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March 2014

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Conference Drum Beats On! Register by March 31.

ACEP Movers and Shakers

ACEP Revealed: Key Member Benefits

Help Clients Find You: Update Your Member Profile Today!

Help Grow the ACEP Family... and Win!

ACEP Audio Library - Subscribe Now at the Member Discount

Just What is Energy Psychology?

ACEP Membership Committee Update

FREA Seeking New Members

Have Success or EP News to Share?

Shop Amazon to support ACEP

New CEP and EFT Workshop Dates and Locations

Collective Healing

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Monthly Reminders:

Energy Field seeking successes! (Next deadline is June 1)

Claim your expertise and become a published writer! (Next Deadline is June 1)

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The Conference Drum Beats On!
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Save up to $100 on the main conference when you register by March 31

All audio and slide presentations are included with this year's registration!

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Check out this conference testimonial video for an inspirational reminder of why you should join us in Phoenix this year.

ACEP Movers and Shakers

Stephanie Eldringhoff, LMFT, DCEP offered a one-day workshop at Bastyr University on the energy psychology approach she co-developed called the Rapid Relief Process. The training took place on March 8, 2014. Now the detailed planning begins to bring the CEP training to Bastyr University fall 2014.

Mandi Freger, MEd, DCEP is featured on the most recent episode of "Tapping with Joan," a community television series produced by ACEP member, Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP. Mandi is the Educational Director for Highlands Hospital Center for Autism, which is a licensed private school, and oversees the Child Diagnostic Center. Under Mandi’s direction, Highlands Hospital has recently become the first licensed site now affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic. View the episode

Thanks to ACEP paving the way, EP is now being offered for APA approved credit by other organizations. Last month our Executive Director, Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, presented 3 one-day EP workshops in Maryland via PESI/CMI: Tapping into Energy Psychology for PTSD and Anxiety. He will be presenting the same workshops in the Los Angeles area this September. Bob is also presenting a workshop on Integrating Energy Psychology with Interpersonal Neurobiology in Toronto, Canada at the Winds of Change conference on April 24th.

ACEP Revealed: Key Member Benefits

Cracking the code with Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP

As a new member of ACEP’s board of directors, I recently embarrassed myself with both Bob Schwarz and Debby Vajda. I was lamenting that the ACEP website didn't offer some particular thing that I was looking for…only to find out that it was already available…who knew?

Guess I should have done my homework. After I wiped the egg off my face, I took comfort in thinking that I can’t be the only one. We’re all busy and let’s face it…studying the ACEP web site and member benefits isn’t at the top of any of our priority lists. And yet, there are so many great offerings to take advantage of. So, to help you understand all the perks at a glance, we've created a summary page: Key Member Benefits. Discover all the benefits you have and where to get them on the website. For instance, did you know that you can list your workshops for free?'t forget to download the ACEP Member Logo for your website:

Web version

Print version

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions not addressed on the webpage:

Help Clients Find You!

Update your member profile today

If you haven't done so already, we urge you to update your member profile as soon as possible. The new ACEP website allows for the public to search practitioners by qualified certifications based on what is selected in the member profile fields. Click Manage Profile at the top of the page. Then, under Information and Settings, click Edit Bio.If you need some assistance with updating your profile, we're happy to help:

Help Grow the ACEP Family... and Win!

Jump Up! New Member Contest Update

This is a great time to tell your colleagues about the benefits of joining ACEP. They can attend our annual conference and almost pay for their membership with their member discount. If they register before March 31, they get early bird pricing (saving up to $100 on the main conference).

Referring friends and colleagues is outlined in a few easy steps with this PDF download. You can also learn how to refer new members on our Jump Up campaign page. And, we've got a beautiful New Member Brochure in digital format to help you spread the word.

We're so excited about the growth on the horizon and look forward to rewarding and celebrating with you. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Cynthia Joba at

ACEP Audio Library - Incredible Content!
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Enjoy lectures with luminaries in the fields of energy psychology, neuroscience, integrative psychotherapy, energy medicine, trauma treatment, mind-body medicine, spirituality and consciousness from your home!

You have over 400 titles to choose from. Keynotes include Candace Pert, Dan Siegel, Rubert Sheldrake, Anodea Judith, Bessel van der Kolk, Gary Craig, Donna Eden, Larry Dossey, Jean Houston, Alberto Villoldo, Dean Radin, Christine Page and more!

ACEP has opened up an annual subscription to the entire conference recording library from 2005 - 2012 (over 400 titles) for only $99 (only $69 for members).

Use promo code ACEPMEM2014 to subscribe and start downloading now 

Special Deal for Conference Goers: Are you attending this year's conference? The price for the 1 yr subscription is only $49. Please contact the office at to receive your promo code.

Just What is Energy Psychology?
Fred Gallo, PhD (the man who coined the term) revisits this question

It’s been 16 years since I introduced the term Energy Psychology with my book by the same title; however, actually I introduced the term in seminars that I presented prior to that time.

