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February 2014

Integral Ethics in Healthcare 

A Conversation with Durwin Foster and Gary Huffaker. 

Recently Durwin Foster presented a webinar for mental health professionals on Integral Ethics. Using Ken Wilber’s integral metatheory, Integral Ethics provides an innovative and comprehensive set of reflective tools for ethical-decision making. You will come to see how behavior, laws and ethics codes, personal morality and relational ethics all combine into a practical decision-making model with a clear process for navigating common ethical challenges facing health and helping professionals.

Durwin Foster is a counselor, researcher and professional presenter with a strong background in mindfulness-based and integrally-informed approaches. Durwin studied mindfulness in graduate school, recently being invited to an invitation-only conference with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the topic of contemplative practices and health. With co-author Tim Black, PhD, Durwin published on integral ethics for counselors in the American Counselling Association journal, Counselling and Values. To read more about his work you can visit his website

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January 2014

Kim Kalina and Joel Kreisberg

Healing Universal Archetypes with Inspiring Homeopathy

• Are you experiencing blocks or plateaus in your own healing?
• Are you clear as to how you are using your energy?
• Is your healing practice supporting your own healing & growth?
• Who do you attract to your practice and why?
• Are there clients who seem stuck and you don’t seem able to help?
• Are you collaborating effectively with clients and colleagues?

The answers to these questions and more can be found in this unique experiential exploration of the Universal Layers of Healing. In 2005 Tinus Smiths, MD, identified seven Universal Archetypes for healing using his Inspiring Homeopathy system. “Everyone goes through these experiences as we evolve as human beings,” says facilitator Kim Kalina.

Kim is one of eight homeopaths invited to learn this philosophy directly from Tinus Smits in 2005; personally, and with her group, she experienced each of the Universal Archetypes to deepen her understanding of this new method and spread the information internationally, and she has continued this process several times each year around the world ever since. www.uheal.net

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December 2013

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Integral Docs in Action

Physician David Tusek uses integral theory as he is developing the next wave of primary care for families. His innovative approach is refreshingly simple, cost-effective, and full of benefits. Join us and learn about the next era of healthcare. http://www.nexterahealthcare.com/

David Tusek, M.D. is a Board Certified family doctor and diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and often serves as an Emergency Physician in various Colorado Hospitals. Dr. Tusek is passionate about engaging his patients on multiple dimensions, far beyond simply prescribing medications. He strives to assist his patients toward an optimal healing approach which begins with deeply listening to the context of their goals, values, and capacities. Dr. Tusek has been working in the field of Integral Medicine for over a decade.

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Brooke W. Radloff

An Integral Approach to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Brooke W. Radloff is the Founder of theCenter For Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth.  The Integral Model of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPC) is a dynamic and interactive blueprint designed to help you systematically approach your entire journey to parenthood from an all-encompassing “big picture” perspective. Brooke has spent nearly two decades passionately studying and working with others in many facets of transformational growth and development. Throughout her adult journey, pregnancy and childbirth support have remained at the core of her heart’s passions, assisting women and their families during labor (at homes and in hospitals), as well as offering support throughout pregnancy and the postpartum adjustment

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October 2013

Treating the Whole Patient, Provider, and Health Care System

David Petrie, With Gary Huffaker MD, Olga Jarrín PhD RN, Baron Short MD, and Joel Kreisberg DC MA

Integral Theory, in this respect, can act as a meta-theory weaving together many of the converging concepts emerging in the service of whole patient care. Integral methodology also provides a common map/language for knowledge integration/translation and a shared inter-professional approach to whole patient care at the patient, population and health system levels. Join our Integral health professional team for a lively discussion on treating the whole person!

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September 2013

Olga Jarrín, PhD, RN, An Integral Perspective on Nursing and the Patient Care Environment

Olga Jarrín is a community and public health nurse, researcher and educator. She is currently a National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Claire M. Fagin Fellow and active research scientist within the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, the Center for Integrative Science in Aging, and the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She was recently selected for research career development funding by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop comparative effectiveness methods expertise for patient centered outcomes research focused on improving care for older adults living in the community with complex healthcare needs.

