Dr. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, healer, and humanitarian clown. A Yale-trained psychiatrist, 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). He is a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School, the Chief of Community Mental Health at the 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.
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Hammerschlag in our midst, along with Cynthia Saver, MS, RN, Veronica Vital, PhD, RN, and Sr. Joan Brown, OSF. We know we’ll gain insight and inspiration for our work in health and healing.