Carl Hammerschlag, MD
A master storyteller, recognized author, physician, speaker and healer, Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag is a Yale-trained psychiatrist who has spent more than 20 years working with Native Americans. An expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures, Dr. Hammerschlag uses his own life experiences, including the language of science, the power of legends and his vast clinical experience, to bring a unique perspective on how people can restore balance in their lives. Dr. Hammerschlag's life work has been chronicled in three books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, as well as two children's books. Dr. Hammerschlag is a recipient of the National Caring Award and the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame Award.
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Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, healer, and humanitarian clown. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on community-based health care, how to survive in rapidly changing cultures, and a leading authority in the practical applications of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine). A faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School, the Chief of Community Mental Health, Gesundheit! Institute, and founder of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization whose programs integrate the principles of mind/body/spirit medicine with Native American rituals and ceremonies.
Dr. Hammerschlag's life work has been chronicled in four critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, Kindling Spirit: Healing From Within, and two children's books. He 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.