How Biography Becomes Biology, Connecting the Cell and the Self - Transform Stress, Pain and Illness into a Journey of Self Healing and Awakening
by Dr. Paul Epstein
Dr. Paul Epstein invites healing professionals to join in for this evening WEBINAR being presented in honor of The Gathering. This Pre-Gathering event will be recorded on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00-9:00pm in the Great Room at the University of Bridgeport, John J. Cox Student Center located at 244 University Ave, Bridgeport. For those unable to attend on Sept. 9, this presentation will be recorded and made available as a WEBINAR for all attending The Gathering. Dis-ease tells a story, not just about our cells and a diagnosis, but of ourselves and our lives. We need to listen to and treat both stories. We'll explore how biography becomes biology, and how listening to our life stories connects us to our authentic being and self healing. The focus of this webinar will be to integrate the clinical application of mindfulness and mind-body therapies into the practice of Naturopathic Medicine and all modalities. We will discuss the integration of healing the biography and curing the biology, we need both! Objectives of this webinar include: * Explore how one's biography becomes their biology. * Explore the impact of childhood trauma on chronic adult disease. * Cultivate compassionate awareness and healing presence. * Enhance the effectiveness of the therapeutic relationship. * Explore the wounded healer in each of us. * Learn to treat people with stress related disorders. "Serenity is not freedom from the storm, it is peace amidst the storm."
BACK TO THE FUTURE: - Vitalism on the Cutting Edge
by Dr. James Sensenig
This discussion intends to call naturopathic physicians to their "higher" purpose. Naturopathic medicine cannot simply be understood as being rooted in "Nature", but rather "Nature" as understood by the vitalist tradition. This worldview defines THE difference between the currently dominant school of medicine and naturopathic medicine. It holds that "Nature" is intelligent, orderly and purposeful and that the physician's role is support the inherent tendency toward order. This view of the universe is beginning to be articulated by the science of our time after coming full circle from a materialistic model. Articulating this paradigm demonstrates that naturopathic medicine and the vitalist thinkers have not only understood the "Laws of Nature" but have presaged by millennia the "New" medicine. An emerging mathematical model exists for consciousness and purposefulness. Dr. Sensenig will present principles of Naturopathic medicine reframed in terms of new concepts. This presentation will provide insight into the naturopathic worldview and discuss emerging concepts in today's science regarding ideas about energy, consciousness, holism, non-linear thinking and order.
Roots, Maps and Self-Healing in Living Systems, Ancient to Future
by Drs. Mitchell Bebel Stargrove and Lori Beth Stargrove
The naturopathic profession is rooted in tradition, revolutionary in its inspiration, and pragmatic in its application. This presentation reviews the mythology and history, world views and philosophies that shaped the contrasting currents of physician and folk practitioners, countryside and city health practices, and the respective roles of selfhealing and medicine. Models and maps will illustrate key mythopoietic and scientific concepts of person-centered health dynamics, three-worlds metaphysiology, therapeutic terrains, collaborative care, and interactions at the levels of therapies and relationships within nested living systems. We will explore how the self-regulatory activity of the vis expresses itself on personal, cultural and planetary levels, through our bodies and relationships. Examples in person-centered health and naturopathic medicine will illustrate how clinicians can use these principles, tools and methods to enrich perception, organize conceptual models, and integrate multidisciplinary therapies into personalized and evolving therapeutic strategies.
The Naturopathic Oath - Doctor as Example
by Dr. Florence McPherson
Dr. McPherson will discuss the naturopathic philosophy of preserving the future health of our planet. This presentation will address the philosophical tenets of Naturopathic medicine and its position in the context of the history of medicine and movement into the future of medical practice.
The Clock That Time Forgot
by Dr. Peter D’Adamo
This presentation will discuss many elements of the vis (i.e. generativism) in addition to various observations, reminisces, and emotions that have graced my three decade career as an educator, clinician and researcher.
HEALING MATTERS: How Feminine Perspectives Affect Healing Outcomes
by Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne
Dr. Pamela Jeanne will provide insights to the healing process from a yin perspective, providing provocative examples of how women’s practice of medicine has made a difference in matters of healing. Yin and yang balance must be contained in lifestyle choices to improve disease outcome and promotion of wellness. Naturopathic practitioners can provide key yin principles to support the healing power of nature. This presentation will discuss how healing, holism and curing are intertwined, but often misunderstood and separated within the practice of medicine.
Fundamentals of Naturopathic Medicine from Ancient Egypt to the Present
by Mr. Paul Bergner
Beginning with a discussion of the Hippocratic treatise On Ancient Medicine we will describe the practice of screening for incompatible foods in medicine in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Then we see the same methods used as the foundation of medicine in North American medicine in the 1860s, North American homeopathy in the 1890s, Henry Lindlahr in the 1920s, O.J. Carroll in the 1930s, British Physiomedicalists in the 1940s, and persistent uses in the naturopathic profession in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will describe the experiences and results of supervised withdrawal and rechallenge in several thousand cases at the teaching clinic of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism between 1997 and 2013.
The Art at the Heart of Naturopathic Medicine
by Dr. Amy Rothenberg
Dr. Rothenberg will share her thoughts on the evolution of the healer within and its relevance to successful and sustainable practice. The presentation will allow participants to identify the aspects of naturopathic philosophy most relevant for them and help to define determinants of their own healthful balance. By lecture’s end, we will delineate ways to predictably find access to those health determinants while being under pressures of work/school.