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Mission & Vision › The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹

Mission & Vision › The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹ | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs.

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Stanford's center has deep resources! 

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:12 PM

As mentioned by Dennis O'Connor: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education is a center for deep resources.

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Home - Dr. Low Dog

Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of dietary supplements, herbal medicine, women’s health and natural medicine.
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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The late Hawaiian musician known best for his ukulele-backed rendition of "Over the Rainbow" was a man with a standout voice and tremendous size. At more than 6 feet tall and weighing close to 1,000 pounds, "IZ" died when he was only 38.
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It's good to know more about Iz and his brief meaningful life.

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OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World" Video

Uploaded on Sep 27, 2007

Buy the Album: http://shop.mountainapplecompany.com/...

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole's video of the worldwide hit "What A Wonderful World" produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I

BUY THE SONG

Official Store: http://shop.mountainapplecompany.com/...
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wond...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wonderful-World...
http://www.izhawaii.com
http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/iz/

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This is a sweet reminder that we do live in a wonderful world. Let's cherish it all.

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Pema Chödrön | The Freedom to Choose Something Different

Pema Chödrön | The Freedom to Choose Something Different | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Course Description

This course by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and writer, Pema Chodron, is designed to help you break free of old habits and negative patterns.

These lessons will assist you in accessing your ability to make better choices in your daily life.

You’ll understand not only what it means to be hooked to old patterns and habits, but also how you can go beyond them.

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When the student is ready the teacher appears.

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About the Journal Club | AIHM: The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

About the Journal Club | AIHM: The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The AIHM Journal Club is open access, available online and comments on innovative articles in scholarly journals, books and current events for a global community of clinicians keeping pace with evidence-informed health and medicine.
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Potential articles are reviewed by international clinical experts. The AIHM Committee on Publications supports the journal club’s editorial independence.

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Free meditations from Mindfulness | Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Free meditations from Mindfulness | Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
All of the meditations on this page are taken from our book ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World’. The book contains the complete 8 week mindfulness course developed at Oxford University. The sound files can take 10-20 seconds before they begin to play.
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Here's a find. Mindfulness audio coming from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  Many moments here.

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AIHM: Manual Medicine: Hands-On Healing in the Clinical Setting
Pre-Conference Workshop 10/29/2016

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All professions welcome.

 

The goal of this course is to introduce the use of
palpatory skills for both diagnosis and treatment
of dysfunction in the soma (body).

 

~ We've are patients of Dr. Kirisu and Dr. Mignosa -- This will be a great workshop! 

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AIHM-Annual Conference - Discount Code

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Janice and I will be volunteering at the conference all week. I hope to see you there! 

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AIHM 2016 Conference Brochure: People, Planet, Purpose

The Integrative Health and Medicine Conference of the Year

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Full Conference Schedule.  Profound gathering in San Diego where the best practitioners on the planet will meet and work together for the health and healing of all.

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Donald M. Berwick: What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist

Donald M. Berwick: What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
An Extreme View

I freely admit to extremism in my opinion of what patient-centered care ought to mean. I find the extremism in a specific location: my own heart. I fear to become a patient. Partly, that fear comes from what I know about technical hazards and lack of reliability in care. But errors and unreliability are not the main reasons that I fear that inevitable day on which I will become a patient. For, in fighting them, I am aligned with the good hearts and fine skills of my technical caregivers, and I can use my own wit to stand guard against them.

What chills my bones is indignity. It is the loss of influence on what happens to me. It is the image of myself in a hospital gown, homogenized, anonymous, powerless, no longer myself. It is the sound of a young nurse calling me, “Donald,” which is a name I never use—it’s “Don,” or, for him or her, “Dr. Berwick.” It is the voice of the doctor saying, “We think…,” instead of, “I think…,” and thereby placing that small verbal wedge between himself as a person and myself as a person. It is the clerk who tells my wife to leave my room, or me to leave hers, without asking if we want to be apart. Last month, a close friend called a clinic for her mammogram report and was told, “You have to come here; we don’t give that information out on the telephone.” She said, “It’s OK, you can tell me.” They said, “No, we can’t do that.” Of course, they “can” do that. They choose not to, and their choice trumps hers: period. That’s what scares me: to be made helpless before my time, to be made ignorant when I want to know, to be made to sit when I wish to stand, to be alone when I need to hold my wife’s hand, to eat what I do not wish to eat, to be named what I do not wish to be named, to be told when I wish to be asked, to be awoken when I wish to sleep.

