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Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health Perfect Paperback – March 21, 2007
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The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2012, Review Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy , by Michael Mayer, Ph.D. Reviewer David Lukoff, Ph.D."...BMHP provides embodied insight that talk therapy alone cannot.... when the history of the current paradigm shift is written, Mayer will figure prominently."
Keeping in Touch, Journal of the US Association for Body Psychotherapy, Fall 2007.Review of Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy "Drawing on 30 years of experience with Tai Chi/Qigong and with psychotherapy, the author provides an in-depth integration of theory and techniques, illustrated with numerous case vignettes."
... profound in its scope, evidence based, bridges Eastern and Western traditions, and provides practical insights and skills that can be of enormous value to both individuals and organizations seeking to attain optimal health.Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Author,The Best Alternative Medicine: What Works? What Does Not?
Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston University School of Medicine
About the Author
Michael Mayer, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Qigong/Tai Chi teacher who specializes in giving his patients self-healing methods for health problems. Dr. Mayer presents his approach to bodymind healing at professional conferences, national/international workshops, universities, and hospitals; and he is a keynote speaker. He was a co-founding member of the Transpersonal Psychology Program at John F. Kennedy University where he trained therapists for 12 years; and he is a co-founder of, and a practitioner at, The Health Medicine Center, a multi-disciplinary medical clinic practicing integrative health-care. Dr. Mayer pioneered the integration of Qigong and psychotherapy, and was the first person in the United States to train doctoral psychology students in these methods. The World Institute for Self-Healing gave him an award for outstanding research and contribution to the advancement of mind-body medicine. He is board certified and a fellow of the American Association for Integrative Medicine. Dr Mayer is the author of twenty publications on bodymind healing including five books, audiotapes on cancer and chronic disease, and articles on chronic pain and anxiety. His peer reviewed article on Qigong and hypertension appeared in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; it was updated in the book Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine, by Dr Wayne Jonas, past director of the National Institute of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine; and it was recently featured on the website Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mayer has served as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine.His Bodymind Healing Qigong DVD is currently being used in training of trauma therapists by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Mayer has certification programs which include Bodymind Healing Qigong for Qigong practitioners/teachers, and a Bodymind Health Practitioner’s Certification Program for health professionals. His book, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy (2007), has been has received endorsements from leaders in mind-body medicine, and from the journal PsycCritiques. Michael's guiding image of "two streams becoming one" guides him as he joins East/West, mind/body and ancient/modern in his work.