John A. Tamiazzo, PhD

John A. Tamiazzo, PhD is a renowned expert in the field of Transpersonal & Counseling Psychology


Healing is about getting better, much, much better as you let go of everything that prevents you from knowing and expressing who you are; letting go of the thoughts, beliefs, behavior, self talk, emotions, and the unresolved experiences that prevent you from expressing your full potential!

John Tamiazzo is passionate! He is passionate about his life work of helping people become their very best!  

Through his solution focused counseling for greater health and wellness, his extensive background in nutrition, non-profit management, presentations, books, articles, and workshops, John has helped thousands of individuals improve the quality of their lives with his invaluable insights and methods for living an extraordinary life. His work focuses on the healing power of imagination.

In graduate school, John had the good fortune of studying with Elizabeth Kubler Ross, MD, who specialized in loss and grief and inspired the hospice movement in America. As a result, John helps his clients in this very sensitive and compassionate work.

His distinguished professional background includes positions as 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 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, and Santa Barbara City College’s Community Education Program, with over 5,000 students attending his psychology, Self-hypnosis, pain management, alternative medicine, health, wellness, love, intimacy, & relationship classes. 

Hundreds of professionals including physicians, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and other health and mental health professionals have studied with John, and attended his dynamic workshops and presentations that integrate cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual pathways to wellness.

John has presented his life-changing work at colleges, universities, institutes, corporations, businesses, social services agencies, medical clinics, professional conferences, and spiritual centers in the USA, Scandinavia, and Canada. 

He is the author of two self-help books: Love & be Loved: 8 Steps to Creating Intimacy & Finding the Love You Want; Returning to the Land of Oz: Finding Hope, Love, & Courage on Your Yellow Brick Road.

His repertory of presentations and workshops include:

Imagery & Self-Hypnosis for Health: Using the Mind & Imagination in the Process of Healing 

Love & be Loved: 8 Steps to Creating Intimacy & Finding the Love You Want

The 7 Sacred Pathways to Health & Wellness

9  Extraordinary Insights from the Yellow Brick Road

You can contact John at to organize workshops and presentations, and to add yourself to his mailing list.

John is a Featured Speaker for BigSpeak  in Santa Barbara