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Recent Projects and Manuscripts

2012, Jul "Increase Your Motivation: Saying "YES!" to Self-care" by Cynthia McDonald, PhD. A unique self-hypnosis tool co-produced by Transformative Living, LLC and Cytstic Fibrosis Research, Inc., that is designed to increase motivation for self-care in teens and adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
2012, May McDonald, C., Wall, K., Corwin, D., Brooks, C., & Koopman, C. (2013). The perceived effects of psycho-spiritual integrative therapy and community support groups on coping with breast cancer: A qualitative analysis. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 1(2),298-309.
2012, Feb Cancer CAREpoint, professional provider of meditation and mind-body skills.
2011, Jul "The Path of Gnosis" by Cynthia McDonald, PhD, chapter in book of collected works entitled "Tapping into God: Experiencing the Spiritual Spectrum" by Debbie Belmesseri.
2011, Apr "Breath, Awareness, and Imagination: Mind-body Skills for Stress Reduction" by Cynthia McDonald, PhD. A self-produced voice over music CD with four different mind-body skills to help reduce stress and increase well-being.
2010, Aug Cystic Fibrosis Research Incorporated, Cystic Fibrosis Education Conference, support group facilitator.
2010, Jan-Jun Stress Reduction and Well-being Enhancement for Cancer Patients, research study, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, treatment group facilitator.
2009 - 2011 Healing Arts Program, Good Samaritan Hospital, Volunteer Steering Committee Member and Guided Imagery Coordinator.
2009 - present Volunteer Medical Hypnotherapist, Oncology Unit, Pediatric Unit, Neo-natal ICU Unit, Good Samaritan Hospital.
2009 Coup de Grace (Strokes of Grace): A Qualitative Analysis of Two Breast Cancer Support Methods and their Subjective Effects on Coping, dissertation research, unpublished manuscript.
2005 – 2008 Psycho-spiritual Integration and Transformation (PSIT), Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Research team member & advanced student of PSIT clinical training.
2007 Community Health Awareness Council. Supervised counselor.
2006 – 2007 Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. Supervised counselor.
2006 – 2007 APA Division 32, Humanistic Psychology, student board member.
2006 – 2007 Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Quality of Life Improvement Project, Sponsored by: the Pete Judge Legacy Foundation; the Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; and Cystic Fibrosis Research Incorporated. Research team member.
2005 The Journey to Wholeness: The Role of Meaning-making in Health and Disease, undergraduate thesis, unpublished manuscript.

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