Through his creation of the Chopra Center for Well Being in California in 1995, Deepak Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions. Chopra is known as the prolific author of more than forty-two books. David Simon, M.D., (San Diego, CA) has been instrumental in forging a new model of health that integrates body, mind, and spirit. As cofounder (with Deepak Chopra) and medical director of the Chopra Center, Dr. Simon is the driving force behind the Center's development, training, and implementation of programs and seminars in mind-body medicine, emotional healing, and spirituality. He directs a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site seminars and workshops, in addition to a worldwide educational outreach program.