Paul Newham has earned an international reputation as a pioneer for his innovative contributions to multiple disciplines, from cognitive psychology to interfaith spirituality, which span three decades. His research into how we hurt and how we heal, which synthesizes the rigor of scientific inquiry with the enigmas of contemplative inquiry, is widely cited as authoritative. The therapeutic and educational techniques he has developed are used by clinicians and educators worldwide to help the most vulnerable among us overcome extreme challenge and pursue a life of authentic empowerment.
Through his work, Paul has labored tirelessly to find cohesion and connection between seemingly disparate cultural perspectives. He has travelled extensively across all continents, seeking original sources of wisdom and compiling sacred texts that reveal the themes of a universal insight. Meanwhile, at home in the laboratory, he has analyzed how the mind and brain sometimes behold and at other times lose all semblance of such insight, as we face an increasingly stressful world often at odds with our search for peace.