An Integrative & Intuitive Approach to Understanding and Managing Chronic illness

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An Integrative & Intuitive Approach to Understanding and Managing Chronic illness

How Does the Psyche change Biomakers?

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Raoul Goldberg, MD and Dwight Mckee, MD


EarthRise Transformative Learning Center
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, California 94952
United States

Chronic Illness is a great challenge.  Their causes and hence their healing are to be found in the hidden biography of the patient and in the psycho-social imprinting in the body-mind continuum. Self-care in terms of diet, exercise, and stress management are important, but don’t reach deep rooted responses to a diagnosis of cancer.

The workshop will focus on the three spheres of participatory activity that take place in every therapeutic setting:
-The intra-subjective interactions and internal partnerships within the health practitioner and within the patient
-The inter-subjective partnership between the practitioner and patient
-The transpersonal alliance that exists between practitioner and patient

You will take away:
-A skill set based on conscious human experience that opens up doorways to an integrative and intuitive healing and that allows rapid and easy access to sub conscious and super conscious regions of the mind-body continuum.
-A variety of cognitive, felt-sensed, artistic, dramatic- expressive and participatory awareness activities – with focused movement and music – will be utilized to access these hidden domains that both hinder and enhance the healing process.

Dr. Mckee will set the stage for an experiential exploration of the PATH Method, a body-mind-spirit diagnostic and therapeutic tool for transformation and healing. He will explore the physiological interaction of fear, anxiety, and other types of stress with the immune response, and the outcomes in cancer patients, showing how their bio-markers are shifted.

Raoul will demonstrate how the PATH Method can both protect but also rectify these responses, as well as adding value to the practitioner with new tools for sensing and managing their patients’ unique emotional sensitivities. Self-care in terms of diet, exercise, and stress management are important, but don’t reach deep rooted fears of death, pain, independence loss, both personal and enculturated responses to a diagnosis of cancer. Raoul will then immerse us in the PATH Method through our feeling and sensory capacities and open an inner world that most of us have never experienced. It will change the way you self care, engage with patients, extend a safe empathy that is a partnership that will change the way you practice medicine as a result of witnessing the psyche.

About the Presenter(s): 

Dr Raoul Goldberg has practiced Integrative Medicine since the 1970’s in Switzerland, Germany and the majority of his career in his homeland, South Africa. His work includes Directing Syringa Integrative Health Centre and practicing as a clinical doctor, counselor, Waldorf School Doctor and researcher. He is the author of “Awakening to Child Health” (Hawthorne Press, UK), Addictive Behavior in Children and Young Adults; The Struggle for Freedom, (Floridis, UK ) and other publications on Integrative Medicine and Child Health. His new book on Participatory Healing is currently in writing.

Dr Goldberg has developed a unique brand of integrative medicine which combines anthroposophical medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, nutritional medicine and psychophonetic counseling, where the patient or client is an active partner in the diagnostic and therapeutic program. He calls this participatory medicine or participatory healing. This approach to health and healing is based on the PATH Method (Participatory Awareness for Transformational Healing),  He has evolved which makes use of Goetheanistic phenomenological science, drama and movement therapy, therapeutic arts and crafts, pedagogical medicine and Psychophonetics. He writes about the PATH method in his books and teaches this in his workshops and seminars. He runs international PATH workshops for professionals engaged in healing, educational and environmental activities, and also conducts public workshops on health issues such as Overcoming Addictions and Integrative Cancer Management. He is collaborating with Integrative Oncologist Dwight McKee on using PATH Method to ascertain how biomarkers are effected by fear in cancer patients. Dr. Goldberg is a PhD Candidate at CIIS’s Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program. He Co-Founded the South African Complementary Medical Association (SASIM) in 1991 and is a regular contributor to Natural Medicine Magazine. The PATH Method makes use of higher awareness and active participation with one’s self, using the body and  imaginative consciousness together as a powerful instrument to deeply access  the subconscious psyche and to enable rapid changes towards positive physical and mental health.

Dwight McKee, MD, CNS, ABIHM
Oncology Consultant
Dwight L. McKee M.D. graduated from Williams College with honors in chemistry in 1970. He then entered a combined M.D. – Ph.D. program at Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed the first two years of medical school, as well as full graduate studies in pharmacology, and one year of research. After changing his interest from laboratory research to clinical medicine, he completed his last two years of medical school at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, where he received his M.D. degree in 1975. He completed a rotating internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Wash. D.C., and then became associate medical director of Integral Health Services in Putnam, CT. – the first integrative medicine clinic on the east coast. Over the next twelve years, he studied and practiced nutritional and mind/body medicine, along with a full range of complementary medicine disciplines. Through working with cancer patients in his practice, he became increasingly interested in cancer medicine, which led him in 1988 to return to hospital based post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County Hospital, Santa Clara Valley medical center, and Stanford University. After becoming board certified in Internal Medicine, he completed a three year fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Scripps Clinic, in La Jolla, CA, and subsequently became board certified in both disciplines. He was also a visiting scientist at The Scripps Research Institute Immunology division for 2 years, where he pursued advanced studies in immunology, and performed laboratory research in tumor immunology. Since completing training in medical oncology, hematology, and immunology, Dr. McKee has been involved in the development of integrative cancer care, working to create a synthesis between conventional cancer medicine and alternative/complementary medicine. In 2003, he became board certified in nutrition by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, of the American College of Nutrition, and in 2007 he became Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine through the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

Dr. McKee has been a member of the Internal Medicine staff at Scripps Clinic, and practiced medical oncology and hematology at the San Diego Cancer Center in Vista, CA. for 3 years, where he also served as medical director for the Sharp Hospice. He subsequently practiced medical oncology and hematology for 3 years in Kalispell, MT. He served as a consultant for the San Diego Cancer Research Institute from 2001 through 2010.
Since Jan. 2001, he has served as Scientific Director of Life Plus International in Batesville, Arkansas. He has co-authored a text on interactions between drugs, nutrients, and botanicals, published by Elsevier Science in 2008. In 2010, he served on the expert committee for the Institute of Functional Medicine’s symposium on cancer. He is an organizer of a yearly Cancer Strategies Symposium since 2011, sponsored by the Healthy Medicine Academy, and since 2012 has edited the quarterly Cancer Strategies Journal, which highlights advances in integrative cancer care. Dr. McKee’s experience in medical research, nutritional science, immunology, chemistry, oncology, and complementary medicine make him one of the most knowledgeable researchers and clinicians worldwide.

Event Cost: 

Shared room $480.00
Single Room $610.00
Commuter $240.00