Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ira Israel joined me today on Get the FUNK Out - listen live on KUCI 88.9fm or stream us on!

Did you miss Ira Israel on today's show? Listen to our conversation here!

Ira Israel is a Licensed Psychotherapist and creator of the DVD series "A Beginner's Guide to Happiness," "A Beginner Guide to Mindfulness Meditation," and "Mindfulness for Depression." 

He has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and teaches mindfulness and yoga at the Esalen Institute and throughout the United States.


I am a Licensed Counselor (LPCC #31) and Licensed Psychotherapist (LMFT #50646) and have 27 years of experience working in various capacities with award-winning filmmakers, musicians, artists, writers and actors.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and then a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 1989. After two years of working in New York City, I moved to Paris to study art, literature, film, and music.

While exploring Asia in 1994, I became interested in Buddhism, yoga, and meditation – all of which led to taking a second Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from UCSB where I concentrated on the histories of yoga and mindfulness.

After many more years of studying with myriad teachers, I decided to complete my academic education with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University concentrating on Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology, Carl Jung and the most recent healing modalities.

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