Ronald Alexander, PhD – Author of Wise Mind, Open Mind

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Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, leadership consultant and clinical trainer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of California and Colorado. He is also the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in integrative mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and mindfulness. This unique method combines the ancient wisdom teachings of mindfulness with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program. This system combines techniques that support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence including leadership skills, creativity, communication, and conflict resolution.

A leading pioneer in the fields of Somatic Psychotherapy, Holistic Psychology, Mindfulness, Leadership Coaching, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine since 1970, Alexander conducts professional and personal trainings in the USA, Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia. He teaches personal and corporate programs in Mindfulness Meditation, Creativity, Happiness and Leadership at centers such as The New York Open Center, UCLA extension, Omega Institute New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, CA, NY and Boston, and Santa Monica Yoga Works. Alexander works with professionals as a seminar leader and conducts trainings nationally and internationally in somatic mind-body healing therapies, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Gestalt therapy, Meditation and Psychotherapy.  He has also been a consultant and leadership coach working with organizations, corporations and the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

Alexander is a long time extension faculty member of the U.C.L.A. departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment and a lecturer in the David Geffen School of Medicine as well as an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Pepperdine Universities. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Diplomate in professional psychotherapy in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy and the American Psychotherapy Association.

Alexander is the author of the widely acclaimed new book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss and Change (New Harbinger Publications 2009).

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