Some people have been concerned as to why I chose the term Energy Psychology, since it may restrict its usage to people with appropriate licensure.

However I would like to assure you that restricting usage has never been the intention and many professionals employ psychological research and principles in the course of their professions. This applies to not only psychologists and psychiatrists, but also counselors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, social workers, physicians, managers, you name it. Even attorneys employ psychological principles in jury selection, and politicians utilize psychological principles to win elections and to convince their constituents.... Read the entire article

ACEP Committee Corner
Membership committee update by Pam Altaffer, LCSW

Our committee feels alive and vibrant right now! Some committee members have come and gone over the past year, but we now seem to have a committed group of people.

Current active members are: Michael DeMolina, Joanne Karpinen, Rod Lind, Suzan Thompson, Sheran Mattson, Gary Peterson, Debby Vajda, Terry Lynch and myself. We have two brand new members: Dale Evens and Helen Bessler. Cynthia Joba, from ACEP administration has been attending meetings as well.

Our year’s major accomplishments are:
  • Established a working, fully functioning committee from a nonexistent one (past 2-3 years).
  • Created a Mission statement: To assist the ACEP board in improving recruitment and retention of ACEP members.
  • Created a job description for Membership Committee members and for the Chair of the committee.
  • Facilitated the networking luncheon event at the ACEP 2013 conference.
  • Recruited more committee members.
  • Updated Committee member information on the ACEP website.
  • Found two champions for the EFT and CEP workshops in Phoenix and Ann Arbor.
  • Helped to maintain stable US ACEP membership
  • Establishing the groundwork using "best practices" to create local ACEP groups in order to encourage networking, sharing of knowledge, skills and to create a sense of belonging and a feeling of an ACEP  "tribe" locally. This can be done in-person or virtually.
We would love to expand our Membership Committee participants. So, anyone who is interested joining our committee, please contact me, Pam Altaffer, at and I will tell you all about what we are doing and how you can contribute to ACEP.

FREA Seeking New Members

Robin Trainor and John Freedom have initiated a non-profit organization called FREA (Facilitating Recovery and Empowerment from Abuse) in order to teach innovative EP techniques to help people heal from sexual abuse and domestic violence. 

The FREA Vision includes: collecting and disseminating information on EP modalities for treating abuse; creating two websites, one for survivors and one for therapists and responders; setting up training programs for responders; networking with domestic violence and rape crisis shelters; and networking with sister organizations. 

If you would like to join FREA, please contact John Freedom at

Have Success or EP News to Share?
We'd love to highlight member EP news on a monthly basis. So, if you have something to share, please send your submission for consideration to Emily Snider by the 20th of the month prior to publication at

Shopping in 2014?
Keep Using Amazon to Support ACEP

Whether you're buying clothing, books, furniture or appliances through Amazon this year, all of these purchases can continue supporting the mission of ACEP - at  no additional cost to you. Please use THIS LINK to get to their site. A portion of every sale will be donated to ACEP.

Upcoming ACEP Workshops in CEP and EFT:
If you've been yearning to add new depth and transformational tools to your practice, we'd love to see you at one of our 12 CE trainings in EFT or CEP this winter or spring. Price deadlines are coming up fast - so check out the dates/locations below.

Check out our full training calendar

12 CE hours available for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors, nurses and acupuncturists.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology: CEP Level 1

March 29-30 in Santa Fe, NM
(Register today)

April 26-27 in Ann Arbor, MI
(Mid price deadline: April 14)

May 28-29 in Phoenix, AZ
(Early bird deadline: April 14)

Download the full CEP brochure for printing

CEP Training coming this fall: Philadelphia, San Francisco, Richmond, VA, Miami...stay tuned for details.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Professional Skills 1: EFT PS1

April 26-27 in Seattle, WA
(Mid price deadline: April 14)

Download the full EFT brochure for printing

If you have any questions or would like to register by phone, please contact the office at 619-861-2237.

EFT Training coming this fall: Boston, New Jersey, Atlanta, Jacksonville (or Tampa)...stay tuned for details.

Collective Healing: Moonlight
Courtesy of Mary Hammond

Wherever you are in the world nighttime brings in the presence of the moon. Tonight where we are it is the time of the full moon and several ACEP members are gathered. It is a yellow orange moon that fills the sky and demands that its beauty be honored. As we circled for ceremony it occurred to me that the Light of the Moon connects us all. As you gaze at the moon from your part of the world tap into the power of the light to connect our healing energy and increase it exponentially to offer strength to one another, healing to our clients, wisdom to our students, and collective healing to the planet.

Connect and Converse with Us!
ACEP Member Yahoo Group: Do you want to connect with other ACEP members to share questions, ideas, experiences, training opportunities, and much more? Join the ACEP Members Yahoo group Remember to indicate that you are an ACEP member.

Social Media: In addition to breaking news and tips for self care with EP, we will be sending reminders about upcoming workshops for you to share with your friends around the globe.





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