Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Saybrook Institute, l977. Doctoral Committee Chairman: Sam Keen, Ph.D.
M.A. in Psychology, The New School for Social Research, Cum Laude, 1971.
B.A. in Political Science, Syracuse University: Cum Laude, 1969.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 1986.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 1976.
Certified Hypnotherapist, 1987.
Acupressure and Traditional Chinese Health Arts, Certification, l991.
Workshops, Trainings, Classes, Lectures Given in Qigong and Bodymind Healing (Past and Upcoming):
* On-line anytime: Alliant International University’s Online Continuing Education program. Take the on-line course, Qigong: Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, and receive 7 CEUs, 7 hour workshop is now available. For information click: www.ce-psychology.com
- January 4, 2020, Santa Sabina Retreat Center, Master Fong Ha’s Memorial Retreat. Michael’s Senior Student’s Presentation: Tai Chi Chuan/Qigong: Four Dimensions of Purpose, San Rafael, CA.
- April 18, 2019, Presentation to Medical Residents Training Program of John Muir Hospital, Integrative Medicine Program, Case Presentations on Integrative Mind-Body Approaches to Healthcare, Drs. Mayer and Gelbart.
- First Sunday of the Month, March 3, April 7th , etc 2019, 1- 3 PM, Oakwood Athletic Club, Tai Chi Dance Workshop: Experience the Magic of Fluidity, $25 Members, $45 non-members, 4000 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, Ca, 94549. Click here for more info for Tai Chi Dance Event.
- January 24, 2019, Northern California Mindfulness Institute- Drinks for Shrinks, Staying Centered: A mindful approach to professional longevity, Drs. Fishman, Mayer, and Ravenal present 5:30-7:30, 5:30-7:30, Bateau Ivre Restaurant, Berkeley, CA.
- January 2019, Ongoing Saturdays 11;30-1 pm. For Oakwood Athletic Club members, Bodymind Healing Qigong and Tai Chi class, Lafayette CA.
- August 9, 2018, John Muir Hospital, Integral Healthcare: A Bodymind Healing Approach, presentation to Residents and Doctors of Integrative Medicine Program, Walnut Creek CA.
- March 6, 2018, Northern California Mindfulness Institute, Drinks with Shrinks, Two Presenters: James Baraz, Principles for Awakening Joy and Michael Mayer A Bodymind Approach to Mindfulness in Psychotherapy, La Bateau I’vre Restaurant, Berkelely, CA.
- May 10, 2017, Northern California Mindfulness Institute, Panel Discussion on “Current Research on Mindfulness based resiliency skills in patients.” Panel Members: Charlie and Linda Bloom, LCSW; Jeff Cohen, MFT; Michael Mayer, Ph.D.; Dr. Anisha Patel-Dunn, D.O.; Orinda CA.
- June 2, 2016, 18th, Annual Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference, pre conference workshop, Deepening Healing Through Transpersonal Energy Psychology, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA, 3 CEUs.
- September 24, 2016, California State Psychological Association and the Alameda County Psychological Association sponsor, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, Argosy University 6.5 CEU units.
- November 12 &13, East Bay Mindfulness Center & Second Half Fitness, Mastering Mindfulness: The Foundation for individual Happiness, Meaningful work & Romantic Intimacy, Drs. Paul Hatherley and Michael Mayer, Berkeley, CA.
- January 23-25, 2015 , Flourish Studios (San Francisco), Friday night and Saturday- Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose; Sunday – The Spirit and Soul of Tai Chi: Transformating your Life’s Stance with The Mythic Journey Process. Click here: Flourish Studios_Workshop.
- May, 2015, Online Radio show The Secrets of Qigong Masters, Lama Tantrapa interviews Dr. Michael on his integrative approach to Qigong, energy psychology, meditation, mind-body medicine, and psychotherapy. Click here to watch the You Tube video interview:http://youtu.be/ZndFf7-iK68
- May 28, 2015, 17th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference,Transforming Energy Psychology into a Comprehensive, Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia.
- Sept 10, 2015, 5:30-6:30 pm (PST) Radio Interview, Qi Talks, http://nqa.org/category/qi-talks/,Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose.
• August 22, 2014, Chochmat Halev,An Integrative Bodymind Healing Ritual for Shabbat Candle Lighting ,7:30 pm. Free, 2215 Prince St, Berkeley, Ca, 94705.
• Feb. 5th, 2013, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., California Institute of Integral Studies, The Mystery of Personal Identity, sponsored by Coniunctio. Locations 1453 Mission Street, SF. For more information, Click here.
• March 10th, 2013, 2 pm to 5 pm, The Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times, Limited Seating, advanced reservations only. Contact Dr Mayer at 510-849-2878, For information about the presentation, Click here.
• May 3-5, 2013, EarthRise Retreat Center, a division of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Transforming Troubled Times: through Metaphysical Practices. Three day workshop/training. Click here for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 707-779-8202.
• June 30, 2013, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference, All day Training: Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Click here for information about the workshop, or click here for more complete information from my website. Register at www.energypsych.org.
• October 24, 2013, Shepard’s Counseling Center, 6:30-9 pm, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Essential Practices for the Treatment of Trauma , 2601 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102, To register: 206-323-7131. shepards_counseling_description
• October 25-28, Cascadia Training Presents, Bodymind Healing Practices for Psychotherapy and Life Challenges, Composed of three interconnected workshops: Friday night 7-9pm: Transforming Troubled Times: Through Bodymind Healing Practices; Saturday 9:30am-5pm: Bodymind Healing Methods in Psychotherapy; Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm: Bodymind Healing Qigong. University House-Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA, 98103 Register at Cascadia Trainings. Click Link.
