A Brief History of Energy
Aristotle used the term energeia to refer to the actualising of a potential (for instance pleasure is an energeia of the human body and mind).
In 1805, Thomas Young quantified the concept of “energy” and was the first to use it in a manner that is akin to its current use in physics.
Meanwhile, the most famous formula in history, and possibly the most elegant, E = mc2, captures Einstein’s counter-intuitive realisation that energy and matter are different forms of the same underlying phenomenon.
Energy derived from physics is primarily defined by magnitude while psychological energy is typically defined by its strength, direction, quality (positive or negative), and relationship to time. Energy psychology protocols impact both physical and psychological energies.
When it comes to psychological energies, changes in the strength, direction and quality of affect, motivations, and corresponding behaviors have been observed in clinical studies.
These changes usually occur in relation to memories of past experiences, present challenges, or future anticipations. None of this, however, is unique to energy psychology.
What makes energy psychology stand out is its influence on the body’s 5 physical energies :
- Electrochemical signals
- Brain waves
- Electromagnetic fields
- Subtle energies
- Quantum dynamics
The strength of energy psychology is rooted in its capacity to focus and target these 5 energies by stimulating acupuncture points.
Let’s take a closer look in future articles/posts at these energies and how energy psychology protocols can interact with each one to produce desired outcomes.