Curriculum Vitae – Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor; Stress Management Presenter


Bill Douglas
10100 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207
913-648-2256
http://smartaichi.com/BillAuthor.html
BillDouglas@WorldTaiChiDay.org


Employment History

2009 - National Institutes of Health, US Dept. of Health & Human Services

* Commissioned to provide the NIH staff with the first ever Tai Chi & Qigong presentation and lecture
   at the NIH in Washington, D.C.

2006-2008 - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

National Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) Consultant

* Presented and helped produce a Tai Chi DVD for people with Parkinson's Disease,

now distributed through physicians nationwide to their patients.

* Presented Tai Chi & Qigong seminars for the National Parkinson's Foundation national

annual conference in Chicago, and for Living Well With Parkinson's events in

Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, and Manhattan (NYC)

* "Presented at the National Parkinson's Unity Walk (2008) in New York City's Central Park

1999-2008 - MacMillan Publishing; Pearson Education Publishing; Penguin Putnam Publishing – New York
Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) Author

* Wrote three editions of a #1 best selling Tai Chi & Qigong book

The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong. Now published in several languages,

including three editions in Russian, produced and presented in the world acclaimed
DVD Anthology of Tai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future

* Contributing author to Chi Kung – Energy for Life

* Served as Tai Chi Expert for naturopathic physician and best selling author,
     Dr. Andrew Weil's websites, DrWeil.com and HealthyAging.com

Natural health columnist, published worldwide (see publications below)

* Tai Chi source for The New York Times, Gym America, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World Radio,

The South China Morning Post, Reader's Digest, USA Weekend, Parade Magazine, etc.


National Tai Chi Expert Consultant

* 2006 – National Council on the Aging – University of Illinois Project

Served on an elite panel of six national Tai Chi experts,
     advising the National Council on the Aging regarding a project
     to create guidelines for senior care professionals to gauge
     Tai Chi class efficacy for their institutions

1999-2006 –Various Corporate, Civic, and Health Network Stress Management Tai Chi & Qigong Programs

     Shawnee Mission Medical Center; Research Medical; St. Luke's; St. Josephs; Hays Medical Center;
     Independence Medical Center; City of Overland Park; City of Grandview; City of Shawnee; City of Blue
Springs; Sprint Inc; Hallmark Inc; Black & Veatch Engineering; Associated Wholesale Grocers; Kansas
City Art Institute; Nelson-Atkin's Museum of Art; University of Missouri School of Medicine; Kansas
     University Medical School; etc.

* Consulted on Stress Management and Taught Tai Chi & Qigong Classes for clients, employees, and executive staffs


Education

Ellis High School graduate –1975

Kansas University at Fort Hays – 1975 to 1978

Sociology Major

Radiant Warrior Tai Chi School – 1979 to present

Teacher Certified

Actualism Mind/Body Teaching Curriculum – 1979 to present

Teacher Certified

US Program of Japan's Waseda Acupuncture College Traditional Chinese Medicine Training – 2000

Basic Certification



Professional Qualifications

Radiant Warrior Tai Chi School Teacher Certification

Actualism Mind/Body Teacher Certification

Basic Acupuncture Certification – Waseda Acupuncture College US Program

Honored Faculty Member of the American Qigong Association (San Francisco)



Awards

2009 Inductee to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame (New York, 2009)

Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award – National Qigong Association (Minneapolis, MN, 2007)

Leadership Award – National Tai Chi Association (Los Angeles, 2005)

World Congress on Qigong – Media Excellence Award – World Congress on Qigong (San Francisco, 2005)

Lou Gehrig Hero Award – ALS Association (2007)

Governor of Kansas Official Proclamation recognizing Bill Douglas for global health education efforts (2002)



Publications

Beliefnet.comStress Busting with Tai Chi by Bill Douglas
http://www.beliefnet.com/story/35/story_3596_1.html

The Business JournalAncient Chinese exercise hot in Corporate America by Bill Douglas (1997)
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/1997/01/13/tidbits.html

Fitness Talk JournalAncient Health Science: How Do Tai Chi and Qigong Work? by Bill Douglas (2005)
http://www.fitness-talk.com/420-ancient-health-science-how-do-tai-chi-and-qigong-work.html

