Hammerschlag teaches Emergency Medicine how to heal

The word for health in the Navajo language is “hozho.” Hozho is also the word for truth, beauty, harmony, balance, and the great spirit. “What a wonderful concept: to be in balance, to be in harmony,” renowned psychiatrist Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD, CPAE, said. “When...

The Art of Self-Disclosure

©Daniel/AdobeStock PORTRAIT OF A PSYCHIATRIST – Series Editor, H. Steven Moffic, MD The question of whether to self-disclose in my work as a community psychiatrist is a non-issue—it must be done. No matter how well-intentioned and well-trained you are, the community...

Clown therapy is community psychiatry in disguise

Publish date: October 14, 2016 By: Carl A. Hammerschlag, MDFrontline Medical News Ever had a patient who not only got better but used the insights she gained from talking with you to help others in distress? I have just such a patient in the Peruvian Amazon.I’ve...

Clown therapy is community psychiatry in disguise

Ever had a patient who not only got better but used the insights she gained from talking with you to help others in distress? I have just such a patient in the Peruvian Amazon. I’ve previously written about an annual clown trip to Peru that I make with my friend Patch...

Clown therapy helps people find answers within

The inaugural Clown Town Healing Fest, a visionary health care festival, proved to be a practical demonstration of the future of health care. One of its many innovative aspects is the promotion of the shift from the current model of intervention to one focused on...