Paul Carter, Ph.D. has a profound respect for the wholeness and integrity of each individual being, giving people a sense of confidence in their own integrity and trust in their own spirit; this is fundamental to his approach in the areas of personal growth, healing work, relationship counseling and sexuality. He is also greatly appreciated for his lightness and his playful approach.
His professional career has spanned 28 years of widely acclaimed training groups of health professionals and educators worldwide. Dr. Carter earned his Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology at International College, was trained in hypnotherapy by Dr. Milton Erickson and in family therapy by Dr. Virginia Satir, and was a member of the original Bandler-Grinder research team from which the field of NLP arose. Together with Stephen Gilligan he created and led the first 2-year training programs in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in Europe which have been continued by the Milton Erickson Gesellschaft. He specializes in the powerful combination of trancework used together with creative movement, ritual and the inspirational power of nature.
In 1990 Dr. Carter joined with Alan Lowen and Niyaso Carter, the founders of the Art of Being. Together they expanded Body, Heart & Soul into a four-week comprehensive education in sexual loving and intimate relating, and created a two year professional training program. He incorporates Native American medicine and Tibetan Buddhist practice into his healing work. He has several published articles on his work as well as a manuscript of his approach to problem solving and healing called "Parts Work-A Formula for Integrity".
Today he lives in Hawaii with his family where he sees individuals and couples and provides individual healing retreats in addition to his teaching abroad.