Wayne Carr Biography

Wayne became very interested in philosophy in his sophmore year of high school; By the time he was a senior in high school he decided he wanted to be a philosopher and went on to attend college at Claremont Men’s College with a major in Philosophy. During his freshman and sophmore years of college he met a zen master, Sasaki Roshi, and began practicing zen.

In 1996 Wayne visited Esalen Institute to watch Fritz Perls (founder of Gestalt Therapy) and at that time decided he wanted to be like him. In 1992 Wayne recieved his PhD in Psychology and has been a practicing psychotherapist since. He currently runs a private psychotherapy practice Center for Growth & Healing and is the founder of the Western Institute of Remote Viewing.

Dr. Carr’s Approach

Dr Carr has a strong background in Ken Wilber’s integral philosophy and uses an integral approach to his work which means that all levels of a person’s being are acknowledged, and harmonized from mind and body to spirit and shadow (shadow are parts of ourselves we hide, repress or deny). With his experience in the spiritual as well as the psychological, he emphasizes the recognition of spiritual bypassing whereby a person tries to bypass the healing of emotional wounds by “using the spiritual (transpersonal) to bypass the personal.” In other words, when spirituality becomes a defense mechanism to avoid “dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds and developmental needs,” (Masters 2010). Dr Carr works to aid in the awakening process while using his experience in psychotherapy to also heal and integrate the shadow.

Dr. Carr Background

Dr Carr has a background in, among many other things: Zen meditation, gestalt therapy, primal therapy, and Ken Wilber’s integral philosophy. He has been strongly influenced by the work of J. Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, Nisargadatta, Arthur Janov, Fritz Perls, Russel Targ, Ken Wilber, and Thomas Hübl.