About Dr. Edwin Riley

Edwin Riley Stress Reduction Techniques

Edwin Riley, Ph.D is author of Stress Rx, and a doctor of Mind/Body Medicine, Transpersonal Psychology and Integrative Health Care. In addition to his private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida, he periodically conducts "Stress Reduction Vacations" in the tropical mountains outside Cuernavaca, Mexico. He also lectures extensively throughout the United States on topics related to stress reduction, anti-aging, and the mind/body connection, helping people facing difficulties gain control over fear and stress.

A proponent for natural healing for 30 years, he completed his doctoral internship under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the nationally acclaimed Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is certified as a Hippocrates Health Educator and also lectures on enzyme nutrition, the bio-chemistry of foods, and exercise physiology. Dr. Riley received his Master's degree at the University of Florida. He taught creative writing and communications in colleges and universities, and currently conducts workshops in Healing Chi Kung and tai chi, both in the United States and Mexico.

Dr. Riley's research led him to the curanderos and shamanic healers in Mexico where he accessed centuries-old holistic healing traditions. In November 2002, Dr. Riley began living in Mexico part of the year where he facilitates week-long stress reduction vacations. He is also engaged in a research project with a plant that promotes nutritional and medicinal benefits.



The Union University
Cincinnati , Ohio
Mind/Body Medicine and Integrative Healthcare

University of Florida
Doctoral Program

University of Florida 1974-1975

University of South Carolina
B.A. Journalism
Marketing and Public Relations

Professional Training Programs:

Certified Hippocrates Health Educator
Nine-week professional program
Hippocrates Healing Institute
West Palm Beach, FL
Spring, 2009

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Center for Mindfulness
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester , MA
April-June 1997

Tai Chi and Chi Kung Professional Training
Master Wei Lun Huang
Miami , FL
Continuing Healing Modalities Training
Workshops, seminars, private

Medical Chi Kung
Master Liang Shou-Yu
October 1996

Omega Institute
Seven day professional training
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction - 1995

Other training and certification:
Somato Emotional Release
Kinesiology and Breathwork
Advanced Hypnotherapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy

Career History:

Adjunct Professor 2009-present
Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Wellness Consultant
Papillon Resorts

On-going research with medicinal plants in Mexico

Private practice and consultant in Holistic Healthcare and Integrative Medicine

Classes in Tai Chi, Medical Chi Kung, Meditation, Stress Reduction

Part-time Professor
College of Charleston

Director, South Florida Stress Reduction Clinic
A comprehensive Mind/Body Program
Medical Campus
Palm West Hospital
West Palm Beach , FL

Communications Professor
University of Miami
Florida International University
Miami-Dade Community College
Palm Beach Community College
January 1979- July 1991

Director, Marketing/Public Relations
J. Milton Newton, Inc.
National Finance Firm
St. Petersburg, FL

Account Executive
Fry, Hammond, Barr
Orlando FL

Journalist – seven years
Gannett, Knight-Ridder, National coverage of Apollo 17

Publications include three books of poetry and more than 200 Magazine articles on subjects of human interest, environmental and ecological concerns.

Coordinator for multiple events on mind/body/spirit topics, creativity, consciousness, and wellness. Interviewed on National Public Radio and appeared on national television, WWOR, New York.

Call Dr. Riley at 561-628-8007 or email at riley@stressreduction.com.

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