Ronald Alexander is a seminar leader and conducts training's for professionals nationally and internationally in Mindfulness Based Mind-Body Therapies, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Meditation and Psychotherapy. He personally trained with Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Rossi, and Steven Gilligan in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy as well as with Daniel P. Brown of the Harvard Medical Cambridge Hospital professional training's seminars in hypnosis and hypno-analysis. He was trained and certified by the Los Angeles Gestalt Therapy Institute and with Erving and Miriam Polster PhD of the Gestalt Training Center of La Jolla. He also received training and supervision in psychoanalytic Self-Psychology, Relational and Object Relations Therapies. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Alexander was Chairman of the Psychology Department and Director of Clinical Training at Ryokan College for 18 years. He is a long time extension faculty member of the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, and a lecturer in the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a member of the adjunct Graduate Faculty in Psychology at Pepperdine University and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, Cottonwood Treatment Centers London, England and is a long time workshop leader at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He is the originator of the OpenMind Training®, a leading edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation. He has been practicing, studying, and teaching meditation, holistic psychology and mindfulness based mind-body methods since 1970. During his studies of mindfulness based mind-body methods Alexander traveled extensively in Nepal, Bali, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India where he was ordained in the lay Zen tradition. His yoga and meditation studies include Tibetan Buddhism, Vipassana, Zen, Vedic (non dual), as well as Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kundalini yoga's and was certified as one of the early Kundalini yoga teachers. Dr. Alexander conducts ongoing groups and seminars and is available for individual consultation in these areas. Ronald Alexander consults and teaches Mindful Zen and the Art of Leadership (East-West approach to leadership training) for small family-owned businesses, and the television, music and film industries as well as privately coaches organizations, executives and entrepreneurs.