About Patrick

Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P., is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience.  Along with his private practice, he has been teaching and leading workshops, locally and nationally, for the past 20 years. Coming from a tradition that focuses on the mind, he has spent the last 18 years learning about the connection between the mind and the body, understanding that physical and mental health are intrinsically linked. He has studied and practiced many forms of energy work (meditation, Tai Chi, and others) before becoming a qigong practitioner. He has studied with Master Chunyi Lin since 1996 and has been teaching Spring Forest Qigong since 1997. He practices yoga, holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a bonsai gardener. He lives with his daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota.  









"Before enlightenment;
chop wood, carry water
After enlightenment;
chop wood, carry water ."

-- Eastern adage