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Three New Books on Energy Psychology

01 Mar

Hello, everyone.

I’m happy to give three new books a shout-out.  Interestingly, they’re all about applied energy – a hot area of study in the mind-body-spirit universe. Two of these author/practitioners, Suzanne Scurlock and Mary Sise, are already in our catalog with powerful guided practices they’ve developed.

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has a terrific new book (with an accompanying CD of guided exercises), Full Body Presence: Explorations, Connections & More to Experience Present Moment Awareness (foreword by John Upledger ). She describes in clear, cogent, reader-friendly English the importance and power of having a visceral and energetic awareness of your body, and how to acquire this - even if you’re someone who hasn’t a clue what this could possibly mean.

Her five steps are accessible and simple, but that’s not to be confused with unsophisticated – these exercises are a wonderful integration of several profound practices and streams of thought. Aspects of Emilie Conrad’s work, John Uplegers, Rosalyn Bruyere’s, and various yoga practices are all present here, but not oppressively or confusingly so.  The audio exercises pull it all together as a practice.  You can order at Suzanne’s website,

Another one of our practitioners, the fabulous Mary Sise, along with her colleague Sheila Bender, wrote The Energy of Belief: Psychology’s Power Tools to Focus Intention and Release Blocking Beliefs, which introduces a streamlined energy psychology system, TAB (Touch and Breathe) to help people with anxieties, phobias, addictions, anger, grief – all the chronic, self-defeating patterns that Thought Field Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique are so good at releasing. The book comes with photos of people using the tapping techniques and poses, so it’s easy to learn.   This is a good accompaniment for Mary’s wonderful DVD, Thought Field Therapy for Stress Management.  You can order it here.

Psychiatrist Judith Orloff has a new book as well: Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life, which offers some fresh solutions for staying brave, positive and intuitively attuned during challenging times.  It’s not about EFT (the title can be misleading), but rather how to view emotions as a path toward spiritual, energetic and intuitive awakening.  It’s a fascinating read and includes some good advice on how to avoid absorbing other people's negativity – a common problem for sensitive, empathic people – in order to stay energized and clear. You can find it at

OK, that’s it for now.  Take care and be well.


Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award