The pandemic is hopefully fading into our rearview windows, though the covid-19 virus with its myriad variants is here to stay. We are learning to live with these new risks, adjusting to the new normal, and learning to love some of the changes that the pandemic brought about. One of those changes is the explosion of teletherapy! Back in 2020, people wondered if energy psychology was going to be as effective when delivered online. Today, the resounding answer is YES! Here are five reasons why doing energy psychology (EP) online is powerful and effective as it is in person.

Tapping Tools Work Well

Energy Psychology’s tapping tools, such as EFT and TFT, work like a charm over Zoom (or other online platforms). People can assess their distress before and after each round of tapping. In some ways, the screen makes things easier. For example, it is really easy to show people the finger points on camera. Even the 9-gamut eye roll is doable online! The imaginary clock in front of the client’s face is a great way to “walk” their eyes around the circle. Tracing outside their glasses frame is another trick that some people can use. (for information about the finger points and 9-gamut, go here – link to listicle blog “Simple Tools that Get Great Results”).

We Can Do Muscle Testing by Proxy

Some energy psychology tools, like TFT, can incorporate muscle testing, also known as applied kinesiology. The principle of muscle testing is that our bodies are strong when we are expressing a truth, and weak when we are expressing a lie. The body doesn’t lie! In the old days, we often used the arm test to see what acupoints were at play. Fortunately, we don’t need the client’s arm to do muscle testing. There are many other approaches, such as the postural sway and the finger lock, that can differentiate the true from the false. (For more information on applied kinesiology, read this).

Consciousness is nonlocal.

We can have telepathic connections with others – it happens all the time! How often do you and your bff say the same thing at the same time? You don’t have to be in the same room to connect with their vibe, their energy, their thoughts and feelings. When we are deeply and empathically connecting with our clients, we still “feel them” even when they are on Zoom.

Everything is energy, and teletherapy may save yours

We can connect when we are on Zoom, but maybe we have more of a choice about it than when we are physically together. At the beginning of the pandemic, people complained of Zoom fatigue. Dayslong Zoom meetings can still be a bore. But Zoom therapy is a different animal altogether. Some people, including yours truly, actually find ourselves less tired at the end of a Zoom day than an in-office day.

Clients want results, and energy psychology delivers.

Whether you are using approaches that rely on language (like AIT and EFT), tapping (like EFT and TFT), chakras (like AIT and CEP), energy psychology delivers reliable outcomes. Our clients are happy, and our clinicians are committed to continuing to use and spread the word about these fabulous techniques.

Teletherapy is perfect for energy psychology.

No matter how you look at it, the cutting-edge family of techniques we call energy psychology are a perfect fit for today’s move toward online therapy. What started out as a response to a crisis has become mainstream. In doing so, it has given us a new way to make it easier than ever for people to access therapy and get the help they need to live lives they are excited about.

What are your favorite reasons to use energy psychology in your teletherapy practice? We would love to hear from you, so leave a comment below. If you would like to learn more about these exciting techniques, check out ACEP’s training calendar.

Author: Sarah Murphy, LPC, NCC, is a licensed and nationally certified professional counselor. She specializes in energy psychology, including EFT, as well as mindfulness and meditation. Sarah works with individuals seeking to find peace within themselves, people who have serious medical diagnoses, and couples who want to resolve conflict and live in harmony. Sarah is an ACEP Board member and chair of its communications committee; she has a private practice and serves as staff therapist with Unite for HER.