AMY B. SCHER is the best selling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2016), This Is How I Save My Life (Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster, April 2018), and the forthcoming How To Heal Yourself From Anxiety When No One Else Can (2019). As an expert in mind-body-spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.” Amy uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional and physical challenges to move on and heal permanently and completely.
Amy’s inspirational story and down-to-earth approach to teaching style has been well received by a variety of audiences. She works regularly with organizations to share her work; and has partnered with the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, New York Open Center, Manhattan’s JCC (Jewish Community Center), and more. She teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide.
Amy has been featured in CNN, The Huffington Post, CBS, Cosmopolitan, The Times of India, TheLos Angeles Review of Books, Curve Magazine, The Rumpus and the San Francisco Book Review. Scher was also named one ofAdvocate’s“40 Under 40.”
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; Sanjiva 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.
Amy at The New School’s publishing panel in New York City speaking about her book
Amy’s inspirational story, down-to-earth approach to story telling, and accessible teaching style has been well received by a variety of audiences including the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, Manhattan’s JCC (Jewish Community Center), New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Open Center, The New School university in NYC, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and more.
She speaks at conferences, private events, and retreats nationwide.
Amy is happy to create a workshop or retreat based on your needs. She is comfortable being on stage in front of the crowd or on the floor hanging out with the crowd. Whether it’s a healing weekend or a couple of hours spent at a large business organization, Amy’s warm and engaging personality will captivate, entertain and educate your audience. You can download her speaker’s sheet with popular topics below.
Training for organizations
Amy works closely with medical centers and organizations to train practitioners in using her techniques for self-care, and prevention of burnout and secondary trauma. In addition she shares how physicians and staff can integrate her self-healing tools with patients during appointments. Through her trainings, she’s discovered that giving effective self-help tools to patients can eliminate a lot of “emergency” panicked calls to the office, fear and anxiety about new protocols (which often result in a physical reactions to them), new symptoms, and fear. While busy physicians and staff can’t be expected to focus on addressing the emotional component of illness in its entirety (that is a speciality of its own), it can be hugely helpful for staff to know some simple protocols.
Note: While Amy selects a few public speaking events each year, most of her speaking and training takes place in private setting. Due to the sensitive nature of her work, and for the protection and privacy of all participants, she does not permit recording or streaming of events for public sharing purposes or as use for examples. For organizations interested in knowing more about Amy’s teaching style and tailored speaking options, Amy is delighted to answer any questions and provide references.
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“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, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
“Amy has seen the truth and can be a coach to all those who seek healing and authenticity.” – BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, NY Times Bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
“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.” – SANJIV CHOPRA, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra
“A heartwarming and inspiring story that will change the way you look at life.” – VIKAS SWARUP, NY 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
Using energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what.
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As an ordained minister of holistic healing and energy therapy practitioner trained in energy psychology and energy medicine, I work with clients to balance the energies of their body in relationship to traumatic events, limiting beliefs and negative emotions that may be interfering with optimal well-being. I am not a licensed health care professional and my services do not in any way replace the care from health care professionals. My services do not in any way relate to medical and/or psychological clinical treatment and I do not diagnose or treat any diseases or disorders. All information provided on this site is based on my own experience and any of your own explorations with energy work should first be discussed with your licensed healthcare practitioner.
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