Dr. Vieira is a trained Energy Psychologist
Dr. Vieira is also a Professional Kinesiology Practitioner who employs a family of healing methods that blend contemporary psychology and ancient healing traditions to provide relief from mind-body distress. She is a part of an entire body of practitioners in Energy Psychology who employ a family of mind-body therapies and self-help techniques. She believes there can be disruptions in the body’s natural energy flow that runs through and around a body. These disruptions can be the cause of emotional distress, negative thinking and unwanted behaviors.
Energy Psychology methods include working with the human energy system using meridians, acupoints and chakras (energy centers). Dr. Vieira is trained in and practices such energy techniques as:
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT),
- Educational Kinesiology (EduK),
- Total Body Modification (for harmonizinf allergies) and
- Touch For Health (TFH).
By working with the whole person and allowing the body’s own responses to dictate the process, these techniques simply stimulate the body’s remarkable capacity to heal itself. The results are profoundly effective and can include: relief of pain, identification of allergies, release of stress, better coordination, postural improvement, reduction of tension, enhancement of brain function and increased energy.
In the case of Touch for Health, Dr. Vieira uses muscle testing to check whether there is an energy imbalance in of the the chakras (the center of your energy flow). If there is a blockage, she presses pacifically located neurolymphatic points in the front and the back of the body of that person. If it does not release on the first procedure, there are several more (see diagrams below.) The techniques in Touch for Health employ touching in a non invasive way with the use of muscle testing, the massage of neurolymphatic points, touching of neurovascular points, running her hand just above the body where the meridians are located.
Muscle testing allows energy imbalances to be detected and corrected by applying pressure and tapping specific body points (similar to acupuncture).
When appropriate, and according to her clinical judgment, Dr. Vieira may offer you some kinesiology techniques in her work with you. Obviously, there are also many non-somatic focused forms of psychotherapy and counseling that you can choose from. Dr. Vieira’s own education and training in specialized kinesiology includes:
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with Roger Callahan, then Gary Craig
- Educational Kinesiology with Paul Dennison
- Professional Kinesiology Practitioner Training Levels 1-4 with Bruce Dewe, M.D.
- Energy Psychology with Donna Eden and David Feinstein
- Hypertonics with Frank Mahoney
- Polarity Therapy with Mary Louise Mueller
- Three in Concepts Series including Basic One Brain, Under the Code, Advanced One Brain, Louder than Words, Structural Neurology with Gordon Stokes and Daniel Whiteside
- Touch For Health Instructor Training with Gordon Stokes
- Stress without Distress with Wayne Topping, Ph.D.
- Total Body Modification 1 with Victor Frank, D.C. for harmonizing allergies
- Touch For Health 1-4 with Rosemarie Balinski, then John Thie, D.C., Matthew Thie
Dr. Vieira is a Touch for Health Instructor since 1980.
As a trained Energy Psychologist she will suggest a technique that she believes will enhance your therapy. She will explain the technique and it is your responsibility to tell her if you are or are not interested or if using the technique is uncomfortable with any part of the technique.
If you have any questions about the techniques, please ask and she will do her best to answer your questions in full and/or can give you other resources. You have the right to refuse or stop the process at any time, or to refuse touch, muscle testing techniques, or any other intervention she may propose or employ.