ahc_article_183779 by xuyuzhu


                                               At the center
                                                               The Power of Guided Imagery
                                                               Explore this tool that supports your ability to imagine
                                                               for your own healing and highest level of well-being.
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               The University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and
               well-being by providing high-quality interdisciplinary education, conducting rigorous
 SPRING 2010   research, and delivering innovative programs that advance integrative health and healing.
                           SPRING 2010                                                                                                                                                                                   AT THE CENTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From the Director .............................................................Page 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Table of Contents.............................................................Page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ways of Knowing:
                                Dear Friends and Colleagues,                                                                                                                                                               Perspectives on Healing our Whole System................. Page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Power of Guided Imagery ..................................... Page 6
                                The arrival of 2010 marks an important           of education, research, outreach, and clinical
                                milestone for the Center for Spirituality        integration. You’ll see evidence of this push                                                                                             What Do They Know That We’ve Forgotten?
                                & Healing. Fifteen years ago, our work           described throughout this issue:                                                                                                          New column by Richard Leider...................................... Page 12
                                began within the walls of the University of                                                                                                                                              EDUCATIoN
                                                                                 • The inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice
                                Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. Our vision
                                                                                   degree (DNP) in Integrative Health and                                                                                                  Holistic Health & Healing Summer Institute
                                initially was modest – to improve the care of
                                                                                   Healing – offered through the School of                                                                                                 for Integrative Clinical Care........................................... Page 8
                                our patients by offering holistic services and
                                                                                   Nursing in collaboration with the Center                                                                                                Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
                                become more attentive to the cultural and
                                                                                   for Spirituality & Healing (p. 10).                                                                                                     in Integrative Health and Healing:
                                spiritual dimensions of care, hence our name
                                – Spirituality & Healing.                                                                                                                                                                  Faces of the Future........................................................... Page10
                                                                                 • A mini-grant program designed to stimulate
                                Within a short period of time, it was apparent
                                                                                   interdisciplinary, faculty-led research in                                                                                            RESEARCH
                                                                                   integrative health and healing (p. 16).
                                that there was a great need for education                                                                                                                                                  Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at the

                                                                                                                                        mandala capture the many diverse aspects of the Center’s work:

                                                                                                                                        going journey that continues to shape what we are to become.
                                                                                                                                        reflection, transformation, spirituality, creation, and lastly, the
                                                                                                                                        As a universal symbol of healing, the respective circles of the
                                and research. When we proposed to                • An expansion of the Purpose Project, our                                                                                                Center for Spirituality & Healing...................................Page 14
                                Dr. Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President for         powerful (and popular) collaboration with                                                                                               Center Unveils Mini-Grant Fund
                                the University’s Academic Health Center,           senior fellow, Richard Leider (p. 12).                                                                                                  To Support Faculty Research .........................................Page 16
                                that we offer a couple of academic courses,
                                he challenged us to think bigger and bolder      • An intentional, dynamic confluence                                                                                                    FACULTy
                                and noted that this approach to care would         between the amazing Ways of Knowing                                                                                                     An Open Letter to the Center from Sue Haddow .......Page 17
                                literally transform healthcare. As ambitious,      Symposium (co-sponsored with Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Faculty Notes ...................................................................Page 17

   From                         dedicated and enthusiastic as we were, I’m         Science Foundation) and our new Whole
                                not sure that any of us could quite imagine        Systems Healing initiative (p. 4).                                                                                                    IN THE NEWS
                                the work that would unfold over the next                                                                                                                                                   How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors.........Page 5

                                                                                 • The Holistic Health and Healing Summer
                                decade and a half.
                                                                                   Institute for nurses, leaders and other care                                                                                            Integrative Holistic Medicine in Minnesota .................Page 9
                                Today the Center’s mission is to enrich            providers committed to offering integrative                                                                                             Meditation Improves Cognition in

                                health and well-being by providing                 care within health organizations and                                                                                                    Those with Memory Loss ................................................Page 11
                                exemplary interdisciplinary education,             systems (p. 8).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Complementary Therapies Integrated
                                conducting rigorous research, and                                                                                                                                                          into Large Medical Centers............................................Page 15
                                                                                 What excites me most at this juncture in
                                delivering innovative outreach programs
                                                                                 the Center’s history, is not what we have                                                                                                 Deepak Chopra Visits the Center..................................Page 18
                                that advance integrative health and
                                                                                 accomplished (although I am mighty proud                                                                                                  Mediterranean Diet May Help
                                healing. Throughout this year, we are
                                                                                 of our work); rather, what awaits us in the

                                                                                                                                        facilitate healing; and Tibetans as visual representation of Buddhist beliefs.
                                                                                                                                        Mandala is the Sanskrit word for “circle” and is a sacred symbol that mirrors

                                                                                                                                        mandalas as healing and transformational art in the sand; art therapists to
                                                                                                                                        a state of consciousness through a concrete pattern. Native Americans use
                                celebrating our 15th birthday in our                                                                                                                                                       to Prevent Depression .....................................................Page 19
                                                                                 years ahead. Today, consumers are ready to
                                courses, programs and events. We will
                                                                                 take charge of their health and it is more
                                thank and honor hundreds of early
                                                                                 apparent than ever that true reform of the
                                supporters, ongoing partners, loyal donors,                                                                                                                                                Cover photo: from Craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons.
                                                                                 healthcare system will encompass a focus on
                                talented faculty, and passionate students –                                                                                                                                                Available at www.blacklockgallery.com
                                                                                 health and well-being as well as the science
                                in essence, everyone who has contributed
                                                                                 of health. So much yet to do!                                                                                                             Authors: Tony Baisley, Sharon Franquemont, Becky Gorman,
                                in their own unique ways to the Center’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Richard Leider, Dianne Lev, and Cass McLaughlin
                                ongoing influence and impact.                    I look forward to connecting with you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This bi-annual publication is a product of the University
                                                                                 throughout the year and hope to see you
                                After fifteen years of educating health                                                                                                                                                    of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing. Detailed
                                                                                 at upcoming events so that you can join us                                                                                                information about Center education, research, events, and
                                professionals – and the public – about
                                                                                 in this year-long celebration.                                                                                                            more can be found online. Letters to the editor must include
                                integrative health and healing, we are using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           name, address, phone number, and email address.
                                this milestone as inspiration to further ‘push   Warm regards,
                                the envelope’ in our Center’s core functions                                                                                                                                               Tony Baisley, editor                Center for Spirituality & Healing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BAISL001@umn.edu                    Mayo Memorial Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MMC #505
                                                                                 Mary Jo Kreitzer                                                                                                                                                              420 Delaware St. S.E.
                                                                                 Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing                                                                                                                                   Minneapolis, MN 55455


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                                                                                                                                                              At the ceNteR                                                       IN the NewS
    Ways of Knowing:
    Perspectives on Healing our Whole System
         by Sharon Franquemont, Director, Life Science Foundation

