Richard Strozzi-Heckler has a Ph.D. in psychology and a third-degree black belt in aikido. He is co-founder of the Lomi School in Mill Valley, California (1970). The Lomi School conducts workshops in mind/body awareness and trains therapists, educators, and health professionals through a blend of traditional eastern disciplines and modern psychological methods (including yoga, aikido, bodywork, gestalt, meditation, conscious movement, breath work, and communication skills). Heckler continues to teach at the Lomi School and is also in private practice. He is author of The Anatomy of Change (Shambhala Publications, 1984) and editor of a forthcoming aikido anthology from North Atlantic Books.