Holistic hugs, well deserved
Running a conference is a risky proposition. A lot can go wrong. There’s no guarantee of financially breaking even, let alone making enough money to pay for all the staff time and other expenses that go into presenting such an event. Thankfully, AHMA had an edge this year.
Collective Energyopinion piece in last month's Time , the writer argued for the necessity of organized religion. Institutions and "obligations," he says, offer and do more for people than what might be found by those who are "spiritual but not religious," a growing category of Americans explored and quantified by a recent Pew report.
“Institutions can be slow, plodding, dictatorial... But institutions are also the only mechanism human beings know to perpetuate ideologies and actions.”
I learned something about the community that exists within AHMA, of the members for the members.
AHMA members make itlineup of speakers for AHMA’s 2013 integrative Gateway Medical Conference in St. Louis. Have you seen the presenters? They include AHMA President Molly Roberts, AHMA past presidents Hal Blatman and Alan Gaby and 17 other highly respected presenters. AHMA's pre-conference retreat will be the fourth in The Healer Within series: Shamanic Breathwork,™ led by Molly and Nita Gage. What an outstanding assortment of talented presenters!
AHMA leaders supporting self-careHenry Emmons, MD, leads The Resilient Healer, a weekend retreat for 40 holistic practitioners, in Minneapolis. It’s the third in a developing series of innovative AHMA programming designed to help members manage stress and stressors and heighten our ability to achieve and perform at high levels in order to be of maximum use to those we serve, starting with our selves and including families, communities, patients and clients. More AHMA healing retreats are on the way!
Our fellow members and friends at the Integrative Medicine Consortium are asking all member organizations to weigh in. We want to know: how is your life different / better / more challenging or rewarding because you observe and practice the principles of holistic medicine? What can you share?
Taking Stock in AHMA
79 New Members: What happened? What's next?ABIHM's 13th annual review course, in San Diego. A busy week for all, many new AHMAers then sat for the Nov. 2 ABIHM Board exam or attended AHMA’s retreat, “Rediscovering the Spirit of Healthcare,” that same day. A few actually did both, i.e., take the exam and join fellow retreaters upon completion. We are happy so many holistic practitioners expanded their skills and knowledge, worked toward Board certification, attended a transformational retreat and connected with AHMA through membership.
On Holistic History
Increasingly, physicians are aware of the need for a Holistic approach toward patients. At this time there is a need for an organization, which can unify physicians interested in safe, alternative approaches to drugs and surgery, and in addition which will incorporate the use of all traditional medical therapeutic approaches.
Which AHMA Event is Right for You?
Make Your Holistic Name Count, part 2