Spreading the word about design psychology
“I really enjoyed your talk. When my mother battled breast cancer a few years ago she stayed in a room at my house. I wanted to make it nice for her. As an interior designer, I wish I'd heard your talk at that time to do more to create a healing environment for her. I do a lot of finishes for Sinai Hospital here in Baltimore and will try to incorporate some of your ideas into my work there.”
-NeoCon participant comment

Healing Design Presentations

As a national and international keynote speaker or small group presenter, Dr. Toby Israel presents her interactive, CEU accredited lectures and workshops at:

Healthcare, architecture, interior design, corporate and other gatherings

Lectures: (Click on each title for full descriptions)

OASIS: Healing by Design Psychology

How can you use Design Psychology to create home, community and/or healthcare settings that enhance healing? Dr. Israel discusses the important role environmental design can play in creating an oasis in the face of stress, illness or following personal or catastrophic disasters. Through “hands-on” exercises, she illustrates how attendees can determine the personal, nurturing associations they/their clients have with color, fabrics, furniture and special objects. Case study examples provide insight into ways such a “Design Psychology Blueprint” can be used by designers, healthcare professionals and homeowners seeking to create a healing oasis by design.

One hour lecture

NEW Women by Design: Transforming Home, Transforming Self
In the past, a ‘woman’s place was in the home.’ Now women are place-makers creating dynamic lives and spaces and transforming themselves in the process. In this session, Dr. Israel will explore the life and work of renowned female designers who transformed their space as they grew and developed in their personal lives and careers. Through inspiring case study examples, Israel will show how she used Design Psychology’s ‘design from within’ process to help women facing major life transitions create spaces that support their positive growth and change. In this ‘hands-on’ presentation, female and male attendees can learn how they, too, can use Design Psychology to design homes and other places of flexible size, configuration, color, materials and memory that nurture our deepest sense of self.
(One or two hour lecture)

Workshops: (Click on each title for full descriptions)

Online Design Psychology Workshop

In this series of interactive workshops, Dr. Toby Israel will help you “design from within” to create a healing home that not only looks good, but supports your positive growth and change. Knowledge gained will be translated into a “Design Psychology Blueprint”—specific guidelines for home choice, space planning, style, color, furniture and other elements to be used as a catalyst for life-enhancing design.

Visit Online Design Psychology Workshop for more details.


Dr. Toby Israel presents a series of seminars, workshops and public lectures “in residence” at institutes and university departments of interior design, architecture, planning and psychology around the USA and abroad.

Contact Toby Israel Consulting, Inc. for further information.