About Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D

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Every once in a great while, perhaps in high school, more likely college, we encounter a teacher who inspires us, who gives us a new outlook on life, who in a short time, becomes our mentor, role model, and a friend. Teachers like these who “touch our hearts and change so many lives,” are the unsung heroes of humanity. By all accounts, Brian Luke Seaward is one such teacher. He’s passionate, witty, humorous, and perhaps most of all, inspiring. He truly touches hearts, and most anyone will tell you, this is how he heals. Teaching is healing, and through his teachings, he offers a unique synthesis of insights blending the “ageless wisdom” of human spirituality with the topic of stress to reveal the unique alchemy of humanity and divinity, what Joseph Campbell called the “Hero’s Journey.”

Brian Luke Seaward is renowned nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and health promotion. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, college lectures, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, keynote addresses, and graduation speeches all over the world. It has been said that he looks like James Taylor, dresses like Indiana Jones, and writes like Mark Twain. In the role of traveler, visionary, mystic, healer and mentor, Brian Luke Seaward has created a legacy in the field of wellness and health promotion for all to share.

In addition to teaching several thousand students at the University of Illinois, University of Maryland, The American University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Northern Colorado, not to mention thousands of workshop participants, Dr. Seaward, a TEDx speaker, has shared the insights of meditation with the staff at the White House (’90-94), taught stress management techniques with various heads of state, and coached relaxation techniques to several Olympic athletes, Broadway actors, media personalities, and leaders of several multinational corporations. His corporate clients include: Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, Conoco Oil, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Organic Valley Dairy, KPMG, Seagate, the US Army and many others.

An extremely popular speaker at various conferences from the National Wellness Institute, American Journal of Health Promotion and the Institute of Noetic Sciences to the National Fibromyalsia Association and Healing Touch International, Luke leaves everyone inspired, educated and entertained. Through it all, he reminds us, stress knows no demographic boundaries.

His colleague and mentor Larry Dossey, M.D. says, “Dr. Seaward daringly goes beyond the usual approach to the subject (of stress) to speak of the soul and of human spirituality because he realizes that stress management and maximal health are impossible to attain unless the questions of life’s meaning are addressed.

Former Good Morning America host, Joan Lunden says, “Luke’s words have touched my life profoundly and helped me to find grace and dignity, the patience and compassion needed to navigate my ever-changing course. They have helped me understand that it is the way I choose to see the world that I will create the world I see.” As one of the pioneers in the field of mind-body-spirit healing, Dr. Seaward has authored the popular best sellers, Managing Stress (7e), Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. His acclaimed book, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality, (now released as a 10th anniversary edition) has been described as the sequel to M. Scott Peck’s, The Road Less Traveled.

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Brian Luke Seaward is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. He is respected throughout the international community as an accomplished teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, author, award-winning filmmaker, visionary, and mentor. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward, a TEDx speaker, can be found quoted in PBS specials, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. His corporate clients include Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Conoco Oil, Motorola, Quaker Oats, John Deere, BP-Amoco, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Maxtor-Seagate, Organic Valley Dairy, US ARMY, and many others. Dr. Seaward has authored more than fourteen books, including the classic best sellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, as well as the top-selling college textbook, Managing Stress (7e).