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No textbooks are required for the Meridian Energy Therapy course because it is self-contained and all materials are supplied. However, the books featured below are highly recommended  (UK links provided - if you would like US links please contact us.)













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Diploma in
Meridian Energy Therapy and EFT
A distance learning course

green arrow - book available on Kindle(tm)Course includes all lesson texts as PDFs

Keywords: energy psychology, meridian tapping, meridian psychotherapy, emotional freedom techniques

   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.

Prerequisite: To take this course you need either to have EFT 1 & 2 Certification (from any provider) or equivalent

Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 to 6 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost:  (you must already have EFT 1 & 2 or equivalent)

£225.00  (225 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

Method of study 

For the Diploma in Meridian Energy Therapy and EFT, lessons are provided as PDF files. Written assignments are set for each lesson. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course Introduction

Meridian Energy Therapy, also known as Meridian Psychotherapy or Energy Psychology, has its roots not only in psychotherapy but in physical energy treatments such as acupuncture and acupressure. It is a treatment that is non-invasive as it does not require needles to be inserted into the skin. However, it does require that a selection of these acupoints (acupuncture or acupressure points) are percussed, or “tapped”, usually using the first two fingers of each hand. These points are percussed by the patient at the direction of the therapist at certain points during the overall treatment protocol. Once the client has undertaken several therapy sessions, and the therapist has instructed the client fully in the procedure; the client is then in a position to use the tapping technique to reinforce the treatment without attending the therapist.

Psychotherapy is a talking therapy as opposed to a manipulative therapy. There are many schools of thought, and results can be achieved over a wide range of psychological conditions. However, treatment sessions can be extensive in number and can continue over many months.

Up to now the talking therapies have existed largely as a generally loose-linked field of different approaches, schools, and interpretations. Meridian Energy Therapy takes the view that integration of the psychotherapeutic approach with energy therapies such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and TFT (Thought Field Therapy®) can provide the most efficient treatment in the relief of emotionally generated problems. Techniques such as EFT therefore become tools in the practice of Energy Therapy, and the relationship between psychotherapy and meridian energy therapies can be likened to that between the spanner which turns the nut (EFT, TFT) and the engineer who decides which nut to turn (psychotherapy).

Meridian energy therapies are not the only tools in meridian psychotherapy’s toolbox. The original tools of psychotherapy are the various disciplines of Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, and Counselling. These three subjects are all “talking subjects” inasmuch as there is verbal interaction between the therapist and the client.

When this verbal interaction is combined with the physical interactions practiced in energy therapies such as EFT and TFT we have a treatment modality that has the potential to offer the combined benefits of both talking and energy-based therapies.

(We must point out that Meridian Energy Therapy is an experimental therapy and, as with many other styles of therapy,  there has not yet been published scientific research demonstrating the effectiveness of this model. However, going by the growing anecdotal evidence for EFT and the known widespread use of talking therapies, the possibilities of Meridian Energy Therapy are compelling.)


Outline of syllabus

  • The Energy Meridians, the Chakras and Meridian Psychotherapy

  • The meridian points used in Meridian Energy Therapy

  • The History of Meridian Energy Therapy

  • Integration of the talking therapies with various styles of Energy Therapy

  • Procedures of Emotional Freedom Techniques

  • Energy Toxins and Allergies

  • Applied Kinesiology and the Meridians

  • An Overview of Psychotherapy

  • Integration of Talk and Touch

  • Psychological Reversal and Aspects

  • Phobias and Other Emotional Disorders

  • Psychosomatic and Physical Disorders

  • The Energy Field and Mental Tapping

Is this a course in counselling or psychotherapy?

Meridian Energy Therapy is also known as Meridian Psychotherapy and so can be placed within the talking therapies though it also makes use of acupressure tapping and other techniques.

In the UK and certain other countries, counselling and psychotherapy are unregulated so if you have an appropriate background you could call yourself a Meridian Psychotherapist. However in the USA and other regimes counselling and psychotherapy might require specific educational qualifications and local licences, and in such locations you would not use the term "psychotherapist" or "counsellor" unless licensed to do so. In such areas, since "Energy Therapy" and "EFT" are unlikely to be regulated, you can use those terms.

Because we offer our courses worldwide we call this programme "Meridian Energy Therapy" and not "Meridian Psychotherapy" though it is similar to Meridian Psychotherapy programmes.


Entry criteria and suitability 

To take this course you need either to have EFT 1 & 2 Certification (from any provider) or equivalent  Apart from that, no particular qualifications are required.

However, the material of this course will take its place alongside other qualifications that students may already have, and the course will be useful to counsellors, hypnotherapists and psychotherapists who wish to add to their toolkits and learn how their skills may be integrated with energy methods. This course may be used for ceu/ cpd purposes towards professional association requirements for those associations that have an "open" ceu / cpd policy.



There is no textbook required for the Meridian Energy Therapy course as comprehensive lessons in PDF format are provided. However, certain books are recommended.


Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Meridian Energy Therapy and EFT awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning.


Further study - Advanced Diploma in Meridian Energy Therapy

On completion of this course you will be eligible to enrol for our Advanced Diploma in Meridian Energy Therapy - the web page for that course is under construction and a link will appear here soon.

The Advanced Diploma expands upon the concepts you have already studied, with greater focus on the meridian system, giving further information on treatment of a range of conditions and on the integration of hypnotherapy with meridian tapping. 

These diplomas are accepted by Calamus International University (a non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards a degree.


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