                                                                                                                                                                                                            How Mindfulness Can Make for Better
    One of the most profound questions of this era is:            when chaos emerges?); Social Entrepreneurship (How               “I have attended two Ways of Knowing and there’s                         Doctors (October 15, 2009)
    How can we heal our whole system? From the personal           do we find and maintain our own personal sense of                 nothing better. I find them enriching, renewing,
    to the planetary, it has become increasingly clear that       calling for the betterment of all life?); Sustainability          and they expand my knowing.”                                          It turns out that working and living in the zone, not just
    the challenges we face individually, as communities,          (What is the good news about sustainability and how               – Trish Herbert, PhD in Psychology and                                getting into it on occasion, may be one solution.
    and as a society are complex, interwoven, and daunting.       might we deepen our commitment to sustainable                       Gerontology
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last month, The Journal of the American Medical
    Where to begin to effect change? What actions, large and      practices?) and Eco-Healing (How do we tap the depths
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Association published the results of a study examining
    small, will truly make a life-affirming difference – for      of our relationship with the Earth to both heal and              “The content of the presentations exceed my                            the effects of a year-long course for primary care
    ourselves and for the greater good? As we study the vast      restore ourselves and our communities?)                           expectations and have nourished my meditational                       physicians on mindfulness, that ability to be in the zone
    internal and external systems (including environmental                                                                          and professional practices in ways that I always find                 and present in the moment purposefully and without
    and social systems) which influence our health and            A unique feature
                                                                                                                                    surprising. The flip side to the formal program is the                judgment. Seventy physicians enrolled and participated
    well-being, the connections – and repercussions –             of the 2010 Ways
                                                                  of Knowing
                                                                                      Nature always                                 rich personal connections one is bound to make!”                      in the four components of the course – mindfulness
    become evident.
                                                                  Symposium is        wears the colors                              – Barbara Bobrowitz, M. Education                                     meditation; writing sessions; discussions; and lectures
                                                                                                                                                                                                          on topics like managing conflict, setting boundaries and
    These questions frame the 4th Annual Ways of
    Knowing Symposium (WOK), hosted by the Center for
                                                                  a performance
                                                                  of the new play,
                                                                                      of the spirit.                               “This conference is exceptional. It provides insights

    Spirituality & Healing and the Life Science Foundation.       Nature, inspired                         – Ralph Waldo Emerson    that I bring directly back to the classroom to                        The effects of the sessions were dramatic. The
    Entitled Whole Systems Healing Theories, Integrative          by the lives and                                                  empower the next generation of nurses.”                               participating doctors became more mindful, less burned
    Practices, and Applications, WOK will once again create       philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry                     – Teddie Potter, RN, MS Nursing Higher Education                      out and less emotionally exhausted. But two additional
    a profound learning community, designed to restore the        David Thoreau. Led by Emerson’s direct descendent,                                                                                      findings surprised the investigators. Several of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          improvements persisted even after the yearlong course
    heart and inspire action long after the event has ended.      Tyson Forbes (TigerLion Arts), Nature is a striking
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ended. And, those changes correlated with a significant
    The 2010 WOK will be held at the beautiful Minnesota          example of ‘edutainment’ designed to evoke our deeper
                                                                                                                                                                                                          increase in attributes that contribute to patient-centered
    Landscape Arboretum from Tuesday, June 1st through            ties with nature and reveal inner strengths we have yet
                                                                                                                                      For more information about the Ways                                 care, such as empathy and valuing the psychosocial
    Friday June 4th. The gathering promises stimulating           to consider. Nestled inside the Symposium experience,
                                                                                                                                      of Knowing Symposium, including                                     factors that might affect a patient’s illness experience.
    knowledge, collegial interactions and personal renewal        its seeds will add artistry to what we carry back to our            registration instructions or proceedings
    – elements that characterize the WOK experience. Past         family, friends, colleagues, and communities.                                                                                           To read the full article: www.nytimes.com/2009/
                                                                                                                                      from past symposia, please visit: www.
    participants report that these gatherings have influenced                                                                                                                                             10/15/health/15chen.html?_r=2&emc=eta1
                                                                  Another highlight to this year’s Symposium will appeal
    their perspectives, strengthened and added to their                                                                                                                                                   _____________
    professional networks, revealed research directions, and      to those interested in technology-based educational                 To experience the Whole Systems Healing
    evoked personal healing.                                      tools. Many of the concepts associated with Whole                   RLOs, please visit www.csh.umn.edu/                                 Editor’s Note:
                                                                  Systems Healing are well-suited to an individualized,               wsh                                                                 The Center for Spirituality & Healing offers
    Internationally-celebrated systems experts, Alan Briskin      self-directed format of online learning modules.
                                                                                                                                   The Center for Spirituality & Healing and Life Science Foundation      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs
    (Collective Wisdom) and Diana Whitney (Appreciative           Several have now been created including Gentle                   are grateful to the Oswald and Ronning Family Foundations for          several times a year. With busy schedules and constant
    Leadership,) will co-lead the Symposium’s exploration         Action, Understanding Complex Systems and Integrative            supporting this year’s powerful confluence between the Ways of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          noise affecting all of us, this program helps individuals
    of Whole Systems Healing. Their synergistic approaches        Leaderships; development of others is underway. At               Knowing Symposium and the Whole Systems Healing curriculum.
                                                                                                                                   We also appreciate our collaboration with the Center for Therapeutic   to manage stress and live more fully. See back cover for
    mix new information with stories and experiential             the Symposium, workstations will be available for
                                                                                                                                   Horticulture Recreation Services at the Minnesota Landscape            upcoming dates and locations.
    practices intended to build attendees’ inner capacity to      participants to explore the various modules and                  Arboretum. We hope that explorers from all sectors will join us for
    serve as agents of societal healing and global restoration.   provide feedback to the Center’s educational design              this remarkable learning adventure!
    Other facilitators include Paul Schultz, Glenda Eoyang,       team. Our goal is to have these compelling learning
    Wendy Morris, Terry Gips, Eric Utne, and Orland               products available for participants’ continued use so
    Bishop. Center Director, Mary Jo Kreitzer, and Life           that WOK gleanings may be readily applied to family,
    Science Foundation Director, Sharon Franquemont,              neighborhood, workplace and global endeavors.
    will facilitate the four-day program. WOK participants
    will take a deep dive into topics and practices such as:      The WOK experience truly transcends any description
    Gentle Action (How do we transform our own lives and          conveyed in writing. With time designated for
    our organizations’ cultures in gentle ways?); Chaos,          presentations, small-group conversation, dialogue with
    Complexity, and Creativity (How does chaos ultimately         like-minded colleagues, and meditation to align one’s
    produce creativity and how can we respond productively        inner and outer lives, the gathering is considered a
                                                                  cherished jewel by those who attend year after year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                               At the ceNteR
          The Power of                                                 by Becky Gorman, PA-C, Teaching Faculty
                                                                       for Health Coaching Program

        Guided Imagery                                                 In this opening imagery, consider what you
                                                                       could “see” in your mind’s eye. What did you
                                                                                                                         For millennia, images have been considered highly
                                                                                                                         powerful. It was believed that negative thoughts and
                                                                                                                                                                                       How can I use Guided Imagery?

