Marilyn Schlitz is the President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and author. For three decades, scientist and anthropologist Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D. has pioneered clinical and field-based research in the area of human transformation and healing. She is a thought leader on matters of individual and social change whose respected voice offers new insights into the most pressing challenges of our time. A researcher, speaker, change consultant, and writer, Marilyn’s books include: Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life and Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine. She serves as the CEO and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she has worked for 15 years.
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D. is a clinical research scientist, medical anthropologist, writer, speaker, thought leader, and change consultant. Her work over the past three decades explores the interface of consciousness, science, and healing. She grew up in Detroit Michigan and received a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree from Montieth College, Wayne State University. She went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas, San Antonio and she received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin. She also earned two post doctoral fellowships: one from the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at Science Applications International Corporation and one in Psychology at Stanford University. She is the President and CEO for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Senior Scientist at the Research Institute, California Pacific Medical Center, and co-founder of the Integral Health Network. She has published hundreds of articles on consciousness studies in both scholarly and popular journals and has lectured widely on a number of topics, including talks at the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Explorers Club. She has taught at Trinity University, Stanford University, and Harvard Medical Centers, as well as lecturing to community groups, libraries, and book stores across the United States. She is an engaging speaker with a rare ability to translate complex ideas into a common sense language that excites the imaginations of her audiences worldwide. Her books include: Consciousness and Healing. Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine (Churchill Livingston/Elsevier,
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