• June 30, 2013, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference, All day Training: Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral Comprehensive Energy Psychology,. Panel Presentation: Qigong and Energy Psychology, Register at www.energypsych.org
• May 20-25th, 2012 Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Energy Psychology: Self -HealingMethods for Bodymind Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, email@example.com, 866-200-5203.
• February 18, 2012, Association For Transpersonal Psychology Conference, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral Transpersonal Psychology, ATPITPConference@itp.edu.
• March 14-15, 2012, Integral Living in an Uncertain World, weekend workshop, Drs Bramson and Mayer, Orinda, CA
• May 20-25th, 2012 Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Energy Psychology: Self –Healing Methods for Bodymind Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-200-5203. * Note this workshop did not happen due to logistical problems.
• October 4, 2012, 6:30 pm, The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Integral Health: Bodymind Healing Approaches for Troubled Times, Reservations: (To purchase tickets by phone call (415) 597-6705 or 800-847-7730, email@example.com, http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/policies.
• October 26 2012, 7:30 pm, East West Bookshop, Book Signing and Presentation, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician, 324 Castro Street Mountain View, CA
April 29-May 2, 2011 Thirteenth World Qigong Congress, Energy Psychology: Self Healing Methods for Bodymind Health, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA. East/West Academy of Healing Arts
June 3, 2011, International Energy Psychology Conference, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral, Comprehensive Energy Psychology (Two Invited Presentations), Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia.
January 29-31, 2010, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose, www.esalen.org/workshops/reservations.htm 831-667-3005 .
February, 6, 2010, 9:30-1:30, Community Institute of Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology: How Integrating Mind/Body Healing Practices Enhances Psychotherapy, 9:30-1:30 PM, CEU’s available, cipmarin.org, (415) 459-5999 x 100.
February 13, 2010, Association of Transpersonal Psychology Conference, February 18, 2010, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an Integral, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, 2:45- 4:45 PM, Menlo College, Atherton CA, Register www.atpweb.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 18, 2010, 9 AM (PST), Intuitive Soul Radio. Laurie Huston interviews Dr. Mayer on his newest book Energy Psychology. For login information to listen online: http://www.intuitivesoul.com.
March 10, 2010, 9 AM- 10:30 AM, Teleseminar, Ask the Experts, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Approach for Stress and Pain.” Co-presented with Maggie Philips Ph.D. Register: email@example.com.
May 15, 2010 Wright Institute, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, 9 AM to 1 PM, CEU approval in process for psychologists and other health professionals. Workshop takes place at Merritt College. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 21 & 22, 2010, Bodymind Healing Qigong Weekend Workshop, Orinda.
September 7, 2010, Spiritually Oriented Business People of Berkeley, Actualizing your Growing Edge in Business; Bateau Ivre Restaurant.
October 9 & 10, 2010, Bodymind Healing Center of Orinda, Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose, Orinda.
October 21, 2010, California Institute of Integral Studies, East/West Psychology Program, Energy Psychology: An Integral, East/West, Bodymind Healing Approach, San Francissco, 7:15 PM -9:15 PM, Contact East/West psychology Program for details.
September 21, 2009, 6- 8 PM, California Institute of Integral Studies, The Healing Circle: Integrative Medcine in Healthcare, The Health Medicne Center practitioners present our model of integral medicine to CIIS graduate students. Contact Dr. Meg Jordan, Director of CIIS Integrative Health, email@example.com.
September 25, 2009, 9-5 PM Alliant University, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, CEUs available for psychologists and other health professionals San Francisco, CA. www.ce-psychology.com 1-800-457-1273.
Sept 29, 2009, 6:45 PM- 10 PM. Lescher Center for the Arts, Exercise: Moving for Vitality, with Michael Mayer and Ofer Erez.925-943-SHOW or www.lesherartscenter.org 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, 94593.
October 12, 2009, Wright Institute Options Program, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Treatment for Addictions, 12:30-2 PM., Class of Dr. Kevin Orzech. October 31, 2009.
October 24, 2009 2 – 4 PM, Berkeley Public Library-Third Floor, between Shattuck and Milvia on Kttredge, 2-4 PM. Get Well! Alternative Practitioners Talk with you about Healing. Panel with Dana Ullman on Homeopapthy, Georgette Delvaux on Rolfing and Women’s Health, and Michael Mayer on Energy Psychology and Integrative Healthcare. Sponsored by North Atlantic Books.
October 31,2009, American Association for Integrative Medicine, Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands: The Initiatory Elements, Springfield Missouri, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 9, 2009, 6;15-8:30, California Institute for Integral Studies, Integrative Healthcare and Mind-Body Medicine, Contact Dr. Meg Jordan, Director of CIIS Integrative Health, email@example.com.
January 29-31, 2010, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. Tai Chi Chuan: Four Levels of Purpose, www.esalen.org/workshops/reservations.htm 831-667-3005 .
February, 6, 2010, 9:30-1:30, Community Institute of Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology: How Integrating Mind/Body Healing Practices Enhances Psychotherapy, CEU’s available, cipmarin.org, (415) 459-5999 x 100.
February 18, 2010, 9 AM (PST), Intuitive Soul Radio. Laurie Huston interviews Dr. Mayer on his newest book Energy Psychology. For login information to listen online: http://www.intuitivesoul.com.
