Carl Hammerschlag, MD
Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D., a psychiatrist, author, and professional speaker says that "When we heal in community it actually makes a healthy outcome more likely, because everyone has a stake in the outcome." He is an authority in health and wellness, healing, leadership, authenticity and surviving in rapidly changing
times. A master storyteller, he uses his stories to illustrate that the future of healthcare rests in the ability of community to provide for prevention of disease.
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A master storyteller, internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer, Dr. Carl A.
Hammerschlag is a Yale-trained psychiatrist who has spent more than twenty years working with Native
Americans. For fourteen of those years, he was Chief of Psychiatry at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Now one of the world's leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), Dr.
Hammerschlag is a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School.
An expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures, Dr. Hammerschlag brings to his presentations his
gift of storytelling, a wealth of legends, and unique insights which bridge the worlds of science, spirit, and
culture. Utilizing his own extraordinary life experiences , including the language of science, the power of
legends and his vast clinical experience , he offers a unique perspective on how people can restore balance in
their lives. The future of healthcare rests in the ability of community to provide for prevention of disease. He
says, "When we heal in community it actually makes a healthy outcome more likely, because everyone has a
stake in the outcome."
Dr. Hammerschlag's life work has been chronicled in three critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers,
The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, as well as two children's books. He holds the highest honor
given in the speaking profession, the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Hammerschlag is a recipient
of the National Caring Award; selected by the Caring Institute of Washington, DC, from more than a quarter
million nominations, the award honors him as one of "the ten most caring adults in America."
A passionate, wise, and caring healer, Dr. Hammerschlag helps people transform their lives by showing them
how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams, and become the principal
agents in their own professional and personal lives. With poignancy and humor, he leads his audiences on a
joyful journey that will stimulate and renew their creative potential.