Mark Waldman is one of the world’s leading experts on communication, spirituality, and the brain. He is on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and the Holmes Institute.

Mark has authored 12 books, including the national bestseller, How God Changes Your Brain, an Oprah pick for 2012. His research has been published throughout the world and featured in Time, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Weekly, and Oprah Magazine.

Mark lectures throughout the world teaching communication, conflict resolution. and productivity-enhancement strategies to schools, corporations, and spiritual organizations. His clients include world-renowned universities, psychological associations, educational institutes, and government/civic organizations. He has appeared on PBS Television and NPR Radio, and he received the Distinguished Speaker award from the Mind Science Foundation. For workshop descriptions and speaker information, click this link.

Mark is one of the leading developers of Neuro-Coaching, a highly effective brain-based counseling strategy that helps individuals, couples, and groups solve personal and work-related problems in just a couple of sessions. Using Skype and international teleconferencing, Mark has helped thousands of clients achieve greater happiness and success – at home and at work. Click this link for more information.

Mark also offers coaching and editorial services for nonfiction writers and book proposal development. Click this link for more information.

Click this link to order CDs, Mp3s, and video training programs relating to mindfulness, stress reduction, communication, wealth-building, and neurological peak performance.


  • Words Can Change Your Brain: with Andrew Newberg (Hudson Street Press/Penguin, 2012)
  • How God Changes Your Brain: with Andrew Newberg (Ballantine, 2009)
  • Born To Believe: with Andrew Newberg (Free Press, 2007)
  • Why We Believe What We Believe:  with Andrew Newberg, MD (Free Press, 2006)
  • The Art of Staying Together: (Tarcher/Putnam, 1998)
  • Dreamscaping: with Dr. Stanley Krippner
(McGraw-Hill/Lowell House, 1999)
  • Love Games: (Tarcher/Putnam, 2000)
  • The Spirit of Writing: (Tarcher/Putnam, 2001)
  • Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious (4 Volumes): Lover, Healer, Seeker, and Shadow. (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003)



(partial list of 47 essays and articles)

  • Personal Inner Values: A Key to Effective Face-to-Face Business Communication. Manning CA, Waldman MR, Lindsey WE, Newberg AS, Cotter-Lockard D. Journal of Executive Education, 2012.
  • Effects of an 8-week meditation program on mood and anxiety in patients with memory loss. Moss AS, Wintering N, Roggenkamp H, Khalsa DS, Waldman MR, Monti D, Newberg AB. Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, 2012.
  • Meditation effects on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow in subjects with memory loss: a preliminary study.
 Newberg AB, Wintering N, Khalsa DS, Roggenkamp H, Waldman MR. Journal of Alzheimers Disease, 2010.
  • Cerebral blood flow differences between long-term meditators and non-meditators.
 Newberg AB, Wintering N, Waldman MR, Amen D, Khalsa DS. Conscious Cognition, June 2010.
  • Religious Experience: Psychology and Neurology. Roggenkamp H, Waldman MR, and Newberg AB. In William P. Banks, (Ed), Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Volume 2. Oxford, 2009.
  • Measurement of Regional Cerebral Blood Flow during Glossolalia: A Preliminary SPECT Study.
 Newberg AB, Wintering NA, Morgan D, Waldman MR. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2006. 
  • Science, Psychology, & Medicine: Integrating East and West. 
Waldman MR, Nelson. Alternative Journal of Nursing, 2004.
  • Looking at Indians Through White-Tainted Eyes.
 Preface to Hozho: Walking in Beauty, by Paula Gunn-Allen, 2001.
  • Chicken Soup: The Making of a Jewish Joke. 
 In Dancing on the Edge of the World, by Miriyam Glazer, 1999.
  • A World of Dreamers: Reviews and Commentaries. 
Association for Transpersonal Psychology Newsletter, 1997.
  • Understanding Transpersonal Psychology.
 Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 1996 (Germany).
  • Spirituality and Business: Preliminary Comments and Reviews. Association for Transpersonal Psychology Newsletter, 1993.
  • The Case of Julia: Kundalini or Psychosis?
 Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1992.
  • Integrating Buddhism with Psychotherapy.
 Mindstream, 2(1), 1992
  • War Diary: Meditations on Violence and the Enemy Within.
 Anima, 1991.
  • Reflections on Death.
 Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1990. 



(partial list of 90 lectures, seminars, and workshops)

  • “Change Your Brain, Improve Your Grades,” Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise (a charter inner-city public high school). 2013
  • “Communication, Leadership, and Your Brain,”  Texas Council of Community Centers, 2013
  • “The Neuroscience of Effective Communication,”  Holland and Belgium, 2012, and Chile 2013.
  • “Compassionate Communications Weekend Training,” Esalen Institute, 2010-2012
  • “Music, Spirituality, and the Brain,”  with Yuval Ron  Esalen Institute, 2010-2012
  • “Living the Dream,” Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Conference, Irvine, CA, 2011.
  • “Consciousness, Spirituality, and the Brain,” Mind Science Foundation Distinguished Speakers Series, San Antonio, Texas, 2010.
  • “Neuropsychology, Meditation, Communication, and Emotions,” National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Ventura County, California, 2009. 
  • “Compassionate Communication, Mindfulness, and the Precuneus,” Mindful Awareness Research Center (UCLA), 2008.
  • “Meditation, Communication, and the Neuroscience of Compassion,” UCLA Harbor Hospital Grand Rounds Lecture, 2008.
  • “Spirituality and the Brain,” Moorpark College Faculty Lecture Series, Year of Science and Religion, 2007.
  •  “The Neural and Spiritual Transformation of Personality,” Imagery International Association Conference, 2002. 
  • “Advice to Writers, Young and Old,” Esalen Institute, 2001 (Resident Teacher Program), 2001.
  • “The World of Publishing,” Willamette Writers Conference, 2000 and 2001.
  • “Spiritual Issues in Psychotherapy – A Jungian Perspective,” Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 1995.
  • “Prozac: Changing Society, Changing Consciousness,” Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 1994.
  • “An Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology,” Pepperdine University, School of Psychology, 1992-1995.
  • “Transpersonal Perspectives in Psychotherapy,” Los Angeles County Psychological Association, 1991-1993.



  • Faculty: College of Business, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 2009-present.
  • Faculty: Holmes Institute, 2011-present.
  • Associate Fellow: Center for Spirituality and the Mind, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2010.
  • Advisory Panel: Alternative Journal of Nursing, 2003-2010.
  • Chair: Los Angeles Transpersonal Interest Group, 1990-1998.
  • Regional Coordinator: Spiritual Emergence Network, 1995-1999.
  • Psychoanalytic Supervisory Training Group: Bruno Bettelheim, 1988-1990.
  • Society for Evolving the Self-Matrix (training 1980-1987; ministerial credential 1987; board of directors 1985-1989).
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz,  1973.



  • Columnist:  Psychology Today, 2012 to present.
  • Columnist: “Science and Spirituality,” for Science of Mind magazine. 2010 to present.
  • Acquisitions Editor: Jeff Herman Literary Agency, New York; 2005-2006.
  • Developmental Editor: Tarcher/Putnam, 1995-2005.
  • Developmental Editor: Lowell House/Roxbury Park, 1998-2000; founding editor of “New Visions” series.
  • Founding Editor: Transpersonal Review (literary review journal in psychology, religion, & medicine), 1994-1996 .
  • Senior Research Editor: Alternative Medicine (encyclopedic reference book, Burton Goldberg Group), 1993-1994.
  • Founding Editor: Special Reports: Transpersonal Perspectives in Psychology, 1989-93.
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