EPISODE N. 20 | In today’s episode we are called upon to look within ourselves to discover both identity and healing. Our guest is the best-selling author, Dawson Church, PhD, who will talk about some of the specifics behind mental and spiritual healing. The discussion will focus a great deal on brain function and the healing process which occurs in the brain when coping with stress or trauma. How effectively we cope with this and how quickly can depend on a number of factors, and there are proactive exercises which we can engage in to achieve a higher state of well-being and develop greater resilience. Dr. Church is a major advocate of the EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) method which is a form of touch therapy that utilizes acupressure meridians in its administration. He will speak in depth about how this therapy can be an important treatment for a variety of concerns.
Dawson Church, PhD, is an integrative health-care researcher and an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed by reviewers as a “breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics.” He is also
author of Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality and his most recent book, Bliss Brain: The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy.
Author of many books on healing trauma, he is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics and a national leader and professional trainer in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a modality endorsed by the Veterans Administration as an alternative method suitable for work with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
He has edited or authored more than 200 books in the fields of health, psychology, and spirituality. Books on which he has worked have won more than two dozen awards, including Best Health Book (Independent Press Awards) and Best Science Book (USA Book News Awards), and his research summaries of the biomedical evidence for consciousness-based treatments provide the scientific underpinnings for this emerging field.
Founding director of the Veterans Stress Project, he also founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He also shares how to apply these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
The editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal, Dawson Church has been quoted in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Parenting, and he has appeared on CNN and other national media.