After almost 20 years in mechanical engineering designing automated machines and tools for GM, Ford, and Chrysler in Michigan, and McDonnell Douglas, Convair and Proctor & Gamble in California, Phil Selinsky decided to apply his engineering skills to more complex machines (human bodies).
He completed training as a Hypnotherapist from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 1974.
He graduated from the Los Angeles College of Massage and Physical Therapy’s Instructor Training Course in 1976.
With the very creative help of Karen Halcyon, Phil founded the INSTITUTE FOR HOLISTIC STUDIES in Santa Barbara in 1976.
Phil obtained the California Office of Private and Post Secondary Education approval for:
The first 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program in the State of California
The first massage instruction video program in California
The first “approved” school of hypnosis in California.
He created the first “Chair Massage” program, instruction book, and video program in California.
He also founded the Central Coast Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and served as the Public Relations Director for the American Massage Therapy Association (California Chapter).
He received his certification in Advanced Modern and Traditional Acupuncture from the Occidental Institute for Chinese Studies in 1979.
Phil Selinsky, N.D. graduated from the Anglo-American Institute for Naturopathic Studies in 1980.
Phil has also maintained a private Naturopathic practice in Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Glendora, and San Diego, in addition to his teaching commitments, over the past 20 years.
He has taught a 528-hour NATURAL HEALTH AND MASSAGE THERAPY class at Citrus College in Glendora, and 100 hour workshops at PACIFIC BEACH YOGA AND HEALING ARTS in Pacific Beach and S.B. BODY THERAPY INSTITUTE in Santa Barbara.
Phil Selinsky, N.D. is the author of the soon to be published three-volume series book, “THE HUMAN MACHINE … A Trouble Shooter’s Manual”.
What is the design purpose of this machine (our bodies)?
Volume I: STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION … the shape of something determines its potential function.
How does the structural purpose of this “machine” conflict with the present environment to create stress, which results in symptoms of disease?
How do personal and business relationships generate stress, which results in symptoms of disease?
Volume II: BLOOD CHEMISTRY DRIVES BEHAVIOR … within the structural capacity, that is.
How does blood chemistry alter and affect behavior, which results in aches and pains and symptoms of disease?
How can you read the “dashboard gages” on this machine to avoid a major organ breakdown years in advance?
Volume III: HIATAL HERNIA SYNDROME … the hidden weakness that is frequently misdiagnosed, leading to most chronic aches and pains and degenerative disease conditions.
How does this genetic weakness result in symptoms of serious disease profiles like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as common ailments like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sciatica?
Phil Selinsky, N.D.