Taking Charge of Your Health
Our Foundation is proud to partner with University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality & Healing to bring you a NEW version of its award winning online learning program, Taking Charge of Your Health.
The website contributes to your health and well-being by providing clear information about complementary and alternative healing practices such as acupuncture, massage, holistic pregnancy and birth, and aromatherapy. The site describes each healing practice in depth, the evidence for its efficacy, and where you can go to learn more.
Healing Practices and Conditions
Conditions A – Z helps identify symptoms and explore potential options for improving your health and wellbeing. Examples of some conditions covered are: anxiety, headaches, back pain, cancer, and heart disease.
The site also provides guidance for creating a healthy lifestyle, information on how to navigate the healthcare system, opportunities to learn from others through their healing stories, and up-to-date features on health and wellness. to your health and wellbeing by providing Healthcare Stories, the Health Planner to guide your creation of a healthy lifestyle, and in-depth interviews with up-to-date health and wellness information. For more info click here.
Cultural Based Healing Online Videos
gathering of healthcare, CAM, and traditional healing professionals
and educators gathered for the 2nd annual Ways of Knowing™ Symposium
to explore each other’s views on healing, health, and well-being.
The 3-day event began with 2 excellent research presentations by Dr. Stanley Krippner, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, and Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, President, The Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Kreitzer Testifies before U.S.Senate
The United States Senate is interested in healthcare reform and created hearings on "Principles of Integrative Health: A Path To Healthcare Reform". Mary Jo Kreitzer, Director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, was invited to testify from her unique perspective as an integrative healthcare educator, administrator, researcher, and leader. She proposed that we:
Wellness Initiative for the Nation (WIN)
In December 2008 the Samueli Institute, whose mission is to transform healthcare through the scientific exploration of healing, hosted over 100 healthcare experts to review and edit a draft document of the WIN proposal. The purpose of the Wellness Initiative for the Nation (WIN) is to proactively prevent disease and illness, promote health and productivity, and create well-being and flourishing for the people of America. Download WIN document here.
To achieve this, the WIN concept paper suggests ways people can create health, save on healthcare costs, and enhance their wellness through employing more self-care, lifestyle changes, and integrative healthcare practices. When implemented across the nation, WIN practices will help avert the looming fiscal crisis in healthcare. For more info about Samueli Institute: http://www.siib.org