Barbara Wright, Ph. D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has privately practiced for over 30 years. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.
Dr. Wright received her doctorate from United States International University, when the faculty included Max Learner, the great American historian of the moral fiber of America; Dr. Viktor Frankl, the author of Mans Search for Meaning; the great German psychiatrist and philosopher, Dr. Anwar Dill; Indian Scholar and diplomat, Dr. Hans Weir served as legal counsel at the war crimes trials of Adolph Eichmann; as well as with other gifted faculty in an intimate seminar setting.
Dr. Wright started as a speech therapist, and developed the first school for multiple handicapped children in Mexico. Upon her return to California she became the Speech and Language director of Laguna Beach Unified School District. There she developed a rich program for children K through 12, with a special magnet program for children with aphasia and autism. These programs encouraged parent participation as well as home visits.
As a psychologist her private and hospital career gave her the opportunity in both medical and psychiatric settings, where she provided service for patients and their families in every department. In the late 80’s she created a cardiac care and prevention program Interlude (A Pause for Health) for cardiac patients and their families. This residential program was a first in the field of cardiology, where medical, nutritional, recreational and psychologists to provide a safe environment to explore the complex issues for cardiac health.
During this time she served as adjunct professor and mentor to psychiatric and psychology interns at Capistrano by the Sea, South Coast Community Hospital and CPC hospitals. She was the first psychologist to be Chief of Staff of a freestanding psychiatric hospital.
Dr. Wright’s work has taken her to Asia, South America, Europe and India. The benefits of Metta4All have generated T.V. and radio opportunities for sharing this amazing process. Compassionate Communication, without shame, blame or guilt, the foundation for all wellness.
Dr. Wright explains how women in chronic pain become introverted and shares how they can overcome this to seek emotional support.
January 20, 2010 - 1:43pm
You may be thinking: Why don’t I understand everything my doctor says? She/he is so nice and I believe her/him, but I don’t always understand and I get embarrassed to ask more questions.
June 3, 2009 - 10:57am
Last week I received a phone call from a dear friend In Washington State, which was not a surprise as we had plans for a few months that he would be coming here to Laguna for a weeks’ ...
May 7, 2009 - 1:56pm
Dr. Wright shares how advocates can communicate compassionately with people in chronic pain.
April 17, 2009 - 3:24pm
Dr. Wright explains how women experiencing chronic pain can ask for help from family and friends.
April 17, 2009 - 3:18pm
Dr. Wright describes if women can make good decision while addicted to pain medications.
April 17, 2009 - 3:13pm
Listen, as Dr. Wright recalls the risk factors for women taking pain medications.
April 17, 2009 - 3:06pm
Dr. Wright shares how a family member can know the severity of a loved one's pain.
April 17, 2009 - 3:01pm
Dr. Wright shares how cancer patients can find wise, reliable counsel.
April 17, 2009 - 2:51pm
Dr. Wright shares alternative treatment options for women in chronic pain.
April 17, 2009 - 2:45pm
Dr. Wright describes how emotional support benefits a cancer patient.
April 17, 2009 - 2:34pm
Dr. Wright shares how female cancer patients can ask for help without feeling like a burden to others.
April 17, 2009 - 2:21pm
Dr. Wright shares how a cancer patient should ask friends and family for help.
April 17, 2009 - 2:14pm
Dr. Wright shares how women can use their intuition to decide on the best cancer treatment for them.
April 17, 2009 - 2:08pm
Dr. Wright explains how a cancer patient can benefit from the power of the pause.
April 17, 2009 - 2:04pm
Dr. Wright explains personal, compassionate communication and how it helps a woman recover from cancer.
April 17, 2009 - 1:59pm
Dr. Wright describes if a mother's cancer diagnosis affects her entire family.
April 17, 2009 - 1:54pm
Dr. Wright shares what thyroid cancer patients should know when fearing isolating and loneliness.
April 17, 2009 - 1:49pm
Dr. Wright shares advice for women who are taking their thyroid diagnoses personally.
April 17, 2009 - 1:38pm
Listen, as Dr. Wright shares how mother's may want to show their scar from thyroid surgery to their children.
April 17, 2009 - 1:31pm
Dr. Wright describes how women with thyroid problems should advocate for themselves.
April 17, 2009 - 1:25pm
Dr. Wright shares advice for thyroid patients who need help, but do not want to be a burden to others.
April 17, 2009 - 1:20pm
Dr. Wright shares if thyroid patients can go through treatment by themselves.
April 17, 2009 - 1:02pm
Dr. Wright describes how family and friends can approach a person with a thyroid condition in a compassionate manner.
April 17, 2009 - 12:47pm
Dr. Wright explains how a person with a thyroid problem can ask for support without sounding like a whiner.
April 17, 2009 - 12:43pm
Dr. Wright describes how a person with a thyroid condition can seek help from her family and friends.
April 17, 2009 - 12:38pm
Dr. Wright shares how a mother's thyroid condition affects the entire family.
April 17, 2009 - 12:33pm
Dr. Wright shares how patients with a thyroid condition can seek wise, reliable counsel.
April 17, 2009 - 12:28pm
Dr. Wright explains if female thyroid patients have access to emotional support.
April 16, 2009 - 2:10pm
Dr. Wright introduces herself and shares what women can do if they are feeling isolated about their thyroid problems.
April 16, 2009 - 2:04pm
When we think of compassionate communication often we think only of words. Words are very important but so is food how we consume our food it maybe even more so, is the spirit or attitude we have ...
April 15, 2009 - 1:42pm