Welcome to my web site.

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with the link between suffering and the healing power inherent in our bodies and in all of creation. So much of the time, spiritual teachers and authors skim over the painful part to get to the good part. But my life has not allowed me to do this.

I was hit by tough times early in my family, and within myself. On top of that, my work has taken me to the toughest neighborhoods and toughest patients. I had to have a bridge — a solid bridge, one that could not break — a bridge that would take me through my suffering to transcendence. I had to bridge that gap for myself and try to figure out a way to help my patients do the same.

This work has culminated in my recently revised book, "Healing Power: Ten Steps to Pain Management and Spiritual Evolution (Revised), Introducing the Universal Healing Wheel" :

"Man is born broken.
He lives by mending.
The grace of God is the glue."

~Eugene O’Neill

When you have finally had enough suffering, when you have a passionate desire to change, when you are ready to do some work, this model answers the call. Here you will find fifteen proven methods -- from ancient wisdom and modern science -- designed to help the reader crack open the shell of religion to release its pearls of wisdom, hidden secrets, and soothing healing powers.

". . .Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move . . . Today like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened . . .Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

~ Rumi

My goal is to contribute to the healing of individuals and to the light of the world. I am interested in your feedback and comments. You can contact me at pjlpw@comcast.net.


Dr. Phil Shapiro

Read "For Four Decades, Portland Psychiatrist Phil Shapiro Helps Addicts Recover, Using their Minds to Heal"
by Anne Saker, published in The Oregonian Sunday October 10, 2010


"Spirituality & Healing in Clinical Practice"

These are two-day workshops offered by NIHP. No workshops are currently scheduled. However, if a minimum of five participants request a workshop, Dr. Shapiro will schedule one at your venue.

More information about how to schedule a workshop can be found here.