March 10, 2010, 9 AM- 10:30 AM, Teleseminar, Ask the Experts, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Approach for Stress and Pain.” Co-presented with Maggie Philips Ph.D. Register firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 2010 Wright Institute, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, 9 AM to 1 PM, CEU approval in process for psychologists and other health professionals. Workshop takes place at Merritt College. Information:email@example.com.
November 01, 2008 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm). Institute for Imaginal Studies, Petaluma, CA: Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy. Register: 707-765-1836 Email: CourtneyLubell@imaginal.edu. URL: http://www.imaginal.edu/upcoming_programs.html
October 03, 2008 (5:00 pm) – October 05, 2008. Shaver Lake Sangha-Qigong Weekend in the High Sierras. Contact Cindy Farley for details and directions to Shaver Lake 1 hour east of Fresno, South of Yosemite in the Sierras. Call Cindy at 559-841-3202.
September 19- Sept 21, 2008 Eleventh World Qigong Congress. Three Presentations: (1.) Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self Healing Path, All day workshop 9 AM- 5 PM. (2.) Plenary Panel on Energetics of Qi, Sat. 9/20 @ 2pm-3:3O PM. (3.) Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing 90 min on Sunday, 1:30-3 PM. Golden Gatway Holiday Hotel, SF. www.eastwestqi.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 8-10, 2008, National Qigong Association, Bodymind Healing and Qigong: The Self Healing Path, All Day Workshop :Friday August 8, 2008. Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose, Sunday August 3, 2008. Pearlstone Center, in Reistertown near Baltimore, Maryland. Register: www.nqa.org .
July 19, 2008, Elephant Pharmacy-Walnut Creek, CA, Reduce Hypertension Naturally,
June 13-18, 2008, Mt. Madonna Center, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self-Healing Path, Contact: email@example.com, 445 Summit Rd. Watsonville CA 95076. Can be taken as a weekend or 5 day class, with or without Bodymind Healing Qigong certification.
May 16-18, 2008, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Psychotherapy and Qigong Partners in Healing Anxiety, Albuquerque, NM., www.energypsych.org.
February 23, 2008, California Institute of Integral Studies, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self-Healing Path, Saturday, Whole Day Workshop, firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2, 2008 The Psychotherapy Institute, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health, Berkeley, CA, email@example.com.
January 18, 2008 Contra Costa Psychotherapy Association, Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health, Dr. Mayer chosen as the annual keynote speaker, www.cocopsych.org.
November 30, 2007, 7:30-9;00 PM, John F. Kennedy University, Transpersonal Psychology Department, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, address to annual Open House, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA Phone 800-696-5358.
November 14, 2007 KEST Radio 1259 AM, Qigong and Hypertension 6:30 AM and 12:30 PM; November 15th Qigong and Chronic Pain, Insomnia and Trauma, November 16, Qigong and Integrative Medicine. Dr Mayer interviewed by Dr Len Saputo on these three successive days at the same time
October 10, 2007, 7-9PM, Open Secret Bookstore, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health.
Oct 17, 2007, 4-7 PM, SF State, Department of Holistic Studies, Qigong and Western Bodymind Healing: Theory, Research, and Practice, HHS, 349.
August 12-17, 2007, Esalen Insitute, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self-Healing Path. This workshop can be done with or without Dr. Mayer’s Bodymind Healing Qigong Certification. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-667-3005.
May 18, 2007, 7 PM, Booksigning, HCH Institute, 3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA. Call 925-283-3941.
April 19-22, 2007, Assoctiaton for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference. One day workshop, Sunday April 22: “Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-physiological Approach to Self-healing.” Breakout sesion, Thursday April 19th, 2 hours, “Psychotherapy and Qigong Parners in Healing Anxiety and other Psychophysiological Disorders.” Continuing Ed available. For registration: www.energypsych.org, email@example.com, Westfields Marriott, Chantilly,Virginia.
April 28, 2007, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, at Studio Rasa, 911 Parker Street Berkeley, 94710, 510-843-2787. 10:30 AM -12:30 PM. $15
2006 and Earlier
Esalen Institute, “Bodymind Health Professional Certification Program,” Continuing Education for Psychologists, mental health professionals, nurses, etc. Segment I of the training program. For details see www.bodymindhealing.com, October 27- November 3, 2006.
Esalen Institute, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self-healing Path, Segment I of Qigong certification program for Qigong teachers and practitioners, Continuing Educationf for Psychologists, Big Sur CA, July 23-28, 2006.
Shrink Rap Radio, Bodymind Healing with Qigong, Interviewed by Dr. David van Nuys, www.shrinkrapradio.com/shows.htm, Show #41. In four months there were 43,840 download requests of Dr. Mayer’s interview. August, 2006.
Institute of Imaginal Studies, Bodymind Healing: Integrating Qigong and Imagery Work, Petaluma, CA, June 17, 2006.
Eighth Annual Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-physiological Approach to Self-healing, Full Day workshop, Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists and other health professionals, Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara, CA., May 7, 2006. www.energypsych.org
Saybrook Institute, Qigong: Ancient Path to Modern Health, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 22., 2006.
Bryn Mawr College, “Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing,” outside Philadelphia,, Bryn Mawr, PA, , Continuing Education Credits Available, All day Friday, November 18, 2005.
National Qigong Association: 10th Anniversary Conference, Boulder Colorado. “Qigong: Ancient Path to Modern Health, Sunday July 31, 2005.
Association for Comprensive Energy Psychology, Transformational Tools for the 21st Century. All day workshop “Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-physiological Approach to Self-Healing,” Breakout session April 29, “Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety and other Psychological Disorders,” Baltimore, MD. April 28, 2005. (www.energypsych.org)
Esalen Institute, Qigong and Bodymind Healing: The Self-Healing Path, Five Day Workshop-, Big Sur, CA., firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-667-3000, Labor Day Week, Sept. 4-9 2005.
