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MINDFUL HEALING: Connecting the Cell and the Self

January 21, 2016 to March 3, 2016

14 Category B
Open to: 
NDs, Healthcare Practitioners, Students
ND/health-care practitioner: 
Early bird deadline: 
January 7, 2016
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Course description

7-Week Webinar Series Dis-ease tells a story, not just about our cells and a diagnosis, but of ourselves and our lives. We’ll explore how biography becomes biology, and how listening to our life stories connects us to our authentic being. The focus of this 7-week course will be to integrate the study, practice and clinical application of mindfulness and mind-body therapies. The principles and practices of mind-body medicine will be explored through lecture, discussion, guided experiential exercises, case studies, assigned readings, and practical homework. This will be a personal and professional journey that leads us to become better physicians and our best selves. - Explore how one’s biography becomes their biology - Engage in your own self-healing journey - Acknowledge and discover the wounded healer in each of us - Cultivate compassionate awareness and a healing presence - Enhance the effectiveness of the therapeutic relationship - Learn to treat people with stress related disorders “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, it is by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung LEARNING OBJECTIVES - To apply mindfulness, relaxation, guided imagery, and counseling as therapeutic tools. - Cultivate a therapeutic relationship based on compassionate awareness. - Dialogue with symptoms in order to discover their meaning and message. - Integrate mind-body healing with other therapeutic modalities. - Understand somatic psychotherapy models including internal family systems therapy. View the Webinar details on the CCNM Website Session Titles: January 21 Session 1 - Becoming a Mindful Practitioner January 28 Session 2 - How Biography Becomes Biology February 4 Session 3 - Guided Imagery - Listening to Symptoms February 11 Session 4 - Guided Imagery - Listening to Inner Wisdom February 18 Session 5 - Childhood Trauma & Adult Disease February 25 Session 6 - Healing Presence in the Therapeutic Relationship March 3 Session 7 - Clinical Application & Integration Session recordings will be made available for missed sessions or those unable to participate live. Website: NDNR Articles: Youtube Channel:

Paul Epstein, ND
Instructor: Paul Epstein, ND Dr. Paul Epstein is a naturopathic physician, mind body therapist, mindfulness meditation teacher, speaker, workshop leader and author. His whole person relationship centered care approach integrates naturopathic principles and therapies with mind-body medicine. He uses mindful awareness and contemplative psychotherapy to guide patients on their self-healing journey. He graduated from NCNM, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984, where he did a residency in holistic medicine, stress and lifestyle counseling. He has successfully advocated the clinical application and integration of mind-body-spirit therapies in health care for 30 years exploring the mind-body connection, how biography becomes biology, narrative medicine and the role of stress in health and disease. Paul was co-founder of the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine. He graduated from the Academy for Guided Imagery, completed the three-year training program for Community Dharma Meditation Leaders at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and has trained in the “internal family system model” of psychotherapy. Website: Articles: Dr Paul Epstein ND | NDNR YouTube:

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Thursdays 1 - 3 p.m.

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