Dr. Ritchi Morris is the founder
and director of Vital Quests, an Integrative
Medicine health and performance improvement
group based in Hartsdale, NY and Stamford, Ct.
He is an Integrative Medicine licensed Clinical
Psychologist, author, inventor, educator, and
Forensics expert. He is a doctor of Integrative
Medicine and has earned three
different doctorates in Clinical Psychology,
Naturopathy, and Holistic/Oriental Clinical
Therapies, as well as three Master’s degrees.
Upon graduating from Capitol University of Integrative
Medicine in Washington, D.C. , in 2001, Dr Morris
received the first-ever-awarded “President’s
Award for Meritorious Scientific Research in
Integrative Medicine “In addition, he
also teaches graduate/undergraduate courses
in Integrative Medical methods for stress and/or
mental health management, and Sports Psychology
at NY area colleges/institutions and also at
Capitol University . Dr. Morris has recently
participated as CUIM faculty.
He has published numerous articles about Hypnosis,
stress management, Sports psych., and Integrative
Medicine remedies for peak performance and mental
health syndromes such as PTSD, SAD, anxiety/panic
disorders, depression , and phobias. “Dr.
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about his techniques throughout the world for
“Chromobiotics” is the name of
his integrative, natural healing and peak performance
technique. Dr.Morris is the originator of “colored
light hues therapy” and the inventor of
the Morriscope. This is a device designed to
determine EMPIRICALLY an individual's
most empowering and most debilitating hues of
color at the cellular level.
He emphasizes that his results are an innate
process and not a conscious choice.
These hues can then be applied to the syndromes
cited above as well as to peak performance.
As a protege of Helen and John Watkins, Dr.
Morris combines the Ego-state hypnosis methods
with his C.L.T. approach - called "Chromonosis
"- to employ this in both therapeutic and
non-therapeutic areas. More details are presented
on his website, www.Vitalquests.org
Dr. Morris worked extensively in the disaster
relief efforts during 9/11, NYC, and Hurricanes
David and Katrina. He toiled non-stop there
for days. He has received numerous awards of
appreciation for his efforts and continues to
render services to 9/11 NYC victims and their
relatives/families to date. This effort was
just one of his long list of services rendered
at similar disaster/trauma scenes such as Columbine
High School, Colo., the Oklahoma bombings, the
Arkansas school shootings, the Tsunami, and
the Virginia Tech. shootings.
His trauma relief works have earned him the
pioneering status and national recognition he
deserves as an innovator and leader in techniques
for stress/trauma management and other stress-related
syndromes such as PTSD, S.A.D., anxiety/panic
attacks, substance abuse, and self-abuse/mutilation.
Throughout his life, Dr. Morris has "practiced
what he preaches." As a lifelong athlete,
he has excelled in athletic competitions from
childhood to interscholastic high school/collegiate
Football, Wrestling, and Track & Field events(in
all, he played football and wrestled for 21
yrs. )to a THIRD DEGREE Black Belt. He has studied/practiced
in various Martial Arts for five decades
and won hundreds of various championships/honors.
He served his country as an Officer in the US
Army Special Ops/Covert Ops units in overseas
combat zones during the Vietnam Nam war era.
He returned and was in a paraplegic condition
with his doctors telling him that he’d
“probably never walk again.” Through
much arduous and painful rehabilitation he became
one of the founders and pioneers of the sport
of Powerlifting in America. Owing to his indomitable
spirit he has gone on to win hundreds of contests
in four different weight classes
while setting over 100 local, state, regional,
National, and/or world records – all
of them DRUG-FREE. He has a trophy collection
upwards of 500 awards/medals/trophies. He continues
to compete in Masters Powerlifting to date.
Dr. Morris has combined this extensive training/competitive
experience with his formal education to work
with members of numerous Olympic, Professional,
collegiate, and high school teams from many
different geographic regions and in a wide array
of sports/events for over THREE DECADES.
This Spring training for professional baseball
marks his 32nd year working with selected team
members of the NY Mets, Yankees, Boston Red
Sox, L.A. Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals in Florida.
Recently, “Dr. Theta” (as numerous
top athletes have dubbed him) was recognized
by the prestigious journal Psychology Today
as: “one of America’s top 100 therapists.”
His works have most currently been featured
in the Fall issue of First (magazine
for women on the go) and Winter 2007 edition
of the APA Annals. Further, the American Psychotherapy
Association has awarded him the prestigious
status/honor of “Master Therapist.”