updated 03/27/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/28/2014 AT 10:30 AM ET
But Dr. Habib Sadeghi and his wife Dr. Shahrzad “Sherry” Sami’s philosophies are not only known to Paltrow and Martin, who put the two doctors’ “conscious uncoupling” concept front and center when they announced their decision to separate after 10 years of marriage on Tuesday.
In the book’s foreword, Paltrow praises Sadeghi’s “understanding of how the mind, body and spirit are connected,” and writes it’s that relationship which “creates dramatic changes in people’s lives, mine included.” The actress also claims that he “brought clarity to my life” by teaching her that “our thoughts and emotions have far more influence on our health than we’ve ever imagined.”
Robbins swears by his approach, suggesting that “Habib has practical suggestions on how to achieve a new realm of healing.” Similarly, McCartney attests that “he gives us support to life’s challenges in a way that removes fear and shame.”