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Dawson Church, PhD


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Dawson Church, PhD, is the author of several books including Communing With the Spirit of Your Unborn Child (Aslan, 1988, and The Genie in Your Genes (Energy Psychology Press, 2007, The latter describes the exciting new science of epigenetics, which investigates how genes are affected by the environment outside the cell. Dawson is the Research Director of ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, the founder of Soul Medicine Institute (, and former president of a large health and spirituality publishing company.

Dawson is the author of several scientific papers on Energy Psychology, and its treatment potential for emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression. He also studies its effects on championship athletes and other peak performers. He gives around 100 radio shows and print interviews a year, lectures at psychology and medical conferences, and trains organizations in how to apply the epigenetic insights of Energy Psychology for peak performance. He recently started the Iraq Vets Stress Project ( to offer the benefits of these brief therapies to returning veterans.