Press & Praise

About Amy

AMY B. SCHER is the best selling author of How to Heal Yourself from Anxiety (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2019,) How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2016) and This Is How I Save My Life (Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster, April 2018).

As an energy therapist and expert in mind-body-spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.” She uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional and physical challenges to move on and heal permanently and completely.

Amy has been featured in The Times of India, CNN, The Huffington Post, CBS, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Curve Magazine, The Rumpus and the San Francisco Book Review. Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40.”Amy’s inspirational story, down-to-earth approach to healing, and accessible teaching style has been well received by a variety of audiences.

She has presented to the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, New York Open Center, The New School university in NYC, Manhattan’s JCC (Jewish Community Center), and more. She teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide.

Amy’s books have been endorsed by notable authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray Love; Vikas Swarup, New York Times bestselling author of Slumdog Millionaire; Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-2; Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Harvard Medical School and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra.

She lives in NYC with her beautiful wife and two bad cats. Most importantly, she lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.

To contact Amy, please email to amy (at)



“Amy is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer. She is a living example (very much living!) of what it looks like when a woman takes her health, her heart, and her destiny into her own hands. My hope is that this book will inspire many other women to do the same.”

Elizabeth Gilbert
ELIZABETH GILBERT #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic

“This Is How I Save My Life is a captivating memoir of Amy’s journey of pain, suffering and adversity that is conquered by courage, faith and the strong inner pull to return to wholeness and be healed. A delightful and inspiring read.”

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SANJIV CHOPRA, MD, MACP. Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra

“Amy has seen the truth and can be a coach to all those who seek healing and authenticity.”

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BERNIE SIEGEL, MD. New York Times Bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracle

“A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.”

Vikas Swarup
VIKAS SWARUP New York Times Bestselling author of Slumdog Millionaire

“This Is How I Save My Life is the rare book that is both breezy and deep. It speaks to the magic of international travel, and how it can tempt and taunt you to expand into the very best version of yourself, or perhaps become someone entirely new.”

ADAM SKOLNICK Author of One Breath and over 30 Lonely Planet travel guides

“An Eat Pray Love-like memoir”

PAM GROUT #1 NY Times Bestselling author of E-Squared


How To Heal Yourself from Depression When No One Else Can