Summary CV

Jan Hanson, M.S., L.Ac.
25 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 3
San Rafael CA 94903
415.472.3663
[email protected]

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PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Natural treatments for brain health, mood and temperament; gastrointestinal health; mood and temperament issues in children; maternal health care; women’s health care; functional medicine; chronic health problems; pain control

 

LICENSE
Licensed Acupuncturist in California (AC 5960)

 

EDUCATION
1997 M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, California
1978 B.A. in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles
Participant in dozens of continuing education workshops and trainings (ongoing)

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
Treasurer, Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, 
San Rafael, CA

 

WEBSITES
www.janhealth.com

www.wisebrain.org

 

PUBLICATIONS
Appendix on Nutritional Neurochemistry in Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. New Harbinger, November, 2009. Published in 20 languages.

Co-author of Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. Penguin, March, 2002.

Wise Brain Bulletin (2008 – present) – Many articles on Nutritional Biochemistry, including:
• The Road to (Brain) Health Is Paved with Good Intestines
• Your Brain on Starbucks
• Methylation and Mood: Why Folic Acid, B-12, and SAMe Are Good For You

Marin Family News (1997-2005) – Many articles on family health including:
• The Hormones of Parenthood
• Good Nutrition For a Good Mood

Client Handbook (with Joseph Heller). The Body of Knowledge, Inc., 1985. This 32-page handbook has been used by over 100,000 individuals undergoing the Hellerwork series of deep connective tissue bodywork sessions.

Smog Patterns (film). January, 1973. Presented to the National Science Foundation, and distributed as an educational film.

Inhibition of Glutamate-Decarboxylase By Fatty Tissue in The Cockroach. 1973. Authored by Baxter, Torralba, and Emge [Hanson]. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Society of Neurochemistry.

 

PRESENTATIONS
Esalen, “Buddha’s Brain: Neural Pathways to Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). Big Sur, CA, July, 2013.

Wellspring Institute, “Your Best Brain: A Benefit Workshop for The Wellspring Institute” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). San Rafael, CA, April, 2013.

Esalen, “Buddha’s Brain: Neural Pathways to Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). Big Sur, CA, August, 2012.

Wellspring Institute, “Your Best Brain: A Benefit Workshop for The Wellspring Institute” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). San Rafael, CA, March, 2012.

Esalen, “Buddha’s Brain: Neural Pathways to Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). Big Sur, CA, August, 2011.

Wellspring Institute, “Your Best Brain: A Benefit Workshop for The Wellspring Institute” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). San Rafael, CA, September, 2010.

Esalen, “Buddha’s Brain: Neural Pathways to Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” (with Rick Hanson, PhD). Big Sur, CA, January, 2010.

 

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
The Hellerwork Training. 1989.
Various Hellerwork classes. 1983 to 1989.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
Clinical Nutritionist and Acupuncturist. 1997 – present. San Rafael, CA. 
Practicing a combination of acupuncture, herbs, assessment, and nutritional consultation. Specializing in natural treatments for brain health, mood and temperament issues, chronic illness, women’s health, and the treatment of gastrointestinal dysfunction.

Acupuncture Intern. 1994 – 1997. The Clinic of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, CA.
Faculty Member, Hellerwork Training. 1983 – 1992. Marin County, CA.

Hellerwork Practitioner. 1981 – 1992. Marin County, CA. 
 Practiced Hellerwork, an established form of deep connective tissue bodywork and movement education.

Project Manager – Synovations. 1977 – 1978. Venice, CA. 
 Managed the production of large technical workshops on such topics as geothermal energy.

Founding Partner, Together Seminars. 1976 – 1977. Venice, CA. 
 This company offered workshops in communication and relationships. Developed and conducted numerous weekend-long workshops and evening seminars.

Supervisor, the Databank of Program Evaluations at the School of Public Health, UCLA. 1976 -1977. Los Angeles, CA.

Supervisor and Research Assistant – Acupuncture Research Clinic, UCLA. 1975 – 1976.   Los Angeles, CA.

Research Assistant – Neurochemistry Research Laboratory, Sepulveda Veterans Hospital. 1970 – 1972. Sepulveda, CA.

Research Assistant – Senses Bureau, Department of Chemistry, University of California at San Diego. 1972 – 1973. San Diego, CA.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born March 14, 1954 in Oakland, California.
Married, with two children.