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Dawson Church, PhD

Best-selling Author, Scientist, Visionary and Scholar

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books to his credit. The Genie in Your Genes  was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Mind to Matter showed that the brain creates much of what we think of as “objective reality.” Bliss Brain  demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness.

Dr. Church did his undergraduate and graduate work at Baylor University, and obtained his doctorate at Holos University under the supervision of Harvard-trained neurosurgeon Norm Shealey, MD, PhD, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association.

Dawson Church, PhD

Dr. Church has conducted dozens of clinical trials and founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. Its largest program, the Veterans Stress Project, has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD over the past decade.

His groundbreaking research has been published in many prestigious scientific journals. Dawson Church is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal.

He shares how to apply these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFTUniverse.com, one of the most-visited alternative healing sites on the web.

View Dr. Church’s full Curriculum Vitae and list of scientific papers.

Visit the Events page to register for Dr. Church’s upcoming workshops.

What People Are Saying About Dawson Church and His Workshops

I had the chance to complete Level 1 & 2 with Dawson; an amazing gift! Not only are his teachings evidence-based but also they are absolutely captivating. I’ve learned so much, both through the lectures and the practices. The stories that Dawson tells during his workshops allowed participants to consolidate the information. His complete acceptance of others allows everyone to feel safe and learn to their top potential. Thank you so much.
Dr Malika Morisset Bonapace
Dr. Malika Morisset Bonapace, D.Psy.
I took the Energy Psychology course with Dawson Church at Esalen in December 2015. My challenge was dealing with the limiting belief that I won’t have enough money for retirement. After Tapping on this, the feeling of terror is gone. I’m back in my right mind and can think clearly to actually do something about it. Thank you Dawson. I plan to use this skill often.
Belva Fay
Thank you for a wonderful experience. I arrived to this training as a blank slate, with limited knowledge of EFT and no expectations. It is amazing to me how powerful this technique is, and how quickly thoughts and the energy impact around them shift. Dawson’s presentation of the material is vibrant and easy to follow. I have gone from skeptic to excited to continue towards certification.
Gayle Rideout
I have been extremely interested in EFT for years. After taking the level 1 & 2 trainings with Dawson Church, I am absolutely convinced that this is a gift that everyone deserves to receive. Dawson has so much scientific as well as anecdotal evidence to support the benefits of EFT, one cannot help but understand the concepts fully and better practice tapping. Seriously, this is one of the easiest, grooviest tools for personal growth and Dawson Church presents it with love and humor and science – you can’t beat that!
Dianne Brooke
My biggest challenge coming into this training was my upper limitation placed on my growth and self-expression; really, on my freedom to be myself. As I sat in class the phrase, “Bull in a China Shop” kept shouting at me from behind. My mother who was a quieter, softer person, used to say that to me and about me when I was growing up. During a class break I sat by the ocean and tapped on that phrase, “Bull in a China Shop.” The first unwinding came around “China Shop.” What good is a China Shop anyway? It’s full of breakable stuff, disaster waiting to happen. And, they are full of beautiful delicate creations of beauty. The second unwinding came around the Bull. What good are bulls anyway? Noisy, smelly, destructive, over-sized creatures! Also, bulls are protectors. Fierce protectors, powerful protectors of cows and herds. Big and strong. Why would a bull want to go into a china shop anyway? Is there ever a reason for that? I might want to shop around, and I could choose to be careful for the period of time in the china shop. Maybe the china shop has wide aisles just for me! That was a big shift for me, and I feel an expansion around my chest, a freedom in my heart and throat. Thank you Dawson, for sharing your knowing.
Michelyn Gjurasic