Harlan Goldschmidt: Benefits of Medical Qigong with Psychological Insight

by Harlene Goldschmidt | April 2016 | Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio
Medical Qigong therapists are taught methods and acupoints to help people regulate emotions including anger, worry, fear, stress, and sadness. The effectiveness of Qigong methods increases when a therapist does a full assessment of the person’s energy flow. Having additional therapeutic skills as a psychotherapist, complementary information may be gathered about how emotions keep people stuck in self-defeating patterns. In these ways, specific “heart/mind” Qigong self-care practices are created between therapist and patient/client. The personalized Qigong approach helps insure daily practice. In this way, people have more opportunity to continue developing greater self awareness, improved ability to regulate disruptive emotions, and connect more to spiritual energy.


Dr. Harlene Goldschmidt’s lifelong passion for dance and mind/body health flows into her work as a Qigong healer, medical Qigong instructor, psychologist, psychotherapist, relational psychoanalyst, dance psychologist, and devotee of Tai Chi. She enhances her 35+ years of providing psychotherapy with Medical Qigong, and has helped many people with a variety of emotional difficulties and psychosomatic problems. She has written on enhancing psychotherapy with qigong for the National Register for Mental Health Professionals. In addition to her clinical practice, Harlene supervises and trains healthcare professionals in Medical Qigong. Dr. Goldschmidt is Wellness Director for the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble since 2007. In her private practice in Warren, NJ, she blends psychotherapy & Medical Qigong and supervises therapists who are interested in integrating mind/body methods.