Clinical Story of a 6-Year-Old Boy's Eating Phobia: An Integrated Approach Utilizing Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology with Energy Psychology's Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in a Surrogate Nonlocal Application
Publication Date:January 2006
This article presents a clinical story of a one-session therapeutic intervention for a young boy's lifelong eating phobia as an example of an integrated therapeutic approach utilizing prenatal and perinatal psychology (PPN) understanding of early experiences as potential origins for life patterns and an energy psychology healing modality intervention-emotional freedom technique (EFT). Key principles of the Integrated Model and corresponding elements of an integrated therapeutic approach are presented. The session took place without the child present. Nonlocal intuitive perception, mind-to-mind communication, and a nonlocal application of EFT are discussed as integral aspects of the therapeutic approach. The notion of the Integrated PPN Practitioner is introduced.
RESOURCES FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION
American Holistic Nurses Association, www.ahna.org
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology: An international nonprofit organization promoting professional energy psychology and collaboration among practitioners, researchers, and licensing bodies, www.energypsych.org
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): An energy psychology healing modality originated by Gary Craig. www.emofree.com
HeartMath Institute: Exploration of heart intelligence and coherence: research, education, and technology, www.heartmath.org
Institute of Noetic Sciences: Explores the frontiers of consciousness, www.noetic.org
Arenson, G. (2001). Five simple steps to emotional healing. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Armstrong, T. (1985). The radiant child. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House.
Castellino, R. (2000). The stress matrix: Implications for prenatal and birth therapy. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 15, 31-62.
Dossey, B., Keegan, L., & Guzzetta, C.E. (2000). Holistic nursing: A handbook for practice (3rd ed.). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen.
Dossey, L. (1993). Healing words: The power of prayer and the practice of medicine. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.
Dossey, L. (1999). Reinventing medicine: Beyond mind-body to a new era of healing. New York: HarperSanFrancisco.
Dossey, L. (2001). Healing beyond the body: Medicine and the infinite reach of the mind. Boston: Shambala.
Emerson, W.R. (1998). Birth trauma: The psychological effects of obstetrical interventions. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 13, 11-44.
Feinstein, D., Eden, D., & Craig, G. (2005). TAe promise of energy psychology: Revolutionary tools for dramatic personal change. New York: Tarcher/Penguin.
Gallo, F.P. (Ed.). (2002). Energy psychology in psychotherapy: A comprehensive source book. New York: Norton.
Gallo, F.P. & Vincenzi, H. (2000). Energy tapping. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Hannaford, C. (2002). Awakening the child heart. Captain Cook, HI: Jamilla Nur.
Hart, T. (2003). The secret spiritual world of children. San Francisco: Inner Ocean.
Levine, P. (1997). Waking the tiger: The innate capacity to transform overwhelming experience. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
McCarty, W.A. (2002a). Keys to healing and preventing foundational trauma: What babies are teaching us. Bridges-ISSSEEM Magazine, 13(4), 8-12.
McCarty, W.A. (2002b). The power of beliefs: What babies are teaching us. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 16, 341-360.
McCarty, W.A. (2004a, Summer). The CALL to reawaken and deepen our communication with babies: What babies are teaching us. International Doula, 12(2), 8-13.
McCarty, W.A. (2004b). Welcoming consciousness: Supporting babies' wholeness from the beginning of life-An integrated model of early development (eBook). Santa Barbara, CA: WB Publishing.
McCarty, W.A. (2005). Nurturing the possible: Supporting the integrated self from the beginning of life. Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, 6, 18-20.
McCarty, W.A. (2006). Supporting babies' wholeness in the 21st century: An integrated model of early development. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 20, 187-220.
McCraty, R. (2003). The energetic heart: The bioelectromagnetic interactions within and between people. Boulder Creek, CA: HeartMath Institute.
McCraty, R. (2004). The resonant heart. Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, 5, 15-19.
McCraty, R., Atkinson, M., & Bradley, R.T. (2004a). Electrophysiological evidence of intuition: Part I. The surprising role of the heart. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10, 133-143.
McCraty, R., Atkinson, M., & Bradley, R.T. (2004b). Electrophysiological evidence of intuition: Part II. A system-wide process. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10, 325-336.
McCraty, R.A., Atkinson, M,, & Tomasino, D. (2003). Modulation of DNA conformation by heart-focused intention (Publication No. 03-008). Boulder Creek, CA: HeartMath Research Center, Institute of HeartMath.
Mendizza, M. & Pearce, J.C. (2004). Magical parent-magical child. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Pearce, J.C. (1992). Magical child. New York: Penguin Group.
Radin, D. (1997). The conscious universe: The scientific truth of psychic phenomena. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.
Radin, D. (2006). Entangled minds: Extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality. New York: Paraview Pocket Books.
Shea, M. (2002). Biodynamic craniosacral therapy: A primer. North Palm Beach, FL: Shea Educational Group.
Schiltz, M. & Braud, W. (1997). Distant intentionality and healing: Assessing the evidence. Alternative Therapies, 3(6), 62-73.
Schiltz, M., Amorok, T., & Micozzi, M.S. (Eds.). (2005). Consciousness & healing: Integral approaches to mind-body medicine. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Churchill Livingston.
Sills, F. (2001). Craniosacral biodynamics: The breath of life, biodynamics, and fundamental skill (Vol. 1). Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Sills, F. (2004). Craniosacral biodynamics: The primal midline and the organization of the body (Vol. 2). Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Welcome to ACEP. (n.d.). Retrieved 7/15/06 from http://energypsych.org/