Open Secret Bookstore, Qigong: Ancient Path to Modern Health, Booksigning and Powerpoint Presentation, San Rafael California, 415-457-4191, Jan 18, 2005.
Bodymind Healing Qigong, Ongoing classes, Bodymind Healing Center, (510-849-2878), 1986 to Present.
National Qigong Association Eastern Regional Conferenceâ€“Keynote Presentation, Qigong: Ancient Method for Modern Health 9-10 AM, Plus all day Sunday workshop 10-5 PM, ” Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrative Psycho-physiological Approach to Healing.” Albany, New York, October 16, 2004. (www.nqa.org)
The Book House, Book-signing 7 -8 PM , Albany NY, Contact person- Sue Novatney 518-489-4761, Friday Oct. 15th, 2004.
St. Peter’s Health Care Services, “Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Self healing Methods for Physical and Mental Health,” Staff Training, 12-1:30 PM, Oct. 15, Guiderland, NY, Contact Person- Cheryl Collins 452-6735, October 2004.
National Qigong Association Conference,Three presentations: Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-Physiological Approach to Self-Healing; Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety and other Psycho-physiological Disorders; Chairperson: Science and Research Panel, Continuing Education for Nurses, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, August, 2004. (see www.nqa.org)
Transitions Bookplace, Booksigning and Workshop, Qigong Ancient Path to Modern Health, Aug 30 and 31 2004.
Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety and other Psycho-physiological Disorders, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Wigwam Resort, Litchfield, Arizona, May, 2004.
Ongoing Self-healing Group for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia, Nicole Chitnas MD and Michel Mayer Ph.D., Health Medicine Institute, 2004.
Three Presentations: Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-Physiological Approach to Self Healing; Psychotherapy and Qigong:: Partners in Healing Anxiety and other Psycho-physiological Disorder; Science and Research Panel.
Sixth World Qigong Congress, San Francisco, Marriot Hotel, Continuing Education for Nurses, December 2003.
Natural Approaches to Treating Insomnia, Health Medicine Institute Team Presentation, Len Saputo M.D.,-Internal Medicine, Colette DeVore, L AC.-Acupuncture, Michael Mayer Ph.D. Psychotherpay and Qigong, September 2003.
Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-Physiological Approach to Self Healing, Fifth World Qigong Congress, San Francisco, Holiday Inn, Continuing Education for Nurses, November 2002.
Managing Pain Naturally, Multidisciplinary Panel of Health Medicine Institute Experts, Lescher Theater, Walnut Creek, October, 2002.
Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-Physiological Approach to Self Healing, National Qigong Association Portland Oregon, Continuing Education for Nurses, August 2002.
Healing Pain Naturally, Health Medicine Institute, multidisciplinary health team panel presentation, Oakland, March 2002.
Taking Control of your own Health, sponsored by Bienestar Inc., presentation by Michael Mayer and Michael Gach on “”Self Healing Techniques of Chinese Medicine,” Spring Health Faire, 2002.
Experience the Self Care of Chinese Medicine, Joint Presentation with Dr. Saputo, Michael Gach, and Alex Feng O.M.D., Health Medicine Forum October 2001.
Psychotherapy and Qigong, Omega Institute, New York, October 2001.
Self- healing and Qigong, Glenview Holistic Health Center, July 2001.
Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in healing Anxiety and Other Psychological Disorders, First World Symposium on Self-Healing. Woodbridge New Jersey, Award for outstanding research and contribution to the advancement of mind-body medicine. June, 2001
Spirit Matters, Radio one hour interview with Kim Birdsong, 1240 AM , -12-4- 01.
Serpent Chi, Theatre Performance, Yugen Noh Studio, San Francisco, March 2001.
Qigong, Psychotherapy and Chronic Pain, California School of Professional Psychology, Spirituality and Psychotherapy Colloquia, 2001
The Science and Spirituality of Healing Conference, Special Invitation by Dr. Wayne Jonas, former Director of the National Institute of Health Office of Alternative Medicine to do a Presentation and Position paper for NIH consideration on Qigong and Hypertension, October 27, 2000.
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Clinical, Educational, and Research Methodology Considerations for Incorporating Qigong into National Public Health Policy, San Francisco, Sept 8, 2000
Bodymind Healing and Arthritis, Health Medicine Forum Panel, August, 2000.
Bodymind Healing with Psychotherapy and Qigong, Kedem Institute of Interdisciplinary Counseling, Staff Training, Haifa, Israel, June 2000.
Bodymind Qigong, Ein Gedi Kibbutz & Health Spa, Ein Gedi, Israel, 2000.
Taiji and Qigong: Ancient Healing Methods, Tsvat, Isreal, June 2000.
The Body in Psychotherapy, St Mary’s College, Clinical training for psychotherapists, May 2000.
An Integrative Look at Heart Disease Participated in Panel with Naras Bhat MD, Mark Taub OMD, Mark Nathan MD, John Toth MD, Larry Scherwitz, Ph.D. At Mayor Jerry Brown’s “We the People Auditorium,” Jack London Square, Oakland, Jan., 2000.
Qigong and Hypertension: An Integrated Perspective on Research and Healing, Third World Congress on Qigong, San Francisco, November 1999.
Energy Medicine: Ancient Roots and Modern Clinical Uses, Alta Bates Hospital-Grand Rounds, November 1999.
