Wolf Mehling

Wolf Mehling, MD, is a clinical professor for family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He sees patients, conducts research, and teaches at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. For 12 years he has had a private practice in Germany for family medicine, manual medicine, and psychotherapy, and moved 20 years ago to the United States. Interested in interoception and body awareness, he views the cultivation of mindful body awareness as the common ground of most mind-body therapies, including yoga and tai chi. In order to show how these therapies work, he and his team systematically developed a self-report measure of interoceptive body awareness, the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA).