Revival: Restore the Vis 2018 Presenters and Topics
Karim T. Abdullah, ND, LAc, MScAOM Some Insights for those Seeking to become Naturopathic Clinicians A. Let Us Take a Careful Look at the Nature of our Work & Responsibility as Naturopathic Physicians in Clinical Medicine 1. The Importance of being an Eternal Student of Nature & Medicine 2. What we may Comprehend from Studying various Effective Systems of Medicine (Naturopathic, Homeopathy, Allopathic, TCM, Ayurveda, Tibetan & Unani (Greco-Arabic Medicine) 3. Diseases & your Patients don't adhere to one's beliefs or dogma if it is not consistent with Nature or Reality B. Perception & Discernment is Essential for Diagnosis C. Perception & Discernment is Essential for Effective Medical Therapy D. The New World: Integrative Medicine
Mr. Robin Carter, DCSW, LICSW The Art and Science of Bioenergy and Its Clinical Implications This presentation will address the subjects of Energy Medicine and Bioenergy by addressing several objectives. First, we will demonstrate connections between the dimensions of physical matter, mind and spirit. This will include a brief overview of “subtle (scalar wave) energies” and how our minds play a pivotal role linking the physical with the spiritual dimensions. Second, we will describe activities and disciplines for helping establish positive, spiritual self-care in our lives. Personal responsibility and the ‘critical’ importance of our intentionality in relation to these powerful areas, will be emphasized. In addition, the subtle or scalar energy effects of geometry as well as two dimensional symbols, both religious and secular, will be demonstrated. Attendees will be taught an exercise (called the First Discipline of Three) that profoundly balances the majority of the energy circuits in the body for four to six hours and takes less than one minute to perform. Finally, participants will be given directions on how to construct inexpensive wooden Sacred Cubits, a critical subject that Sir Isaac Newton studied for a significant portion of his life in order to develop his Theory of Gravitation. These unique Sacred Geometric Units of Measurement have infinitely balanced energy fields that resonate and couple with our own body’s energy fields creating additional levels of balance from the physical through the spiritual dimensions providing balance, harmony and peace. Come join me for an informal timeof fun, synthesis and some sobering solutions to health.
Paul Bergner Experiential Workshop on Nature Observation We will have an experiential workshop on nature observation, fully engaging the senses in a natural setting with wide-angle vision and slow-walking exercises. We will practice for an hour and then share our experiences for an hour.
Bruce Dickson, ND, DHANP Following the Symptoms In Homeopathy This presentation on homeopathy discusses reasons for which its clinical practice is not based in intuition. The practice of homeopathy is methodical and based on over 200 years of provings, toxicological data, and clinical experience. Dr. Bruce Dickson has been practicing homeopathy as a naturopathic doctor for almost 40 years. Discover how to get even more profound treatment results by learning how Dr. Dickson combines homeopathy with nutritional therapy, stress management, and hydrotherapy.
Lori Stargrove, ND Sensing Vis/Gaia Through natural systems, we will look at Health in relationship to the self, the collective and Gaia. Expressed as I/ We/Our or Vis/Relationships/Gaia, we will explore the senses as cultivated tools of the practitioner and therapeutic opportunities for patients. Within the healthy ecosystem, diversity flourishes. Through development of the sensitivities and connection to the web of life itself, we are able to perceive the subtle and unique qualities of each patient. Expressed as Vis Medicatrix Naturae in Naturopathic medicine, the self healing activity of life thrives. We are Gaia Healing.
Louise Edwards, ND, LAc Building Community With Other Health Care Providers Louise Edwards, ND, LAc, hails from a generation that began a "back to earth" movement. "In the 1960s, the 'hippie generation' explored whole foods, ecology, herbal medicine, and alternative lifestyles. It was very progressive," she explains. Deciding she wanted to help transform adverse influences in ecology that resulted in adverse effects on human health, she realized that the field of natural medicine would allow her to do both. After graduating with degrees in both oriental medicine and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Edwards chose to live and practice in Colorado. "Another part of why I chose to become an ND is that I wanted a means to earn a living in a small mountain town. Naturopathic medicine allows me the ability to earn a living almost anywhere in the world without having to rely on industrial resources. Naturopathic medicine is really the people's medicine, partly because it's a lowtech medicine." "I love practicing in a rural area. I have a genuine family practice seeing generations of people." Her files boast 6,000 charts in a town of 15,000 people. "Of course I'm drawing from a much larger rural population. Since I'm the only ND in a large area, people travel quite a distance to see me." "I teach my patients that reestablishing the basis for health means looking at some of the simplest things: breathing and the quality of the air we breath, hydration and the quality of the water we drink, nutrition and the quality of the food we eat. By educating my patients on these determining health factors, I can secondarily motivate them to get engaged in doing things to help transform the environment.
