Dr. Edwards was recruited by Cincinnati Children's Hospital to join their staff in July 2010,
as the Integrative Care Clinical Program Manager to develop an integrative care outpatient
program for children. Afterwards, he returned to private practice, opening an OPTIMAL
MIND® Training center in Cincinnati where he focuses on offering biofeedback,
neurofeedback, peak performance, mindfulness, and meditation trainings. He is licensed
by the state of New York (LMHC) where he continues doing programs he and offers
transpersonal psychotherapy, meditation and peak performance training.
Dr. Edwards has an extensive background in yoga, mindfulness and meditation. He has
run meditation centers and an ashram in the United States and he has taught at a variety
of institutions in Canada, India and the United States. He has taught meditation
internationally for over 35 years and trained teachers in numerous meditation approaches.
He has offered seminars on the science and art of meditation at hospitals, universities,
businesses and professional conferences.
Dr. Edwards is the founder and director of the non-profit educational organization the
Anam Cara Foundation. It is dedicated to teaching meditative practices from a variety of
approaches to any one who wants to gain the tremendous benefits that meditation offers.
He has offered a weekly meditation group in Bedford, NY, sponsored by the Anam Cara
Foundation since 2001, in addition to courses and weekend retreats. He has taught
thousands of people to meditate. He now offers these programs in Cincinnati.
If your group would like to arrange for a program tailored to your group's needs and
interests, please contact OPTIMAL MIND® and Dr. Edwards.
|Lawrence Edwards, PhD
Board Certified Neuro-biofeedback (BCIAC EEG)
Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT)
Founder & Director, OPTIMAL MIND
Dr. Edwards offers biofeedback and neurofeedback training to children and adults for
stress reduction and enhanced performance training in sports, business, the arts and
the art of daily living. He also offers neuro-biofeedback training to individuals diagnosed
by their doctor with clinical issues (ADHD, headaches, stroke, anxiety, head injury,
stress reduction, etc.). He is a Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International
Alliance, certified in neuro-biofeedback since 1998. He is a member of the International
Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Association for Applied
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. For years Dr. Edwards served on the board of
directors of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society and as the president. His
publications include chapters on the clinical applications of biofeedback and meditation
for migraines and fibromyalgia in the Barnes and Noble Health Basics series of books
and articles on biofeedback and mindfulness meditation. He works with a former
Olympic coach, using biofeedback to train elite swimmers from the US and Europe.
Dr. Edwards was awarded his Ph.D. in Psychoeducational
Processes, clinical psychology track, in 1986 by Temple
University, where he was honored as a University Scholar.
He was the vice-president and assistant executive
director of a private Jungian psychiatric treatment center
for young adults and has been in private practice since
1989, offering transpersonal psychotherapy and
meditation training. In 1997 he began practicing
biofeedback and neurofeedback. He has been on the
faculty of New York Medical College as a clinical instructor
in the Department of Family Medicine since 1998.Dr.
Edwards was certified in hypnosis (CHT) in 1991 by the
New York Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and
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