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August, 2013

Dr. Victor Acquista, MD An Integral Perspective on Healthcare

Author of the recently released Pathways to Health: An Integral GuidebookDr. Victor Acquista, MD, received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, is a graduate of the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine, and completed a Fellowship in Academic Internal Medicine with a focus on Preventive Medicine. He serves as Chief Medical Officer at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Dr. Acquista has been a pioneer in the emerging field of Integral Health. He provides lectures and workshops on Integral Health and Wellness. He is a member of the Integrative Medicine Alliance, The Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Integral Institute. Dr. Acquista founded and directs Pathways Integral Health and Wellness, LLC. He has a long standing interest in consciousness studies, green building, environmental sustainability, and organic gardening. He lives with his wife in Silver City, New Mexico. Learn more at www.facebook.com/PathwaysIntegralHealthAndWellness

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July, 2013

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, Integral Nursing and The Florence Nightingale Global Initiative For Global Health

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, HWNC-BC, internationally recognized integrative holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist, and Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) and Core Faculty, Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP), Huntington, New York; International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants (HNC), Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has received many awards and has authored or co-authored 24 books including Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (6th ed., 2013); The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide for Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013); Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (2010, Commemorative Edition); Compassionate Care of the Dying: Manual and Standards for Practice (2007); and Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005).

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June, 2013

Roberta Robeiro, MD, The Integral Medical Practice: Unraveling Well-Being

Roberta Ribeiro, MDis a physician practicing and living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She founded Medintegral, a practical application in the medical field based in Integral Theory developed by Ken Wilber. Medintegral integrates what is best in the medical practice of different paradigms and cultures to create efficient and all-encompassing medical approach that integrates all medical practices.  Based in conscious evolution, Dr. Ribeiro’s innovative design offers a working model of integral healthcare in action.

Learn more at www.medintegral.com.br

 

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May, 2013

Tom Goddard, JD, PhD, Healthcare in the Age of Obama, An Integral Analysis

Tom Goddard, JD, PhD, is founder and CEO of Integral Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in helping healthcare organizations meet national accreditation and quality standards. He runs The Integral Company, a training, coaching, and consulting firm established to help individuals, communities, and organizations discover and live into their unique purpose in the world. A psychologist and lawyer, Dr. Goddard is Vice President of the Center for World Spirituality and a Director of Shalom Mountain, a spiritual retreat center. With Marc Gafni, PhD, he is co-author of the World Spirituality Practice Guide (2013). He has authored various books, articles, and book chapters on such subjects as healthcare accreditation, health provider credentialing, integral healthcare compliance, medical malpractice, and healthcare quality management.

Learn more at integralcompany.com

 

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April, 2013

Stefan Kuprowsky, ND, Integrating Integral Medicine in a Integrative Clinic!

Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, ND, is a Canadian naturopathic practitioner completing National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, graduating as a naturopathic physician in 1985. In 1986, Dr. Kuprowsky founded the EcoMed Wellness Centre in Vancouver, one of the busiest and most progressive naturopathic clinics in Canada. In 1993, Dr. Kuprowsky was inspired to move his practice to Vancouver Island and develop the EcoMed Naturopathic Health Spa in Nanoose Bay, BC. Since 2007, he has returned to his Vancouver, BC practice where he currently is the clinic director in a multi-doctor clinic known as the Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic. He has been a professor at the Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine for the past 8 years.

Learn more at www.vancouvernaturopathicclinic.com

 

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March, 2013

An Integrally Informed Paradigm Shift for Breast Cancer, with Bill Argus, MD with Gary Huffaker, MD,

William A. Argus, MD, is a practicing ophthalmologist in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Indianapolis, attended the University of Notre Dame for his bachelor’s of science in Biology, and received his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed a residency in ophthalmology and then a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa in 1986. He has been performing cataract and glaucoma surgery in Fort Wayne ever since. He pioneered the use of central corneal thickness in the measurement of intraocular pressure by applanation tonometry, a concept that was met with skepticism until it was affirmed by the National Institutes of Health OHTS (Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study) clinical trial. His other interests include developmental psychology, the evolution of childrearing methods, and golf.

Gary Huffaker, MD, graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1973 and practiced pediatric ophthalmology for twenty-seven years, retiring from Kaiser Permanente in 2007. A brief encounter with Ken Wilber’s writings led to an interest in Integral Medicine and to the M.A. program in Integral Theory at John F. Kennedy University. Concern that medicine has systematically ignored interiority—the left-hand quadrants—motivates Gary on a daily basis. He sees himself as a humble servant of eros, the driving force of evolution.

