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For thousands of years, the life of a health practitioner has been viewed by many to be a spiritual journey. Despite changes in the field of medicine and the tools we use to practice it, the commitment to health, the service to humanity, and the soul of medicine has remained strong.

What does spirituality mean to us today? Philosophy? Religion? Mind-body connection? How do we, as students and practitioners, integrate our own sense of spirituality into our personal lives as human beings and in our daily practice of medicine? How do we, practitioners, honor the spiritual journey of our patients as they navigate towards health?

For over a decade now, medical schools have begun to integrate some aspect of spirituality into their curricula. Yet, this can cover a wide range in quantity and quality. How can we bring to the table topics that for the most part are brushed under the clinical carpet for lack of knowledge and training on how to deal with them within a system of mainstream, allopathic medicine?

In conjunction with the George Washington University and AIM Health Institute a collaborative team of medical students, residents, and physicians have organized a non-profit Spirituality in Medicine retreat to train health care practitioners and students on how to integrate spirituality and mindfulness into their practice.

 During this transformative three-day conference,  you will gain knowledge, experience, and mentorship to:

  • Explore your own beliefs and experiences in spirituality

  • Join an emerging movement to implement spirituality in medicine  

  • Establish lasting connections between peers and mentors in the healing arts

  • Understand the role that culture and spirituality play in health and well-being

  • Empower your peers to explore their spiritual paths and create culture change

  • Recognize the significance of mindfulness in the interactions between patient and provider

  • Support your self-care through experiential exercises that reignite engagement in your healing work

  • Create innovative programming to extend the dialog on compassionate medicine to your home institutions 

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    nypfamilymed said:
    July 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I’ve heard wonderful things about this. Are you planning a 2015 retreat?

      sim2016 responded:
      January 6, 2016 at 3:06 am

      Sorry for the delay getting back to you! We are planning a retreat for August 2016. We hope you can join us!

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