I founded the non-profit Soul Medicine Institute in order to further scientific research into healing that results from changes in consciousness. Soul Medicine Institute is at the forefront of research in Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology, with the design of several studies measuring the effects of these techniques on emotional and physical trauma.
Soul Medicine Institute (SMI) has several programs. The largest is the Iraq Vets Stress Project. This project connects veterans of any conflict who are suffering from PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) with therapists and coaches who can help them. It is deeply gratifying to me that hundreds of veterans have recovered from PTSD with the help of the Iraq Vets Stress Project. SMI also publishes the peer-reviewed professional journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment. SMI also has an active research program called the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, and has conducted several landmark studies. One, of 216 healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, chiropractors, and alternative medicine practitioners, found that a brief EFT treatment produced 68% reductions in pain, 83% reductions in cravings, and 45% reductions in psychological problems such as anxiety and depression (all p < .001). Another study, a randomized controlled trial of veterans with PTSD, found that EFT reduced PTSD symptoms by 60% (p < .001). These studies have helped establish EFT as an "evidence-based" treatment method.