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Mindfulness: Bringing Presence to your Practice

Oct 8, 2019

When was the last time you felt awake, aware and fully engaged? Probably more recently than you might think. It may be a surprise to learn that mindfulness is your natural state.

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Global healthcare workers co-create a new future at Heart Based Medicine Summit 2019

Aug 12, 2019

Heart-Based Medicine puts compassion back into healthcare during this San Francisco event. For Immediate Release Contact: Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer jan@heartbasedmedicine.org Date: June 27, 2019 San Francisco – Doctors, nurses, yoga instructors, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals are expected to descend upon San Francisco from Sept. 12-14 for the Heart Based Medicine Summit 2019. The Heart …

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6 Healthy Habits for Better Sleep

Jul 31, 2019

Sleep as we now know restores body and brain, as well as recalibrating us emotionally. To get the most from this nocturnal cleanse it makes sense to prepare for slumber. The body’s 24-hour internal clock keeps good time and uses daybreak and nightfall to ascertain whether you should be asleep or awake…

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Why We Dream

Jun 13, 2019

Don’t you find it strange that every night you have the equivalent of a psychotic episode while you’re sleeping? In his book ‘Why We Sleep’ Matthew Walker goes so far as to say we are routinely psychotic when we dream, swinging between hallucinations, delusions and emotions and waking with almost instant amnesia. Since we now …

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Life is more intelligent than medicine

May 20, 2019

Fourteen-year-old Tina would teach me more about medicine and the life force than I thought I needed to learn.

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Heart Based Medicine Summit

Heart Based Medicine Summit

May 2, 2019

In San Francisco from September 12 – 14 Healing comes from a caring heart. As healthcare practitioners, students and patients we all instinctively know that, yet it is rarely borne out in anyone’s experience. Dr Jan Bonhoeffer sees a different future for medicine, one that honours the healing relationship and fulfils a deeper calling. He …

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Sophie's Dilemma

Sophie’s Dilemma

Apr 12, 2019

Let me tell you about Sophie. When she came to my private office with her mother for the first time, I went to meet her in the crowded waiting lounge. ‘Sophie Wildwood, please,’ I called out as my eyes scanned the room for a 14 year old girl. A tall, slim girl with short blond…

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Health Care Professionals Are an Endangered Species

Mar 6, 2019

This morning, my hospital announced that a new CT scanner can produce more pictures per second while radio-blasting children at an unprecedented low level, so that more kids can be scanned by the machine. Medical IT and biotech companies are working on ‘lab-on-skin’ solutions, allowing us to measure up to 10,000 parameters without a needle…

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Sleepless Nights

Why We Sleep (and What Happens When We Don’t)

Jan 29, 2019

If you don’t mind me asking, when did you last get a good night’s sleep? When I say ‘good’ I mean more than 7 hours, uninterrupted. Insomnia is a modern plague and most of us get far less than the recommended amount of 8 hours every night. The World Health Organisation has even recently declared…

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Mrs. Jones Happy Again

Mrs. Jones

Jan 22, 2019

As an adolescent, I was active in church-based social work and would sometimes help out in homes for the elderly. One of the homes I visited had a quiet, oak-floored entry hall with a distinctive dusty smell. As you stood there, waiting to go inside, it felt as if nothing had changed for centuries.

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