                                                                       see that wasn’t mentioned? What did you           images could cause illness. Likewise, positive images         Two ways: as a regular practice to develop a stronger
                                                                       feel – physically, emotionally, and spiritually   could promote healing. Indigenous cultures used               baseline of relaxation and balance over time, and as a
                                                                       beyond what was highlighted? For those of         imagery to visualize a healthy state and support their        tool to use in stressful moments to restore balance. Find
                               When I close my eyes, I see the                                                                                                                         a time to practice guided imagery in a quiet environment
                                                                       you who might say, “I can’t feel things,” start   own healing. Hippocrates and Aristotle recognized
                                fiery glow of the setting sun.         with whatever you do feel.                        the power of imagery for healing the heart, the brain,        conducive to relaxation. The advantage of a consistent
                                                                                                                         and the body. Over the course of time, we have seen           practice is to entrain the body to sustain greater levels
                                    Its intense crimson radiance       Frequently in my work with individuals and                                                                      of relaxation in the course of daily life as well as during
                                                                                                                         the use of imagery in many domains of life – sports,
                                                                       groups, people say to me “I’m not a visual                                                                      sleep. This can then carry through under high levels of
                                      holds and mesmerizes me.                                                           public presentations, difficult conversations, music
                                                                       person. I don’t (can’t) see things.” I beg to                                                                   stress resulting in the ability to remain more relaxed
                                                                                                                         performances, creative business sessions, and to
                                                                       differ. We can all imagine and we do so all                                                                     even in the midst of turmoil.
                                It pulses ever more softly as it                                                         visualize one’s potentials and possibilities.
                                                                       the time. Tell me: what does the outside of
                                     inches below the horizon.         your house look like? Where is the front          Imagery is the art of making images, the product              Guided imagery can also be used to reduce surges of
                                                                       door? How many windows are on the front           of imagination, and the ability to see pictures in            the fight-flight stress reaction during stressful times –
                                                                                                                                                                                       to return to a more calm state as quickly as possible.
                                   My skin, so warm from the           of your home? Any shrubs, trees, specific         the “mind’s eye.” Guided imagery utilizes a guide
                                                                       landscaping? Is there a driveway? What about      (someone’s voice and words) to assist us in imagining.        Having the baseline established through an ongoing
                             sun’s rays, now cools with every                                                                                                                          practice makes this much easier. Again, a marker of
                                                                       sidewalks? Describe it to me, or even draw        The guide helps us connect with images and associated
                                moment of the sun’s setting.           it. If we were speaking, I’m sure you could       feelings that take us to a different place, a more            health is not just that we can return to a calm state,
                                                                       effortlessly give me mountains of details.        comforting and vital state.                                   but how quickly we can do so.
                                 As the day closes its eyes, the                                                                                                                       • Guided Imagery – Who:
                                                                       Imagery and imagining are a part of life.         What are Guided Imagery’s Benefits?
                                      evening slowly awakens.                                                                                                                           Anyone who is well and wishes to increase their well-
                                                                       They are tools we use every day without
                                                                                                                         One of the under-appreciated benefits guided imagery           being, as well as those who are suffering from symptoms
                                                                       recognizing it. We imagine good things
                                           My breath slows with the    happening and worry that upsetting events
                                                                                                                         provides is relaxation. It is frequently used to assist us     or illnesses and wish to support the body in its natural
                                                   calm evening air.                                                     in reaching calm, peaceful, restful states to support          healing abilities are perfect candidates for guided imagery.
                                                                       could take place. We imagine feeling both
                                                                                                                         the body in reducing stress and increasing the                 That really includes all of us!
                                                                       good and feeling ill. When we experience
                                                                                                                         relaxation response. This is an antidote to the hyped-up
                                                        I’m relaxed.   a difference in our bodies, we might                                                                            • Guided Imagery – When:
                                                                                                                         sympathetic nervous system in times of stress. By using
                                                                       imagine the best- or worst-case scenarios,                                                                       Guided imagery can be used at any time from short
                                                                                                                         guided imagery as an ongoing practice, we develop a
                                                                       or something in between. We can see our
                                                          At peace.                                                      consistent, deeper level of balance by retraining the
                                                                                                                                                                                        moments in the middle of your day to extended sessions at
                                                                       bodies as inherently strong and able to                                                                          a specific time. Often we need both options as we engage
                                                                                                                         body’s system to function more often in its natural state.
                                                                       heal, or as fragile, susceptible and weakly                                                                      daily life. The sustained practice undergirds our lives over
                                                             Quiet.    incapable at times.                               Obviously, we need the physiological stress response to        time, and the use in acute situations offers us a tool to
                                                                                                                         handle life’s events appropriately. Unfortunately, most        calm us in the midst of storms.
                                                                       Because imagery and imagining can work
                                                                                                                         of us are over-stressed and live in continuous levels of
                                                                       to our benefit – or to our detriment – it                                                                       Making Guided Imagery Work for You
                                                                                                                         chronic stress, which translates to chronic, perpetual
                                                                       is important to be conscious about what
                                                                                                                         upset of our body’s balances. Eventually, this can lead to    A powerful aspect of any recording is that it engages all
                                                                       images we sustain and the impact they have
                                                                                                                         severe imbalances and illness. By integrating an ongoing      your senses. You see the images in your mind’s eye. You
                                                                       on our well-being. Guided Imagery is a tool
                                                                                                                         guided imagery practice, we sustain healthier states          feel the textures and sensations as you sink deeply into
                                                                       to help us support and channel our ability
                                                                                                                         over time, while also having the ability to handle acute      the sounds and pictures. The images are positive and
                                                                       to imagine for our own healing and highest
                                                                                                                         situations using imagery when needed. In short, we can        healing. They support the sounds, words and feelings of
                                                                       level of well-being.
                                                                                                                         optimize the body’s wisdom to heal itself.                    the flow. Breathing patterns are described to guide you to
                                                                       What is Guided Imagery?                                                                                         slower rhythms as a way to elicit deeper relaxation states.
                                                                                                                         Stress management can be described not only as one’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       An entrainment occurs whereby the body moves into
                                                                       Guided imagery is a healing tool that             ability to move from stress to states of relaxation, but
                                                                                                                                                                                       new patterns of relaxation – the body does this naturally
                                                                       maximizes the power of imagery and                more importantly, how quickly we are able to do so. This
                                                                                                                                                                                       with the right support. With regular practice, this has
                                                                       visualization. Imagery has been used since        ability to change is the marker for how well you handle
                                                                                                                                                                                       a cumulative affect. Part of the entrainment is that the
                                                                       ancient times in essentially all cultures and     stress. As a result, we can all benefit by utilizing stress
                                                                                                                                                                                       body begins to sink into these deeper states of relaxation
                                                                       is perhaps one of the oldest healing rituals.     relaxation skills in our lives.
                                                                                                                                                                                       more quickly and naturally, and sustain them longer.

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                                                                       Photo from craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons.
                                                                       Available at www.blacklockgallery.com
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                                                                                                                                                            eDucAtIoN                                             IN the NewS
    Calling All Healthcare Professionals:
    Announcing the Holistic Health & Healing
    Summer Institute for Integrative Clinical Care June 14-18, 2010
         by Cass McLaughlin, Outreach Coordinator                                                                                                                                             Integrative Holistic Medicine in
                                                                                                                                                                                              Minnesota (May 2009)
                                                                To this end, the Center for Spirituality & Healing, the       > their patients after returning to work. The Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                            For more than 25 years, Minnesota has been at the
                                                                School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota and            Institute provides the knowledge and confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                            forefront of integrative holistic medicine. The state
                                                                Woodwinds Health Campus has joined forces to offer              to explore incorporating integrative therapies and
                                                                                                                                                                                            began earning its reputation as a leader in 1982, the
Health &                                                        the Holistic Health and Healing Summer Institute for
                                                                Integrative Clinical Care. Now in its fourth year, the
                                                                                                                                healing practices for patients as well as their families.
                                                                                                                                Past graduates have brought Reiki, guided imagery
                                                                                                                                                                                            year Mankato became home to the Wellness Center of

