Michael Wizer

Clinical Psychologist

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My work as a psychologist includes seeing people for counseling/psychotherapy, doing research and writing about the Art of Living, and teaching classes about mindfulness and the art of living.

Beginning about 20 years ago I began researching many topics related to living well. I studied evolutionary biology, practical philosophy, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience to better inform my understandings about clinical practice. I began to call my orientation to clinical psychology, The Art of Living. This includes teaching and talking about mindfulness, but also a lot more. I expect that the book I have been working on will be ready for publication by the fall of 2020.

I started teaching mindfulness meditation more than 35 years ago in a Mennonite church basement in rural Pennsylvania. In my clinical work, mindfulness plays an integral role. My personal studies in Buddhist meditation, first Zen then Vipassana, start long before I go back to school to study psychology. The climax of my doctoral studies was my dissertation about the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program. 

If you would like to see me as a psychotherapy client or if you want to attend one of my mindfulness and the art of living classes please let me know.