John's distinguished professional background provides him with a unique and dynamic approach to successfully work with individuals, couples, and businesses.
John was the Program Director for three Community Mental Health and Research Centers: Calabasas Neuropsychiatric Institute, Woodview Calabasas Psychiatric Hospital, and Camarillo State Hospital in southern California and Executive Director for two non-profit Traumatic Head and Brain Injury Facilities in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California.
He was a long-time instructor with the University of California Santa Barbara Counseling Certification Program where he taught Counseling Skills and the History and Evolution of Counseling and Psychotherapy. He also taught for Santa Barbara City College’s Community Education Program, a variety of Psychology classes, Love and Intimacy workshops, and Health seminars.
Hundreds of professionals including physicians, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health and mental health professionals have attended his dynamic workshops and classes.
John has presented his life-changing work at colleges, universities, institutes, corporations, businesses, social service agencies, non-profit agencies, medical clinics, professional conferences, and spiritual centers in the USA, Scandinavia, and Canada.
John's doctoral studies and research explored the field of Transpersonal Psychology, which offers a holistic & evidence-based view of our vast potential to transform the heart, expand consciousness, and awaken the spiritual dimension. It encompasses research in mindfulness meditation, dreams, altered states of consciousness, hypnosis/trance phenomena, mysticism, wellness, imagination, creativity, kindness, ecology, and service to humanity.
“As an instructor, Dr. Tamiazzo masterfully creates an environment that touches the potential within each individual. What a gift!" Danae Weimer, PhD Pacifica Graduate Institute
"John's teaching style is calm and conducive to rapid learning. My take-aways from his course are still in the forefront of my mind and I use them often. He removed the hype and revealed the power of the mind and imagination." Dr. Polly Graves, Victoria, Canada
“The depth and breadth of his knowledge and experiences is most impressive. A great presentation!” Judith Brown, PhD, author, international educator, and Family Therapist, Santa Barbara, CA
”John Tamiazzo’s workshop for Psychology interns in Trondheim Norway, and for Physicians and Psychologists in Oslo were very inspiring. His profound knowledge of both theory and application makes him an excellent teacher.” Ingunn Hagen, PhD, Psychology Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
"John's presentation for California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists was illustrious and I appreciated his invaluable insights and methodology on how to support individuals to improve the quality of their lives." Kathleen Killian, PhD Depth Psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute
"John underscores the importance of imagination while demonstrating to us his own creative, inquisitive, and imaginative nature throughout his workshop. What an inspiring presenter!"
Debbie McHann, MFT, President of Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
"John is by far one of the most gifted instructors that I know. I've taken four workshops from him in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, and have recommended him as an instructor and counselor to countless people.” Irene Mock, CHT, Nelson, Canada
"Our company, Brain Injury Support Group of Ventura County, thrived under the leadership of John. He always helped us find creative solutions to complex problems and situations.” Bill Yarnall former Board President Ventura Brain injury Support Group.
“Combining excellent non-profit management skills with expertise in organizational psychology, John Tamiazzo has a proven track record of knowing how to develop, grow, and sustain organizations." Judy Talley MS, Former Board President, Sedona Community Center
You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize workshops and presentations, and to add yourself to his mailing list. SCROLL DOWN, to see John's workshops!
Creative Applications of Imagery: Using the Mind & Imagination in the Process of Healing
The 7 Sacred Pathways to Health & Wellness
Nine Extraordinary Insights from the Yellow Brick Road
Love & Be Loved: Eight Steps to Creating Intimacy and Finding the Love You Want