Qigong: A Path to Longevity, Elder Hostel’s Learning Consortium, Vagabond Inn, SF June & July 1999.
What Does Psychotherapy offer to Acupuncturists? American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sept., 1999.
Bodymind Qigong Unity Center of Walnut Creek, May 1999-. I>Health Medicine Panel
University of California Medical School- Davis, Presentation to Doctors on multidisciplinary approach to fibromyalgia patient.March, 1999.
Transpersonal Psychology: The Energetic Dimension, Community, Institute of Psychotherapy, January, 1999.
Psychotherapy Behavioral Medicine and Qigong, American College of Traditional Medicine, 1998,1999.
Energy Medicine: East and West, University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, 1998.
Energy Medicine, John Muir Hospital, sponsored by Dr. Harry Down’s The Walnut Creek Wellness Center, 1997.
“An Ounce of Prevention,” KEST Radio with Dr. Len Saputo, August, 1997.
Energy Medicine East and West, California Institute of Integral Studies doctoral program, Summer, 1997.
Body/mind Qigong, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Weekend April 25th, 1997.
Chairperson, Mt Diablo Hospital’s Health Medicine Forum, Conferences and Panel on Energy Medicine, 1997.
Body/Mind Qigong, American College of Tradtional Chinese Medicine, sponsored by the Qigong Institute of San Francisco, April, 1997.
Qigong and Psychotherapy Partners in Alleviating Anxiety: First International Conference on The Psychology of Consciousness: Energy Medicine, sponsored by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine,Monterey California, April 1997.
Taiji, Qigong and Psychotherapy, The California Institute of Integral Studies, Doctoral Psychology Program, San Francisco, Ca. 1996.
Healing with Qi: An Integrated Approach to Qigong &Tai ji Chuan, Private ongoing classes at The Psychotherapy and Healing Center in Tai Chi Chuan long form Yang style left and right handed sets, Qigong training: wu Chi , internal organ, healing sounds, microcosmic and macrocosmic orbit. Standing and walking meditation, Tai chi sword, Tai chi dance, Two-person exercises and self defense. Emphasis on the meaning and healing power of each movement. Since 1987.
The Tao of Body/Mind Healing, Instiitute of Healing Arts and Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, April 12 and 13th 1996.
Psychotherapy and Qigong, Qigong Insititute of SanFrancisco, March 15, 1996.
Healing the Body/Mind with Qigong, The Resource for Complimentary Health, Walnut Creek, Ca., December 17, 1995,
Tai Chi Chuan, Rosestreet Counseling Center, Danville, 1995.
Training in Qigong and Tai Chi to staff of Eupsychia Institute, Dahloneega, Georgia, 1994.
A Mythic Journey to the Ancient Healing Sites of Greece, Co-led with Demetra George, traveling symposiums on ancient and modern methods of healing using myth, storytelling body- mind practices including qigong, acupressure etc. Two weeks in summer of 1992 and 1994.
Asthma, an Integrated Treatment Approach, Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, Ca. Hired by Sharon Kman M.S.,C.R.C., M.F.C.C. of Pulmonary Medical Department, Asthma Support Group, Using hypnosis, qigong and psychological processes to aid sufferers of asthma, l992.
Tai Chi &Qiung for Sedentary Office Workers, Mount Diablo Tai Chi Center, Stress reduction techniques for the work environment, 1992.
Qigong/ Tai Chi and Oriental Approaches to Healing, Graduate courses in JFK Universityâ€™s Transpersonal Psychology Department, Two Quarters each for five spring/summer sessions,1986-1990.
Psychophysiological Healing: Introductory and Advanced Workshops. The Psychotherapy and Healing Center, Psycho-neuroimmunology and body-mind practices, l990.
An Integrative Treatment Approach to Anxiety and Phobias: National Conference and Training Institute on Phobias and Anxiety Disorders, Co-sponsored by Langley Porter Hospital, l987.
Body Based Therapies: Ancient and Modern, JFK University, 1986.
Tai Chi Chuan, University of California Extension, San Francisco, l982
Health Preventative Medicine and Focusing: KQED Radio, with Chuck Finney and John Welwood Ph.D., 1980.
Focusing and Oriental Approaches to Healing, New Dimensions Radio with Michael Toms and Eugene Gendlin Ph.D. 1979.
Other Selected Workshops, Trainings & Speaking Engagements Given:
Trials of the Heart, Barnes and Noble, 1996, Gaia Bookstore, Lecture and Book signing, l994.
Trials of the Heart, Healing the Wounds of Intimacy, Whole Life Expo, in addition Panel Discussion: New Models for Relationships, 1994.
Odyssey of the Heart: 1994 Travelling symposia two two week tours focused on themes related to my book Trials of the Heart ; and A Mythic Journey to the Sacred Sites of Ancient Greece, 1992 on archetypal psychology and ancient initiatory traditions through the sites of ancient Greece. Co led with Demetra George, sponsored by The Psychotherapy &Healing Center
Integrative Depth Psychotherapy:Ongoing Clinical Training Groups: Weaving together Focusing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and various alternative modalities, therapists in training clarify treatment plan, clinical philosophy and strategy and explore countertransference. At The Psychotherapy & Healing Center, since 1987.
Eros and Psyche Conference, opening plenary address, San Francisco, l991.
Lawyers in Transition: The Quest for a New Career, Hyatt Regency of San Francisco, l991.
Psychopathology: Ancient and Modern: California Institute of Integral Studies, l990; also aired on Los Angeles Radio Station KPFK, 1990.
Focusing Training Ongoing training of individuals and health professionals at University of California Extention, Unity Center, JFK University, Nyingma Institute (with Eugene Gendlin), private groups, since l979-1989.
