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December, 2013

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In this Issue:

ACEP's fresh new look!

Over 40% there! Two weeks to raise remaining $29K in matching funds for Energy In Action Campaign.

Petition to change Wikipedia policy...
Sign and share now!

ACEP collaborates with Energy Medicine Exchange (EMEX) to co-host free EP symposium Jan 11

Annual Conference Registration Opens January 6

Movers and Shakers: What ACEP members are up to

ACEP Board Approves APA Task Force

ACEP Helps Fund TFT Documentary in Honor of Roger Callahan 

ACEP Committee Corner: Ethics Committee Update

Add yourself to the ACEP Member Map!

Dr. Bob weighs in on 60 Minutes PTSD Piece

Lesley University in Cambridge, MA seeking EFT-Friendly Trauma Studies Faculty

Current Research in Psychology to devote full issue to EP Research in June, 2014. Check out Call for Papers!

Research Symposium Call for Papers (due by Feb 1)

Send a student to the Conference!

Upcoming CEP and EFT Workshops

Shop on Amazon to support ACEP with your purchases

Collective Healing

Monthly Download for ACEP Members

Connect with Us! Join our Yahoo Group or link up with us at any of our social media sites





- Energy Field Seeking Successes! (Next Deadline: March 1)

- Claim Your Expertise and Become a Published Writer! (Next Deadline: March 1)

- Advertise to a Targeted EP Audience

- Updating the Research Section on our Website

- Visit ACEP’s Amazon store!

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Energy in Action Update

Helping Us Help You... the Time is Now!

"When I donate money to ACEP, that money is being pooled with other member contributions to make a significant impact. ACEP is making the difference I can’t make alone - and I feel empowered. Together, we can transform the world."

-Debby Vajda, LCSW, DCEP
ACEP President

We are so grateful for all the donations coming in to help us fulfill the $50K matching fund opportunity. As of December 14 we've raised $20,332 (for a matching total of $40,664)... over 40% toward our goal!

We have only two weeks leftto raise the remaining $29,668. But we know this is possible! If you haven't contributed yet, we hope you'll support us to work on your behalf on a national and global level to make EP widely available. Together, with your financial contribution (at any level possible for you),we can: change policy for the treatment of veterans with PTSD; ensure that victims of tragedies such as the Boston bombing will have access to EP; significantly lower the cost of health care; reduce the dropout rates in colleges and high schools; and much much more.

Join the Movement...Donate now


Wake up Wikipedia: Petition on Fire!

One exciting example of how ACEP is currently working on your behalf is the recent petition we initiated to change Wikipedia's negatively biased and factually incorrect stance against holistic approaches, and allow for true scientific discourse about holistic healing modalities.

With our incredible network of practitioners and organizations, we've gathered over 3,000 signatures in the first few days of the petition... but we'd love to get to 100,000! Thank you to all who have already signed.

If you haven't yet signed or shared, ACEP--and the world--needs your voice!Please sign and forward far and wide

Building Community Through Energy

Free Energy Psychology Event - January 11, 2014

As part of our ongoing Energy in Action campaign, we’re excited to announce that ACEP is partnering with the Energy Medicine Exchange (EMEX) to host a free teleconference seminar, BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH ENERGY, early next year.

This exciting event will feature interviews and panel discussions with luminaries in the fields of EP and EM, including Dawson Church, Dave Meggyesy, Greg Warburton and many more. Topics will range from EP research to relationships to trauma, etc.
This is the 11th EMEX Event, and will take place January 11, 10am – 6pm MST (12 noon – 8pm EST). Further details TBA as we get closer! Click here to join the event.

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS, share on Facebook and social media, and help us get the word out.  We look forward to sharing an exciting event with you!


Annual Conference Registration Opens Jan 6

Time to get excited about heading to the southwest for the 16th annual EP conference, "Talk is Not Enough. Activating Broader and Deeper Levels of Healing."

Held at a lovely Sheraton Wild Horse Pass resort in Chandler, AZ (just outside of Phoenix), this event is guaranteed to feel like an educational vacation. You can check out the exciting details by clicking here.


Movers and Shakers:

What ACEP Members Are Up To

Here's a recent note from Kristin Holthuis, MD, DCEP. Kristin is an ACEP board member and CEP trainer based in Costa Rica:

I am excited since I have been invited to open the year in the College for Psychologists in Costa Rica with a conference about EP in the installations of the College as an introduction to an official EFT course in their installations some time later which they already approved of! Their president promised to participate!!

Probably I will be giving another talk about 'alternative therapies' to the board of the College of Psychologists, including ACEP's strategies.

