Dr Michael Mayer’s Publications on Ancient Sacred Wisdom Traditions, Bodymind Healing, and Psychotherapy

Mayer, M. (1977). A holistic perspective on meaning and identity: Astrological metaphor as a language of personality in psychotherapy, Doctoral Dissertation, Saybrook Institute.

Mayer, M. (1982). The mythic journey process. The Focusing Folio, 2(2).

Mayer, M. (1984, updated and revised 2012). The mystery of personal identity. San Diego: ACS

Mayer, M. (1993). Trials of the heart: Healing the wounds of intimacy. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.

Mayer, M. (1996). Qigong and behavioral medicine: An integrated approach to chronic pain. Qi: The Journal of Eastern Health and Fitness, 6(4), 20-31.

Mayer, M. (1997a). Psychotherapy and Qigong: Partners in healing anxiety. Berkeley, CA: The Psychotherapy & Healing Center.

Mayer, M. (1997b). Combining behavioral healthcare and Qigong with one chronic hypertensive adult. Mt. Diablo Hospital-Health Medicine Forum. Unpublished study.(Video available from Health Medicine Forum, Walnut Creek, CA,

Mayer, M. (1999). Qigong and hypertension: A critique of research. Journal of Alter-native and Complementary Medicine, 5(4), 371-382. (Peer-reviewed).

Mayer, M. (2000). Bodymind healing qigong (DVD). Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Center.

Mayer, M. (2001a). Find your hidden reservoir of healing energy: A guided meditation for cancer (Audio cassette). Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Publications.

Mayer, M. (2001b). Find your hidden reservoir of healing energy: A guided meditation for chronic disease (Audio cassette). Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Publications.

Mayer, M. (2003). Qigong clinical studies. In W. B. Jonas (Ed.), Healing, intention, and energy medicine (pp. 121-137). England: Churchill Livingston. (Peer-reviewed).

Mayer, M. (2004a). Qigong: Ancient path to modern health (DVD of keynote address to National Qigong Association). Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Publications.

Mayer, M. (2004b). Secrets to living younger longer: The self-healing path of qigong, standing meditation and Tai Chi. Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Publications.

Mayer, M. (2004c). What do you stand for? The Journal of Qigong in America, Vol. 1, Summer. Mayer, M. (2004d). Walking meditation: Yi Chuan Qigong. The Empty Vessel: A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, Summer.

Mayer, M. (2005). Qigong: An age-old foundation of energy psychology. The Energy Field, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Vol. 6, (4), Winter.

Mayer, M. (2007). Bodymind healing psychotherapy: Ancient pathways to modern health. Orinda, CA: Bodymind Healing Publications.

Mayer, M., (2008). Mind-Body treatment for anxiety and panic disorders. California State Journal of Oriental Medicine, Summer.

Mayer, M. (2009a). Energy psychology: Self-healing practices for bodymind health, Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic/Random House.

Mayer, M. (2009b) Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy: Towards an integral, comprehensive energy psychology, The Energy Field: The International Energy Psychology News and Articles, Winter p.13. Available free online:

Mayer, M. (2009c) Energy Medicine, The Qigong Institute, Article available online,

Mayer, M. (2010) Hypertension: An Integral Bodymind Healing Approach, Natural Standard, February, (Peer Reviewed).

Mayer, M. (2012). The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times (Bodymind Healing Publications, 2012).

Mayer, M. (2012b). Tai Chi Chuan: A Postmodern, metaphysical point of view, Tai Chi Chuan & Oriental Arts, Summer,

Mayer, M. (2015). Transforming energy psychology into a comprehensive transpersonal psychotherapy, solicited Blog for the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, psychotherapy/

Mayer, M. (2020) Chapter: Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, pp. 164-181, in {ED} Krippner, S. Fracasso C., Friedman, H., Holistic Treatment in Mental Health: A Handbook of Practitioner’s Perspectives. McFarland & Company, 2019.

Mayer, M. (2022). Tai Chi Chuan: Four Dimensions of Purpose, a twenty session online, on-demand video training program in Tai Chi Chuan.

Mayer, M. (2024). Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy, now available for CEUs for Psychotherapy, from