                                                                                                                                                                                            Minnesota, one of the first integrative medicine clinics
                                                                Summer Institute is offered one week a year to nurses,          and healing touch to patients – and their own staff
                                                                                                                                                                                            in the United States. In 1993, Hennepin County Medical
                                                                hospital administrators, as well as healthcare leaders          – creating environments of healing and wellness
                                                                                                                                                                                            Center became the first conventional medical facility in
Summer Institute                                                and organizational teams wanting to bring holistic
                                                                health and healing practices to their organizations.
                                                                                                                                organization-wide. Furthermore, healthcare leaders
                                                                                                                                who’ve experienced the Summer Institute have been
                                                                                                                                                                                            the country to open an alternative medicine clinic. Two
                                                                                                                                                                                            years later, the University of Minnesota established the
                                                                                                                                better able to shift personal and organizational
                                                                The Summer Institute provides participants broad                                                                            Center for Spirituality & Healing; this was followed by
                                                                                                                                “modus operandi” to address institutional cultural
                                                                exposure to the application of integrative health                                                                           the establishment of integrative medicine programs
    Recently, a friend of mine had family members in three                                                                      changes needed to accommodate a more holistic
                                                                and healing to patients in a variety of clinical and                                                                        at the Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury,
    major Minnesota hospitals. To her surprise and chagrin,                                                                     patient centered care model in their places of work.
                                                                community settings. This program is meant to immerse                                                                        Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in
    not one of the hospitals provided information or care                                                                       While my friend’s family members are now
                                                                participants in theories and practices, offering tools and                                                                  Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Abbott Northwestern
    of any kind regarding complementary therapies and                                                                           recovering, I cannot help but wonder what their
                                                                information that can be readily applied in their own                                                                        Hospital in Minneapolis. In addition, Minnesota’s
    healing practices, such as guided imagery, healing                                                                          healing might have been had a more integrative
                                                                work environments.                                                                                                          Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act (MN
    touch, essential oils, or even acupuncture. After years                                                                     approach been available. Would they have
                                                                                                                                                                                            Statue 146A) was signed into law in 2000, protecting
    of successful partnering with many knowledgeable local      The Summer Institute is held at Woodwinds Health                experienced less pain? Would they have slept better;
                                                                                                                                                                                            natural healers’ legal right to work with clients.
    health partners, I, too, was hopeful that consumers         Campus in Woodbury. According to Val Lincoln,                   needed less medication and possibly healed more
    would find more access to these therapies and practices.    Clinical Lead of Integrative Clinical Services: “Our            quickly requiring less overnight stays or return visits?    The public responded enthusiastically to these early
    Minnesota is home to a number of leaders in this field,     philosophy of Woodwinds is to support staff to be               Yes, these are rhetorical questions, but I believe that     efforts to expand the concept of medical care and to
    including Abbott Northwestern’s Penny George Institute      the best they can be so they can provide even more              something special occurs within a family when               make complementary therapies more accessible. In
    for Health and Healing and Woodwinds Health Campus          patient-centered and compassionate care. With this              healing is experienced by one – the residual effects        turn, more and more physicians, including some who
    (HealthEast Care System), which has an on-site Natural      philosophy, we have the highest staff engagement scores         are felt by all. And, as we all know, the gift of health    were initially skeptical about complementary therapies,
    Care Center in collaboration with Northwestern Health       in the country, which has drastically reduced employee          and happiness for our loved ones is one of life’s most      have become interested in learning more about how to
    Sciences University. Along with other initiatives at area   attrition.” At Woodwinds, the Holistic Practice Council,        important treasures. Let’s advocate for integrative         integrate them into their practice. Consequently, more
    hospitals, huge strides are being made in the area of       in partnership with the Integrative Services Council,           care (and education) that works for our consumers,          than a hundred physicians throughout the state are
    integrative medicine. No longer in the shadows, many        oversees much of the organization’s integrative policies        providers and for our healthcare system.                    now practicing integrative holistic medicine to varying
    integrative therapies are now the subject of evidence-      and procedures, including training employees in the                                                                         degrees – and that number is growing.
    based research, and count many satisfied consumers as       use of healing practices in each of the hospital’s units.                                                                   To read full article: www.minnesotamedicine.com/
    believers who have experienced their healing powers.        The delivery of holistic care is foundationally supported                                                                   PastIssues/May2009/ClinicalTorkelsonMay2009/
    As the healthcare debate continues to wrangle on,           by the integration of a holistic nursing model of care.                                                                     tabid/2963/Default.aspx
                                                                A dedicated Healing Arts Therapy volunteer pool of
    I believe it is critical that organizations step forward
    to advance the use of integrative therapies.                clinicians partner with the bedside RN in the delivery of
                                                                                                                                      To know more                                          _____________

                                                                practices such as Healing Touch or Reiki. These services              For more information about the program,               Editor’s Note: The Holistic Health & Healing
    According to recent statistics, nearly half of the
                                                                are augmented by licensed acupuncturists. Furthermore,                course requirements, fees and/or                      Summer Institute for Integrative Clinical Care, a
    American public has tried (or is currently using) some
                                                                in each of the single-patient rooms and in the resource                                                                     joint effort by the Center, the School of Nursing and
    type of complementary therapy or healing practice.                                                                                registration, email Cass McLaughlin,
                                                                center, there is information about these therapies and                                                                      Woodwinds Health Campus, is being offered June
    It is clear that the demand for more holistic care now                                                                            outreach Coordinator, at:
                                                                practices for patients to consider.                                                                                         14-18, 2010 at Woodwinds. The Summer Institute
    exists and many believe that helping consumers “take                                                                                mclau033@umn.edu or call                            gives participants broad exposure to the application
    charge of their health” is one way to tackle our out-of-    In the past, participants in the Summer Institute have
                                                                                                                                        612-626-5319. you can also register                 of integrative health and healing in a variety of
    control healthcare costs. It makes sense: give people       hailed from across the world, including Canada, Hong
                                                                                                                                        at www.tickets.umn.edu                              clinical and community settings. This program
    the tools they need to stay well and we will, ultimately,   Kong, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and the United
                                                                                                                                        (click on the Center’s logo).                       is meant to immerse participants in theories and
    experience better health while minimizing our current       Kingdom. After a week-long learning experience
                                                                                                                                                                                            practices offering tools and information that can be
    financial drain on the healthcare system.                   among their peers, many have reported that they were                  For more information on how you can
                                                                                                                                                                                            readily applied in health professionals’ own settings.
                                                                better able to support the healing environment of                     Take Charge of your Health, visit:
                                                                                                                          >                                                                 For more information, including registration,
                                                                                                                                        www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu                        contact Cass McLaughlin at 612-626-5319.

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                                                                                                                                                               eDucAtIoN                                               IN the NewS
     Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing:

