Ruthie Smith introduces us to the world of working with energy and vibrations, and includes a few personal experiences as a musician, psychotherapist, and meditator. In the synthesis between disciplines – neuroscience, epigenetics, biology, quantum physics, trauma, and the links between the body, mind, and consciousness – new approaches are emerging for working with bodymindenergy. As part of ‘the shift’ in the wider world, where institutions are going through upheaval and restructuring, psychotherapy too is undergoing many changes. Energy psychotherapy is relatively new, combining relational ‘talking therapy’ with straightforward and easy self-applied energy methods for releasing the ‘dense’ energies of trauma, shame, fear, and guilt. This helps transform conflicted emotional states and ‘shadow’ energies, ‘raising the vibration’ and bringing about wholeness, integration, and expanded states of consciousness. The book offers an overview of energy methods which the reader can try out for themselves, with engaging clinical vignettes to illustrate the wide ‘reach’ of its applications. It also explores developmental models – depth psychology, ‘maps’ of the evolution of consciousness, and subtle energy – as a framework for safe, grounded work.
Suitable not only for trained therapists who are interested in learning about energy techniques, but also for those who wish to incorporate this practice into their daily lives, this book illustrates how energy psychotherapy can integrate the physical, psychological, transgenerational, transpersonal, and consciousness itself.