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Digital Seminar

Tapping into Energy Psychology Approaches for Trauma & Anxiety

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP
6 Hours 35 Minutes
Mar 22, 2016
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If you are a therapist who treats trauma, anxiety and even has little to no experience with these treatment approaches and you want to discover if these approaches are right for you and your clients, this recording is for you!

Learn the latest techniques from expert, author, & Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) Robert Schwarz!

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
  • Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP)

Energy Psychology (EP) Approaches, most commonly known as “tapping” on acupuncture points, have a rapidly growing base of research evidence and an even more rapidly growing list of followers, clinicians and clients. Research suggests that EP approaches may be twice as effective and work in half the time in treating PTSD in veterans. Discover skills to work with both the mind and body of clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety and a variety of other problems driven by negative affect and negative beliefs.

Known for his ability to pack workshops with tons of clinical skills and to help therapists integrate skills across different domains, Dr. Robert Schwarz is one of the country’s leading experts on Energy Psychology, especially for trauma and anxiety. This workshop will rapidly teach you the history, theory and research in the field and contains considerable experiential learning of different energy psychology methods -- all within an integrated body mind approach.

  • Rapid, deep and lasting relief to clients
  • State-of-the-art therapy using the mind-body connection
  • Treat aspects of PTSD in 6 sessions or less
  • Understand that the therapeutic relationship is necessary, but not always sufficient for true healing
  • Enjoy using active and focused therapeutic approaches with their clients
  • Want to significantly increase the value of your practice by providing a service for which clients are willing to pay out-of-pocket



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Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, has been a practicing psychologist for 35 years. He is a clinical member of AAMFT, an approved ASCH consultant in hypnosis; and he has been involved with Energy Psychology since 1995. He is diagnostically trained in Thought Field Therapy. He is a diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is the executive director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and was the chief architect of ACEP’s making it possible for psychologists to get CE credits for Energy Psychology training. He is the organizer of ACEP’s Online EFT training Program. Dr. Schwarz is the author of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: a clinician’s guide (1991); Tools for Transforming Trauma (2002), one of the first trauma books to describe Energy Psychology approaches, as well as We’re No Fun Anymore: Cultivating Joyful Marriages Through the Power of Play. He has organized the last 15 international conferences on Energy Psychology and taught workshops throughout the United States, Canada, England, France and Brazil.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Robert Schwarz maintains a private practice and is the executive director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Schwarz receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Robert Schwarz has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Describe at least three energy psychology (EP) techniques approached can be used to regulate a client’s affect.
  2. Summarize how the current state of EP research does not support the idea that EP is an elaborate placebo.
  3. Explain at least one way EP techniques can be integrated with Interpersonal Neurobiology to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Summarize how energy psychology approaches deconstruct a client’s negative cognitions that lead to anxiety.
  5. Articulate how to use EP within the tri-phasic model of trauma treatment.
  6. Apply one energy psychology approach in-session to help strengthen interpersonal boundaries.
  7. List at least three ways to integrate EP methods into couples’ work to improve treatment outcomes.


Energy Psychology – The Concepts & The Evidence
  • Body-Mind Approaches to Human Problems
  • The Energy Systems
    • Meridians
    • Chakras
    • Biofields
  • Integrate Energy Approaches with Neuroscience
    • Interpersonal Neurobiology
    • Polyvagal theory
    • Amygdala modulated alarm reactions
  • Integrating EP with
    • Overall systems approach to psychology and psychotherapy
    • Mindfulness approaches
    • CBT
  • Review of Research: Does the research support the clinical claims?
  • Deconstruct DSM® Diagnosis into treatable components
  • Deconstruct beliefs, schemas, and patterns
  • Eliciting specific events that support beliefs and schemas
  • Body-feedback approaches to assessment to identify
    • Unconscious blocks
    • Limiting beliefs
    • Energetic disturbances
  • Isolate “mind” components of “physical problems”
  • How to use EP within the tri-phasic model of trauma treatment
Treatment Techniques
  • Specific energy treatment approaches
    • TAT basics
    • EFT basics
    • Chakra basics
    • CEP basics
  • Correct affect dysregulation
    • Treat trauma based symptoms such as flashbacks
    • Reduce anxiety, anger, cravings
    • Treating negative thoughts and beliefs
  • Reducing “resistance” and improve “low motivation” for change
  • Approaches to increase boundaries
  • Tailor treatment to specific needs and circumstances of each client
    • EP approaches to for self-care and stress management
    • Palliative treatment approaches of here and now symptoms
    • Teach EP approaches to clients as self-help skills
    • Deeper treatment of underlying specific events
    • Yin and Yang: “masculine and “feminine” EP approaches
    • EP approaches for children and learning issues
    • EP approaches for couples.
  • Limits and ethical considerations using EP

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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