     Faces of the Future
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pilot Study Published in Journal of
          by Tony Baisley, Communications Director                                                                                                                                               Alzheimer’s Disease Reveal Meditation
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Improves Cognition in those with Memory
     It wasn’t until October, 2008 that Judy Wagner, a nurse       and Healing DNP is one of fourteen specialty areas            > The School of Nursing continues to be responsive              Loss (February, 2010)
     for almost 20 years, was first introduced to mind-body        that will prepare graduates to work with individuals,           to the changing needs of healthcare and consumer
     medicine. Along with Laurie Kubes, a fellow nurse             families, communities, and health systems on ways               empowerment. “Integrative health is core to the             The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
     practitioner from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center,          to improve health by focusing on health promotion,              future of healthcare and we are pleased to be               recently announced data demonstrating that a specific
     Wagner received a scholarship from the George Family          disease prevention, and chronic disease management,             developing one of the first advanced nursing degree         meditation performed daily for 8-weeks increased brain
     Foundation to attend Jim Gordon’s Mind-Body Medicine          with a emphasis on managing lifestyle changes and               programs in the country with this focus,” said Dean         activity in areas central to memory and actually improved
     Professional Training. (Gordon, a clinical professor at       incorporating the use of integrative therapies. Graduates       Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI.                       cognition in patients suffering from memory problems.
     Georgetown University School of Medicine, also runs           are prepared to provide leadership in hospitals,                                                                            The results of the study, conducted at the University of
                                                                                                                                   “We’ve had tremendous support from the Nursing
     the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which offered the          outpatient facilities, health plans, corporate and                                                                          Pennsylvania, were published in an early online version
                                                                                                                                   administration and also within the Academic Health
     5-day workshop.)                                              community organizations, as well as in private practice.                                                                    of an article scheduled to appear in the Journal of
                                                                                                                                   Center,” said Linda Halcón, co-coordinator of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               Alzheimer’s Disease (Volume 20:2, April 2010).
                                                                                                     Students enrolled             Integrative Health and Healing DNP. “This first class
                                                                                                     in the program will           has already qualified themselves as leaders. They           The risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rises dramatically as
                                                                                                     acquire skills in several     truly want to transform the future by introducing           people age and, as the ranks of our nation’s elderly swell,
                                                                                                     areas including mind/         new care models into their organizations,” said             the number of people facing this dreadful disease will
                                                                                                     body healing, botanical       Halcón. “I think these nurses will be pioneers”             devastate our already overburdened healthcare system.
                                                                                                     medicine, clinical            believes Halcón. “They will have the skills and             Slowing the progression of AD would lessen this burden
                                                                                                     aromatherapy, health          knowledge to change the system.”                            dramatically, but few options to slow, or perhaps even
                                                                                                     coaching, spirituality,                                                                   prevent, memory loss exist. “While meditation is already
                                                                                                                                   Wagner wants to explore integrative therapies that
                                                                                                     and culturally-based                                                                      practiced by millions, this is the first study to investigate
                                                                                                                                   can help her heart failure patients enjoy better
                                                                                                     healing traditions.                                                                       its potential to reverse memory loss in patients with
                                                                                                                                   health. “We have quality research and medication
                                                                                                     According to Julie                                                                        cognitive impairment,” said Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD,
                                                                                                                                   guidelines in heart failure, but it’s still not enough.
                             Nurses Judy Wagner and Laurie Kubes lead “chair yoga” for               Schmidt, HealthEast’s                                                                     the medical director of the Alzheimer’s Research and
                                                                                                                                   So many external factors like stress affect healing,”
                             fellow colleagues most mornings before patients arrive.                 Vice President and                                                                        Prevention Foundation. Kirtan Kriya (KK), the meditation
                                                                                                                                   says Wagner. “Patients with the same diagnosis,
                                                                                                     Chief Transformation                                                                      evaluated in the study, is a 12-minute practice from the
                                                                                                                                   getting the same treatments, can show radically
     Feeling as if something was lacking in the conventional      Officer, “Healthcare facilities are increasingly looking                                                                     Kundalini yoga tradition.“ These results confirm what we
                                                                                                                                   different outcomes. I think integrative therapies, like
     methods she used with her patients, Wagner wanted            for nurses who provide holistic care and are skilled in                                                                      have long observed in clinical practice, that this brief,
                                                                                                                                   mindfulness practice or guided imagery, should be
     to know more about mind-body medicine. Through               integrating that care along with expert nursing practice.”                                                                   simple meditation can have a meaningful impact on
                                                                                                                                   considered in conjunction with drug treatments.”
     intense 10-hour days, Wagner and Kubes embarked on           Indeed, both Wagner and Kubes did not envision                                                                               memory and on the quality of people’s lives as they age.”
     a journey to understand the scientific basis for mind-       themselves going back to school but knew they wanted             “Lifestyle is fifty percent of heart failure                The frontal lobe of the brain, which became more active
     body medicine using a small group approach.                  to develop new skills to bring back to their practices.          management. And self-care is probably the most              as a result of meditation in the study, aids in attention
                                                                  Currently, there are nine students enrolled in the first         important lifestyle issue for my patients, many of          and concentration and has been shown to be affected in
     It was quite an introduction!” Wagner exclaims. “If I
                                                                  cohort. All are working health professionals.                    whom are elderly – it really becomes a team effort          patients with dementia disorders.
     hadn’t experienced it in such a concentrated manner,
                                                                                                                            >      with their families to keep them well. Giving patients
     getting both didactic as well as experiential training,                                                                                                                                   To read full article: www.cnbc.com/id/35558317/
                                                                                                                                   (and their families) all the tools they need to stay
     I don’t know if I would have ‘gotten it’ as much as I                                                                                                                                     site/14081545
     now do.” Wagner and Kubes continued their training                To know more                                                out of the hospital is my job. First, I want to stabilize
                                                                                                                                   their heart failure symptoms with good medical              _____________
     by taking an advanced training workshop in early
     2009. Today, the nurses have implemented gentle yoga
                                                                       The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)                        therapy, and then give them the knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing
                                                                       replaces the Master of Science (MS). The DNP                information to enjoy the best quality of life.”
     sessions for their patients, as well as their colleagues, at                                                                                                                              offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
     the nurse-run Chronic Disease Management Clinic at                in Integrative Health and Healing is a three-year           “I find that I want to work harder for my patients          programs several times a year. Visit our website for
     the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.                                graduate degree conducted in an executive                   because of all that they’ve gone through and all            more information on courses, retreats and other special
                                                                       learning format (e.g. distance learning with limited        that they mean to our society,” Wagner reflects. “I         events. Also, visit the “Healing Practices” section of
     Wagner and Kubes are among the first cohort of students
                                                                       time spent in the classroom). For more information          do think patients want more integrative therapies           our Taking Charge of Your Health website for more
     in the inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
                                                                       on the DNP degree visit:                                    to choose from but they aren’t currently offered. I         information on Meditation; Mind-Body Therapies; and
     (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing, a joint degree
                                                                                                                                   hope one day soon we can provide more integrative           Mindful Movement: www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu
     program from the School of Nursing and the Center                   www.nursing.umn.edu/DNP/home.html
                                                                                                                                   therapies and self-care tools to take better care of our
     for Spirituality & Healing. The Integrative Health
                                                                                                                                   collective health and healing.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At the ceNteR
     WHAT Do
     THEy KNoW
          A new column by Richard Leider, Senior Fellow

