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