John Astin holds a
Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
He is a nationally recognized researcher in the field of mind-body medicine. Prior to
his current position as a Research Scientist at the California
Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, he was a fellow at
Stanford University and a professor in the School of Medicine
at the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine.
He is also a founding member of Ken Wilber's
Integral Institute, and lectures widely on the topics
of stress and health, and the applications of meditation in medical
training and practice. He has published over 50 scientific papers in the
areas of stress reduction and mind-body medicine, and is the
co-author of the book Control Therapy: An Integrated Approach
to Psychotherapy, Health & Healing. His scientific
work has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and a host of other
local and national media. He is also the author of two books of poetry and prose reflections on the non-dual nature of awareness, Too Intimate for Words and This Is Always Enough.
John offers counseling, retreats, and seminars for individuals, businesses, and organizations. His work is grounded in the recognition that who we are is not merely the ever-changing pattern of thoughts, feelings, memories, and sensations that appears and then disappears in each moment, but the ground of consciousness or awareness that witnesses them all. He maintains a practice with offices in San Francisco and Santa
Cruz, California and is available for telephone consultations
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