Gay Hendricks

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Gay Hendricks (born 1945, Leesburg, Florida)[citation needed] is a psychologist, writer and practitioner in the field of personal growth, relationships, and the mind-body connection.[1] He is best known for his work in relationship enhancement and in the development of conscious breathing exercises.[2] After receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1974, Gay began teaching at the University of Colorado. He spent 20 years at the University of Colorado before moving on to found The Hendricks Institute.[3] He conducts workshops with his wife of more than 25 years, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks. Together they have authored over 25 books. They have appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including an interview with radio host Jean Chatzky, where their work was first introduced to a wide audience.[4]

Hendricks was Executive Producer for the film Zen Noir (2004).[5] He served as producer and writer on the Louise Hay movie, You Can Heal Your Life. In 2011, he partnered with writer Tinker Lindsey to begin the Tenzing Zorbu mystery series, with titles such as The First Rule of Ten and The Second Rule of Ten, which illustrate emotional and spiritual challenges in the life of a fictional ex-monk private detective.

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  1. ^ Hendricks as keynote speaker at Liberation 2010 conference
  2. ^ American Medical Student Association book recommendation
  3. ^ Conscious Breathing, Bantam Books, 1995 ISBN 05533474435 (about the author)
  4. ^ Chatzky, Jean (May 14, 2009). "Taking the Big Leap". Oprah Radio. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ New York Times Movie & TV biographies
  6. ^ Review in Yoga Journal, June 1995
  7. ^ Publisher's website

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