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John Astin holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. He is a nationally recognized researcher in the field of mind-body medicine. Prior to his current position as a Research Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, he was a fellow at Stanford University and a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine.

He is also a founding member of Ken Wilber's Integral Institute, and lectures widely on the topics of stress and health, and the applications of meditation in medical training and practice. He has published over 50 scientific papers in the areas of stress reduction and mind-body medicine, and is the co-author of the book Control Therapy: An Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy, Health & Healing. His scientific work has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and a host of other local and national media. He is also the author of two books of poetry and prose reflections on the non-dual nature of awareness, Too Intimate for Words and This Is Always Enough.

John offers counseling, retreats, and seminars for individuals, businesses, and organizations. His work is grounded in the recognition that who we are is not merely the ever-changing pattern of thoughts, feelings, memories, and sensations that appears and then disappears in each moment, but the ground of consciousness or awareness that witnesses them all. He maintains a practice with offices in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California and is available for telephone consultations as well.

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P.O. Box 426, Santa Cruz, California, 95061