Natural Health JournalsHoliday Stress – Is It the Time of Year, or Is It the Time of Man? by Bill Douglas (2006)
http://www.natural-health-journals.com/287/holiday-stress-is-it-the-time-of-year-or-is-it-the-time-of-man

Health News Digest -- The Perfect Exercise? By Bill Douglas (2003)
http://www.taichitom.com/theperfectexercise.html

Natural Health Catalogue Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Depression, Menopause & TAI CHI by Bill Douglas
http://www.naturalhealthcatalog.com/osteoporosis.html

Sentient Times -- Tai Chi & Qigong -- The Perfect Exercise? By Bill Douglas (Dec. 2004)
http://www.sentienttimes.com/04/dec_jan_04/tai_chi_qi_gong.htm

Kung Fu MagazineBringing Tai Chi and Qigong to the World by Bill Douglas (2001)
http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=331

In Light Times MagazineHow Faith Allows Dreams to Create Us by Bill Douglas (2000)
http://www.inlighttimes.com/archives/2000/03/faith.htm

Professional Memberships

1999-Present – Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, A Global Health Education Effort in 65 Nations, 50 US States

- Serve as International Director; International Media Director

- Recognized officially by the United Nations World Health Organization, as part of their Movement for Health (2002)

- Recognized officially by governors of over twenty US states

- Recognized officially by national health ministries, senates and legislatures (including the

- New York Senate, and California and New York State Assemblies), and mayors from many nations worldwide.

Bill's DVD/CD have improved the lives of people worldwide



Bill's best-selling Tai Chi book is sold world wide in several languages, & several editions



Bill's authored or been a contributing author, to several published books, two novels, and a screenplay (yet to be published):








Bill's best selling Tai Chi book in the CIG series, is in the best company where top experts in fields such as "Joe Theisman for football," and "Johnny Bench for baseball," are the chosen authors for books on those topics.
Joe Theismann - Football
Bill Douglas - Tai Chi
Johnny Bench - Baseball


Bill Douglas's Official State, National and International Awards
and Recognition for his Health Education Efforts are unequaled:

Governor of Kansas
ALS "Lou Gehrig Hero Award
American Heart Association
National Tai Chi Chuan Association
World Congress on Qigong
National Qigong Association

Bill Douglas's Health Education Work Officially Recognized by the Governor of Kansas

WHEREAS, The global health education event of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day was founded by a Kansas Resident, Bill Douglas, and is now celebrated in over 50 nations annually: . . . NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Graves, Governor OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim . . . "Tai Chi & Qigong Day."
Bill Douglas discusses the importance of including Tai Chi as part of public education and penal rehabilitation in the state, with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebilius


Bill Douglas is awarded the "Lou Gehrig Hero Award" by the ALS Association, for his health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and ALS disease.



Bill Douglas Recognized by the American Heart Association, for his health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and heart disease and rehabilitation.



Bill Douglas Recognized by the National Tai Chi Chuan Association (Los Angeles), for his global health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and world health.


Bill Douglas Recognized by the World Qigong Congress's International Congress (San Francisco) for his global health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and world health.


Bill Douglas Recognized by the National Qigong Association's National Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota), for his global health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and world health.




Bill Douglas's Corporate Wellness and Healthcare Institutions / Corporations Consultation Services

Corporate Wellness
National & Int'l Healthcare
National Council on the Aging

Bill Douglas was recognized, for his corporate wellness health education efforts regarding Tai Chi and business health, by Yellow Roadway Corporation (Parent company of Yellow Freight).

Bill's other corporate wellness clients have included:

- Sprint Inc.

- Associated Wholesale Grocier's

- Hallmark Inc.

- Boehrringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (see below)

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Bill's consultative and/or educational presentations have included the following institutions:

- National Council on the Aging
    
(see below)

- St. Joseph's Hospital

- St. Luke's Hospital
    (AIDS Support Group)

- Shawnee Mission Medical Center

- Research Medical Pain
     Management Department

- Jackson County (Kansas City)
      
Court Drug Rehabilitation Program

- California's Folsom Maximum Security State Prison

- Hays Regional Medical Center

-

Yellow Roadway Corporation




Boehringer Ingelheim Parmaceuticals Inc.

Bill Douglas was commissioned to present and help produce a Tai Chi DVD for patients with Parkinson's Disease, that is now available for FREE through physicians across America to anyone with Parkinson's Disease.




NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING

Bill Douglas was chosen to participate on a select national Tai Chi expert panel at a National Council on the Aging conference to create a national instructional standard for Tai Chi (University of Illinois)

This Expert Meeting on Qi Gong/Tai Chi was hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and facilitated and coordinated due to the efforts of several people within the Department of Kinesiology at the University.

They included: Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Kinesiology; Chae-Hee Park; Karl Rosengren; and Lisa Sheppard

Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, in conjunction with the National Council on the Aging, explore the opportunities, issues, and challenges of integrating Qi Gong and Tai Chi into the Aging Network nationally.





NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2007

Bill Douglas presented Tai Chi in a participatory program at the annual National Parkinson's Foundation event in Chicago

Chicago's Hyatt Regency Hotel was the location of this event.

Bill Douglas was commissioned to hold a presentation at this national health event.

His Tai Chi program was a major presentation at this event, was widely attended and the participants loved it!





NATIONAL PARKINSON'S UNITY WALK 2008

NEW YORK CITY - CENTRAL PARK

Bill Douglas presented Tai Chi in New York City's Central Park at the annual Parkinson's Unity Walk

Bill Douglas was commissioned to offer Tai Chi demonstrations, and to pass out thousands of the FREE "Tai Chi for Energy and Renewal - Living Well With Parkinson's" DVD, Bill was commissioned to present and help produce under the sponsorship of the international pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Thousands attended, in New York's beautiful Central Park, and Bill's Tai Chi presentation was one of the most popular offerings at the event.


SEE EVENT VIDEO BELOW:


Video of Parkinson's Unity Walk in New York City 2008

SMARTaichi Presenter Bill Douglas passed out thousands of FREE DVDS to attendees with Parkinson's and those there to support them. Bill was the presenter in the "Tai Chi for Energy and Renewal - Living Well With Parkinson's" DVD










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Tai Chi Instruction or Teacher Certification
Bill Douglas offers private lessons and public workshops and classes worldwide.

For:

- Local Weekly Classes (Kansas City Metro Area)

- Private, Group, Spa Presentations Anywhere in the World

- Teacher Certification Process (See below)

Call us at 913-648-2256, or email us at wtcqd2000@aol.com



Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
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Corporate Stress Management
Corporate Wellness Program/Presentations

- One Time 3 Hour Participatory Presentations (Include 4 hr DVD - 72 min. CD)
    on Location

- Multi-Session Stress Management Training on Location

Call us at 913-648-2256, or email us at wtcqd2000@aol.com



Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
See SMARTaichi DVD & Book reviews/testimonials
or see Corporate Wellness Consulting testimonials











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Bill Douglas











Medical Institution Tai Chi Programs (All include 4 hr DVD, 72 min. CD programs)
- One Time

- 2 Session Weekend Programs

- Multi-Session Teacher Training Programs

Call us at 913-648-2256, or email us at wtcqd2000@aol.com



Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
See SMARTaichi DVD & Book reviews/testimonials
or see Corporate Wellness Consulting testimonials











SMARTaichi

w/ Best Selling Author
Bill Douglas











Educational Institution Tai Chi Programs
Tai Chi Instruction or Teacher Certification

Call us at 913-648-2256, or email us at wtcqd2000@aol.com



Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
See SMARTaichi DVD & Book reviews/testimonials
or see Corporate Wellness Consulting testimonials











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Bill Douglas











Bill's DVD/CD, Books, or Other
Call us at 913-648-2256, or email us at wtcqd2000@aol.com

OR visit our website www.SMARTaichi.com


Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
See SMARTaichi DVD & Book reviews/testimonials
or see Corporate Wellness Consulting testimonials













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Bill Douglas











WHY TAI CHI & QIGONG ARE PROFOUND HEALTH & BUSINESS SOLUTIONS?

Want to learn more about T'ai Chi & Qigongs' (Chi Kung) general Health & Therapeutic benefits?

or about how they may benefit Hypertension, Boost Immune System, Menopause, Parkinson's


Or about how they can improve
your life
on many levels?

SMARTaichi's Revolutionary Tai Chi Program was rated,
"Excellent" by Book List Magazine, and recommended by
American Airlines American Way Magazine,
SELF Magazine, Strive Magazine, and others worldwide.
See SMARTaichi DVD & Book reviews/testimonials
or see Corporate Wellness Consulting testimonials


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