I think there is an over-reliance on pharmacology, and an over-reliance on imaging, which is actually distracting because no amount of brain imaging actually tells you anything about consciousness.

Deepak Chopra

Dr. Gary Ruelas Interviews Deepak Chopra M.D.

Dr. Gary Ruelas Interviews Deepak Chopra
Interview Date: August 19, 2009

Deepak Chopra received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and completed his internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. He served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center before establishing the Chopra Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management. He is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, a worldrenowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, and a best-selling author of over 42 books, published in more than eighty-five language.

Gary Ruelas (GR): Dr. Chopra, you are going to be speaking at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference this December sponsored by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. Erickson was a pioneer in the field of mental health with his belief in the fundamental principles of the body and mind and the use of the person’s internal resources to help individuals overcome their difficulties. You have described your work in a similar vein. I’m just wondering whether or not you could elaborate on how you view the body and mind?

Deepak Chopra (DC): First of all, you know this is an artificial distinction, the body and the mind. Also the body and the environment are artificial distinctions. It’s all one process…

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