Western and Tibetan Medicine: Searching for Integrative Care

Friday, March 11, 2016 | 12:30PM- 5:00pm

Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR)
4205 261 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Organized by Family & Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine and KUNDE – Tibetan Wellness & Healing Center

A half-day symposium designed to bring people together who are dedicated to improving the human condition and using their medical training to care for people from different cultures, backgrounds, and his- tories. The intention of the symposium is to acknowledge and honor the fact that many clinicians and patients have innate wisdom, personal ex- periences, and training that do not fit into any single system of medicine including Western biomedicine or Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa).

Clinicians and researchers with expertise in promoting health through changes in individualized care, mind-body healing, and end of life care will participate in the symposium with the goal of sharing their perspectives.

Using Western and Tibetan Medicine as examples of different sys- tems of medicine, we will explore factors that enhance or interfere with the integration of disparate medical models with the overall goal of im- proving healthcare. The focus will be on identifying ways to improve outcomes while acknowledging patient values and preferences.

The symposium is by invitation only. Most invitees will have experi- ence and expertise in two or more systems of medicine, or experience in- tegrating diverse concepts and therapeutic modalities to optimize patient wellness and treatment outcomes.

David G Bullard, PhD; Dimitriy Kondrashov, MD; Erica Weirich, MD; Eva Weinlander, MD; Harise Stein, MD; James Lake, MD; Jennifer Daubenmier, PhD; Kunchok Gyaltsen, Menpa, PhD; Lobsang Partsang, Geshe Ngagrampa; Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, LAc., MTCM

What's Buddha Got To Do With Self-Care?

Saturday, November 07, 2015 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Swedenborgian Church,
2107 Lyon Street near Jackson Street
San Francisco CA 94115

A Presentation of the San Francisco Psychological Association CARE Committee with Dr. David Bullard, Zesho Susan O'Connell, and Nora Burnett.

Zesho Susan O'Connell and Dr. David Bullard will discuss and dialogue about aspects of self-care from these wisdom traditions, including introduction to notions of self and not-self (absolute self versus relational self), secure attachment and non-attachment, self-soothing and co-regulation, dependent origination, wisdom and compassion.  These will be augmented with experiential exercises and brief meditations.  Participants will also share their own favorite Buddhism-flavored therapeutic and self-care stories and practices.

We will be joined by Nora Burnett, who will lead participants in a session of chair yoga and other exercises that can help those of us who sit a lot (in our office or in meditation!).  Included will be some helpful yogic thoughts and humor.  (You will not need yoga clothing, but wearing comfortable clothing - always a good idea! - is suggested and participation is voluntary).

Fun, humor, community and enlightenment guaranteed.

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