|Alma mater University of Sydney|
Education University of Sydney
|Name John Diamond|
Occupation Physician and Author
|Born 9 August 1934 (age 81) (1934-08-09) |
Board member of Advisory Board, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, The Koushikai Foundation
Books Your Body Doesn't Lie, Life Energy: Using the, The CIA and the Culture of, The Diamond Color Me, Your Body Doesn't Lie: An Int
John Diamond (born 9 August 1934) is a physician and author on holistic health and creativity. Diamond graduated from Sydney Medical School in 1957 and was awarded his Diploma in Psychological Medicine in 1962. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, a Foundation Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and is a Fellow and past-president of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. He is an Honorary Advisor to the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation and its Japanese sister organization, The Koushikai Foundation.
Diamond is the founder of Life-Energy Analysis (formerly Behavioral Kinesiology), a system based upon Applied Kinesiology. He developed what he termed "Life-Energy Analysis" in the 1970s. "Diamond was the first medical doctor trained in applied kinesiology to become a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (1976) and he is the only doctor trained in applied kinesiology to have studied personally with Florence Kendall."
He is also the author of bestsellers Your Body Doesn't Lie (originally released as Behavioral Kinesiology), and Life Energy: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Your Emotions to Achieve Well-Being. His recent book Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer is endorsed by Bernie Siegel and Caroline Myss.
Diamond now practices as a Holistic Consultant in New York. He has founded The Institute for Music and Health and The Arts-Health Institute to train those interested in learning how to use the arts as a therapeutic modality.
The Institute for Music and Health
The Institute for Music and Health (IMH), formerly CPD Music LLC, is a center based in New York’s Hudson Valley providing training and service in the area of "music for wellness". The IMH is directed by Peter and Judith Muir, who disseminate the work of Diamond through a variety of programs for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Their approach is called the Diamond Method for Music, which espouses an altruistic philosophy. They run community outreach programs involving interactive and intergenerational music-making, connecting mainstream and special needs children with seniors.
The Music Engagement Program
Diamond's work has been cited as the inspiration for the Music Engagement Program (MEP) at the Australian National University School of Music. The MEP is based on what program director Susan West terms the Music Outreach Principle, an altruistic approach to music making which "draws on the philosophies of Dr. John Diamond and encompasses a modern interpretation of the idea that sharing music making promotes general well being."
According to Australian Capital Territory Arts Minister Joy Burch, as of mid-2013, the program reached 6,000 students, 120 teachers and 28 schools. Burch estimated that 2014-2016 student participation would increase to 10,000 students across ACT schools.