Dr. Larry Berkelhammer is a retired mind-body medicine psychologist. He writes about mindfulness-based practices with a unique emphasis on optimization of wellbeing and health. His classroom teaching at College of Marin, San Francisco State University and all his writing serve to guide people in how to live by self-identified personal values for the purpose of cultivation of self-efficacy, medical self-efficacy, living a life of mastery, radical self-acceptance, and meaning & purpose. He is the author of the book In Your Own Hands; New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions. See his extensive website: www.LarryBerkelhammer.com.

In his own words, Dr. Berkelhammer describes his blog:

The topics I write about all relate to mindfulness-based daily practices with a unique emphasis on optimization of wellbeing. Specifically, my classroom teaching and my writing serve to guide people in how to live by self-identified personal values for the purpose of cultivation of self-efficacy, medical self-efficacy, living a life of mastery, radical self-acceptance, and meaning & purpose.

As a senior (age 67) and as someone who lives with potentially serious problems with my immune system, I often write with the chronic illness population in mind, but my teaching is applicable to healthy people of any age who have a commitment to personal growth.

The College of Marin course is In Your Own Hands: Mindfulness-Based Practices to Optimize Wellbeing. It is a 7-week course in the Community Education Catalog.

 

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