Transformational psychiatrist and author Howard E Richmond, MD is an inspirational teacher and coach, daily practitioner of yoga, and stand-up comic. He has a unique ability to meet people where they are and guide them through the intersection of body, mind & spirit to live the best life imaginable. His lessons about releasing judgments and hidden emotions introduce a new language that fuels and stimulates personal growth.
One of the lessons he’s learned over twenty years in private practice is the value of being “out of your mind” and into your heart. Richmond believes the golden rule is incomplete. The missing part he says is to “do unto self as you would have others do unto you.” He teaches a new language of conscious love that promotes healthy self-care and aligns body, mind and spirit.
As a way to rejuvenate his own creativity, Richmond was drawn to explore stand-up comedy. As fate would have it, humor was the catalyst that ultimately saved the life of one of his patients. After failed attempts with traditional tools of psychiatry like medication, psychotherapy, and multiple hospitalizations, Richmond decided to risk using humor to reach her. She laughed, which set in motion a miraculous transformation for both doctor and patient.
Thus, The Healing Field was born. Richmond’s first novel is the riveting account of a daring, “out of the box” healing journey with his anorexic patient “Lori,” who was determined to die. Between her desperation and his determination, they become locked in a battle for life that crosses conventional boundaries and reveals that healing and freedom come in surprising forms.
When The Healing Field debuted as an Amazon Kindle eBook, it immediately garnered Number 1 bestseller status in three categories: Personal Growth and Transformation, Spiritual Healing, and Medical Fiction. Richmond is working on a second book, From the Battlefield to the Healing Field––Lessons Earned, a companion guided to The Healing Field.
As the son of a State Department Foreign Service office, Richmond grew up in Japan, Thailand, and Brazil. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and their two German shepherd rescues. When he’s not coaching or seeing patients, he can be found doing hot yoga (that’s 26 poses in 108 degrees for ninety minutes), playing 12-string guitar, or walking on the beach with his sweetheart and the dogs.