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When Health Practitioners become Healers – What Social, Cognitive and Contemplative Neuroscience are Teaching Us about Practicing with Heart (PSYCH – 17HEAL09)

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

What are the essential differences between a health practitioner and a healer? What is it about the way a practitioner practices that supports or prevents healing from happening? What is the responsibility of a practitioner to orchestrate personal healing in order to positively affect the practitioner-client relationship? What is emerging neuroscience revealing that can help transform practitioners into becoming more than just skillful clinicians into becoming consummate healing facilitators? Date: Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24, 2017 Course Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Instructors: Mark Brady PhD & Craig Weiner DC    (11 CEUs available)

In this weekend seminar we will explore what somatic medicine, neuroscience and other modalities have discovered that might provide a paradigm shift in how we think about our practices and the treatment of our clients and patients.

Whether affected by genetics, early dePYSCHvelopment, diet, or our social and physical environments – health challenges operate on structural vulnerabilities in the brain and body in very similar ways. We will explore a wide range of elements that brain science and clinical practice suggest might be beneficially incorporated into our own personal development as a “healing facilitator.” We will take an increasingly wider look at a variety of approaches to restore balance and an expanded perspective that can return the healer to the modern health care office.

Over the course of the day attendees will:

  • Discover which elements of the directive, “Physician, heal thyself” are essential in order to effectively facilitate healing.
  • Learn how research areas like Neuroenergetic Theory can serve healers in helping patients become increasingly resilient.
  • Discover why not knowing recent research on how the brain works dooms many potentially healing possibilities.
  • Understand how framing healing as a Wicked Problem might make you the go-to healing professional.
  • Determine how learning to ask “Beautiful Questions” can provide an expanded understanding of illness origins and treatment options.
  • Explore possibilities for how Narrative Medicine can transform the healer/patient relationship.
  • Learn how paying attention to “Practice Peculiarities” can be directional signals for great career fulfillment.

Course note: Familiarity with books like Mind Over Medicine, The Body Keeps the Score, The Undefeated Mind, The Mavericks of Medicine and The Body Bears the Burden will be helpful, but not necessary.

Early rate expires 9/11/17

Meal: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #131. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Coming from out of town? Inquire about renting a dorm room at:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (425) 602-3075
Fax: (425) 602-3304

Your Instructors:

Mark Brady, PhD

Mark Brady is a transpersonal neurobiologist who spent 10 years as a cultural anthropologist hanging out with Nobel Prize winners and MacArthur Geniuses at one of the nation’s premier think tanks: The Center for Advanced Study at Stanford (under deep cover as the maintenance man!). He holds two master’s degrees and a PhD in psychology. He has spent most of his adult life attempting to marry science to spirituality, health and well-being. His research has mostly focused on how vulnerabilities of body and brain contribute unwittingly to human suffering. He’s been writing the weekly Flowering Brain neuroscience blog – where he translates formal scientific research into meaningful English – for nearly ten years. Website: floweringbrain.wordpress.com


Craig Weiner, DC

Craig Weiner, DC is an integrative mind body health consultant and practitioner. His professional experience includes working for 25 years as a chiropractor/somatic practitioner and as an international trainer in the field of Energy Psychology as an EFT and Matrix Reimprinting trainer and as a META Health practitioner. He is a lecturer, contributing author, Huff Post blogger and currently finds his greatest passion is in mentoring health care practitioners in finding or re-inventing themselves and their practices to be of the greatest service to themselves and their clients and patients. Websites: www.EFTtappingtraining.com and www.Chirozone.net


September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am
September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Bastyr University


Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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