And also I have been invited back in the National Psychiatry Hospital to teach EFT level 2 to psychologists, psychiatrists and staff-nurses. EFT level 1 had a huge success and unanimous evaluations of 100/100!

Another hospital's Department of Psychiatry then invited me for an introduction talk about EP and they liked it so much they are considering to offer a complete course in the hospital too for mental health professionals.

Well guys, I have found that ACEP and APA approval have been totally crucial to their willingness to open up, so...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for giving me courage and inspiration at distance...and for inspiring Costa Rica!!

Much love and inspiration to all of you!!


Are you moving and shaking?
Do you have information to share about how you or any other ACEP members have been making an impact in the world? Please send your updates to Emily at


ACEP Board Approves APA Task Force
By John Diepold

The ACEP Board of Directors has sanctioned a Task Force to explore ways that ACEP members can more fully participate in the American Psychological Association (APA), and to bring energy psychology methods and models into this larger professional arena. The inverse would also be true in that interested APA Members could become more informed and involved with ACEP; a win-win situation.

Because the APA is an organization of psychologists, we are requesting our ACEP member psychologists to inform if you are a Member of APA and if you are a Member of Division 29 (Psychotherapy). This is important, as we need to work through our APA Members in getting an assessment of how many voices we already have.

If you are a psychologist, please email John Diepold ( regarding:

  1. Are you a member of APA?
  2. Are you a member of Division 29?
  3. If not an APA member, would you consider joining?
  4. If not a member of Division 29, would you consider joining?

Thank you for your attention and response to this much-needed information!


TFT Documentary: In Honor of Roger Callahan

In honor of Roger Callahan, ACEP contributed $2,500 toward the completion of "From Trauma to Peace," a documentary showing the power of TFT in trauma relief work in Rwanda and Uganda.

We hope this trailerwill inspire you to help bring this story of true hope and peace into the world.

TFT Foundation board member, Mary Crowley, writes Peace IS within our grasp. It is at the tip of our fingers…literally....A mayor in the Northern Province of Rwanda commented: "People who I have never seen smile, are smiling. People who were not productive are now productive.” Our documentarian just returned from Rwanda, filming people’s stories about how TFT has changed their lives. He said "…each story included a statement like, ‘I never smiled in my life until I was treated with TFT’.”

To contribute to the completion of the film, visit


ACEP Committee Corner:

An Update from the Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee made a lunchtime presentation at the last conference on ethics and good practice regarding the use of intuition and other non-sensory sources of information. This topic, raised by an ACEP member, stimulated some lively and useful debate.

The Committee has been busy planning the next presentation at the 2014 conference. This topic, again raised by an ACEP member, addresses the ethics of prayer and proxy healing. As with the previous conference presentation, the purpose will not be to provide rules or definitive
answers, but to stimulate thought and discussion.

The Committee is always pleased to give thought to any ethical issues or dilemmas raised by ACEP members.

The current Committee members are:
Phil Mollon [Chair and Board Member], Harriet Mall, Michael Galvin, Sara Gold and Kirstin Warkentin

Please be in touch if you have questions or comments:

Best wishes,

Phil Mollon, PhD

Where in the world... are you?

Add yourself to the ACEP Member Map

Dear ACEP member,

I'm writing to remind you that you can add your own marker to the map of active ACEP members which is linked to the ACEP web site on the home page under Resource Links. This map will help you to stay in touch with other members who share your interests, and let the public find you if you offer counselling or courses. This is a free service to ACEP members and it’s very easy for you to add your information. Just right-click at the location on the map where you would like to add your marker and fill in the form with as much or as little information as you care to publish. You can always add and modify data later. Visit the map now to see who’s already there, and add yourself if you like.

Best regards,

David MacKay

Dr. Bob Weighs in with 60 Minutes:

Op Ed Response on Treating PTSD 

Part of the beauty of online media is being able to easily add your voice to the discussion. ACEP Exectuvive Director, Bob Schwarz, recently weighed in on a 60 Minutes piece focused on treating veterans suffering with PTSD with modalities that are out-of-date as stand alone therapies. Please visit the page and "like" or comment on his response (his user name is DOCTORBOB1000).


