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This week we welcome Dawson Church to the show. Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, (www.MindToMatter.club) reviews the science of peak mental states. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (www.NIIH.org) to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal (www.EnergyPsychologyJournal.org) and a blogger for the Huffington Post. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (www.EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
Questions we ask in this episode:
- What are the principals behind EFT?
- What is EFT best used for?
- Do I need a trained therapist?
This week, I'm excited to welcome Dawson Church.
Dawson is a health writer and researcher who has edited and authored a number of books in the fields of health, psychology and spirituality. In this particular episode, we focus largely on EFT, which is emotional freedom techniques and specifically the science and studies that support it. I learn a huge amount during our chat including strategies, which may help me overcome my fear of spiders. Fascinating stuff. Without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey, guys. This is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I'm delighted to welcome Dawson Church to the show. Good morning or good evening, afternoon Dawson for you. Sorry. You're in a different continent, aren't you?
01:31 All of the above, Stuart.
01:35 Different part of the world.
01:36 Exactly. Well, we are connected which is the most important thing. Thank you again for your time and before we get into the questions today, I would love if you could just tell our listeners that may not be familiar about who you are, a little bit about your work and what you do and why you do it?
01:54 Sure. Well, I've been intrigued by energy healing for many, many years. When I was a teenager after high school, I went and lived in a spiritual community where I learned energy healing and learned meditation, so these things are part of my awareness for a long, long time, but what I found really exciting starting in the 1980s where meditation was first being studied was the accumulation or empirical evidence that things like practices, like compassion, like mindfulness, like meditation, like acupuncture, acupressure, all of these seemingly esoteric energetic practices have direct effects and initially the research was on the psyche, so is on anxiety and depression, pain, but now, we have the tools like MRIs, and EEGs to actually drill down and see if they're affecting us physiologically, dramatically.
For the last many, 20, 25 years, I've been collecting evidence, I've been writing books, I've been running clinical trials, I've been doing social projects all to try, and raise the profile of energy medicine in primary care. I wanted in veterans administration hospitals, I wanted in primary care clinics, I wanted in psychotherapy offices. As we get to realize and understand just how profoundly this affects our wellness, I believe it has a place at the frontline of medical care so that's really what my passion is now and that's why I've written ... My earlier book is called, "The Genie in Your Genes," about epigenetics and now this new book, "Mind to Matter," about how our brains and our minds literally are having drastic effects to our bodies and the world around us.
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