     Back to the rhythm. I was reflecting on what this meant        pot. They have lived this way since the dawn of human          greater the lack of community and sharing. Is it because
     as the soft night air embraced us walking down the             consciousness. That any of us are here at all is due           in an existence layered with too much “stuff,” it’s
     steps to the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport. The            entirely to the long-term “culture of sharing” that these      harder to reach our essence – that which is core to our
     familiar scent of burning acacia wood was in the air from      original people, with their courage, skills and knowledge      deepest fulfillment? I wonder whether the very purpose
     evening cooking fires of small households. It was good         continue to uphold.                                            of all the stuff we acquire (and then store!) creates an
     to be back in Tanzania. I was experiencing the freedom                                                                        unintentional blockade between ourselves and the more
                                                                    So, what’s the point of this Africa journey? What can we
     that arises when we embark on a journey greater than                                                                          difficult questions that Maslow postures? Perhaps the
                                                                    learn from the Hadza? What do they know that we have
     ourselves – a journey back to the rhythm.                                                                                     quest for more sufficiently numbs us so that the hard
                                                                                                                                   questions will go away, temporarily. Out in the African
     Many of us get trapped inside our
                                                                                               Days later, listening to the        bush, that stuff is meaningless. (Each of us on this
     own stories, especially as we approach
                                                                                               Hadza tell their stories, it        journey has intentionally lightened our load; we’re
     the second half of our lives. We find
                                                                                               dawns on me that the “old           allowed to bring only thirty pounds for three weeks!)
     ourselves unwilling to do things outside
                                                                                               way” – the deep ethos of
     our own worldview. Gradually our tribe                                                                                        The quest for meaning is a 21st century megatrend.
                                                                                               sharing on purpose that has
     – our circle of friends – gets tighter,                                                                                       Many of us yearn for tribe, sharing and lightened loads.
     the range of experiences, more limited.
                                                                                               shaped you and me – is a way
                                                                                               of life now forgotten. Their
                                                                                                                                   I believe the Hadza’s “sharing gene” is still deep within     To know more
     Unless we do something to shake                                                                                               our human nature. Perhaps, we have forgotten…not that
                                                                                               storytelling body language,                                                                       For several years,
     ourselves up, the circle we enjoy can                                                                                         we evolved from a hunter-gatherer existence, but that we
                                                                                               joy and humor, are positively                                                                     Richard Leider’s work
     become a noose.                                   “My observation is that the                                                 once lived in a profoundly different way. For centuries,
                                                                                               captivating. The Hadza history                                                                    has inspired the Center’s Purpose Project
                                                        more affluent the society,                                                 the Hadza culture of sharing protected them, ensured
     An antidote to rigidity can be to go                                                      is continually reinterpreted
                                                        the greater the lack of                                                    their survival, and promoted the well-being of the            – workshops which facilitate individuals’
     back to the rhythm – to do things we                                                      and reinvented through their
                                                        community and sharing.”                                                    community as a whole, as it still does today.                 exploration of meaning and purpose in the
     wouldn’t ordinarily do – to keep our                                                      magnificent imagination in the
                                                                       – Richard Leider                                                                                                          second half of life. This past January, Leider
     circle expanding rather than contracting.                                                 stories they create and retell      In our updated Working on Purpose – and new this
     This Inventure Expedition to Tanzania,                                                    around the fire. Their stories      year: Living on Purpose workshops, we observe many
                                                                                                                                                                                                 led an Inventure Expedition to Tanzania, and
     the 28th such trip I’ve led, is an adventure of the spirit,    embody continuous change, improvisation and growth,            people questing to go “back to the rhythm,” wanting           the journey gave him a rare opportunity to
     a journey both inside and outside of ourselves. Over the       yet their worldview, grounded in a sharing culture,            to shake themselves up, reframe their stories, and see        share these reflections. In 2010, in conjunction
     course of nineteen days, we had the privilege to spend         does not change.                                               the next phase of their lives with fresh eyes. With this      with the Center’s 15th anniversary, Leider will
     some time with the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers featured                                                                          quest comes new questions: “Am I operating at the             celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of his
                                                                    Surprising myself, I flash back to a section of the book
     in National Geographic (December, 2009).                                                                                      level of purpose, simplicity and sharing that I need?”        landmark book, The Power of Purpose.
                                                                    I just completed writing, the 25th anniversary edition
                                                                                                                                   “Do I have to sell all of my belongings to find purpose
     For more than 99 percent of the time since the genus           of The Power of Purpose. Suddenly, I see everything that                                                                     In support of these milestones, the Center
                                                                                                                                   and meaning?” “Who is my tribe?” and “Who is on my
     Homo arose two million years ago, we have lived as             I was trying to convey through the lens of the Hadza.                                                                        and Leider are reimaging the Purpose Project
                                                                                                                                   shared path?”
     hunter-gatherers. Genetic testing suggests they may            I’m reminded of Abraham Maslow, the oft-quoted                                                                               and will host a special two-day workshop
     represent one of the primary roots of the human family         psychologist, who set up what he called a “hierarchy           If you too are asking these questions, be assured that        on Living on Purpose (May 5) and
     tree – perhaps 100,000 years old. About a thousand             of needs,” which helped identify why people engage             you are not alone. They are essential, and I don’t hesitate   Working on Purpose (May 7).
     Hadza live in the Lake Eyasi Great Rift Valley region.         in behaviors. He claimed that before one can focus on          to say that our species’ future depends on them. Maybe
                                                                                                                                                                                                 To register, or for more information, please visit:
     They are, perhaps, the last hunter-gatherers living a          purpose, meaning or self-actualization, one must first         the Hadza hunter-gathers can help us answer them and
     traditional life in Africa. They still make fire with sticks,  fulfill a host of basic needs such as the provision of food,   find some of what we have forgotten.                            csh.umn.edu click on “The Purpose
     carve their own weapons, and hunt and gather for their         shelter and safety.                                                                                                            Project”
     food. Traditional Hadza live free of possessions except
                                                                    Oddly, I often experience the opposite to be true. My
     a knife, bow and arrows, an ax, a digging stick, a pipe
                                                                    observation is that the more affluent the society, the
     made from hollowed out stone, and, maybe, a cooking

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                                                                                                                                                                    ReSeARch                                      IN the NewS
     Interdisciplinary Research
     Fellowship at the Center for
                                                                                                                                                                                             Complementary therapies are being
     Spirituality & Healing                                                                             Susie Emond and Dennis
                                                                                                        McKenna, PhD, discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                             integrated into large medical centers as
                                                                                                                                                                                             physicians see their benefits. (May 2009)
          GRADUATE STUDENTS GET oPPoRTUNITy                                                             Emond’s research project.
          FoR INTERDISCIPLINARy RESEARCH WoRK                                                                                                                                              Cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic were looking for ways to
                                                                                                                                                                                           help bypass patients heal quickly and feel comfortable.
          by Tony Baisley, Communications Director
                                                                                                                                                                                           So they decided to do a small experiment: They gave
                                                                                                                                                                                           30 patients massages on the second and fourth day
     Each year, the Graduate School, on behalf of the              other bioactive plants used by indigenous peoples – has          > the 2010-11 academic year making timely degree
                                                                                                                                                                                           following surgery. Another 30 listened to a massage
     Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team, awards year-long            led to the discovery of novel medicines with greater               progress. Students who have passed the preliminary
                                                                                                                                                                                           therapist talk about the benefits of massage. Those who
     Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding         frequency compared to random sampling. Since 2004,                 oral examination are also eligible. (Students who
                                                                                                                                                                                           received massages in the 2005 study had statistically
     Graduate School students that would benefit from              I’ve been privileged to work with Dr. Hoye on a project            have received a Graduate School Fellowship or
                                                                                                                                                                                           significant reductions in pain and anxiety, maintained
     interaction with faculty at one of several designated         funded by the Stanley Medical Research Foundation.                 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-11 are
                                                                                                                                                                                           healthier heart rates and blood pressures, and required
     University of Minnesota interdisciplinary research            The focus of the project has been the identification and           not eligible.)
                                                                                                                                                                                           less narcotic pain relief than those who did not. Intrigued
     centers or institutes (see sidebar). The fellowship           isolation of structurally novel molecules in Amazonian
                                                                                                                                                                                           by these results, they did a second study two years later
     provides a study opportunity for promising students           ethnomedical plants that are used to treat mental
                                                                                                                                                                                           of 220 bypass patients and got the same results. Today,
     with research and scholarly interests complementing           illnesses, particularly schizophrenia and the cognitive            Participating Interdisciplinary Research             all cardiac surgery patients at Mayo get postoperative
     those of the host center and its faculty. This past year      deficits that are associated with that disease. Since the          Centers/Institutes:                                  massages and listen to Mannheim Steamroller recordings,
     Susie Emond has been the recipient of this award. Her         project began we have conducted five expeditions to
                                                                                                                                                                                           the combination of which lowers heart rates and blood
     mentor at the Center is Dennis McKenna, PhD, Assistant        the Peruvian Amazon, and have screened over 130                      Center for Spirituality & Healing
                                                                                                                                                                                           pressure and reduces the need for pain medication.
     Professor.                                                    Amazonian plant species for bioactive chemistries using              (www.csh.umn.edu)
                                                                   receptor binding assays.”                                                                                               ‘Transformative Model’
                                                                                                                                        Consortium on Law and Values in Health,
     “Dr. Tom Hoye, my advisor, in the Department of
                                                                                                                                        Environment, and the Life Sciences,                Some say integrative medicine is just what is needed
     Chemistry, has always encouraged me to approach               However, making collections in the field and
                                                                                                                                        (www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu)                   to transform healthcare. Mary Jo Kreitzer, director of
     chemistry broadly and take every opportunity to learn         documenting folk uses, are only one side of
                                                                                                                                        Institute for Advanced Study                       the Center for Spirituality & Healing, which focuses on
     about related research outside of my specialty area,” says    ethnopharmacology. “The other takes place in the
                                                                                                                                        (http://ias.umn.edu)                               research into and education about integrative medicine,
     Emond. “The Center’s ongoing research studying the            lab, where extracts of the samples can be evaluated
                                                                                                                                                                                           agrees. “What we’ve had until now is a disease-
     potential use of natural products in therapeutics depends     using chemical and pharmacological methods, and                      Institute on the Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                           management model that pays for coronary bypass
     on the determination of the structure of these chemical       the techniques of analytical chemistry and structure                 (http://environment.umn.edu)
                                                                                                                                                                                           surgery but won’t pay for the nutrition and exercise
     compounds. That was the appeal of the fellowship for          elucidation can be applied to isolate and characterize the           Institute for Health Informatics                   counseling that can help prevent heart disease.” Kreitzer
     me. We were able to design a project where the skills I       active constituents. Susie Emond excels in the laboratory,           (www.ihi.umn.edu)                                  recently testified before the U.S. Senate on integrative
     have developed in chemical synthesis could be applied         and her skills have provided a perfect complement to
                                                                                                                                        Institute for Translational Neuroscience           medicine and exercise counseling that can help prevent
     to this different line of research, namely, natural product   the fieldwork that I have conducted and the receptor
                                                                                                                                        (www.itn.umn.edu)                                  heart disease.”
     isolation and structure elucidation. My new project is        screening that has been carried out by Dr. Brian Roth
     truly interdisciplinary in that I will be relying on the      at the University of North Carolina. Such projects are               Minnesota Population Center                        To read full article: www.minnesotamedicine.
     field of ethnopharmacology and analytical/organic             always a team effort, and much of the credit for the                 (www.pop.umn.edu)                                  com/PastIssues/May2009/CoverStoryMay2009/
     chemistry.” Dennis McKenna serves as Emond’s mentor,          success of the project thus far is due to the diligence of                                                              tabid/2959/Default.aspx
     guiding her to the most promising sources of bioactive        Susie and Dr. Hoye.”                                                                                                    _____________
     natural products. Hoye remains Emond’s advisor,
     teaching her techniques to isolate and characterize these
                                                                   Recipients of the 2010-11 fellowship will receive a                  With questions about these awards,                 Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing
     active components.
                                                                   stipend of $22,500 for the academic year beginning                   please contact the Graduate School’s               provides healthcare professionals, students and the
                                                                   September 2010, plus full tuition. Eligible recipients               Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives at         greater community access to the latest approaches
     “Ethnopharmacology is an inherently interdisciplinary         are also covered by comprehensive health insurance,                  612-626-6104 or gradoii@umn.edu.                   in integrative healthcare education. We offer one of
     field, combining elements of chemistry, pharmacology,         including subsidized dependent and dental care.                                                                         the most successful Graduate Minors in Integrative
     botany, ethnobotany, and anthropology,” says McKenna.                                                                                                                                 Therapies and Healing Practices in the country. We
                                                                   The competition is open to PhD students nominated by
     “Experience has shown that ethnobotany-driven drug                                                                                                                                    also offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program
                                                                   their graduate program. It is suggested that nominees be
     discovery – the systematic investigation of medicines or                                                                                                                              that includes a track in Health Coaching. Our courses
                                                                   in their second, third, or fourth year of their program in
                                                                                                                                                                                           include study-abroad options, as well as continuing
                                                                                                                            >                                                              education programs and online learning options for
                                                                                                                                                                                           working professionals. For more information, visit the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Center’s website and click on “Education Programs.”

