Shazia Shahzadi is a psychologist in Pakistan where she has been working tirelessly to bring the benefits of energy psychology (EP) to her community. Since 2005, she has been using energy psychology in Pakistan, gaining a following and helping improve lives! In addition to her work with individual clients, she has led groups and workshops, including to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The gift of EP

Shazia holds three master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees, all focused on psychology and speech pathology. When she stumbled upon energy psychology (EP), she was intrigued. Her openness led her to experiment and learn more, and she found – as we do – that using EP gets better results, faster.

She first tried EP with her friends and family. Then she decided to take the practice further, using EP with her patients and students. She has used EP successfully with doctors, nurses, businesspeople, and athletes. She found EP especially helpful with her clients during the pandemic.

She uses EP to treat typical psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, frustration, grief, and sleep disorders. In addition, she has treated communication difficulties and relationship issues with EP.

Energy Psychology in Pakistan

Initially, people in Pakistan were extremely skeptical of EP, she says. They asked, “what are you doing?” However, she did not stop! She says she motivated herself, intending that one day, people would come to her asking for energy psychology.

Indeed, today people in Alhamdulillah, Pakistan come to see her especially for EP sessions. They report that after the sessions they feel good. They relax instantly and appreciate the practice. In addition to EFT tapping, she says, she usually uses progressive relaxation, breathing exercises, therapeutic music, and her own soothing and relaxing voice.

A shining star

Shazia is leading the charge, bringing EP to Pakistan. Her tireless work and positive attitude have helped overcome the initial challenges, and today she is a leader in her community. Along with her EP work, she is an assistant professor, consultant in applied clinical, positive, and energy psychology, consultant in clinical speech pathology, and a mind-behavior transformational specialist.

August 2023 was an important month for Shazia. She was appointed director of the Lions Club in Islamabad, Pakistan. And an article on which she was the lead researcher appeared in an international medical journal.

Paying it forward

Are you a clinician or stakeholder wanting to bring EP to your community? Enroll in ACEP’s free R4R training. If you’d like to deepen your skills and build your community while earning continuing education credits, enroll in ACEP’s EFT certification. If you would like to help spread the word about EP, support ACEP.


Sarah Murphy, LPC, ACP-EFT, is an ACEP board member and communications committee chair. She is a counselor in private practice and specializes in working with people who have serious illnesses.