Most people have some type of fear or other unwanted feeling rooted in their subconscious, which affects their ability to move freely through life. It could be fear of snakes, flying, or terrorist attacks, or feelings of irrational anger, jealousy, sadness, or loneliness. Until this time, most people have had to learn to live with their fears and uncomfortable feelings. But now, the emerging field of energy psychology offers new hope for people who want to change their emotional responses or instill positive goals.

As described in a new book, the Energy Psychology Interactive Self-Help Guide, by David Feinstein, Ph.D., energy psychology techniques involve manual self-stimulation of acupressure points through tapping or holding while bringing a fear or unwanted feeling to mind, providing relief in a short period of time. Feinstein describes lasting results occurring in as little as 1 or 2 sessions. These methods can be self-applied by individuals, or used in a traditional therapeutic setting.

Through the Energy Psychology Interactive Self-Help Guide, the methods are easy to learn, non-invasive, and can be used with children as well as adults. The methods have been successfully applied with problems such as overcoming jealousy, guilt, anger, anxiety, shame, destructive habits, and the aftermath of trauma or loss, and for instilling positive goals such as improving personal performance in areas ranging from public speaking to sports.

Clearly written step-by-step procedures and illustrations make this easily accessible book a natural for people seeking to bring about rapid and potent psychological and behavioral change. It also provides a resource for therapists to give their clients. The guide gives people a brief, practical introduction to the methods, with clear instructions and illustrations for addressing specific problems and goals, for uplifting their mood, and optimizing their energy.

Although the methods look strange, energy psychology has roots in traditional western psychotherapy, plus time-tested techniques from traditional Eastern healing and spiritual practices, such as acupressure, yoga and energy medicine. Until you try it on yourself, it is hard to believe that it works! But early research suggests that these strange methods somehow shift, in desired ways, the brain processes that govern emotional patterns and behavioral habits. Early clinical trials with 29,000 patients in South America, including corroborating brain scans, attest to the efficacy of the procedures.

An internet review of energy psychology sites shows that the public is self-applying the methods with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. They are using the methods for behavior problems in school, performance problems at work, and physical maladies that may have an emotional component, such as allergic reactions, obesity, and chronic pain. In the field of sports psychology, energy psychology methods are being used to improve performance by reducing tension and to embed images of optimal performance into the athlete’s energy system. “Life coaches” are using energy methods to help people remove emotional blocks and limiting beliefs, freeing them to attain specific goals and generally function more effectively.

Although the final word on this new approach is not in, the Energy Psychology Interactive Self-Help Guide offers clearly written step-by-step procedures and illustrations, making this easily accessible book a natural for people seeking to bring about rapid and potent psychological and behavioral change. For only $9.95, it’s definitely worth a try! Check out for more information.

Feinstein is a licensed clinical psychologist and former faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, currently serving as the national director of the non-profit Energy Medicine Institute. As an author of five other books, plus the Energy Psychology Interactive: Rapid Interventions for Lasting Change CD & book (training protocols for psychotherapists to which the Self-Help Guide is keyed), Feinstein has done research, teaching and counseling in the fields of psychotherapy and personal development for the past 30 years.

Author's Bio: 

Lynne Hoss, M.A., is the Energy Psychology Director of Innersource, in Ashland, Oregon. Professionally, she has worked as a writer, editor, counselor, teacher and public relations director. She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and is trained in a variety of energy psychology modalities.