What is Trauma or Energy Psychotherapy?
Trauma or Energy psychotherapy is the linking of psychotherapy to body work with the energy systems in the body, those energy circuits in Chinese medicine known as meridians and in Hinduism as the chakras.
The idea of energy psychotherapy is taking the body and mind relationship very seriously as an indivisible energy system. Blockages in this system through trauma and stress are often not accessible through talking therapy because the trauma has become lodged in the body. This method of working aims to heal blockages caused by trauma by including into the already established psychotherapeutic practice.
Energy psychotherapy consists of a combination of the therapist using their usual skills in relation to cognitive behavioural techniques, psychodynamic understanding and relational processes, reflective empathy and key interpretations. But as well as the therapist reading the client with her cognitive and empathic response, the therapist also reads the client’s energy system through her own energy system and through muscle testing. The reading of the energy system aids and enables the cognitive work making it more focused. And the tapping on the meridians and chakras becomes integrated intuitively by the therapist with the cognitive and emotional work enabling a deep healing which integrates both mind and body.
Mollon, P. (2005) EMDR and the Energy Therapies: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, London, Karnac.
What we offer
Mark Vahrmeyer is trained in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), which is an in-depth model of energy psychotherapy developed by Asha Clinton, a Jungian psychotherapist. AIT is a powerful process which focuses specifically on resolving trauma through marrying the use of energy movement with psychodynamic, transpersonal, cognitive, and behavioral understanding.
Work using AIT can be either short- or long-term, depending on circumstances and can be integrated into a more traditional structure of talking therapy, or, used as a stand-alone clinical tool.
If you would like to discuss Advanced Integrative Therapy or book a session, please contact Mark Vahrmeyer.