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began Zen practice in 1971 with Joshu Sasaki.
has also received permission to teach Dayan (Wild Goose) qigong from Master Hui Liu in the lineage of Yang Meijun.
Bob has recently retired from his work as a clinical neuropsychologist and psychotherapist; he has two grown daughters and loves trekking the Himalayas and Sierras.
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Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D. -Dayan QiGong (San Francisco)
Robert is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, a senior teacher of Dayan ("Wild Goose") Qigong assisting Master Hui Liu, and a senior student of Sojun Mel Weitsman at the Berkeley Zen Center, where he has also been shuso (head student), director of meditation retreats and chair of the Ethics Committee.
The author of numerous articles and the book, Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy, Bob has given presentations and workshops throughout the United States; in Nepal, India, Australia, Japan, Europe, and South America.
Bob has been a Fulbright Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India; director of the psychology doctoral program at the California Institute for Integral Studies; Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente (Hayward), and a conference coordinator for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.
Robert Rosenbaum, a Zen ...
Robert Rosenbaum, a Zen teacher
Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D. has 30 years experience as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and behavioral medicine specialist.
has also received lay entrustment as a Zen teacher from Sojun Mel Weitsman of Berkeley Zen Center
, and is authorized as a senior teacher of Dayan
(Wild Goose) Qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu School
As a psychologist he has been Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; a Fulbright Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India; director of the doctoral training program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
He introduced qigong practice to Kaiser Permanente's health education program, and it has spread throughout northern California clinics; he also developed a mindfulness-based chronic pain management program and supervised neuropsychological services.
is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and the book Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy and is currently completing a book on the Tao Te Ching titled Being: Yourself.
is the father of two grown daughters and is still adjusting to the recent marriage of one and the completion of graduate school by the other.
spends several months each year hiking in the Sierras and trekking high in the Himalayas of India and Nepal.
Articles - Heal your Pain | Vitamin Trader
"I've had patients who've had pain for years get better in a few weeks," says Robert Rosenbaum, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif.
Calming arts / Chinese healing methods catching on
It was bad enough that Dr. Robert Rosenbaum got six colds every year and had persistent back and sciatic nerve pain most of his life.But cold hands that never warmed up?
Not a happy thing for any patient he
So nobody was more surprised, or pleased, than Rosenbaum
tried the ancient Chinese healing practice of qigong.Not only did his
pain disappear and his
whole mood become calmer, but his
hands also warmed up. That was eight years ago, and he now teaches the art to his own patients at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Oakland, where he is a neuropsychologist.
said, is great for healing not just physical ailments but emotional upsets like anxiety as well -- and if ever there was a good time for that it's now, with war worries rattling nerves everywhere, he
Today, people all over the world will get an opportunity to check out firsthand what he
and other practitioners of qigong, and its companion art of tai chi, are talking about.
It's the fifth annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, and groups will be demonstrating the two practices in parks, squares and others spots all over Northern California.
The idea is to promote world peace and healing, with demonstrations beginning in New Zealand at 10 a.m. (New Zealand time) and rolling through every time zone on the planet at 10 a.m.Fifty-six countries are participating.
In Northern California, demonstrations will happen in dozens of cities from San Rafael and El Cerrito to Sebastopol and Grass Valley.
"Regardless of people's beliefs, pro or con about the war, we all want things to work out better," said Rosenbaum
, 53."And if nothing else, qigong has the effect of helping us feel less jangled by the war, less saddened."
Even those unfamiliar with tai chi and qigong will probably recognize the practices when they see them: groups of people standing together doing what looks like a slow-motion, Asian dance routine.
The most recognizable of the two practices is tai chi, a gentler, slower version of more familiar martial arts crafts such as tae kwon do.It was invented in China about 1,400 years ago and consists of a series of flowing, set routines, with names like "Chen" and "Yang," designed to help balance, strength and relaxation.
"Qigong does far more than it ought to from a medical perspective," Rosenbaum
said."It's really quite remarkable."