On November 26, he wrote:
It is amazing that our soldiers get the best and most modern bullets and the our veterans get relatively old, and out of date treatment. It is too bad that the VA and 60 MINUTES are suggesting that prolonged exposure is a new and breakthrough treatment. It is neither. Both EMDR and Emotional Freedom Techniques or energy psychology have been shown to be much faster and more effective treatments than prolonged exposure, and with much less pain and negative side effects described elsewhere in these comments. I am a psychologist who has worked with a great deal of PTSD in many different populations. It is too bad that 60 minutes does not do a story on energy psychology techniques such as EFT. In these approaches, clients focus on the traumatic events while tapping on acupuncture points. The result is the body calms down.  While it may seem magical or weird, there is a lot of research and clinical experience that shows it works in 6 sessions with 85% effectiveness.

Please visit the page and add your voice to the discussion


Lesley University in Cambridge, MA

Seeking EFT-Friendly Faculty for Trauma Studies

Lesley University in Cambridge, MA is seeking an EFT-friendly faculty member for trauma studies. If you know anyone (preferably with an EP background!) please spread the word!


Current Research in Psychology

Special issue devoted to research in EP

The journal Current Research in Psychology will be having a special issue devoted to research in Energy Psychology in June 2014. The title of the issue will be: Energy Psychology: Growing Evidence for a New Field, and the guest editor is Dr. Peta Stapleton of Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

We are pleased that a mainstream journal is taking EP seriously enough to devote an entire issue to developments in our field. Please click here for to read the Call for Papers

Dr. Mercola Suggests EFT

In a list of modalities for subclinical depression

CLICK HERE to read the full article.


2014 Research Symposium: Call for Papers

Do you have an energy psychology or energy medicine based research paper you're burning to share with the world? We would love for you to submit your work to be considered for our Fourth Annual Research Symposium at the 16th annual EP conference on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ.

We are seeking original empirical research, clinical single subject case studies, experimental design studies, randomized controlled studies, and theoretical papers. Clinicians, new researchers and graduate students are especially encouraged to present. For submission details, CLICK HERE

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2014.


Send a Student to the Conference!

Energy Psychology is on the ‘cutting edge’ of psychotherapy, and ACEP is the premiere organization educating, researching and promoting these new energy-based therapies. We are feeling very excited about our upcoming conference in Phoenix, and hope that you are as well.

Young people are the hope and promise of our future. They are open to new ideas and innovations, and have more energy and more years to make a difference in our world. Very often, they wish to attend educational opportunities like trainings and conferences, but may lack the funds to do so.

We wish to encourage more young people to attend our conference. We are offering substantial discounts (approx 50% off the conference fee) to all currently registered graduate and undergraduate students. We are also offering three full-tuition scholarships to the conference available. All students who attend our conference will also receive a free ACEP membership for one year.

If you know any researchers or graduate students in psychology who are interested in research, tell them about ACEP and SEND THEM TO THE CONFERENCE!  Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

To apply for a conference scholarship, contact:    

John Freedom
Chair, ACEP Research Committee


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 fall. Price deadlines are coming up fast - so check out the dates/locations below. Full calendar details are available byCLICKING HERE.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology: CEP Level 112 CE hours available for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors, nurses and acupuncturists.


Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Professional Skills 1: EFT PS112 CE hours available for psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors, nurses and acupuncturists.


To download the full EFT brochure for printing,click here.
To download the full CEP brochure for printing,
click here.

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


Shopping in 2013?

Keep Using Amazon to Support ACEP

Whether you're buying clothing, books, furniture or appliances through Amazon, all of these purchases can continue supporting the mission of ACEP throughout the year. Please use THIS LINK to get to their site. A portion of every sale will be donated to ACEP.


Collective Healing: Mandela Energy

Courtesy of Mary Hammond

He was the best of us. He truly befriended his enemies. He was brave, patient and lived without hatred. He forgave.

His image fills fills our screens and our hearts this month as the world honors his life.

Using your preferred energy strategy, focus on being your best and offering it to the world. Think about the person that has hurt you the most, that you have the most anger with and send that person love and light. Then go a step further and forgive. Then expand that energy of love and light and send it out to your community, city, state/province and country. Feel this energy meeting at the geographical borders erasing them. Strengthen the rainbow world that Mandela strove for.


ACEP's Free Monthly Audio Download (for Members only):
We hope you enjoyed your August download featuring Patricia Thatcher's breakout session from our 9th Annual Conference.

The November member download is John Diepold's "Heart Assisted Therapy: Using Heart Energy to Facilitate Change" from ACEP's 9th Annual Conference in 2007. Bon Apetit!

To receive the mp3, CLICK HERE and sign in using your member login and password.


Connect and Converse with Us!

ACEP MEMBERS 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 here: 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. Follow us on  Twitter, like our ACEP Facebook group, and come talk about EP on ourACEP LinkedIn group



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