Technologies of Healing and Transformation: Ancient through Modern
This course covers ways to blend ancient wisdom and modern science into competencies that practitioners can use to effect healing.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD
Board Review Series
AIHM 2017 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
The etymology of the word "technology" from the Greek is a systematic approach to an art or craft. Since ancient times, healers have used systematic processes and tools to aid in human development and health and healing. Healers and wisdom keepers understand that they function more as gardeners than magicians. Their task is to create the ideal conditions for the natural process of healing and transformation to occur, rather than using control or force. In ancient times, the standing stones, the cathedral, drumming, mala beads, the rosary - all served as technologies to support people's healing - serving as scaffolding to support the process of healing and transformation. Today, conventional medicine has made enormous strides in providing some of the conditions for healing, while neglecting and even dismissing others. This talk will focus on how we can create a toolbox of modern technologies of healing, blending ancient wisdom and modern science, that provide the conditions under which healing is more likely to occur. Dr. Vieten will share frontier science on how mental states can affect our own healing and the healing of others, especially as augmented by spiritual practices and virtual reality environments.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify three practices from the world's spiritual traditions that have been linked directly to health and healing
- Recognize three modern technologies that may enhance mind-body medicine
- Name three competencies that health care practitioners can incorporate into their practice to increase their effectiveness
- Identify three published research studies that support the information they have received
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Cassandra Vieten, PhD
Cassandra Vieten, PhD is President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a Scientist in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research has focused on spirituality and health; development and pilot testing of mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance. She is co-author of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.