NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the healthcare debate is miring our country in life-threatening red tape, leaving millions without access to basic care, narrative medicine can serve as a rallying cry for all varieties of artists, writers, and caregivers to band together. The first retreat of its kind, Narrative Medicine: A Cutting-Edge Approach to Healthcare created by Lisa Weinert, is a full-body and full-spirit immersion with literary lions innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers.
Now in its second year, this program at Kripalu features luminaries in different fields celebrating and exploring the role of storytelling in the healing process. Program creator Lisa Weinert states, "Our program is based upon a belief that storytelling is a timeless practice that cannot be separated from a physical and spiritual experience."
This year features medical, literary, and spiritual experts, including Dr. Rita Charon, Director of the program in narrative medicine at Columbia University, former Poet Laureate Marie Howe, psychotherapist Stephen Cope, master yoga teacher Jillian Pransky, acclaimed author Nellie Hermann, integrative medical doctor Lisa Nelson, Reverend Jacqui Lewis, and VP of the Writers Guild Paul Morris.
Featured experts, including program creator Lisa Weinert, are available for interview to discuss:
- How narrative medicine works; how storytelling can save lives
- Why doctors benefits from reflective writing
- How meditation and yoga impacts the creative and healing path
- Hands-on narrative and listening tools for the teacher, doctor, caregiver or patient to utilize
- The transformative healing power of beautiful language
- The spirituality of storytelling
The hope of Narrative Medicine: A Cutting-Edge Approach to Healthcare at Kripalu is to foster a healing conversation and nurture a community to support meaningful reform.
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SOURCE Lisa Weinert Consulting