Dr. Michael Amster is a family physician, faculty member at the Touro School of Medicine, and founding director of Santa Cruz Community Health. As a pain management specialist, he has helped hundreds find relief from chronic pain with a combination of traditional and holistic medicine, leaning on his experience as a clinician, 30-year meditation student, yoga and mindfulness teacher, trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
His book, The Power of Awe: Overcome Burnout & Anxiety, Ease Chronic Pain, Find Clarity & Purpose - In Less Than 1 Minute Per Day, is the culmination of his research into the emotion of awe. The book describes an extraordinary yet simple mindfulness practice that turns ordinary moments into awe-inducing experiences, helping us effortlessly achieve a heightened state of consciousness and live with greater wonder, joy, peace and ease.
A native Californian, Michael was born and raised in San Diego, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and his medical degree from UC Irvine, and completed his residency at UC Davis. In his free time, he can be found in the water, either surfing, ocean swimming, sailing, or paddleboarding.
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