simple technique has been used by top clinicians around the world, with quite challenging cases. Thus we begin to learn the "artistry" of the process, as well. The book goes on to explain how these techniques can be applied in a variety of ways to develop optimal performance and health.
I am finding exciting results, in applying this work to my own life, as well as in helping others. I know that I will refer back to this book again and again, and I hope many others will be able to enjoy the healing benefits that this book offers.