Deborah Francis RN ND/ Beautiful Little Dancing Crow Cultivating a Sense of Wonder in Healing Depression in Changing Times Dr. Frances will discuss the role of herbs, homeopathy, ceremony, and connection to the wonder of vis medicatrix naturae in bringing healing to anxiety and depression in these challenging times.
Circle of Naturopathic Elders
Cultivating Our Senses - The Many Ways of Knowing & the Practitioner’s Art Facilitators & Planning: Pamela Snider ND, Bruce Milliman ND & Lori Stargrove ND Ceremonialist: Robert Lester Circle of Naturopathic Elders: JoAnna Forwell ND, Jeana Kimball ND, Russell Marz ND, Jim Massey ND, Raymond Diaz ND, Pamela Snider ND, Bruce Milliman ND (Facilitators), Robert Lester (Ceremonialist) Others TBA
This session is about cultivating our senses as instruments of gathering information and knowing, and of weighing and appraising what we sense in the clinical encounter. Seasoned clinicians will explore different senses with you -including and beyond the classical 5 senses…the many ways of sensing we use in clinical practice…observing, seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, touching, sensing, feeling, perceiving, intuiting, thinking, observing, the 6th (7thand?) sense ….’knowing’ beyond what is considered ‘objective data’ and knowing through objective data. How do we know what we know, and how do we balance these many ways of knowing and perceiving as we tend to our patients health and healing? The Circle will begin with a brief ceremony with the Whole. In hour two we’ll form smaller groups for deeper discussion each led by 2-3 elders, then gather everyone together again to share and close the circle.
Hydrotherapy Sessions & Facilitators
Daily hydrotherapy sessions will run concurrently with the talks offered. Sessions to include hot/cold contrast, neutral baths, dry skin brushing & more.
John Hibbs, ND About Dr. Hibbs: John Hibbs, ND is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and at the community care site at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. He also is a professor in the Bastyr University Department of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hibbs has been a practicing naturopathic physician for 30 years, naturopathic educator for 27 years, and he has maintained a private practice for 25 years. In August 2014, Dr. Hibbs was chosen by his peers as one of the region's Top Doctors in Seattle Metropolitan magazine. He also was a semifinalist in Seattle Magazine's "Top Docs" in the alternative women’s health providers category in 2003. Dr. Hibbs takes a special interest in family medicine, toxicology, environmental medicine and clinical depuration (elimination of toxic substances), neurodegenerative disorders, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune disease, viral hepatitis C and B, men’s health, and healing with whole foods and other natural modalities as much as possible. He is experienced in treating hepatitis, digestive problems, cancer, autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases. Dr. Hibbs is often invited to lecture and is sought out as an expert by publications such as Fitness magazine; HealthSmart Today; the Seattle P-I; and many others. He authored chapters in the textbook Alternative Medicine (Burton Goldberg Group, 1993) and was co-author of a paper presented on hepatitis C treatment at the National Institutes of Health's conference on chronic liver disease in 1999. In addition, he has authored textbook chapters on environmental allergies, managing colds and influenza naturally, environmental medicine and naturopathic depuration therapies.
Nathan Petersburg, ND About Dr. Petersburg: Nathan Petersburg, ND, VNMI is a graduate of Bastyr University, in Kenmore, WA. Additionally I have completed requirements and achieved the VNMI credential (Vitalist of the Naturopathic Medical Institute), identifying me as a naturopathic doctor who practices from the position of vitalism. Health and wellness are important aspects of all of our lives. Both acute and chronic conditions can hamper our daily activities: physically, emotionally and mentally. Often times, the pains we feel are signs of problems in other places of the body or life. Vitalism looks at this as an interconnected problem and supports the whole person; by stimulating and supporting the body's inherit healing ability. Chronic illness does not happen overnight, nor does healing. But with individualized interventions and time-tested treatments, the body can be stimulated to overcome so much. It does not matter your age or condition, there are treatments that can be designed to support you and what is happening in your life. When indicated, supplements and nutraceuticals are used for as short a period as possible in order to jump start your body or overcome a specific issue. It is my intention to make complex medicine simple, reconnect people with their bodies, and teach the foundations of health. My wife and I live in the Seattle, WA area and are invested in our community through relationships, organizations and life. So much of life is disconnected due to our hectic lives and scattered families. Community and support groups balance us and guide us through the trials of life. Come, reconnect, balance and live a full life.
Revival is an outdoor retreat to build and strengthen the naturopathic community. We bring multiple generations of naturopaths together to facilitate the sharing of wisdom between generations. Discover the medicine within, the healing power of nature, and an ignited passion for the medicine.