carl hammerschlag, m.d.

Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Humanitarian Clown

Rise above your limitations and transform your personal and professional life

Keynote Speaker

Experience a passionate, wise and caring healer who helps people transform their lives by showing them how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams and become the principal agents in their own professional and personal lives.

Best-Selling Author

Dr. Hammerschlag’s life work has been chronicled in five critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, Healing Ceremonies, Kindling Spirit: Healing From Within, and two children’s books.

The Dancing Healers

This fascinating account of a Yale-trained psychiatrist’s twenty-year experience with Native American healing interweaves autobiography with stories of the Native Americans who challenged his medical school assumptions about their methods.

The Theft of the Spirit

The Theft of the Spirit is filled with remarkable stories about spiritual connections. Dr. Hammerschlag shows how to journey past fear and illusion to a new strength of spirit and self.

Healing Ceremonies

Dr. Hammerschlag offers a practical, powerful technique for creating personal rituals for health. This book tells the stories of people who have confronted health problems and life events with powerful ceremonies.

Kindling Spirit

Dr. Hammerschlag shares the cumulative wisdom of almost 50 years working with Native people. In his inimitable storytelling style, he reveals the critical elements that allow us to stay healthy and thrive in the face of life’s challenges.

Integrative Physician

Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag worked as a family physician and psychiatrist in an Indian Hospital in the American Southwest for 20 years. Working with Native American healers challenged his medical assumptions about how people get sick and how they get well. He learned to integrate rituals and ceremonies into his own practice.

Community Psychiatrist

Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag is a Yale-trained Community Psychiatrist. This is a subspecialty in psychiatry which recognizes that external forces like poverty, racism, and assorted traumas determine what we see, feel and do. Effectively dealing with problems in living, requires learning how to manipulate both internal and external environments.

About Carl Hammerschlag

Carl A. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker, healer, and humanitarian clown. A Yale-trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. 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). A faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School, the Chief of Community Mental Health, 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.

Satisfied Clients

“The content of your session was exactly what we wanted, and the attendees agreed, giving you a phenomenal rating of 4.89, 5 being perfect. Speakers like you make our job easy!.”

“I have been coming to HDI for 5 years now. Dr Hammerschlag was by far the most moving speaker I have had the pleasure to listen to. Please bring him back as a keynote!”

“You hit the peak again. Your capacity to help people think about their lives and learn from the stories of your life is an incredible gift to us at the Academy.”

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