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A Return To Healing Chapter 8: Creating an Integrative Clinic

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
In theory, developing an integrative clinic should be simple. However, they are not easy because of financial issues. The development of Healing Circles was a major step in taking "listening" and "caring" to deeper level. Coupled with providing Healing Circles at no cost, patients become willing to share their life story and extend the boundaries...

Caring for the Dying

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Collaborative Medicine with Martin Rossman, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Working together in collaboration with the patient as a partner is important in making the best decisions for treatment. Both doctor and patient must listen to one another and have a team relationship. Healing is more than treating diseases; it is about treating human beings with illnesses. Medicines are important, but only one aspect of getting well. It is more...

Community Coaching with Meg Jordan, PhD, RN

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2024
Community coaching is about being culturally competent; they help us understand and respect other peoples' beliefs and standards. Integrative wellness coaching is a central part of wellness. Learning how to be an ally though social belonging and meaning a purpose of integrative wellness coaching. Healing circles are reviewed.

Compassion is the Desire to Relieve Suffering

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Compassion is wanting someone to be free of suffering. Empathy is an evolked memory about ourself, not another person. Yet there is an empathy that comes from understanding the human condition. By itself, It is not an effective way to help another person. Compassion is not driven by our own emotional story or by emotions at all, it is driven by wisdom. When we...

Computers Affect the Doctor-patient Relationship

submitted by: admin on 03/22/2014
A study from Northwestern Medicine published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics in January of 2014 compared the doctor-patient relationship when a computer was used for electronic medical records vs when a paper chart visit was used. They tracked eye-gaze movements of the doctor and patient in 100 office visits and felt there was a compromise...

Conflicts During Dying

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2024
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as...

Dealing with Worry with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Our society is very demanding and leads to challenges that are difficult. The first thing to consider is the anxiety related to the problem that blocks solving the issue and challenges physiology. Listening and caring are powerful tools to support solutions. Breathing through the heart is explained. HeartMath is discussed.              

Death and Dying, How to Deal With It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

Doctors and Dying Patients

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Doctors are poorly trained to take care of dying patients. There is a time for scientific excellence and also for listening and caring. Compassion, attentiveness, respect, and empathy are required for a healing relationship. Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to...

Doctors Do Not Always Take Their Own Advice

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  When doctors step into their patient's shoes their treatment decisions are often different. Treatment protocols are often followed because they are the standard of care and not following them is plagued with potential law suits and disciplinary action from their medical boards. Medical practice is very complex and making decisions out of the mainstream...

Does Your Doctor Listen to You?

submitted by: admin on 01/21/2015
Several studies have documented that most patients when discharged from the hospital without even knowing their diagnosis, let alone what drugs they are on or why! More than 60% of the time patients don't understand their directions after they visit their doctor. On the average, physicians interrupt their patients after just 18 seconds. How well do doctors...

Dr. Saputo's Recommended Wellness Coaches

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2024
    The health care practitioner you choose is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your life. The people Dr. Saputo recommends as Health and Wellness Coaches have all been personally screened by Dr. Saputo himself so you can rest assured that they are knowledgeable, caring healers, with the highest integrity.  These...

Emotional Types Influence Self Awareness with Judith Orloff, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
There are four types of emotional behavior that characterize how we repond to life and they are reviewed: linear, emotional, gushers, and the rock. Self awareness of these types provides valuable information about who we are so we can get more out of living.        

Five Regrets of the Dying that are Lessons for the Living

submitted by: admin on 10/23/2018
The way we live our lives is not often the same as how we die. While our values during our lives are more oriented to accumulating wealth and power, when we or someone we love is near death our values change to relationships. We become more interested in restoring and nurturing relationships than our bank accounts, real estate portfolios, or other personal wealth....

Forgiveness and Compassion with David McArthur

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Compassion has an impact on health and wellbeing. A feeling of deep care blended with a feeling of understanding strengthens who we are and our ability to be compassionate. Resonance is what develops when we connect to one another and this has been measured.          

Healing Circles with a Caring Team of Practitioners

submitted by: admin on 01/05/2016
Healing circles are for those who have challenging health issues and are not getting better. A team of practitioners convene at no cost to provide information, listen, care, and support patients.                

How Well Does a Treatment Work When Your Doctor Lays a Guilt Trip on You?

submitted by: admin on 02/08/2014
How Well Does a Treatment Work When Your Doctor Lays a Guilt Trip on You? According to a study from the University of California in San Diego that was published in the January 2014 issue of Basic and Applied Social Psychology, at least 50% of patients have experienced shame from their doctor. While it is important to get the job done of improving a...

Laughter is Good Medicine with Sue Walden

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Laughter is a wonderful stress reducer. Improvisational theater is a tool to achieve that. Learning to be authentic relieves stresss. Playing games helps getting into the moment and stepping outside of expectations of self-judgment. Letting go and trusting are keys to life and to improv.              

Life in a Body with Steve Sisgold

submitted by: admin on 06/21/2024
The message of how our body feels provides the opportunity for hidden insights to emerge and be dealt with. We tend to hold certain bodily dysfunctions captive until they are released and dealt with.

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