Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a terrible burden to bear. It not only affects people psychologically, robbing them of peace of mind and inner tranquility; it damages them physically. Traumatic stress can result from negative emotional experiences during childhood. It can also arise in adults as a result of war, assault, or similarly traumatic experiences. In scientific studies of war veterans, refugees and other traumatized groups conducted by respected researcher Dawson Church, EFT has been shown to reduce or eliminate PTSD symptoms, sometimes in just a few short sessions. It is based on Clinical EFT, the only version of EFT to be validated in dozens of scientific studies. This manual is the authoritative source for using EFT for PTSD, from the most active researcher in the field. It also contains special sections that gather together the experience of many physicians, psychotherapists, social workers and coaches who have used Clinical EFT for PTSD, and presents a picture of hope and healing.
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the field of epigenetics. He has conducted many clinical trials, with a focus on the remarkable self-healing mechanisms now emerging at the intersection of emotion and gene expression. He applies these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe.com, which is one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web. He was educated at Baylor University and Holos University, where he earned his doctorate under the tuition of Harvard-trained neurosurgeon Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, with whom he co-authored Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy. He is editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research & Treatment, and founded the nonprofit National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (niih.org) to conduct research and humanitarian work in energy psychology. He works with businesses and sports teams to achieve peak performance.