Imagination & Medicine
The Future of Healing in an
Age of Neuroscience
Evidence from neuroscience demonstrates an intimate relationship between imagination and physical health. To explore new findings and offer applied clinical treatment strategies, we have invited medial scientists in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and the placebo effect to engage in active conversation with practitioners in the fields of non- Western medicine, the Asklepieia, body/soul therapies, and dream work.
By looking at medical science, present and past, native and modern, these scholars, physicians, and healers will offer their vision of what medical treatment and psychotherapy might look like in the future.
Artists and architects with expertise in health care will describe and present new designs for healing centers that work the confluence between current neuroscientific knowledge and age old healing practices.
This groundbreaking colloquium will be of great interest to those looking to the future in the fields of therapy, medicine, and the healing professions. The future is here now…and, now is the time to embody the vision.
MICHAEL ORTIZ HILL
KIMBERLEY C. PATTON
BESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK
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Friday, April 27, 6:30-9:30 PM
Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dreamtending and Embodied Imagination
A Meeting of Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul
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The art of Stephen Aizenstat’s DreamTending offers a portal to the poetics of imagination. In tending dreams, images are vivified, the psyche animated. We become curious and open in the process. We befriend the archetypal imagination and are in turn welcomed into the presence of soul.
Robert Bosnak pioneered a radically new method of dreamwork, based loosely on the work of C.G.Jung, especially on Jung's technique of active imagination and his studies of Alchemy. From the point of view of the dreaming state of mind, dreams are real events in real environments. Based on this notion, he developed methods to re-enter dreams by inducing a hypnagogic state—a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping—through a process of careful questioning. For the first time ever, these two eminent dreamworkers, Steve Aizenstat and Robert Bosnak will hold a workshop together. Each a master at working with imagery, the workshop promises to be a unique first cross fertilization of their practices in the field of dreamwork. Attendance at this historic workshop is limited, and is open only to those participating in the Imagination and Medicine Conference.
Friday, April 27, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
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