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Workshop based on my 20 years of Holistic Health experience. Presented at Feel Well 4 Life January 12, 2011

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  • 1. Holistic Medicine: An Introduction January 12, 2011 Montgomery Norton www.MontgomeryNorton.com
  • 2. Holistic Medicine: Definition
    • Holistic |h listik|
    • characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
    • Holistic Medicine
    • characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
    Source: New Oxford American Dictionary. Retrieved January 11, 2011 from:
  • 3. Consciousness
    • Michael Bernard Beckwith ; Quotes ;
    • Jim Carrey
    • The Context :
      • Personal
      • Social
      • Community
      • Regional
      • Civilizational
      • Planetary
      • Cosmological
    Amanda Sage
  • 4. Meditation
    • Breath
    • Vipassana
    • Daily action
    • Awareness
    • Communion
    • Intention
    • Fundamental to Holistic Medicine
  • 5. Breath
    • What does this mean?
    • How do we breath?
    • Why is this important?
    • Breath in Holistic Medicine
  • 6. Boundaries
    • Why are they important?
    • Why are they such an issue?
    • What are boundaries? In the context of holistic medicine?
    • Is this a taboo subject?
    • How do you have boundaries? As a therapist? As a client?
  • 7. Attention
    • Definition: the mental faculty of considering or taking notice of someone or something; the action of dealing with or taking special care of someone or something.
    • How do we cultivate Attention?
    • The Power of attention - the most valuable faculty that we have; our primary spiritual force.
    • Super Attention
  • 8. Intention
    • Definition: plan that (something) function in a particular way; plan that speech should have (a particular meaning). Design or destine (someone or something) for a particular purpose or end.
    • The Power of Intention - Dr. Wayne Dyer
    • Jim Carrey
    • Setting Intention
  • 9. Awareness
    • The first step to change
    • Definition: having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. C oncerned and well-informed about a particular situation or development : unless everyone becomes more environmentally aware, catastrophe is inevitable.
    • External (events, conditions); Internal (feelings, sensations, whole body)
    Source: The New Oxford American Dictionary
  • 10. Intuition
    • Definition: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
    • The Art of Listening
    • Guides & Guidance
    • Lunch in High School
  • 11. Modalities
    • Acupressure
    • Massage Therapy (Swedish, Sports, Esalen)
    • Spiritual Massage
    • Reiki / Energy Medicine
    • Shamanic Healing
    • Astrology
    • Shiatsu
    • Watsu / Jahara
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
  • 12. Modalities contd.
    • Chiropractic
    • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
    • Feldenkrais
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Hellerwork
    • Myofascial Release
    • Rolfing
    • Trauma Release
    • Kinesiology/Applied/Specialized Kinesiology
    • Glossary
  • 13. Mentorship / Apprenticeship
    • Artistry
    • Passion - Cooking
    • What is the Mentor/Apprentice relationship?
    • How do we cultivate such relationships?
    • How do you find a mentor?
    • Certifications
    • Practice
    • Gurus
  • 14. Integrity
    • Definition: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. The state of being whole and undivided. The condition of being unified. Internal consistency or lack of corruption.
    • the final stage of individual psychosocial development is integrity. - Erik Erikson
    • body + mind + soul + relationships + community - Integral Health
    • What does this mean?
    • Why is this important?
  • 15. Rights of Passage
    • Initiations
    • Indigenous Culture
    • Adolescence
    • Injuries
    • The Swim
    • Winter Solstice
    • Context
  • 16. Communication
    • The power of communication
    • What is the intention?
    • The Esalen fire experience
    • Psychic Communication
    • Transcendent communication
    • Emotional Processing
    • As a healing modality - Psychology
  • 17. Purpose
    • Service
    • Sharing our Gifts
    • Care
    • Feeling
    • Compassion
    • Empathy
    • Love
  • 18. The Beginning
    • Deep Breath
    • Surrender
    • Intuition
    • The process
    • The journey
    • Trust
    • Joy