Call it patient-centeredness, but, I suggest, this is the core: it is that property of care that welcomes me to assert my humanity and my individuality. If we be healers, then I suggest that that is not a route to the point; it is the point.
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Compassion, common sense, lifelong experience - Donald M. Berwick is an unlikely extremist because he sees patients as partners. 

 

Hopefully the long slog toward of patient-centered care will change 'organized medicine' in a way that will give us all the ability to heal our selves with the help of doctors and institutions that recognize our humanity.

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Nancy Sudak, MD: On Unifying the Voices of Integrative Practice

Nancy Sudak, MD: On Unifying the Voices of Integrative Practice | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The goal of the Academy is to offer a unified voice for all health professionals interested in integrative health and medicine. People were often confused about the difference between AHMA, which was a membership organization for integrative holistic medicine, and the ABIHM, which was the separate certification entity. As the ABIHM board, by and for MDs and DOs, the mission was more narrow than they wanted it to be as the years went on. When the opportunity arose to create the Academy–with a much broader vision of creating health and wellness on a global scale and the opportunity to join hands with other health professionals to put both health and care back into health care–that felt much more resonant with the purpose that both organizations’ boards sought. Coming together made complete sense because we are now, as the Academy, a global organization for health professionals with key goals of education, membership, leadership, and advocacy.
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As a patient,  I want to see all medical practitioners become fully immersed in the integrative approach to health.  San Diego is a good place to be a human seeking a healthy life! 

 

This year's AIHM Conference is " “People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health and Healing.” That conference is going to be offered in San Diego at Paradise Point from October 24 through October 29.

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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's Benefit for Mindful Schools: The Role of Mindfulness in Education

This is a recording of "The Role of Mindfulness in Education", a benefit for Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org) by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at UC Berkeley'
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Listen to Zinn!

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Jon Kabat-Zinn is always worth the focus it takes to really listen.

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The Best Meditation Apps

The Best Meditation Apps | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
What you’ll find below is the best of what’s available now on iTunes and Google Play. We focused on apps that have a human feel, with voices offering instruction and guided meditation. The following apps feature real people whose experience is apparent and who have a good bedside manner.
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Some see the cell phone as an enemy.  It intrudes and can shatter mindful moments. Of course you can put your phone on airport mode and fly away anytime you wish.

 

Better yet use the technology to set a pattern of mindful meditation.  Here's a review from Outside magazine of "Best" mediation apps.  There's a strong selection here.

 

Take a moment.  Find the Time.  Give it a try.

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AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship (ABOIM Approved)

AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship (ABOIM Approved) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Under the guidance of Founding Director Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a team of expert integrative clinicians has created the first ever graduate-level training program designed for clinicians across a wide range of professions. From day one, you will find yourself immersed in an innovative, interactive, clinically focused curriculum designed to enable you to quickly put into practice what you are learning. You will gain a new perspective on integrative models of care while working side-by-side with clinicians and faculty from a diverse group of professions.
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This fellowship program is approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). MDs and DOs who complete the training satisfy ABOIM Eligibility Requirement 7(1) and are eligible to sit for the ABOIM board certification exam.

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OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

Uploaded on Apr 12, 2010
Download the Song: http://www.izhawaii.com/store

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's Platinum selling hit "Over the Rainbow" OFFICIAL video produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I

BUY THE SONG:
Official Website: http://www.izhawaii.com
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/some...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Over-...

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Ah, something sentimental, sweet, sad, hopeful, and touching to end this year and welcome the next one.

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Thích Nhất Hạnh Mindfulness Practice for Joy and Compassion

Thích Nhất Hạnh Mindfulness Practice for Joy and Compassion | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

This course, taught by Thích Nhất Hạnh, a world famous Buddhist monk, poet, peace activist, and teacher, will teach you how to find happiness and access the “Kingdom of God” in the here and now.

You'll practice mindfulness techniques, including meditation and simple breathing methods, so you can concentrate fully and connect with all the life that surrounds you.

From breathing meditation to walking meditation, you'll learn how to touch the wonders of life to nourish and heal your body and reduce your suffering.

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Is the student ready?  How can you pass this up for just $15 dollars?

