Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. is the author of the widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change. Dr. Alexander is a leader in the field of Mindfulness Meditation, having learned firsthand what a difference it could make in one’s life. His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking. www.ronaldalexander.com
In an article for The Huffington Post, he wrote, “As a young man, when I first started university I was initially overwhelmed with campus life and began getting anxiety and panic attacks for the first time in my life. I didn’t know exactly what they were, but I had the good sense to go to the Student Mental Health Center for help. Thankfully, I saw a young psychologist who had just returned from studying in India. He asked me, “I can give you medication for your anxiety attacks or I can teach you meditation. What would you like to do?” Well, I knew about medication, but the meditation aspect intrigued me, so I started to learn it. Shortly afterward my attacks stopped, and I was delighted to discover an incredibly valuable life-long tool to help me through life’s challenges.”
Dr. Alexander is the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute, practices mindfulness-based mind-body psychotherapy and leadership coaching in Santa Monica, CA, for individuals and corporate clients. He has taught personal and clinical training groups for professionals in Integral Psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body healing therapies, mindfulness meditation, and Buddhist psychology nationally and internationally since 1970.
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