Robert Weisz is a psychologist, consultant, educator, and life coach in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Born in Lima, Peru, in 1944. Parents were German refugees who fled the Holocaust. Lived in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile before immigrating to the USA in 1957 at the age of thirteen. After graduating from high school, attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for three years before graduating in psychology and philosophy at the University of South Dakota. Earned MA in psychology, Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Wyoming. During graduate school years, conducted research and authored a number of articles in scientific journals in the field of sleep and dreams. After graduate work at the University of Wyoming, completed a 1-year clinical internship in Wichita, Kansas, then served with the US Army Medical Service Corps.
Licensed as a psychologist in 1972. Managed comprehensive community mental health center in Gillette, Wyo. from 1972 to 1979. Authored two chapters in books about mental health in boom towns. Moved to New Mexico in 1979, took a year’s sabbatical, began private practice and a 26-year involvement in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy as a trainer and practitioner. Co-founder of the Milton Erickson Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Behavioral Sciences of New Mexico. Interest in the healing potential of altered states of consciousness led to 22 years of healing work and study with South American shamans and healers in Peru, Ecuador, the USA, and Brazil.
Co-author with Deuter (1991) of tape series of eight hypnotherapeutic healing journeys. Deeply interested in the spiritual/philosophical path of Nonduality. Favorite activities include hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, SCUBA, poetry, photography, and the investigation of consciousness. In private practice since 1980, now in Santa Fe, feel very fortunate to be engaged in work which I love and which brings me into deep, authentic connection with my clients. In process of becoming an expert practitioner and trainer in Brainspotting, a new treatment modality for conditions arising from trauma.
Currently living near Glorieta, New Mexico, about 25 miles Northeast of Santa Fe, with partner Diane Haug three dogs, and many tree friends in a country home on ten acres of beautiful mountain land.