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A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace

A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, a past president of the American Psychiatric Association, and Dr. Daniel Shalev of the New York State Psychiatric Institute are among leaders in psychiatry, addiction medicine and palliative care who endorsed the work. The studies, they wrote, are “a model for revisiting criminalized compounds of interest in a safe, ethical way.”
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Food for thought.

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Restorative Justice Practices: Focus on Ear Acupuncture

Restorative Sentencing, Peace Circles & Peer Juries are well known tenets of Restorative Justice, but the use of ear acupuncture using the NADA Protocol has long been the successful secret weapon of forward thinking drug and alcohol counselors, lawyers, judges, and prison workers. This video was all shot on location in Oslo, Norway, at the 2015 annual meeting of the NADA USA. ,

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Injustice is a disease that threatens all. NADA presents a sane and sustainable step toward restoring justice for all.

 

Special thanks to Yvette Marie MIller, M.D.

Executive Medical Officer, Donor and Client Support Center

American Red Cross

9013-J Perimeter Woods Dr.

Charlotte, N.C. 28216

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AIHM- Consciousness and Healing Initiative Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

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Don't miss this line up!

 

Deepak Chopra, MD; Shamini Jain, PhD;
Larry Dossey, MD; Cassandra Vieten, PhD; Dean Radin,
PhD; David Muehsam, PhD; Ruth Westreich; Lauren
Evanow; Kirti Srivastava; Drew Dellinger, PhD; Mimi
Guarneri, MD; Rauni Prittinen King, RN; Beverly Rubik,
PhD; Neil Theise, MD; Richard Hammerschlag, PhD; Paul
Brenner, MD PhD; Dan Vicario, MD; Julie Yau, PhD;
Alessandra Colfi, PhD; Ping Ho, MA, MPH; Jan Phillips,
MA; Marilyn Schlitz, PhD; James Fox; Poonacha Machaiah,
MBA; Tiffany Barsotti, MTh; Sraddhalu Ranade; Emanuel
Kuntzelman; Robert Schwarz, PhD

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Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Integrative Medicine Fellowship | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The two-year ABOIM-approved Fellowship combines an online virtual classroom with in-person residential retreats and clinical immersion experiences allowing you to continue to live and work in your current location.
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Clinicians seeking an understanding of integrative medicine can find it here.

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Dean Ornish: Fear is not a Sustainable Motivation - AIHM - Timeline | Facebook

Dean Ornish: Fear is not a Sustainable Motivation - AIHM - Timeline | Facebook | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine - AIHM, Independence, Ohio. 19,505 likes · 217 talking about this · 33 were here. Integrative Health
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This brief video from Dean Ornish explains how physicians can guide patients to truly sustainable lifestyle change.

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March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers

March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Dr. Samuel Parry, Theme 3 team leader at the University of Pennsylvania PRC, in collaboration with Dan Huh, Ph.D. in the bioengineering department at Penn recently published a paper on their most recent breakthrough: a placenta on a chip. The new device is the size of a flash drive and is made from clear silicone.

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Remarkable work sponsored by March of Dimes.

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Integrative Health Policy Consortium » Section 2706

Integrative Health Policy Consortium » Section 2706 | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act
“Non-Discrimination in Health Care”

This important provision of the ACA was created to end discrimination by insurers against licensed health care providers who provide services within their scope of practice. That includes the community of complementary and integrative healthcare providers across the country represented by IHPC’s Partners for Health.
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Drive insurance reform to cover integrative practices.  Be aware of Section 2706. 

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Telesangha

Telesangha | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
You wake up, roll out of bed and start your morning routine. Its 6:55am and you know at 7am your phone is going to ring. This is the time you committed to honoring your meditation practice. You settle into your meditation cushion and take a couple breaths. 7am your phone rings, you answer and are instantly connected to your meditation teacher, and eight others that have made the same commitment to meditating daily. This is your daily meditation group. You place the phone on speaker and set it off to the side. You follow the instruction as your teacher guides you through a secular mindful meditation. Your teacher and group are there to support you - providing structure, inspiration and accountability as you overcome the various stages of habit formation. You remember when you first started how difficult it was but now how this time is sacred and a time you cherish daily.
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This is a phone supported meditation program that links you to a live teacher in a small (on the phone) cohort.  Interesting concept!

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WHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate change – Sign the call

WHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate change – Sign the call | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
WHO calls on the global health community to add its voice to the call for a strong and effective climate agreement, that will save lives, both now and in the future.
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This was called to my attention by a post on the AIHM twitter feed.  Sign the Call!

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