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Energy Psychology is a new and forward-looking branch of healing with promising opportunities for people to heal and recover. The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology is a growing organization spearheading international research into the efficacy of energy psychology approaches. Already, 176 studies have been conducted on Energy Psychology approaches, and 99% of these studies have shown these approaches to be effective. Energy psychology is becoming an evidence-based psychological approach.

Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)

At Therapy for People, we specialize in an Energy Psychology approach called Advanced Integrative Therapy or AIT for short. AIT is considered an in-depth psychological model that is somatically based and weaves in elements from Jungian Psychotherapy, Buddist practices, Sufism and the energy system of the chakras to create a powerful and profound method for healing trauma.

We can conceptualize trauma as any event that fractures human wholeness. It’s a broad definition that includes single incidences of traumatic experiences, as well as pervasive patterns of relational rupture. If we grow up in a family where we feel consistently alone, we can say we have experienced trauma. The breadth of this definition of trauma is significant – because it means we can think that most people will have trauma in their lives that can benefit from treatment. This is a firm belief at Therapy for People – therapy, and healing is for everyone.

When we experience hardship or trauma, it lands in our bodies, psyche, emotions, and energy bodies. Have you ever walked into a room and knew immediately something was wrong, or the people had just been fighting? Or walked by a mother tenderly nursing a child and experienced a sense of warmth and love? We are energy beings with finely tuned biological mechanisms to sense what is happening around us. Perception and intuition exist for all people. And when we experience difficulty – toxic workplaces, childhood trauma, negative relationships, relationship failures, stress and anxiety from everyday life, our energetic selves are impacted. This also manifests in physical illness – cancer, stress, and autoimmune disease.

Many people are looking for faster ways to recover from trauma. Now is a time to heal, grow, and develop. As we face significant societal challenges, we must grow and develop personally. Advanced Integrative Therapy meets that urgency with strategies that take a deep and systematic approach to healing the original wound.

Energy psychology is evidence based

Energy Psychology Research

There has been increasing interest in Energy Psychology modalities, which has generated significant research into the efficacy of various methods. Specifically, a research study by Dr. Gregory Brown of the University of Nevada has been conducted that compared one specific, quick AIT method against a very well-researched method called the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This randomized control study found that AIT was as effective as EFT in decreasing participants’ subjective units of distress. This study demonstrates tangible evidence that using Advanced Integrative Therapy is a valid and valuable way to deal with and heal from trauma and distress. We hope that future research studies can be conducted that continue to support what practitioners have long known from experience and success in private practice – that AIT is an evidence-based intervention.

In addition to the scientific research, a collective of case studies and anecdotal evidence supports the use of AIT in healing the whole person. Tabatha Birdweaver wrote a case study that describes her experience using AIT on a specific case. Her client in the case was someone recovering from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrom (C-PTSD). Using Advanced Integrative Therapy, Tabatha describes the use of AIT to heal intergenerational trauma and significantly improve her client’s symptoms of C-PTSD. This is a compelling story of recovery and the benefits of AIT in practice. More case studies and research are being conducted. You can read more in the Energy Psychology Journal, a scientific publication supporting the research into all Energy Psychology methods.