Awakening the Storyteller in Psychotherapy : Intuition in Psychotherapy Conference, l988.
An Integrative Treatment Approach of Anxiety and Phobias: National Conference andTraining Institute on Phobias and Anxiety Disorders, Co-sponsored by Langley Porter, l987.
Healing Your Relationships Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, l985 and l987; Association of Transpersonal Psychology, l986.
Healing Your Relationships: The Psychomythology of Intimacy: Symbolic stories from various initiatory traditions are woven together with examples from couples therapy to train therapists dealing with “the trials” of intimate relationship. JFK University,The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Eros and Psyche Conference, and The Orangeaire Villas of Phoenix Arizona, 1986.
Body Based Psychotherapy, Ancient and Modern: Spectrum Series sponsored by JFK University l986.
The Mythic Journey Process: Southwestern Anthropology Conference, panel with Stanley Krippner Ph.D., l982.
Focusing- A Method of Psychological Healing: Association of Transpersonal Psychology Conference, l980.
Focusing and Creativity: New Dimensions Radio, with Michael Toms and Eugene Gendlin Ph.D., l979.
The Mythic Journey Process : At JFK University, The Psychotherapy &Healing Center, Marina Counseling Center, Unity Center of Walnut Creek, private groups, since l979.
Training Taken in Body/Mind Healing:
Michael’s Taiji/Qigong background includes:
• Taiji Quan: Training for over 30 years in the internal martial arts at the Integral Chuan Institute with grandmaster Fong Ha where he learned the long form of Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Chuan, and Yi Chuan. Some of this training includes Taiji Quan sword, saber and staff, the 108 movement form of Yang style Taiji Quan right and left sides, eight systems linking form of Taiji push hands, and the long form of San Shau. Sifu Ha trained with Tung Ying Chieh (first generation disciple of Yang Chengfu) and Yang Shouchung (a lineage holder of the Yang style).
• Yi Chuan Qigong: Training for over 30 years in Yi Chuan Qigong with Sifu Ha and grandmasters Han Xingyuan (a first generation disciple of Wang Xiangzhai), and Sam Tam (Eagle Claw, Yi Chuan, and Taiji Quan grandmaster).
• Other Medical Qigong: Wuji Standing Meditation Qigong with grandmaster of medical Qigong Cai Sungfang. He has also trained with many other masters of medical Qigong such as Dr. Alex Feng in the Five Animal Forms of Hua Tau. And Michael has been a colleague/friend of Taoist scholar Ken Cohen where many traditions have been mutually exchanged; for example, Michael was the first person to teach Ken the Yi Chuan Standing and Walking Meditation Qigong. Michael was chosen to do a Master level workshop at the Eleventh World Qigong Congress for Medical Qigong in San Francisco (2008). Michael keynoted the National Qigong Association conference (October, 2004)
• Certification in Chinese Health Arts: The Acupressure Institute of Berkeley (150 hours). Various courses in acupressure and medical Qigong.
Somatic Experiencing: Healing Trauma Peter Levine Ph.D. and Steven Hoskinson, Health Medicine Institute, Orinda CA, Nov. 2003.
Self-healing Techniques for Chronic Pain, Cancer, Well Being and Energy Balancing, Master Duan Zhi Liang, 9-12-00.
Listening to the Body, William Sieber Ph.D., 3-10-2000, Psychologist Continuing Education.
Improvisational Theater with Liz Lerman, Oregon Kallah, 2000.
Stress and Disease, Robert Sapolsky, PhD. 10-30-99, Psychologist Continuing Education.
Tibetan Qigong, Five Element Stake, Master Zisheng Wang, Unity Center, April 1999.
Chi Lel: Miracles in Natural Healing, Luke Chan, Fort Mason , March 1999. Methods used by “the worldâ€™s largest medicineless hospital- Huaxia Zhineng”.Â
American Psychological Association, Integrated Health Care Symposium, Mind Body Interventions for Physical Problems, 18 Units of Continuing Education credits.Â
Qigong: History Philosophy and Science and External Qi Healing, Ken Cohen, University of California-S.F., June 20, 21,22 1998.
The Psychology of Consciousness: Energy Medicine: sponsored by The National Insitutute for the Clinical Application of BehavioralMedicine, The Real and the Possible in Energy Medicine- Normal Shealy MD, Symptom Path to Enlightenment- Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., Qigong Healing- Mater Ken Cohen,Thought Field Therapy- Roger Callahan, Ph.D. 24.5 Continuing Education credits, March 31- April 6, 1997.The Psychology of Consciousness: Energy Medicine: sponsored by The National Insitutute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, The Real and the Possible in Energy Medicine- Normal Shealy MD, Symptom Path to Enlightenment- Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., Qigong Healing- Master Ken Cohen,ThoughtField Therapy-Roger Callahan, Ph.D. 24.5 Continuing Education credits, March 31- April 6, 1997.
Dragon and Tiger Qigong, Bruce Kumar Frantzis, Novemeber 1996.
Healing with Qigong, Two day workshop with Dr. Effie Chow, Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, University of California ,S.F., 1996.
The Quantum Healing Seminar with Deepak Chopra M.D., August 11, l991
Roles for Psychologistsâ€“ Impacting a Medical Center, Chaired by Frances Stott et. al from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center S.F.. at 1991 APA Convention 1991.
Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine, Chaired by Steven Kvaai: presentations included: Effects on Inflamatory Bowel Disease; With Patients with Chronic Pain; In Burn Pain; With Warts; and With Headaches, APA Convention 1991.
Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan with Sifu Fong Ha, and Master Cai Song Fang – Chi Gung Master of Canton Province, since l974.
Acupressure Institute: 150 hour Certification Training Program, Introductory through Advanced Acupressure training, Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Touch for Health / Applied Kinesiology, etc. l989-l990.
Hypnosis Training and certification program with Eleanor Field Ph.D., l987.
Focusing Training, with Dr. Eugene Gendlin from 1 978-1985.
University Teaching Experience (18 years total):
San Francisco State University, Eastern Perspectives on Healing, 1998-2000
California Institute of Integral Studies, Tai chi Qigong and Psychotherapy, East West Psychology Doctoral Psychology Program, 1996; Energy Medicine: East and Wett, Graduate Doctoral Psychology Program, 1997.
John F. Kennedy University Graduate Psychology Courses including :Symbolic Process in Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Foundations of Depth Psychotherapy, Effective Therapeutic Communication, Tai Chi Chuan, Clinical Supervision, Clinical Case Seminar Co-founded JFK Transpersonal Psychology Program 1978, and taught there continuously from 1978-1991.
University of California Extention, Focusing Training, 1982-1984.
Antioch College West, Symbolic Process in Psychotherapy, l974-75.
College of San Mateo, Introduction to Psychology, 1974.
Laney College, The Psychology of Consciousness, 1971-74.
Montclair State College, Graduate Developmental Psychology, 1971.
Clinical Background and Experience:
East Bay Mindfulness Center, Clinical Supervisor, and private practice, 2016-2019.
Co-founder and Core Staff Psychologist for The Health Medicine Institute. Multidisciplinary health professionals practicing integrative healthcare. 2001-09. Now called The Health Medicine Center.
Co-founder of Health Medicine Panels-multidisciplinary panels practicing integrative healthcare, 1998-1999.
Director of Clinical Training at The Psychotherapy & Healing Center: Developed and led training groups in Integrative Depth Psychotherapy, which weaves together traditional forms of psychotherapy with hypnosis,psychoneuroimmunological researchbody/mind and symbolic process approaches to healing, Since 1987.
Focusing Training Coordinator of the Bay Area : Chosen by Eugene Gendlin Ph.D, originator of Focusing 1978-l988.
Private Practice: Psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families, since1976. Licensed Psychologist since 1986, Licensed MFCC from 1978-1986.
Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy (Mayer, 2020, pp. 164-181) is included as a Chapter in the book Fracasso, Krippner, S. & Friedman, Holistic Treatment in Mental Health: A Handbook of Practitioners’ Perspectives, McFarland & Co.
Board Certified, and awarded Diplomate of the College of Behavioral Health, American Association of Integrative Medicine, 2009, Springfield Missouri, 2009. www.aaimedicine.com.
Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. (their highest honor), 2009.
North Atlantic Books/ Random House published Energy Psychology, Self-healing Practices for Bodymind Health (Spring, 2009).
Eleventh World Qigong Congress, Michael chosen to do one of the Masters of Qigong all day workshops, September 19- Sept 21, 2008, San Francisco.
Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathway to Modern Health, (Bodymind Healing Publications, 2007). The second volume of the Tao of Bodymind Healing series gets glowing endorsements from ten top leaders in the field of mind-body medicine, and a very positive review from PsycCritiques, “the most comprehensive and authoritative publisher of bibliographic reference sources that cover scholarly and peer-reviewed publications in psychology and related disciplines.”
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Peer-reviewer for the article, “Qigong Yangsheng as a non-pharmacological approach for the treatment of essential hypertension with a muscle relaxation therapy control group: a randomised controlled pilot study,” Manuscript Reference Number CTIM03/033, Elsevier Science Ltd., August, 2006.
Annals of Internal Medicine, chosen to peer- review the article “Clinical Effect of Qigong Practice on Essential Hypertension: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trails, by Xinfeng Guo, Bin Qhou, Tsutomu Nishimura, Satoshi Teramukai, Masonori Fukushima from National DME Training Center, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Division of Clinical Trial Design and Management, Translational Research Center Kyoto University Hospital. December, 2006.
Esalen Institute, sponsors Dr. Mayer’s Certification programs: Bodymind Healing Qigong Level I and Bodymind Health Professionals Certification, 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Wayne Jonas, Past Director of the National Institute of Health, Office of alternative medicine chose Dr. Mayer’s Bodymind Healing Qigong method to represent Qigong in his upcoming book on Optimal Healing Environments
National Qigong Association Eastern Regional Conference Keynote Presentation, “Qigong: Ancient Method for Modern Health ” National Qigong Association, Albany, New York, October 16, 2004. (www.nqa.org)
Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, Medical Director, The Trauma Center, Boston University School of Medicine uses Dr. Mayer’s Bodymind Healing Qigong DVD in training trauma therapists and says, I liked your Bodymind Healing Qigong DVD so much that in the course I taught we started with two or three sections of it every day. It simply is a wonderful tape.
Sixth World Qigong Congress. Chosen to lead the entire plenary session of Qigong students, teachers and assembled international Qigong masters in Bodymind Healing Qigong exercises, Dec 2003.
Fifth and Sixth World Congress on Qigong, chosen to give a Master’s level Workshop, on Qigong and Bodymind Healing: An Integrated Psycho-physiological Approach to Self Healing. Continuing Education accreditation for Nurses, . Nov. 2002, Dec. 2003.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, chosen to be a peer-reviewer for an article by Garret Yount, Ph.D. of California Pacific Medical Center, on “Simulated Infrasound Component of External Qigong may Enhance Gliuoma Cell Response to Chemotherapy,” July, 2003.
