This conversation with Dr. Martin Rossman introduces his journey into understanding the mind-body connection and the imagination’s healing potential. He discusses easy ways to reduce stress and achieve a healthier mindset, and touches upon the direct and indirect consequences of living in a state of psychological and emotional stress. Dr. Rossman’s web site is thehealingmind.org where listeners can find the free meditations and guidance he and his organization have offered to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin Rossman, M.D., is a pioneer in the field of alternative medicine. He is the co-founder and president of the Academy for Guided Imagery, on the faculty of the medical school at the University of California at San Francisco, and on the advisory board of Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine. The author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, he lives in Mill Valley, California.
Physician, author, speaker, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Rossman founded The Healing Mind in order to raise awareness about the power of high quality Mind/Body self-care tools in self-healing and in the health professions. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1969, he has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of attitudes, beliefs, emotions, and Mind/Body practices in medicine and health. In addition to a busy practice emphasizing non-drug medicine and patient participation, he has taught clinical guided imagery to over 10,000 health professionals since 1982.
Dr. Rossman is the author of Fighting Cancer From Within (Holt, NY, 2003) and the award winning self-help book, Guided Imagery For Self-Healing (New World Library, Oct 2000), and The Worry Solution (Crown Archetype, NY, 2011) and has authored numerous professional textbook chapters on imagery, Mind/Body medicine and integrative medicine. He is also the creator of dozens of guided imagery audios and home study courses for both public and professionals.
He is Founder and Director of Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, Greenbrae, California; and is the Co-Founder and Past President of the Academy for Guided Imagery, Malibu, CA. He is a Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Ambulatory and Community Medicine at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco; Adjunct Teaching Faculty, California School for Professional Psychology; and a consultant to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF and Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
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