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Ronald A Alexander

Ronald A Alexander

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Saybrook

Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, MFT, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) is a psychotherapist, leadership coach, and clinical trainer in the fields of Somatic Trauma Healing Therapies, Mindfulness Meditation, Transformational Leadership and Core Creativity. As the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute he draws upon his extensive, pioneering background in Holistic Health, Behavioral Medicine, Self Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Ericksonian Mind-Body Healing Therapies and Eastern Wisdom Traditions. He is  the author of the widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind and Chapter 33 co author of Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy: Mindfulness, Trauma and Trance published 2014 in the Wiley Blackwell Handbook on Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.   His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive integrated, mind-body program. This system supports personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth. Alexander has been a leading pioneer in the fields of Mindfulness Based Mind-Body Therapies, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Ericksonian Mind-Body Therapies, Holistic Psychology, Leadership Coaching, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine since 1970. He is a long time extension faculty member of the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, a lecturer in the David Geffen School of Medicine and an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Pepperdine Universities. He is a lifetime associate member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Alexander conducts professional and personal training programs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, and Asia. He is frequently featured at The New York Open Center, New England Educational Institute, Spring Workshops & Alternatives in London, England, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA,  Gestalt Institute’s of Sydney & Northern Rivers as well as the Relational Gestalt Center Sydney,   Australia, Colorado Free University, NICABM and Santa Monica Yoga Works