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What are the New Energy Psychotherapies?
"Recently, several therapies have emerged that reportedly produce rapid therapeutic results, often within a matter of minutes. Indeed, these methods significantly deviate from therapies based on traditional behavioural, cognitive, developmental, systemic, neurologic, and chemical paradigms."
What are the new Energy Psychotherapies?
We highly recommend Dr Gallo's book as a starting point in the study of the new psychotherapies, even though the most powerful therapies yet have been developed since the publication of that book and are therefore not included.
Dr Fred Gallo describes the new psychotherapies as the new paradigm in healing:
"The introduction of the energy paradigm to Clinical Psychology, as well as to other branches of psychology and psychotherapy, is truly a major shift in perspective, directing our attention to an entirely unique set of variables. Yet, most of psychology is oriented to classical physics. The relationship of stimulus to response, whether the stimulus be environmental or cognitive, is still consistent with basic billiard ball cause-effect interactions. But within the realm of quantum physics, which is really the domain of subtle energy, electrons, and so on, the universe does not operate as neatly as Newton had proposed. Within this realm, change can occur instantaneously, without having to pass through the intermediary stages required in a Newtonian universe."
And Dr Gallo goes on to describe the problems with conventional therapy and contrasts those with the emerging energy therapies:
"It is common knowledge among professionals and lay public alike that most psychotherapeutic approaches do not produce therapeutic results rapidly. Frequently, extended periods of time are required before the patient is pronounced "significantly improved", but hardly ever "cured". Obviously, classical psychoanalysis, as well as many other versions of the old art, can involve years of many-sessions-a-week effort. Even relatively modern approaches such as flooding, Systematic Desensitisation, solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), and various other cognitive therapies do not consistently produce significant results quickly (such as within the course of a few minutes or even as much as a single 45-minute therapy session). Ordinarily, a number of sessions are required before one can even be certain that something noteworthy has happened. Is this a function of psychological change requiring extensive effort and time? Or could it be that therapies based on traditional notions are not entirely appropriate to the task of assisting patients in achieving change efficiently?
"Recently, several therapies have emerged that reportedly produce rapid therapeutic results, often within a matter of minutes. Indeed, these methods significantly deviate from therapies based on traditional behavioural, cognitive, developmental, systemic, neurologic, and chemical paradigms. While most of the developers of the methods do not proffer an energy explanation as to their methods' effectiveness, it is relevant to briefly explore each of these approaches before delving in greater depth into the energy paradigm. The reality of efficacious effects demands our attention, especially since methods that produce such results are likely in close proximity to the most immediate or fundamental cause of psychological problems."
Christine Sutherland, May 2000