In the 1960s Dr. Lawrence LeShan, a Humanistic psychologist, theoretician, researcher, prolific writer, clinician and current CRTP Board member set out to carefully research and therefore debunk the existence of the paranormal. To his surprise, the scientific journals and serious books in the field implied that the material was valid.

Stunned by the evidence, LeShan set out to develop a theory which he hoped would explain paranormal healing and its related human abilities, such as telepathy and clairvoyance. After extensive investigation and studying with healers around the world, he taught himself to enter the state of consciousness that was common to healing, and developed a process to teach this method to lay people.


Lawrence LeShanLawrence LeShan (born 1920) is an American psychologist, educator and the author of the best-selling How to Meditate (1974), one of the first practical guides to meditation. He has authored or co-authored approximately 75 articles in the professional literature and thirteen books on a diverse range of topics including psychotherapy, war, cancer treatment, and mysticism. His latest publication, "Landscapes of the Mind: The Faces of Reality," was released in 2012. LeShan believes this book is the most important work he has ever written. Click HERE to learn more about the book and to read the comments from his publisher, Eirini Press, and colleagues.

LeShan holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago and has taught at Pace College, Roosevelt University, and the New School for Social Research. He worked as a clinical and research psychologist for more than 50 years, including six years as a psychologist in the U.S. Army.

In the 1960s and 1970s, LeShan conducted extensive research described in his book, The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist, about the development of his theory, which leads to reaching an altered state of consciousness and encourages a healing process in the self and others.  He began to teach this process and together with Dr. Joyce Goodrich, one his students, they formed CRTP, Inc.  Together they gave trainings throughout the US.  Subsequently, Dr. LeShan continued his research and writing in parapsychology and related fields and left the teaching to Dr. Goodrich. He remains a very active board member, mentor and adjunct teacher of CRTP.

In the 1980s, LeShan's focus shifted to the psychotherapy of cancer support, a field in which he is considered a pioneer. LeShan lives in New York City.

Dr. Joyce Goodrich - IN MEMORIAM
February 21, 1924 – January 2, 2009

Joyce GoodrichFor over 30 years Joyce Goodrich taught the LeShan healing seminars throughout the country. She was known as a dedicated, gifted teacher and mentor, whose enthusiasm, generosity, and zeal was contagious. She participated in creating and expanding upon the research and up-to-date knowledge on consciousness and healing states, and included them in the advanced CRTP trainings.

Kind and compassionate, and always authentic, she dedicated her life to a healing network, with humor, passion, and curiosity. 

Here are quotes from some of her students:

She had a wonderful ability to create a space – a feeling – where we could all reach a deeper level of our being. A space in which the day-to-day becomes transformed into something deeper.” – Margaret W.

Through her, I began a spiritual journey that has shaped my life more than anything else. I will miss her greatly.” – Carolyn B.

“A woman of quiet vision who never stopped following her path of service to a larger vision that held us all as we danced with you in the light.” – Gail E.

The bond that joins us lay deeper than outward things.

The rivers of our souls spring from the same well.

- Po Chu-i, Tang Dynasty


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