Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
From "Positive Energy," by Judith Orloff, M.D.:
Are you forever in a rush, staving off exhaustion? Are you desperately overcommitted, afraid to say, "no"? Do you have fang marks from being bled dry by energy vampires? Does the onslaught of violence in the news leave you drained?
A hidden energy crisis threatens our world. Our high-tech, volatile society thrusts many of us into chronic physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. Bombarded by information overload, burned out by enslavement to beepers, e-mails, faxes, and phones, we sink into technodespair. Meanwhile, geopolitical realities grind us down. We're confronted with hostile forces on a global scale. No surprise: our energy suffers. Most alarming, we've learned to tolerate tired, joyless states as normal. We must shift this socially condoned pattern of madness, no matter what external threats are looming. Using extraordinary solutions to liberate energy, I'll show you how to alleviate tensions that can do you in and how to design a life that nurtures and supports you...I want to introduce you to Energy Psychiatry, a knew kind of psychotherapy I practice that addresses the subtle energetic underpinnings of health and behavior...
As a board certified psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with twenty years in practice, I now believe that the most profound transformations can take place only on an energetic level. I've met a slew of people who've spent lots of time and money in intellectually oriented therapies hoping that rational insights alone can bring the joy they seek. It's true-the mind will set you on the path, and the depth of emotional healing can be phenomenal. However, as much as I encourage and work with both traditional and complementary therapies, my approach coordinates them with a conscious rebuilding of subtle energies-learning to wield the raw power of your life force itself.