George Monroe grew up in a small town in the southern hill country of America’s heartland where his creative learning style was not always understood or appreciated. His different insights were often aggressively dismissed by his family and others in the provincial environs of his home community. Numerous synchronistic experiences, including the timely appearances of caring mentors, enabled him to transcend these limitations and become a gifted teacher. In subject areas ranging from science to the spiritual, he has always vigorously pursued personal enlightenment and cutting edge information to help himself and his students think outside the box. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in an interdisciplinary program focused on facilitating change processes in organizations. He is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis. After fourteen years of teaching at the University of Illinois in Chicago, he left academia to develop a private psychotherapy practice. He currently resides in Deerfield, Illinois.