It’s not within the standard protocol of talk therapy to tap on clients’ acupuncture points as they focus on a problem or goal. Even therapists convinced of the purported benefits of Energy Psychology may not know how best to present it to their clients without seeming too “out there.”

David Feinstein, whose books have won eight national awards, was also skeptical when his wife introduced him to Energy Psychology. A conventionally trained psychologist, he became a convert when he witnessed Energy Psychology work for a claustrophobic client who was able to calmly stand in a closet after only one session of acupuncture tapping.

In this brief video clip, he demonstrates that introducing Energy Psychology to clients doesn’t require a lot of esoteric language or technical explanations. He shows how the ease, quickness, and preciseness of applying these techniques make them a useful addition to any therapist’s toolbox, especially in couples work.



Rich Simon

Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day. 

David Feinstein

David Feinstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and 9-time national award-winner for his books on consciousness and healing.  He and his wife established the world’s largest organization teaching energy medicine, and their book, The Energies of Love, achieved best-seller status on the NY Times Relationship List.  He has also written more than 100 articles in the professional literature. Dr. Feinstein has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Antioch College, and the California School of Professional Psychology.  In addition, he received the 2002 and 2012 “Outstanding Contribution” Award from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, the U.S. Book News Award for the Best Psychology/Mental Health Book of 2007, the 2015 “Outstanding Leadership” Award from the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies, and the Infinity Foundation’s 2013 “Spirit Award” (with his wife) for their contribution to “the evolution of consciousness” and its “impact on society.”