Robert Weisz is a clinical psychologist, consultant, educator, trainer, and life coach in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Weisz is the developer of Mindfulness – Based Emotional Processing (MBEP), a new and highly focused approach to support emotional processing in counseling and psychotherapy.
Born in Lima, Peru, in 1944, Dr. Weisz’s parents were Jewish German refugees who fled the Holocaust. Dr. Weisz lived in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile before immigrating to the USA in 1957 at the age of thirteen. After graduating from high school, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for three years before graduating in psychology and philosophy at the University of South Dakota.
Dr. Weisz earned an MA in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Wyoming. During graduate school years, he 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, Dr. Weisz completed a 1-year clinical internship in Wichita, Kansas, then served as an officer with the US Army Medical Service Corps.
Licensed as a psychologist in 1972, Dr. Weisz managed a comprehensive community mental health center in Gillette, Wyo. from 1972 to 1979. He authored two chapters in books about mental health in boom towns.
Dr. Weisz moved to New Mexico in 1979, took a year sabbatical, then began private practice and a 26-year involvement in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy as a trainer and practitioner. In 1980, he cofounded the Milton Erickson Institute for Clinical Hypnosis and Behavioral Sciences of New Mexico. His interest in the healing potential of altered states of consciousness led to 26 years of healing work and a return to his native South America to study with shamans and healers in Peru, Ecuador, the USA, and Brazil.
Dr. Weisz has served as an educator on the faculties of the University of Wyoming, Southwestern College, Webster University, and the Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He is the co-author, with Deuter (1991), of a series of eight hypnotherapeutic audio healing journeys published by Health Communications, Inc., and now available in CD format. Dr. Weisz is deeply interested in the spiritual/philosophical path of Nonduality.
His favorite activities include hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, SCUBA diving, poetry, animal psychology, photography, and the investigation of consciousness. In private practice since 1980, Dr. Weisz now lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM.
“I feel very fortunate to be engaged in work that I love and which brings me into deep, authentic connection with my clients. My practice now includes a new role as an expert practitioner and trainer in Brainspotting (BSP), a treatment modality for conditions arising from trauma and other types of negative emotional conditioning. Recently developed Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing (MBEP), a new therapeutic modality that stimulates and supports deep, intrinsic emotional processing through mindful attention upon the body’s sensory experience of an emotional issue or memory.”
Dr. Weisz is currently living about 25 miles northeast of Santa Fe, with partner Diane, three dogs, a black cat, and many tree friends in a country home on ten acres of beautiful mountain land.