Learn the Latest Research in the Field

10th Annual Research Symposium
THURSDAY · MAY 14, 2020 · 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Free with main conference registration ($210 value) - 6 CE hours*


Knowing the science behind energy psychology and energy healing can help you communicate more effectively with doctors and other referral sources. It can also help you with skeptical clients. Join us for ACEP’s 10th Annual Research Symposium and learn about the latest research being done by some of the leading scientists and clinicians in the fields of energy psychology and energy medicine.


  • Name 2 EP modalities that have been documented to effectively treat anxiety.

  • Name 2 researchers who have demonstrated neurological changes in the brain following EFT treatment using fMRI.

  • Name two methods which are commonly used to measure stress.

  • Name a country in the Middle East where Thought Field Therapy is being used to treat PTSD.

  • Name two countries where EFT is being used to decrease anxiety and improve

  • wellbeing in primary school students.

  • Name two EP methods that may be more cost-effective than CBT in treating veterans with PTSD.


Research Matters:  Getting Your Studies Published and Reviewed in Journals That Matter

Suzanne Connolly, LCSW

Symposium Coordinator: John Freedom, CEHP, counselor, educator and trainer in private practice in Santa Rosa, California. Author of Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique, he serves as chair of ACEP’s research committee.

*Session is approved for different CE boards, but no  APA, CME or CNE CE is available.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.

Welcoming Open House
Friday · May 15, 2020 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm

The Diversity & Inclusion and NextGen Committees warmly invite all attendees who are first-time, next-gen, LGBTQ+, people of color or international to a getting-to-know-you mixer. Weather permitting, we will gather on the Hyatt’s roof-top terrace to mingle and enjoy views of the harbor and city. There will be an alternate indoor venue if it rains. Cash bar.

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Don't Forget Your Dancing Shoes!

Annual Gala & Dance Party
Saturday · May 16, 2020 · 7:00 pm - Midnight

There’s no substitute for connecting in person with 500+ like-hearted

and like-minded professionals.... And there's nothing like a

dance party to make new acquaintances feel like old friends.

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to party.

We guarantee the dance floor will fill in 10 seconds flat!

You’ll also enjoy a delicious dinner and awards ceremony.

Purchase your dinner tickets with your registration! There may not be tickets available onsite!

$69 ticket price includes dinner  and dancing.

Entree options (includes salad and dessert):

Crisp Organic Chicken Breast with Roasted Butternut
Squash Risotto,  Haricots Vert, Pan Jus

Mushroom Risotto, Herb Infused Pesto Drizzle (vegan)

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Parsnip Potato Puree,
Mixed Baby Carrots, Ale Reduced Demi-Glace


All options are gluten free. When purchasing your advance tickets, please note all special dietary needs (allergies, vegan/vegetarian, etc.). 


Contact Leslie Primavera at admin@energypsych.org in advance. 

Experience a Master Teacher

Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu
Saturday 4:40pm to 5:15pm

Music is Energy Therapy


David Roth 

We are so pleased to welcome David Roth back to our conference! David is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist who has taken his songs, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for three decades. His work has found its way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several

Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary and Kingston Trio CDs, NASA’s Goddard Space Center (his song “Rocket Science” sailed on the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2009), and 15 CDs on the Wind River and Stockfisch labels.  Winner of 5 Positive Music Awards and 12 nominations (celebrating the best in empowering original music).    

Get Professional Branding Photos

while you're at the conference

Available May 14-18

It’s more important than ever before to have high quality professional photographs for your website, brochures and social media.
And it’s essential for your imagery to reflect who you are.

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Back for a fourth year, photographer Doug Ellis will be capturing the highlights of the conference and offering private portrait sessions before and after the conference and during breaks. Learn more and sign up .


Doug’s extensive background in the transformational industry and his unique ability to combine light and movement to spark joy results in striking and authentic photographs that reveal a deeper truth.


He magnifies the magnificence of conscious authors, coaches, speakers, teachers and healers including these luminaries: the Dalai Lama, Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, John Gray, Michael Beckwith, David Whyte, Adyashanti, and Byron Katie.


Doug’s event photography is heart-centered and joy-filled - crafted unobtrusively with the presence and sensitivity of someone who has made being on the path his life’s work.


He guides purpose-driven organizations to elevate their visual narratives. Current and past clients include:

  • The Transformational Leadership Council

  • Esalen Institute

  • The Ojai Foundation

  • Antioch University

  • Evolving Wisdom 

  • Oprah Winfrey Network

  • The Red Cross