Michael T. M. Finn, PhD is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is interested in theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives on mind-body interactions in clinical psychology, of which the experience of pain is a central theme. He earned his PhD at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) where his dissertation focused on the study of whole-body movement dynamics as a way to examine bodily agency and self-regulation. While a graduate student at UTK, he studied phenomenological perspectives on psychotherapy and psychopathology at the Universität Heidelberg in Germany. Appreciating the moving body and its tapestry to the background of our everyday life can inform creative interventions for hard-to-treat conditions. He is interested in hypnosis as a key point for intervention in pain by helping patients self-regulate the moment of experience and regain agency and hope for relief. In this vein, he has completed research on hypnosis, aimed at describing how this regulatory process works. Another related application is body-oriented psychotherapy, and he published research showing its be effectiveness in treating schizophrenia and a possible mechanism of action: interactional synchrony (moving in sync with another person while in conversation).