3 Tips: How to Tell the Science Narrative


(Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP)

We’ve launched our free mini-series on the science of energy healing. So far, over 6,000 people have signed up. It has been viewed in over 70 countries. We’re helping to spread the word.

In this brief blog I’m going to give you a sneak peak at our third video, which will be coming out on Saturday.  In this video, I give you 7 dos and don’ts on how to talk with people about the science that can make a big difference in how you are perceived, your effectiveness and even your confidence. I’m going to dive in and give you 3 out of 7 tips right now.

Tip # 1  Never use the words “Proof” or “Proves”

as in this sentence stem. This study Proves….. or   Let me give you proof that ….

Science almost never proves anything. It gathers evidence that supports or contradicts a hypothesis.

You want to say this study or this data supports the idea that…..
This study provides evidence that

Tip #2  With regard to energy psychology or energy medicine or healing, don’t say that something is “The Truth.”    

What you can say is the evidence so far suggests that xyz is accurate or the evidence so far indicates that……

Tip #3  Remember to let go of attachments to the need to be right.

If someone creates a challenging question it’s okay to say, “that’s a good question. I don’t know”.

Or, You can say, “That’s a good question. There’s this evidence, but we don’t have evidence for that yet.” OR – “I’m not aware of any studies about that yet.”

The best attitude is to be curious about what the data eventually shows. Remember, if you want others to be open to new data, you have to be willing to do the same.


The full list of tips will be published on Saturday’s video. Meanwhile, there are two great videos already available on how to tell the science narrative for energy psychology and energy healing.

These videos have been completely upgraded from last year. They’ve been produced by an Emmy award winning filmmaker.

But they’ll only be available through Sept 19th so sign up now.

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP

ACEP Executive Director

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP  has been the executive director of ACEP for the last 8 years. He is also author of Tools for Transforming Trauma and We’re No fun Anymore.



  1. Thanks Bob! These tips have been helpful and I like the new video. I look forward to watching the series.

    Tom Porpiglia

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