Biography

Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols is described as “one of the most influential clinical and spiritual teachers in North America.” Dr. Nuckols’ passion and mission is to assist in the integration of emerging scientific research with traditional spiritual and self-help knowledge. From this integration comes knowledge and technique helpful to those who wish to enhance their personal spiritual consciousness.

Dr. Nuckols’ formal educational background is diverse. He has undertaken formal studies in the areas of chemistry, pharmacology, neurobiology, education and psychology, as well as, a personal interest in the area of nonlinear physics. His personal spiritual path has involved studies into various spiritual traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism and early Christian contemplative practice. By the grace of God, in 2007 he achieved the very rare spiritual state of personal enlightenment.

 Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 50 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 38 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 17 audiotape series. The Ego-Less SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding was published in late 2010. He is currently working on his next book offering tentatively titled Open Your Heart, Quiet Your Mind: Achieving Christ-Consciousness to be released late in 2013.

Dr. Nuckols first book, Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery, is a trade best seller, as are, his booklets Quitting Heroin and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden). Quitting Alcohol was released in 2006. He is the author of the book Healing an Angry Heart (HCI) and video Chalk Talk on Drugs with Father Martin (Kelly Productions). A series of workbooks on Adolescent Disruptive Behavior and a CD on Anger Management has been released by Hazelden Publications as a part of their Adolescent Co-occurring Disorder Series. He has completed a four part video/DVD series especially designed for those in a criminal justice settings entitled Breaking the Chains of Addiction; Using Science to Aid Recovery and has expanded “Breaking the Chains” with a two DVD/video series on Overcoming Anger and Aggression and Overcoming Early Life Trauma and Neglect.