212/312 Integrative Mental Health

Rubin NaimanRubin Naiman • Friday All Day
Given the crisis in our healthcare system today, there’s increasing recognition that medical and mental healthcare can no longer be separated. Based on the work of Andrew Weil, this workshop introduces the emerging field of Integrative Mental Health (IMH), focused on helping to bridge this body-mind rift. It’s no longer sufficient for psychotherapists to simply interface with medical care—we must overlap with it. This workshop reviews what every psychotherapist should know about the body, illness, and healing. We’ll explore the critical role of nutrients, botanicals, body-mind exercises and approaches, alternative healing remedies, energy medicine, lifestyle, and secular spiritual practices in treating anxiety and depression. You’ll leave with practical knowledge and strategies for providing integrative mental health treatment. (This session will continue with Workshop 312.)

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., is the sleep and dream specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. His books include Healing Night, The Yoga of Sleep, and Healthy Sleep, with Andrew Weil.

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