Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose bestseller The Genie in Your Genes was hailed as a breakthrough in understanding the link between emotions and genetics. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been... [Read more]
The Science and Practice of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Clinical trials have shown that Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping, can reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can rebalance itself and accelerate healing. More than a hundred papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals have demonstrated that EFT is effective for depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. But how deeply can it affect us? Can it reach our genes? Garret Yount studies physiologic and genomic changes associated with stress reduction and positive emotions and how these changes are affected by interventions such as music and expressive arts therapy. He will share an insider’s view of ongoing research that explores connections between EFT and the “dark matter” of our genome. Researcher and award-winning author Dawson Church will share EFT techniques you can apply for breakthroughs in health and athletic performance.
Garret Yount, PhD, is a scientist at IONS and the director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Yount’s expertise is in molecular neurobiology, and his primary interest is bridging human genomics with aspects of consciousness and the nonmaterial mind.... [Read more]