Qigong Clinical Research, peer-reviewed article appeared in Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine, 2003, by Dr. Wayne Jonas, former Director of the National Institute of Health Office of Alternative Medicine.
Co-founded The Health Medicine Institute, a multidisciplinary health clinic where Western Doctors and complimentary health professionals work together in integrated healing teams. 2000-to present.
First World Symposium on Self-Healing. Award for outstanding research and contribution to the advancement of mind-body medicine, Woodbridge New Jersey, 2001.
Special Invitation by Dr. Wayne Jonas, former Director of the National Institute of Health Office of Alternative Medicine to do a presentation at the Healing: State of the Science Conference and a Position paper for NIH consideration on Qigong and Hypertension, October 27, 2000.
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Invitation to present on the Clinical, Educational, and Research Methodology Considerations for Incorporating Qigong into National Public Health Policy, San Francisco, Sept 8, 2000.Â
Produced video and audio tapes on self -healing methods for health problems. Video Tape: Bodymind Healing Qigong (2000) . Audio Tapes: Find your Hidden Reservoir of Healing Energy A Guided Meditation for Cancer. Find your Hidden Reservoir of Healing Energy A Guided Meditation for Chronic Disease (2001).
Bodymind Healing and Qigong and Cancer, two television shows shown on TCI- Contra Costa Cable, February 2000.
Associate Director of the Health Medicine Forum, a multidisciplinary group of Western doctors and complimentary health practitioners practicing and educating the public about integrated healthcare.1998-1999.
Dr. Mayer was the Focusing Training Coordinator for the San Francisco East Bay Area for 10 years. Focusing is a method of mind body healing developed by Dr. Eugene Gendlin Ph.D., who won the most distinguished professional psychologist of the Year award from the American Psychological Association. Itâ€™s now being used by the Simonton Cancer Clinic, in preventative medicine, and biofeedback research as well as in psychotherapy. Dr. Mayer’s Integrative DepthPsychotherapy approach expands Focusing to include Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, hypnosis and cross cultural approaches to healing.
The Contra Costa Sun (Feb 2, 2000) Thwarting Heart Disease, article by Jennifer Shaw on Dr, Mayerâ€™s wok with bodymind healing and heart disease/hypertension.
The Contra Costa Sun ( January 11, l989 ) did a feature article on Dr. Mayerâ€™s integration of oriental and western approaches to healing, focusing on his work with Tai Chi, qigong, hypnosis and psychotherapy
Co-foundin Faculty member, John F. Kennedy University’s Traspersonal Psychology Program 1978. Taught graduate psychology courses there for 12 years. 1978-1991.
World Astrology Prize, ( 1979) Awarded from the Astrological Association of Great Britian, for Dr. Mayer’s book, “The Mystery of Persoanl Identity,” The First book to integrate Astrological Metaphor and Depth Psychotherapy, and set forth a new theoretical framework for astrology.
Publications, Books, Articles, Video and Audio:
Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy (Mayer, 2020, pp. 164-181) is included as a Chapter in the book Fracasso, Krippner, S. & Friedman, Holistic Treatment in Mental Health: A Handbook of Practitioners’ Perspectives, McFarland & Co.
The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times, Bodymind Healing Publications, 2012
Energy Medicine: An Overview of its Role in 21st Century Medicine, excerpted article from Energy Psychology by the Qigong Institute, 2009.
Energy Psychology: Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health (Notth Atlantic Random House, 2009.
Mayer, M.H. 2009b (Winter) Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an integral, comprehensive energy psychology, The Energy Field: The International; Energy Psychology News and Articles, p13.
Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health, Bodymind Healing Publications, 2007.
Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self-Healing Path of Qigong, Standing Meditation and Tai Chi, Bodymind Healing Publications, Publication Date, March 2004.
Trials of the Heart: Healing the Wounds of Intimacy , Celestial Arts, 1994. Called “A Hero with a Throusand Faces for Couples.” As Joseph Campell did for the individual, this book shows couples how we are living out the themes of ancient myths.
The Mystery of Personal Identity, ACS Publications, l985. This world prize winning book shows how ancient and theories of personality aid the modern personâ€™s quest for meaning.
The Mythic Journey Process, Focusing Folio, 1982, Vol. 2, #2. This article gives a method of working through modern problems with ancient myths.
Qigong and Behavioral Medicine: An Integrated Approach to Chronic pain. Qi: Journal for Eastern Health and Fitness, Winter 1996-1997.
Standing Meditation: Doing Nothing and Finding Contentment in Being Alight, Bodymind Healing Center 1998.
Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in Healing Anxiety. The Psychotherapy and Healing Center.1997.
Bodymind Qigong: A Training Manual of Methods and Healing Secrets, Bodymind Healing Center, 1998 & 99.
Qigong and Hypertension: A Critique of Research Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 1999.
Qigong Clinical Research, ED: Wayne Jonas M.D., Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine, Elsevier Science, 2003.
Bodymind Healing Qigong, Video Tape, June, 2000.
Find your Hidden Reservoir of Healing Energy: A Guided Meditation for Cancer, Audio Tape, 2002.
Find your Hidden Reservoir of Healing Energy: A Guided Meditation for Chronic Disease, Audio Tape, 2002.
The American Association for Integrative Medicine
Contra Costa Psychological Association
Alameda County Psychological Association
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, approved member.
Dr. Len Saputo
Health Medicine Center
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Dr Jim Bramson
East Bay Mindfulness Center
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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
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San Francisco, Ca. 94133