John Shealy, PhD, a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializes in Integral Psychotherapy and Life Coaching, Mindfulness Training and Integration of Mystical Experiences. He has practiced and taught mindfulness meditation for over 25 years. John’s teaching style is experiential, intimate and challenging. Drawing from a unique combination of education and training, commitment to personal practice and diverse life experience, he guides and supports his students as they establish a life-long practice of emotional healing, spiritual growth and transformation.
John earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida and his undergraduate in psychology at Clemson University. He completed his internship at The Counseling Center for Human Development also at USF. He has a variety of training in mindfulness and body-centered practices including a 200-hour yoga teacher’s training, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program for mental health professionals and 90+ hours of training in clinical hypnosis.
My life has unfolded in an interesting way, one that has equipped me for working effectively with a wide range of people. As a telephone repairman for 12 years, I learned about the influence of race and social class in America. Experiences in the third world (including Peace Corps in Africa and months living in Peru and SE Asia) sharpened my appreciation for the influences of conditioning on physical, emotional and psychological functioning. I learned that what one brings to therapy or coaching can be best understood by considering a variety of perspectives. Integral theory provides an excellent model for laying out these perspectives and discovering the strengths and clarity often hidden among the struggles and confusions.