Mark Lawrence

August 16th, 2011

Mark Lawrence was our highly respected colleague and our dear friend. He was a gifted clinician and teacher who created a powerful model that, in his words, “ integrates the dynamic concepts and techniques of state-dependent learning, dissociation, hypnosis, imagery, and gestalt therapy.” He kept up with the latest developments in neuroscience and had a brilliant and curious mind. He trained hundreds of therapists and was sought after as a consultant and a therapist.

As our friend and colleague he was a pleasure to work with-warm, funny, generous, accepting, and a great listener. He was consistently upbeat and positive during our meetings and email exchanges and would offer creative suggestions around obstacles. We picture Mark with his twinkling eyes and smile.

We have heard from so many of you who are also stunned by and grieving his death. We envision this blog as a place for all of us to share experiences and memories of Mark and how he influenced our lives. We hope it will help the healing process and join us together as we mourn.

Susan Drobis and Cynthia Margolies

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3 Responses to “Mark Lawrence”

  1. Erin Says:

    I was a patient of Dr. Lawrence when I was only 18 years old in 1991. Dr. Lawrence literally saved my life. He had a way about him that immediately made me feel safe, calm and understood. In the strangest way, I happened to stumble upon a news report regarding his death. I am unbelievably shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy. After all of these years, I vividly remember the day my parents drove me to Dr. Lawrence’s home for the first time and the sense of relief I felt after meeting with him. What a huge loss. I am now almost 40 years old and a counselor for adolescents. He inspired me and helped me more than I could ever express in words.

  2. Scott Says:

    I was remembering Dr. Lawrence this morning and came upon your Website. I was a patient for several years in the late 1980’s. Dr Lawrence was an gifted Psychiarist who most certainly saved my life.

    His help allowed me to go on with my life, father a child and enjoy a fulfilling professional career. Beyond that, he was a kind, gentle man who served as a role model for many in his profession.

    Rarely does a day go by without me thinking of and thanking Dr. Lawrence for my wonderful life. Without his help it would have ended decades ago.

  3. Patrick Foretich Says:

    I think of Mark everyday. I was his patient starting in 1981 until 1996. He saved my life and help lead to my my wife and child. I am now 70yo and still remember being in his cabin office and hearing his calming, solving words. He was a wise man and great doctor. I can only imagine the countless others he saved from a life of misery.

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