Dr. Mann has been helping people awaken their consciousness for over forty years. His presence and depth of intuitive insight, along with his psychological training, give him a unique expertise in the field of spiritual development.
Dr. Mann obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1971, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles in 1974. He obtained post-graduate training in Executive Coaching and Organization Development from the William James Institute of the Professional School of Psychology. He practiced as a licensed psychologist from 1976-2002. He has appeared on Fox Sport’s Net, Fox Boston 25 Morning News, the Gary Collin’s Show, Good Morning America and numerous radio interview shows.
Dr. Mann has written six books. Sacred Healing: Integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy (LA Times Bestseller); The Yoga of Golf; Bouncing Back: How to Recover When Life Knocks You Down (Morgan James Publishing), and The Making Of A Champion: Success is an Inconvenience. The hard truth about what it takes to be successful. Not Just on Game Day, but Everyday! (written for and with Head Football Coach Joseph Taylor. Published by Waterfront Press), Learning to Win: Guide to Coach Junior and Collegiate Golfers, and Bouncing Back 2017 in Crisis!: How to Prepare for and Recover From Life’s Greatest Threats. (Mann Consulting Group) . He has also developed and produced a variety of audio programs for meditation, self-healing, and stress reduction. These can be found at ronmann.com and amazon.com.
DIGITAL PRESS KIT
Dr. Mann has provided professional services since 1974. His office was located in Beverly Hills from 1974 through 1980. He then moved to Nevada City in Northern California and practiced there until 1992 at which time he moved his practice to Sacramento, California. In June, 1998 he moved to Pacific Palisades, California. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Mann has appeared on national television, numerous radio interview shows and had his own local radio program in Sacramento on station KWWN. He has lectured internationally on the relationship between psychology and spirituality.
International Peace Work
Dr. Mann was the Founder and Executive Director of Projects for Planetary Peace from 1983 to 1986. Projects for Planetary Peace was a nonprofit foundation focused upon Citizen Diplomacy between the Soviet Union and the United States. He made numerous trips to the Soviet Union and helped to bring citizens together in order to create better human understanding and cooperation. Many programs sprang from his efforts such as the Entertainment Summit which was held in Hollywood, California. This summit meeting brought movie producers together from the Soviet Union and Hollywood and they agreed to stop making films in which each other’s citizens were portrayed as evil and an enemy. These types of programs helped to change the negative stereotypes that led to hatred and fear.
Dr. Mann’s meditative practice began in 1974 with Mindful Awareness Meditation. Dr. Mann began working with terminally ill children in 1977. This work led him to Elizabeth Kübler Ross, M.D. She had a profound impact on him and during a week long intensive retreat in Hawaii, Dr. Mann had a spontaneous spiritual awakening in which he received the gift to heal others through the transmission of subtle energy. This mystical awakening opened his intuitive perception and shifted his life focus from the mind to the heart. He became dedicated to serving humanity and integrating spiritual truths into his personal and professional life. After a few years of spiritual exploration, he rediscovered the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Dr. Mann became a student and disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and continues to practice Kriya Yoga to this day. The ancient yoga techniques and philosophy are integrated into his work. Dr. Mann helps to facilitate the direct experience of the deeper Self or Soul.