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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, San Jose, California, volunteer professional provider of guided imagery and hypnosis.
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, Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, California, support group facilitator.
2010, Jan-Jun Stress Reduction and Well-being Enhancement for Cancer Patients, research study, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California, treatment group facilitator.
2009 - 2011 Healing Arts Program, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California, Volunteer Steering Committee Member and Guided Imagery Coordinator.
2009 - present Volunteer Medical Hypnotherapist, Oncology Unit, Pediatric Unit, Neo-natal ICU Unit, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California.
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Analysis of Two Breast Cancer Support Methods and their Subjective Effects on Coping, dissertation research, unpublished manuscript.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, Palo Alto, California. Research team member & advanced student of PSIT clinical training.
2007 Community Health Awareness Council, Mountain View, California. Supervised counselor.
2006 – 2007 Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, San Jose, CA. 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, Palo Alto, California. 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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