 

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February, 2013

A Conversation With Larry George, MD,

Larry George, MD, is a 1981 graduate of the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency in family practice in 1984 at the University of Utah, McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. He received board certification through the American Board of Family Practice in 1984, which he recertifies every 7 years.

As a family practitioner, Dr. George is trained to provide comprehensive health care for the individual and family. He applies Integral concepts—the treatment of body, mind, and soul, in self, culture, and nature—to the practice of medicine. He is the proud father of two teenagers, Aaron and Emily, and is married to Dr. Karen Wyatt, who is also a family physician practicing in Summit County, Colorado. He enjoys skiing, tennis, hiking, and biking. Larry also enjoys playing the piano, drawing, and oil painting in his spare time.

 

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January, 2013

Simon Senzon, MA, DC: Are Subtle Energies Necessary for Integral Healthcare?

Simon Senzon, MA, DC, taught Integral Theory and Integral Arts to undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for seven years. For the past five years, he taught Subtle Energy Systems as part of the Masters degree in Integral Studies at John F. Kennedy University. Simon is on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. He has been involved with the Integral Institute since 2004, when he became the director of the Integral Subtle Energies Center and co-director of the Integral Consciousness Studies Center.

Simon’s latest focus is the development of online courses to assist people to apply the Integral Approach personally and professionally. The initial courses were designed for health professionals such as chiropractors and nurses. The latest course is a series of highly effective meditative practices designed to help individuals to take multiple perspectives and immerse in nondual witnessing states.

Dr. Senzon is in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where he specializes in Network Spinal Analysis, Somato Respiratory Integration, and Reorganizational Healing. He is married to Susan Senzon and together they share a delightful home life with their three children, Arielle, Noah, and Iya Rose.

Learn more at www.simonsenzon.com

 

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December, 2012

Deb Zucker, ND, Health as Our Path of Awakening!

Dr. Zucker’s Vital Medicine project supports practitioners deepening their commitment to person healing and planetary health. Join Deb in sharing her innovative work.

Dr. Deb Zucker serves as a guide for people ready to step into an awakened relationship to health. As the founder of Vital Medicine she offers a visionary new approach to individual and collective health. Through individual mentoring, dynamic group offerings, and unconventional wilderness explorations, she invites clients to deepen their innate vitality and awaken their inner healer. Her integrated and truly holistic approaches allow us all to experience a profound inner shift welcoming our whole selves with gentle, nourishing care. She works with health practitioners and laypeople alike to place embodiment at the center of their evolutionary journey. Deb holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University where she has also served as adjunct faculty for the Naturopathic Medicine and Counseling and Health Psychology Departments.

Learn more at vitalmedicine.com

 

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November 2012,

Q & A with Karen Wyatt, MD, Author of What Really Matters

Karen Wyatt, MD, will join members in a question and answer style conference all. This call will allow members to discuss directly with Karin her work in integral approaches to end of life care.

Karen is a Family Practice physician and author of the book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying. She received her medical training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed Family Practice Residency at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT. Following residency she pursued a one-year Fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Utah and has spent much of her career working with terminally ill patients. Dr. Wyatt is interested in applying Integral Medicine concepts to hospice care and also to care of the medically underserved.

Learn more at www.karenwyattmd.com

 

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October, 2012

Baron Short, MD, A Conversation Exploring Conscious Experiential Training in Integral Health and Medicine

E. Baron Short, MD, MSCR, applies Integral Theory to medicine and psychiatry. He completed residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2006 and is board certified in internal medicine and psychiatry. He is assistant professor at MUSC and a medical director for the adult general inpatient psychiatry unit. He provides brain stimulation consultations for refractory mood disorders. Dr. Short completed his M.S.C.R. in 2009 at MUSC with a focus on brain stimulation in psychiatric disorders. He has completed a clinical trial for fibromyalgia with transcranial magnetic stimulation, and is a primary investigator for a study using transcranial magnetic stimulation and meditation. He aspires to better understand the neurophysiology associated with meditative practices and noninvasive brain stimulation.

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