Research & Therapy
Dr. Eric Garland is a clinical researcher and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience providing mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and clinical hypnosis. Dr. Garland has received nearly $50 million in federal research grants for his groundbreaking work on the development of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (M.O.R.E.), which continues to receive high praise as a evidence-based therapy for reducing addictive behavior, relieving stress, and helping people heal from physical and emotional pain.
Dr. Garland focuses on translating findings from cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience into novel interventions (e.g., mindfulness) that effectively target stress-related, biobehavioral conditions such as addiction, chronic pain, and emotional dysregulation.
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) is a mental training program that unites complementary aspects of mindfulness training, “Third Wave” cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychological principles into an integrative treatment strategy.
Dr. Garland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved Consultant of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis with over 15 years of experience offering cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and clinical hypnosis. His approach is pragmatic & solution-focused.
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Most recent updates from Dr. Eric Garland:
- Healing Pain and the Opioid Crisis with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
- Dr. Garland presents to NIH on May 4
- Mindful positive emotion regulation as a treatment for addiction: from hedonic pleasure to self-transcendent meaning
- Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Covered by NIH Magazine
- New Interview on Working with Addiction and Pain for the Mind & Life Podcast