The Body, Mind, and Soul Conference: Transforming Health Care: Moving From a Problem Focus To Healing
This conference offers a broad range of innovative topics designed to provide conference participants with an introduction and basic understanding of a holistic perspective on health and well-being and practical strategies of living healthily in body, mind, and soul.
Keynote and workshop presenters: Larry Burk, MD, CEHP and Gary Gunderson, MDiv, DMin, DDiv
0.6 CEU credits or 6 Contact Hours will be awarded by Radford University for a fee of $15
Friday, March 18th 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Roanoke Higher Education Center Room 212
108 N. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016
Workshop descriptions for Larry Burk, MD, CEHP below.
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10:30 AM Morning Workshop Session IA
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Relief of Anxiety & Stress
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a very simple and safe approach to dealing with anxiety and stress-related symptoms. EFT is one of the energy psychology meridian tapping therapies which are also useful for addressing pain, phobias, anger, smoking cessation, and sugar cravings. It involves self-tapping on acupuncture points while repeating short statements about a particular emotional experience or belief. Activation of the energy meridians in this fashion deletes the body memory of the issue connected to the cognitive memory allowing anxiety to be replaced by emotional freedom.
1:45 PM Afternoon Workshop Session 2B
Symptoms as Metaphors: Symbolic Diseases & the Chinese Five Elements
Autoimmune conditions and other illnesses of unknown cause sometimes manifest as symbolic diseases where the symptoms seem to correlate directly with our life stories. The discovery of somatic metaphors can be a useful clue to triggering our own personal healing processes in these mysterious maladies. This approach leads to honoring our symptoms as messengers from the unconscious about an emotional imbalance or block that needs to be healed rather than suppressed with medication. Somatic metaphors will be explored using Chinese five element theory and imagery.