Dr. Henry Grayson is a scientific, spiritual, mindbody psychologist who founded and directed the National Institute for Psychotherapies in New York City. Before receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University and a post-doctoral certification in psychoanalysis from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Dr. Grayson was a Protestant minister.
I recently had a chance to interview him about his new book, Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind: Revolutionary Methods to Release all Barriers to Health, Healing and Happiness. While most self-help books formulaically tell you to visualize a goal and then use positive thoughts, feelings and actions to accomplish your goal; Dr. Grayson’s book goes much deeper than that. For example, he explains:
“Approaches such as the Law of Attraction offer encouragement, inspiration, and profound new ways to envision our power, but they are missing a crucial piece of the puzzle: They do not identify or deal with the barriers which keep us from using their insightful advice to heal emotionally and physically.”
During our interview Dr. Grayson explains that the barriers that keep us from experiencing the health, happiness and success we deserve come from unconscious sources such as undealt with feelings or psychological traumas that we may have experienced as a child or in the distant past, but can not currently remember. Just knowing that there are past traumas we are not aware of that may be inhibiting us can help us develop compassion, which leads to self-healing.
Moreover, throughout his book and during our interview Dr. Grayson offers very specific and practical techniques based on applied kinesiology that can help us access these unconscious traumas and undealt with feelings so that we can process them, release them and fully experience the health and happiness we deserve.
You can download an MP3 of our interview by right clicking the text below.
For more information on Dr. Grayson and his book, you can visit his web site at http://www.henrygrayson.com/