Psychotherapy & Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety

Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety

Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety

Psychotherapy & Healing Center, 1997

Abstract: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Qigong:
Partners in Healing Anxiety

With the current health care crises, there is a growing awareness of the need for integrated approaches to psychological and medical care. Qigong (work on cultivating the vital energy of the body) is a many thousand year old system of Chinese healing that has received attention by Western researchers since the PBS special with Bill Moyers and David Eisenberg M.D.It is now used in medical/psychological treatment in Chinese hospitals, and is beginning to be used in the West.

This 15-page booklet explores how to integrate qigong with Western psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to alleviate the symptoms, and transform the deeper psychological issues, behind anxiety disorders. To illustrate the practice of Integrative Depth Psychotherapy, this booklet shows how Western psychotherapy can be integrated with specific oriental healing methods for relief of anxiety including Taoist breathing techniques, acupressure points and Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist belly massage). How to incorporate these methods in psychotherapy are illustrated through case example.

Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Marriage of Psychotherapeutic and Energetic Approaches to Healing Anxiety
2. Sociopolitical and Economic Background
3. Alternative and Complimentary Approaches to Treating Anxiety Disorders
4. Qigong and Alleviation of Anxiety
5. Integrating Qigong in Psychotherapy:
6. Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy(formerly called Integrative Depth Psychotherapy):
A. Psychoenergetic, Holographic Healing Methodology
Eight Psychoenergetic, Holographic Methods for Healing Anxiety
1. Taoist breathing techniques and hypnosis
2. Self soothing
3. Focusing on felt meaning
4. Psychodynamics
5. Cognitive Restructuring
6. Chi Nei Tsang
7. Acupressure: Phenomenological Approach
8. Exercises from Body/Mind Qigong TM
B. Case Example of Panic Disorder
7. Taoist Relaxation and Empowerment Technique
A. Elevator and Microcosmic Orbit Breathing
B. Chi Nei Tsang
8. Reframing the Meaning of a Symptom
9. Focusing
10. The Tao of Reparenting and Soothing
11. Using Acupressure Points
12. Cognitive Restructuring
13. Summary
14.Conclusion and Standing like a Tree Qigong – to find our Stance
9. Conclusion
Authors Biographical and Contact Information