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                                                                                                                    ReSeARch                         Special Announcement:                                                              FAculty NoteS
     To Support Faculty Research,                                                                                                                    The Center has officially changed the name of both its graduate minor             Dr. Tenzin Namdul, who assists
                                                                                                                                                     and post-baccalaureate certificate in Complementary Therapies and                 Dr. Cameron with her Tibetan
     Center Unveils Mini-Grant Fund                                                                                                                  Healing Practices to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. This            Medicine and India courses, spoke
                                                                                                                                                     change better reflects an evolution in the terminology and thinking in the        at the University of Minnesota’s World
          by Dianne Lev, Development Director                                                                                                        field – from alternative to complementary to integrative. Students who            AIDS Day (November 30, 2009) with
                                                                                                                                                     have declared the minor by summer 2010 will be allowed to complete it             a special focus on knowledge and
     The University of Minnesota’s Driven to Discover              The research program’s inaugural grants were                                      under either the old or new name. No changes in program requirements              prevention to the Tibetan community.
     campaign accurately describes the environment within          awarded to:                                                                       will accompany the name change.
     the Center for Spirituality & Healing. Generating new                                                                                                                                                                           Karen Lawson, MD, penned an
     knowledge through pioneering research has always              • Miriam E. Cameron, PhD: Dr. Cameron’s project will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     article for the Minnesota Chiropractic
     been a core purpose of the Center. Early on, the Center         develop a self assessment tool and a new set of lifestyle                       Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN,         Inspired by the work of Buddhist       Association’s MCA Journal in the
     was designated a Developmental Center for Research              guidelines that are based on Tibetan medicine principles                        and Karen Lawson, MD, were both          monks and quantum physicists,          November/December 2009 issue.
     on Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the                and integrative health practices, with a goal of bringing                       featured on the new radio program        including best-selling author Matthieu “Health Coaching: Can this new
     National Institutes of Health (NIH), a distinction              new approaches to educational, community, and clinical                          “Well Within” hosted by Mary Treacy      Ricard, Center Advisory Board member approach help Chiropractors improve
     attained by only a handful of U.S. institutions.                settings.                                                                       O’Keefe on the VoiceAmerica Health       Gary Smaby recently unveiled an        clients’ success in making behavioral
     Additionally, many Center-affiliated faculty members                                                                                            & Wellness Channel on December           exhibit of contemporary photographs changes?” was written with second-year
                                                                   • Ruth A. Lindquist, PhD: Dr. Lindquist’s pilot project
     have explored a variety of mind/body interventions,                                                                                             18. Well Within broadcasts every         called “Entangled Strings.”            Health Coaching student Jane Green.
                                                                     will explore how weekly group counseling sessions can
     natural products and healing practices through clinical                                                                                         Friday at 8 am Central Standard Time.
                                                                     help women with heart conditions regularly practice
     trials and investigative research.                                                                                                              Patricia Culliton, MA, Lac, was among    In celebration of the School of          Lawson will also lead “Spirituality,
                                                                     and benefit from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
                                                                                                                                                     the program’s first guests on their      Nursing’s centennial year,               Health and Healing,” a pastoral ministry
     The process of advancing research takes place over              (MBSR), thereby reducing stress and improving overall
                                                                                                                                                     November 20 debut broadcast.             Dr. Miriam Cameron, PhD, MS,             workshop at The Church of St. Therese
     several stages, beginning with a pilot effort that permits      quality of life.
                                                                                                                                                                                              MA, RN, was named one of the             in Deephaven on April 13 at 6:30 pm.
     the researcher to clarify a hypothesis, test a method,        • Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, MFT:                                      Kreitzer was also recently invited       School’s 100 Distinguished Alumni.       For more information, please call
     and gather preliminary data. This groundwork ideally            Dr. Heiderscheit’s project will test the feasibility of using                   to be a member of the Institute of       She was recognized for her research,     Parish Nurse, Susanna Bertelsen, at
     positions a project for an expanded scope, more                 a relaxation DVD that features calming natural images                           Noetic Sciences (IONS) Distinguished     publications, teaching, and service      952-261-0574.
     competitive scrutiny, and increased funding from the            and soothing sounds of the Native American flute in                             Advisors. IONS is a nonprofit member-    carrying out the essence of nursing,
     NIH and other sources.                                          clinical settings. It will also test patients’ willingness                      ship organization that conducts and      integrating Eastern and Western          Linda L. Halcón, PhD, MPH, RN,
                                                                     to incorporate the tool into their healing and ongoing                          sponsors leading-edge research           wisdom, contributing to the University   hosted an invitation-only Aromatherapy
     The Center has long wanted to make ‘mini grants’
                                                                     self-care. (Healing Garden was created by the Center in                         into the potentials and powers of        of Minnesota Center for Spirituality &   Forum at the Center on April 1. The
     available to faculty for pilot research projects that
                                                                     collaboration with renowned nature photographer and                             consciousness. The Institute maintains   Healing, and transforming people’s       Forum brought together clinicians,
     utilize integrative health approaches, reflect the Center’s
                                                                     Senior Fellow, Craig Blacklock.)                                                a commitment to scientific rigor while   lives and healthcare in the U.S. and     teachers, and researchers along with
     interdisciplinary style, and emerge as a candidate for
                                                                                                                                                     exploring phenomena that have been       India. Congrats to you, Mim!             local business leaders, directly or
     farther-reaching impact. Now, thanks to a timely and
                                                                                                                                                     largely overlooked by mainstream                                                  indirectly involved with essential oils,
     generous gift from the family of Center Board member,            For more information on ways to advance                                        science. Congratulations, Mary Jo!                                                with the goal of improving clinical
     Benjamin Baechler, MD, the Center was able to issue its          research, please contact Dianne Lev                                                                                                                                      13a
     first Request For Proposals last fall. Several experienced       at 612-624-1121 or dlev@umn.edu.                                                                                                                                 applications and sparking collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 L d h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       projects and/or research.ea Honoip Inte
     University researchers reviewed the applications, and                                                                                                                                                                                                    of                    rin
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     in February, seed grants were awarded to support the          The Center is grateful to Dr. Baechler for his leadership in this pivotal area.


