Meet Eric Kolb, PhD
Originally, I had only planned to spend one summer in
Germany; however, one thing lead to the next and after
26 years, now more than half of my life, I am still
residing in Germany.
The performing arts had always been a hobby of mine,
thus, it was my intention to only spend a summer in Germany
as a street performer, but then I was 'discovered' and became a
professional performing artists.
It became clear that due to FSH MD, my future did not belong
to the performing arts; however, it was my work as clown
doctor in children's hospitals that sparked my interest in
psychology. Thus, began my transition from clown to
I have since completed my MS in counseling and my PhD in Psychology. I now offer counseling on a pro bono basis, while conducting independent research on the human mind, emotion, and behavior.
Visit Eric's website HERE
Eric is also the author of the book "The Psychology of God". Download and read it HERE
At ATP, we've learned that a healthy and strong body is not enough to constitute good health. Humans have four distinct but intricately bound parts. The body is just one of them. Our emotions, like our drives, instincts, and reflexes, are governed by the automatic nervous system. Thus, our emotions can literally take control of our behavior. A healthy emotional processing system can benefit a person through impulses that prod behavior and reinforce productive behavior. However, an unhealthy emotional processing system can be extremely crippling.
While the brain is a part of the body, the mind is ... something more. Most scientific psychologists will agree that the human mind does exist, but it has never been actually defined, located, or identified. However, when the mind is not healthy, it becomes painfully obvious that it is indeed a very important part of the human body. The fourth part is the soul. If our identity, who each of us individually thinks we are, is in the mind, then in our soul is the identity of who we want to become. It has been said that the problems we face make us who we are. I disagree. It is not the problems we face, but how we face our problems, that make us who we are. Instincts, drives, and emotions become behaviors. Behaviors become tendencies. Tendencies become Habits. And, habits become addictions in the soul. Thus, through our behavior, we decide what we become addicted to good health or poor health.