Myrtle Heery, Ph.D.

Myrtle Heery, IIHS Director Dr. Heery founded the International institute for Humanistic Studies in 2000 and has continued to be director. She has instructed over 25 basic trainings, Unearthing the Moment composed of 4 to 5 trainings in both the U.S. and Canada and many ongoing advance trainings. She continues to instruct basic and advance trainings with the focus on the use and implementation of the present moment in diverse settings. In addition, she offers a bi-annual conference for participants in the trainings, forming an ongoing supportive community. She is a trusted adviser of mental health professionals seeking confidential support for making new meanings in their professional and personal lives and offers consultation groups for psychotherapists. Below is a listing of her various roles and honors.

  • 2014, Keynote Speech, How to be a Guide to a Traveler on the Existential-Humanistic Journey and a presentation, Working with a Resistant University Student, Third International Conference on Existential Psychology and International Forum on Psychological Education and Counseling for University Students, Guangzhou, China, June 13-15, 2014.
  • Publications on Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Editor, Unearthing the Moment, Mindful Applications of Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Co-editor of the book, Awakening to Aging, Glimpsing the Gifts of Aging. See publications listed below.
  • 2012 Honoree of Women in Humanistic Psychology, Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology Fifth Annual Conference
  • 2011 Nomination from Sonoma State University for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2010 Nomination from Sonoma State University for Excellence in Teaching
  • Lecturer Psychology Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
  • Led, and is leading, trainings for psychologists, marriage, family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, health practitioners, college counselors, and pastoral counselors in Canada, China, England, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Russia, and the United States.
  • Private practice, licensed marriage family therapist for over thirty years, with individuals, couples, and groups in Petaluma, CA.
  • Group and individual consultations with psychotherapists and interns and other health practitioners available--contact mheery@sonic.net.
Humanistic Studies
Read Dr. Heery's articles:
   • Humanizing Globalization our Responsibility and Response
   • Yoga of the Heart
   • Food for the Soul
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Publications
  • Heery, M. (Ed.) (2014). Unearthing the Moment, Mindful Applications of Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Petaluma, CA. Tonglen Press.
  • Heery, M. (2014) A Humanistic Perspective on Bereavement. In K.J. Schneider, J.F.T. Bugental, & J. Fraser Pierson (Eds.), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, 2nd Ed., Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage. 535-549.
  • Heery, M. & Richardson, G. (Eds.) (2009). Awakening to Aging: Glimpsing the Gifts of Aging. Colorado Springs, Co.: University of the Rockies
  • Heery, M. (2009). Global Authenticity. In L. Hoffman & M. Yang (Eds.). Existential Psychology East-West, Colorado Springs, Co.: University of the Rockies. 205-221.
  • Heery, M. & Bugental, J.F.T. (2005). Meaning and Transformation. In E. van Deurzen & C. Arnold-Baker(Eds.). Existential Perspectives on Human Issues, New York, N.Y.:Palgrave Macmillan. 253-264.
  • Heery, M. & Bugental, J.F.T. (2005). Listening to the Listener: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists.In J.D. Geller, J.C.Norcross, & D.E. Orlinsky (Eds.). The Psychotherapist's Own Psychotherapy, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press. 282-296.
  • Heery, M. (2001). A Humanistic Perspective on Bereavement. In K.J. Schneider, J.F.T. Bugental, & J. Fraser Pierson (Eds.), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage. 433-446.
  • Heery, M. (2001). Insiide the Soul of Russian and American Psychotherapy Trainings. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 42 (2), 89-101.
  • Heery, M. (1999). Food for the Soul, Moscow Psychotherapeutic Magazine, Moscow State Univ. Moscow, Russia. 58-70.
  • Heery, M., & Bugental, J.F.T. (1999). Unearthing the moment. Self and Society, London, England: Routledge, 27 (2) 25-27.
  • Heery, M. (1997) No one to call home to: Loss of Mother. Self-produeced video. 45 min.
  • Heery, M. (1993) Hearing voices: non-psychiatric perspective. In Romme, R. & Escher, S. (Eds.). Accepting Voices. London: MIND publications. Translated into Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch.
  • OMNI, 1990 Review of Inner Voice Research
  • Common Boundary, 1989 Review of Inner Voice Research
  • Heery, M. (1987) Inner Voice Experiences: an exploratory study of thirty cases. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 21 (1) 73-82.
  • Heery, M. (1980-84). Meditation and the Helping Professions, Yoga and Psychology Interview with Joseph Chilton Pearce, Interview with Irena Tweedie, Yoga Journal, Berkeley, CA.
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