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Dr Ruth Naylor, Happiness Consultant
Mindfulness, Autogenic Training, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnosis
Greater Boston, London and Southeast, Johannesburg
(+1) 978.475.1790  (+44) 777.595.6190  (+27) 744.873.178

Dr Ruth is an award-winning artist and a transformative, compassionate trainer and therapist.  Born in New York City, raised on ‘the island’, and educated by Quakers, Ruth understands the wisdom of stillness and silence, and the unique movement of the spirit within.

After training at Masters level in General Experimental Psychology and in Business Administration for healthcare, Ruth went on to work in community mental health and in high-tech marketing and manufacturing for fifteen years. Since 2000, Ruth has earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Autogenic Therapy, Certificates in EFT, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and in 2013 a PhD by research in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, England.  The focus of her research was on anxiety, relaxation, Flow, and Buddhist meditative practices. Ruth trained in Mindfulness at Holy Isle in Scotland, at Osher in Medford MA, and with Grayrock in Glasgow Scotland. 

Ruth incorporates world-class evidence based tools in her full-embodiment approach, training each client to figure out how to reach their potential in their own time and on their own terms. She is professionally and personally familiar with the workings of 12-Step programs and with their impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life who choose this path.  She feels that Autogenics, EFT, and Mindfulness are meditative practices which can effectively support ongoing 12-Step work.

Ruth has been in private practice since 2005, in England focusing on psychotherapy and in the states focusing on hypnosis.  In early 2016, she traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train social workers and lay counselors in autogenics, progressive and applied relaxation, and mindfulness methods, and is planning to return in 2017. Click here to learn more about her RSA experience. 

With her extensive background in high-tech, financial services and well-being sectors of our economy, and her wealth of experience across cultures, Ruth brings a fresh, positive psychology perspective to your personal and professional challenges and to your workplace.

Ruth can work with you from a distance using Skype or phone if you do not live locally in the north of Boston area, London and the southeast, or the Rosebank side of Johannesburg.  The Boston office is accessible by one step and Ruth is also available to meet with you at your location, should this be more comfortable for you.

European Flow Researchers Network, Minho, Portugal, 2015
Symboltherapy and Autogenics, Budapest, Hungary, 2015
Global Health Congress, Oxford University, England, 2015
ISATAP Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2014
Stress and Anxiety Research Conference, Faro, Portugal, 2013
British Autogenic Society, London, England 2010
Psychoanalysis and Education, Canterbury, England 2009
Asian Annual CBT Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
Hungarian Autogenic Society, Budapest, Hungary, 2007

Naylor, R. (2013) Self-balancing sanctuarying : a grounded theory of relaxation and autogenic training. Ph.D. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Naylor, Ruth T. (2010) Some intersections between Autogenic Training, Cathartic Autogenics and Buddhist Psychology, in New Horizons in Buddhist Psychology: Relational Buddhism for Collaborative Practitioners, Maurits G.T. Kwee (Editor), Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.
Naylor, Ruth T. and Marshall, Janet. (2007) Autogenic training: a key component in holistic medical practice. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 4:(3), pp. 14-19.
Brion, Marion and Naylor, Ruth. (2006) Disability equality training within the British Autogenic Society. The Independent Practitioner, Winter, pp. 6-10.