Emmett Miller


Often described as a “contemporary hi-tech shaman,” Emmett Miller is a trainer, coach, speaker, and tireless worker in the service of planetary transformation through his Leadership Institute for Global Healing and Transformation (LIGHT). His most recent books include: Deep Healing; The Essence of Mind-Body Medicine, presenting tools for self-healing and optimal performance, and Our Culture on the Couch; Seven Steps to Global Healing, presenting guidance in how to awaken the leader within and transform our lives and our world.

Although best known for his seminal work in the field of holistic health and Mind-Body Medicine, physician Miller is also an accomplished musician, scientist, mathematician and living systems specialist. He earned his BS in mathematics at Trinity College, his MD at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and has been elected to Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. His chief contributions have been his discoveries of how thoughts, emotions, and mental images can be guided to have a profound impact on illnesses, wellness, and performance. Having studied computer systems and programming beginning in 1962, he was able to see in his clinical practice of Family Medicine that the mind functions much like a biocomputer; it perceives, reasons, and feels the way it was programmed, and that self-induced altered states (e.g., deep relaxation, meditation, hypnosis) make it possible to alter this programming through the use of mental imagery.

Miller’s first book, Selective Awareness – Introduction to the Medicine of Mind and Body (1973), introduced his concepts of guided imagery and software for the mind, and the powerful healing tool he had invented, the guided imagery tape. For the first time the tools of deep relaxation and guided imagery were made available throughout the world. These tools are now the most commonly used of all the approaches of modern complementary or integral medicine. Miller’s recordings, distributed on CDs and DVDs, and as Internet downloads, have remained the choice of conventional as well as complementary and alternative health professionals for more than 35 years. In 1977 he co-founded The Cancer Support and Education Center, the world’s first training program for cancer support professionals, and served for 20 years as its medical director and imagery instructor.

He maintains a practice in Los Altos and in Nevada City, California, limited to Mind-Body Medicine and Peak Performance Coaching for individuals, leaders, and organizations. His current mission and vision include the development of a web-based global healing center dedicated to the catalysis of positive change and wisdom through the electronic distribution of digitized audio and visual media.