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A Fresh Look at ADHD

Mar 24, 2020

A Fresh Look at ADHD “I love your haircut, Joel. It looks like a crown, or like one of those hats which Egyptian priests wore in ancient times.” The young boy smiled as he passed by me and sat down on his chair. The notes in his file told me he was 12 years old, …

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Steffi Is Afraid of the Jab

Feb 29, 2020

“Steffi and Peter Meyer, please.” A family, who had been sitting in the corner of the waiting room, all stood up together. The father was tall, with short gray hair, and a three day beard. His wide open eyes conveyed a simple warmth. The mother was shorter than her husband, wearing leather boots, stylish jeans …

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Kindfulness – Patience with Patients

Jan 29, 2020

As a medical professional, it can often be difficult to predict what your day will bring to your door. Suffering of all kinds is likely to present itself in the course of your working week and it can be helpful to have some tools that will support and buffer you. One of those tools is …

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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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