The Second Osler Symposium - Doctoring in the 21st Century, October 20-23, 2012 in San Diego, CA


Wednesday, October 24


Wednesday, October 24th, 8:30am–5:00pm
Cost:  $195, includes syllabus, breakfast and lunch
CME Credits:  7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

This day will be spent exploring transpersonal experiences from historical, theoretical and experiential perspectives. The intention is to help participants access their inner healing capacity. The goal is to aid participants in understanding the depths of clinical issues for each person and therefore increase their ability to bring understanding, empathy and spiritual healing modalities to their patients. Following on the theoretical foundation of transpersonal work, the experiential sessions will ground the theory into practice.

Increasingly, the medical profession and healing professions overall are being called on to address the whole person, mind, body and spirit.  The requirement for treating the spiritual aspects of the patient began to infiltrate medicine when, over 15 years ago, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals began to require a spiritual program of recovery for all patients.

The theoretical basis for spiritual healing has moved from the psychological and religious communities to the medical field in the last 10 years, requiring physicians and other healers to integrate spiritual awareness and healing methodologies into their practice to meet the standard of care that has emerged (Ornish, Borysenko, Pert, Grof, Ingerman).

At the conclusion of this post-conference the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles of transpersonal psychology.
  • Utilize basic shamanic medicine modalities of guided imagery and the role of art in healing.
  • Describe their personal healing and its relationship to how they function as a healer.
  • Deepen and integrate intuition as a tool in their practice with patients.

Nita Gage, PhD, CSACPresented by: Nita Gage, PhD, CSAC
Dr. Gage is a psychotherapist, teacher and retreat facilitator. She co-founded and created the Neuroimaginal™ Institute with Lee Lipsenthal, MD and Shannon Simonelli, PhD. She also co-created the “Healer Within” series of retreats with Lee (to whom the 2nd Osler Symposium is dedicated) where she teaches Neuroimaginal™ practices to physicians and other healthcare professionals. Nita also teaches stress management and personal development classes for graduate students at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England utilizing Neuroimaginal™ practices.

Wednesday, October 24


Transpersonal Healing & Shamanic Consciousness in Everyday Life and Healing (The theoretical basis for transpersonal healing from the historical and psychiatric perspective, including discussions of indigenous uses of transpersonal healing. It will cover Carl Jung’s theories and the theories of transpersonal psychology, the cycles of change, intro to breath work techniques based in shamanic ritual.)




Experiential Session




Experiential Session




Group Discussion and Recap

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