Michael Mayer, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Qigong/Tai Chi Teacher
Dr. Michael Mayer specializes in self-healing mehtods for physical and mental health. He is the author of ten publications on bodymind healing including four books, audiotapes on cancer and chronic disease, articles on chronic pain and anxiety, and peer reviewed articles on Qigong and hypertension.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. His River of Life CD combines a guided imagery practice with somatic awareness, useful for self healing of various disorders. The World Institute for Self-Healing gave him an award for outstanding research and contribution to the advancement of mind-body medicine. He was Dr. Eugene Gendlin's Focusing training coordinator for 10 years, and he has certifications in hypnosis and acupressure. He co-founded the Transpersonal Psychology program at JFK University, and the Health Medicine Institute. Dr. Mayer presents his approach to bodymind healing at professional conferences, hospitals, and workshops at leading venues such as Esalen Institute and at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. His latest book Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy,has received glowing endorsements by ten leaders in mind-body healthcare.
Conditions Commonly Treated:
· Anxiety, Hypertension, and Stress
· Depression, Insomnia, and Low Energy
· Chronic pain
· Life transitions
· Pre and post surgical hypnosis
· Relationship difficulties
· Learn self-healing methods for health problems
· Reduce or eliminate unneeded medications
· Discover tools for pain relief
· Learn constructive methods of communicating negative feelings
· Transform your inner critic into a helpful coach
· Practice stress reduction techniques and enhance coping skills
· Learn methods from the ancient art of medical Qigong that simultaneously relax and energize
· Work through trauma
· Learn to self-regulate your blood pressure
· Transform old patterns into new life stances
Philosophy / Treatment
Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, developed by Dr. Mayer over 30 years of private practice, integrates traditional forms of
psychotherapy with leading edge bodymind healing methods from Western and Eastern traditions. Specifically selected
treatments are mutually agreed upon and are adapted to each person's unique needs. Some of these methods may include:
Western Bodymind Healing Methods including guided imagery, medical hypnosis, relaxation methods.Traditional forms of psychotherapy including psychodynamic, self psychology, cognitive/behavioral, Jungian, Transpersonal.
Qigong is a many thousand year old method of cultivating the energy of life through breath, movement, awareness touch,
sound, and guided imagery. Recent research has demonstrated that Qigong has the ability to lower blood pressure, increase
balance, and help with a wide variety of chronic diseases. Many people think Qigong is about graceful movements; but
Qigong also has static practices that simultaneously relax and energize. Dr. Mayer pioneered the integration of Qigong with
Western bodymind healing methods.
Energy Psychology is one leading edge psychological approach that adds self-touch, tapping, and other methods to increaseeffectiveness of treatment.
Focusing, developed by Dr. Eugene Gendlin, is a method of inner accessing that helps you to identify the felt meaning of
somatic symptoms in a way that an energetic shift often takes place as the way your body holds an issue let's go or changes.