Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

Sponsored by ACEP in Conjunction With
The Orlando Regional Medical Center

  • When you’ve been upset, frustrated, anxious, angry, guilty or ashamed, did you ever wish you could rapidly and easily change the way you feel or think?
  • Have you tried conventional therapy and found that even though you understand why you feel badly, you don’t feel much better? People say, “Oh, you shouldn’t feel that way,” but you do! Your mind knows one thing, but you just don’t feel that way and you just cannot change it.
  • Have you heard of "tapping methods" such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT) or Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), and wondered if they are too good to be true?

Now you can learn how to harness the power of your life energy and restore your bodymind, thoughts, and emotions to a state of balance and harmony — often in a matter of minutes — through Energy Psychology methods. These practices enjoy growing use by the public and clinicians and have garnered research support in such diverse areas as: weight loss, phobias, disaster relief, PTSD, and performance enhancement.

What is Energy Psychology? Energy psychology (EP) is a family of methods which, like energy medicine, are based on an understanding that psychological disturbances are the direct result of disturbances in the body’s electromagnetic energies and energy fields. Combining ancient knowledge of the body’s bioenergy flow in and around the body with modern applications of these understandings, energy psychologists have developed simple techniques that anyone can use to alleviate a wide range of common problems that plague modern man! Energy psychology addresses a wide range of psychological problems through combining physical interventions derived from acupuncture, yoga and other ancient systems of healing with cognitive interventions, including imaginal exposure, to bring about therapeutic shifts in thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns. These shifts often occur so quickly that it seems to condense hours of therapeutic benefit into moments, defying our usual expectations for the possibilities of change.

Energy Psychology for Everyone, produced by the international nonprofit Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, includes a free evening introduction followed by a one-day intensive training. These events are for both helping professionals and the general public. These events are produced by the international nonprofit Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Your presenter and trainer for both events is one of the key leaders and originators in the field, Dr. David Gruder, PhD, DCEP. A licensed psychologist and five-award-winning author, he was the Founding President of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

Energy Psychology: Understanding the Possibilities
Friday, January 16, 2009, 7:30-9:30pm

At this evening introduction, you will learn about and experience for yourself the rapid relief from many types of emotional distress and pain that Energy Psychology can produce. You will see how certain types of thoughts and emotions weaken or strengthen your energy system. You will learn of some of the safe and effective methods that have shown scientific promise and benefit for those who suffer common fears, anxiety, depression, weight management and is even being used in PTSD and disaster relief. Come spend two hours with us on Friday and discover how you can change your life forever.

Energy Psychology for Everyone: Essential Practices

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 9:00am – 4:30pm

This daylong experiential workshop teaches you the basics of Energy Psychology to help yourself and others. You will learn several essential techniques and the knowledge necessary to successfully utilize several different energy psychology procedures in your life. You will experience the balance you can gain through being centered in your Biofield. You will learn how to activate the healing power of the meridian pathways in order to help the negative the impact of your life experiences melt away. You will experience the wellbeing that arises with the flowing movement of energy through the Chakra centers as you transform negative life beliefs and engrained patterns of behavior.

This training program is designed to help both the public and helping professionals understand EP within an overall perspective of sound science and practical application. The training in comprehensive energy psychology methods that you will receive follows a common-sense-based six-step integrative therapy model.

Additional topics to be woven into this training event include:

  1. A brief history of Energy Psychology
  2. A description of the major different approaches
  3. A review of the scientific literature on the efficacy of EP approaches.
  4. Three conceptual frameworks for understanding EP derived from more conventional approaches.
  5. Understanding resistance from an energetic perspective.
  6. Examples of specific EP techniques and how they can be used with different types of problems such as trauma, anxiety, pain, relationship problems.

This workshop also prepares helping professionals wishing to go further to begin ACEP’s Certification Program in Energy Psychology.

PRE-REGISTER FOR EITHER EVENT BY JANUARY 14th AT 5:00pm ET. After that you can register at the door as space allows. Additional details and online registration are at

Location for Both Events
Multi-Purpose Rooms
Orlando Regional Medical Center
1414 Kuhl Ave
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 841-5111 (main switchboard for driving directions)
(407) 237-6352 (for event information)

Local Representative in Orlando
Patricia Butler, LMHC
Orlando Regional Healthcare
1414 Kuhl Ave., mp 36
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 237-6352

Web page for bio details about the presenter/trainer, Dr. David Gruder, PhD, DCEP

Also, be sure to attend ACEP’s International Energy Psychology Conference in Orlando This May!
Dr. Gruder will be the lead trainer for the certification workshops.


The 11th International Energy Psychology Conference

Intention Transformation and Change

Larry Dossey, MD, Author of 10 Books on Alternative Medicine
Jean Houston, PhD, Author of 26 Books;
Scholar, Philosopher, Researcher in Human Capacities
Beverly Rubik
, PhD, Leading Biofield Researcher
Lama Surya Das, Author of over 10 books on Tibetan Buddhism and Spirituality

May 28, 2009 12 one-day seminars with leaders in the field including:
Tapas Fleming, Nan Lu, Maggie Phillips, Fred Gallo, Judith Swack and Mary Sise

May 29- 31, 2009 54 workshops in 9 tracks:
EP through the life cycle, Fundamentals of EP, Special Populations, Specific Approaches, Developing Your EP business, Spirituality and Consciousness, Integrative Approaches, Developing the Practitioner.

June 1, 2009 Two Special One Day Seminars
Jean Houston
The New Story of You: Participating in the Mystery of Transformation of Self and Society

Lama Surya Das
The Big Questions: How to Find Your Own Answers to Life’s Essential Mysteries

June 1-3 Certification Training In Energy Psychology
Lead Trainer: David Gruder, PhD, DCEP


NEW Benefits & Values for 2009

Register before Feb15th for best pricing
Save an additional $50 when you Register online by Feb 15th for 5 days or more.

• Receive a free pass worth $200 to the new Web based Acuncuture4themind self transformation class when you register for the full conference.


Click here To Learn more, Download a Brochure or register.

Sponsored by the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. The Largest organization of practitioners of energy psychological methods.
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