Integral & Transpersonal Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation
PhD, MS, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
After early work as a paramedic, Michelle Fauver 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 earning a double major B.S. from Bastyr University in Health Psychology and Spirituality, and an M.S. and PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychology. She has certification in Mind Body Medicine from Harvard University with additional coursework and certifications in statistics, integrative medicine, and research methods and 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.
Her interests include exceptional human experiences and exceptional healing experiences. Two questions drive her teaching and research: 1) How can we help more people heal more effectively? and 2) 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?