Michelle Fauver, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Transpersonal Psychology, 2011, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
M.S., Transpersonal Psychology, 2011, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
B.S., 2005, Health Psychology and Spirituality, Bastyr University
Michelle Fauver, Ph.D., is a professor and researcher at the California Institute for Human Science, California Institute of Integral Studies, and John F. Kennedy University.
After early work as a paramedic, she began practicing alternative healing modalities, becoming a massage therapist, energy healer, and spiritual healer. She opened an alternative healing center, which grew to have offices in three towns, each associated with a conventional medical center. More of her formative trainings include living in a Native American community in Colorado while serving as an apprentice to their spiritual leader, and training for the priesthood in a mystical Christian order. She returned to school as an adult and earned a double major B.S. from Bastyr University in Health Psychology and Spirituality, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychology. Her dissertation study on a psychospiritual intervention for women with breast cancer yielded seven dissertations and found physical, mental, and spiritual health improvements.
She has a certification in Mind Body Medicine from Harvard University, with additional coursework and certifications in statistics, integrative medicine, research methods, and research management from Stanford University. She has lectured and done NIH-funded research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where she was founding director of the Integral Health Research and Education program.
Dr. Fauver’s teaching focuses on integrative medicine, exceptional human experiences, health education, research methods, consciousness studies, and psychology. She recently completed a three-year study on the influence of electromagnetic fields on psychic performance, and correlations between psychological characteristics and psychic performance, funded by the Bial Foundation in Portugal.
What are the implications for health care if we accept converging evidence from modern physics and ancient wisdom traditions that consciousness is primary, preceding and giving rise to physical form?