Carl Hammerschlag

Carl Hammerschlag, M.D. is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer. A Yale trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the world's leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), he is a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School.

Dr. Hammerschlag's life work has been chronicled in three critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, and two children's books. He holds the highest honor given in the speaking profession, the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame Award and is a recipient of the National Caring Award. Selected by the Caring Institute of Washington D.C. from more than a quarter million nominations, the award honors "the ten most caring adults in America." In his presentations, Dr. Carl Hammerschlag brings his gift of storytelling, a wealth of legends, and unique insights which bridge the worlds of science, spirit, and culture. With poignancy and humor, he leads his audiences on a joyful journey that will stimulate and renew their creative potential.

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The Way It Was, Is Not The Way It Is, and Your Experience Could Be Your Worst Enemy!

To meet today's demands means not being crippled by preconceptions. Your old ways of thinking can stifle creativity. The task in this electronic marketplace is to unlearn old judgmentalisms that inhibit vision.

Not since the advent of the printing press has the world seen such rapid change in the way information is shared and how business gets done. To maintain the competitive advantage in today's explosively changing environment means more than having access to information, it has to do with how you process that information and come up with new ideas.

The Journey of Heroes: Facing Challenge, Choice and Change

Change is the biological order of the universe. How you come to those changes is more important than the challenges they represent. We are comfortable with the familiar even if it keeps us from achieving greater success by doing things differently. If we can balance our fear of change with our hopes for the future then we can transform threats into opportunities.









The Dancing Healers: The Science and Spirit of Healing

A 26-year-old, newly minted doctor joins the Indian Health Service to begin a 20-year odyssey that transforms a young physician into a healer. He discovers that the genius of Western medicine can effectively treat some conditions but not others and that there are many ways to heal. His experiences force him to confront his old certainties about how people get sick and how they get well.

Healthcare at the Crossroads: Sustaining our Healing Spirit

This is a time in which the trajectories of culture, economics and technology are colliding to threaten the care of patients. When the tail of cost control wags the dog of healthcare delivery then the profession becomes just another industry. The economics of healthcare is causing a crisis of faith between providers and patients who no longer believe that clinical decisions are made solely on the basis on what they need.
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