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August 22, 2005

Alternative psychology for healing

Filed under: Asia,Energy Psychology — Admin @ 4:32 pm

Pune, August 22: THE tsunami which left scars on the psyche of survivors has one lesser known succour — the healing touch of energy psychology and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), types of alternative psychology.

‘‘Some of those who suffered the after-effects of the tsunami were able to come to terms with it, but for others it has become a source of recurring nightmares. They needed a healing touch,’’ says John Hartung, currently on a visit to the Maharashtra Institute of Technology’s Centre for Biofield Sciences where he gave a lecture on energy psychology and EMDR on Monday.

Hartung was in Banda Aceh conducting a workshop for trainers, who would in turn, deal with tsunami victims and will next go on to Sri Lanka to do the same. Hartung works as a clinical psychologist and executive coach in the USA.

‘‘Energy psychology is a treatment which is based on the points and meridians on our body, a system of healing, much like the chakras in ancient Indian medicine. EMDR, on the other hand, is a complex method, one part of which involves the easing out of traumatic memories and using positive memories and messages,’’ says Hartung. In India, the Humanitarian Assistance Programme, with Indian psychologists, conducted EMDR sessions in Chennai, Hartung says.

Hartung will conduct a one-day introductory training course on Tuesday. He will be part of a clinical research trial to publish biofield assessment data calibrated with clinical controls at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Lokmanya Hospital Chinchwad.

Source: Express India

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