Unlock hidden emotions and limiting beliefs to increase your capacity for joy, creativity, empowerment, and ultimately, inner peace.
Emotional Martial Arts™ ~ A Practice of Waging Inner Peace.
With storytelling and humor, Dr. H shares practical wisdom teachings about emotions, reality and perception that you can use immediately in your daily life to effect positive change.
Twenty-four lessons are scheduled for 2016 … tools for transformation and waging inner peace.
This book is a unique coloring journal designed for personal growth and rejuvenation. It offers coloring pages for fun and creativity plus personal development tools via journaling prompts. This volume incorporates five EMA lessons. Volume 2 is in the works!
A beautiful multiple award-winning book about love and self-care, finding truth and ultimately waging inner peace.
I’m Howard Richmond, M.D., a traditionally trained physician who has evolved over the years into a transformational psychiatrist. I realized early in my career the limitations of the medical model of psychiatry, and began incorporating an integrative and holistic approach in my practice.
I teach what I call “Emotional Martial Arts” (EMA) a program designed to empower ourselves – individuals, couples and groups – to release negative and limiting reactions to conflict and stress, and as a result, create more joy, fulfillment and success in our lives. EMA focuses on becoming aware of the subtle yet predictable power of emotions to cause unwanted pain or harm (to ourselves and others) and then to transform this emotional and physical energy to heal and become a better, more empowered and integrated version of our self.
Whether we’re facing relationship challenges, struggling with anxiety, battling depression or addictive behaviors, we can all get stuck in negative patterns, doing the same thing over and over. It’s our default, survival, or autopilot mode.
My passion is teaching others how to shift from autopilot mode to conscious-pilot mode – to integrate our whole being, our body-mind-spirit, in a direction of joy and wellbeing. Though we are hard-wired to repeat patterns deep within our brain, the good news is with proper emotional awareness and training, we can rewire and improve our job performance, interpersonal relationships, physical health, and quality of life.
I invite you to click on the EMA Lessons tab above to experience a sample of my work and explore your potential to transform.
Transform Your Energy Circuits ...
… from Survival to “Thrival.”
Years ago I was listening to “A Way With Words” on NPR radio. The hosts invited listeners to call in if they had a word they thought should be a word but was not a word. I have a word, I thought to myself. I called the number and before I knew it I was on the air. “Just as survive, is to survival,’’ I said to Martha, the Queen of Words, “thrive, should be to this new word––thrival.” Read more …
Mind-Body Alert: The Power of Words
Remember the childhood saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me?” I couldn’t disagree more! Words are powerful. Words can be used to harm or to heal. “The pen is mightier than the sword,” is an old reminder. Words have weight. They carry the weight of thoughts, emotions and physical tension in our bodies. Read more …