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                                                                   Private support is essential for advancing integrative health and healing,

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     exciting work of three Center faculty leaders.

                                                                   especially via innovative research programs. The Center is seeking additional

     The Baechlers operate a nutraceutical manufacturing and
                                                                   funding partners to grow the pool of available resources to support faculty in
                                                                   their pursuit of answers to challenging research inquiries.
                                                                                                                                                                       Dear Center,
     distribution company called Eniva (http://www.eniva.                                                                                                              You have nurtured my original impulse to pursue medicine as a life path. I had not forgotten what

     com/). Ben serves as its Chief Medical Officer, with                                                                                                              that was, but I needed to work more closely with people who were in that same state of mind, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       i ng

     responsibility for research and product development. “I                                                                                                           were willing to talk about being a healer, what that means, feels like and the expanding resources
     have always believed that integrative health approaches                                                                                                           we have to do the work. I found these people at the Center. By taking Dr. (Mim) Cameron’s trilogy
     should stand up to the test of rigorous research.
     Credible, evidence-based approaches are the ones that                To know more                                                                                 of classes: Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (CSPH 5318), by connecting with
                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. (Karen) Lawson and her work, and from the support the Center has shown for the student-run
     will be embraced by astute consumers as well as health
                                                                          Visit the Center’s website to see the various                                                 integrated health clinic at Pillsbury House, I have found inspiration and renewed
     practitioners who seek a more blended care model. We                                                                                                                                                                                                          ers
                                                                          integrative health and healing research studies                                              energy, commitment and continued growth professionally and personally.                 L ead hip Int
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of      Hono     e       rin
     want the Center to foster a climate that supports faculty                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing             g
                                                                          currently underway at the University of Minnesota.                                                                                                                                          at


                                                                                                                                                                       We are so lucky to have this group of smart, compassionate and motivated

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at i v a n c i n g
     with inquiring minds.”


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                                                                             csh.umn.edu/research/home.html                                                            individuals who make the Center so broad, interesting and innovative.

                                                                                                                                                                       Thanks Center!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        since 1995                     i ng
                                                                                                                                                                       Sue Haddow, MD

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                IN the NewS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Power
     Deepak Chopra                                                                                                                                                                       The Mediterranean diet, already
                                                                                                                                                                                         thought to protect against heart disease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Guided
                                                                                                                                                                                         and cancer, may also help to prevent

     Visits the Center                                                                                                                                                                   depression, Spanish researchers say.
                                                                                                                                                                                         (October 5, 2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Researchers at the Universities of Las Palmas and
                                                                                                                                          Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009              Navarra (Spain) found depression was more than
                                                                                           Deepak Chopra signs a copy of his book                                                      30 percent less likely to develop in people who
                                                                                           Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How                                            followed a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals,         > continued from page 7
                                                                                           to Create a New You for a fan at the reception.                                             and low in red meat.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ultimately, this has significant impact on your organ
                                                                                                                                                                                       They studied 10,094 healthy adults over four years, the         functions, healing capacities, and overall state of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Journal of the American Medical Association reports.            enhanced well-being. Emotionally, mentally, physically
                                                                                                                                                                                       Researchers recruited university graduates to take part.        and spiritually you will increase your quality of life and
                                                                                                                                                                                       ‘More research needed’                                          can certainly minimize the amount of time spent with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       stress-causing wear and tear leading to possible illness.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Professor Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, of the University
                                                                                                                                                                                       of Navarra, said the results would have to be confirmed         Guided imagery is a simple, accessible, and powerful
                                                                                                                                                                                       in longer trials with more participants but they had            tool to help you create, develop and sustain greater
                                                                                                                                                                                       found a strong inverse association between the                  levels of well-being in your life. Research has shown
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mediterranean diet and depression.                              that happier, more contented people live longer,
                                                                                                                                                                                       “Thirty per cent is a large reduction in the risk and this      healthier lives. Tools that helps us achieve this are gifts
                                                      Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009                                                                Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                       could be very important considering the large burden            to our bodies, our spirits and our long-term well-being.
                             Center Founder and Director Mary                             Chopra meets Pamela Hensel Kearney and Heidi Hensel.                                         of disease represented by depression.                           Enjoy the process and the results!
                             Jo Kreitzer listens intently as Chopra
                             expresses his interest in the Center.                                                                                                                     “We know how important the Mediterranean diet is
                                                                                                                                                                                       in reducing cardiovascular risk factors and the same
                                                                                                                                                                                       inflammatory proteins are also raised in patients with               To know more
                                                                                                                                                                                       depression.” He said it was likely that the overall                  The Center for Spirituality & Healing’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       dietary pattern was more important than the effect of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            partnership with renowned photographer and
                                                                                                                                                                                       single components and “may exert a fair degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            senior fellow Craig Blacklock has resulted in the
                                                                                                                                                                                       of protection against depression”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            first in a line of DVDs offering the healing power
                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr Cecilia D’Felice, a clinical psychologist, said there was         of nature, music and guided imagery to promote
                                                                                                                                                                                       mounting evidence for the importance of diet in treating             health and well-being: “Healing Garden.” The
                                                                                                                                                                                       depression. “What we do know is that a diet high in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DVDs, available through the Center, offer an
                                                                                                                                                                                       olive oil will enhance the amount of serotonin or brain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            innovative way to create your own healing
                                                                                                                                                                                       transmitter available to you. Most anti-depression drugs
                                                                                                        Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            space, anytime and anywhere. Individual copies
                                                                                                                                                                                       work to keep more serotonin available in the brain.”
                                                     Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009
                                                                                          Kreitzer enjoys a word with                                                                                                                                       of Healing Garden are available for purchase
                                                                                          Carole Baker at the reception                                                                To read full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/
         Kreitzer and Senior Fellow, Archelle Georgiou, MD, introduce                                                                                                                                                                                       through the Center for Spirituality & Healing at a
         Chopra to guests at the reception prior to the lecture.                          for Chopra.                                                                                  health/8290632.stm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cost of $14.95 plus tax and shipping. Significant
                                                                                                                                                                                       _____________                                                        institutional discounts are available depending
                                                                                                                                                                                       Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing,                on the number of units ordered.
                                                                                        Health Corner: America’s Healthiest TV Show                                                    in partnership with senior fellow Brenda Langton,                      For more information, please visit:
                                                                                          The Center for Spirituality & Healing will be the                                            will once again offer Healthy Eating/Healthy Living at                 www.csh.umn.edu or email us at
                                                                                          subject of Lifetime Television’s “Health Corner:                                             Roth Distributing in Minnetonka. The three-evening                     cshdvds@ umn.edu. Additional DVDs
                                                                                          America’s Healthiest TV Show” on Sunday, April 25                                            course will take place March 30, April 6 & April 13                    will be added to this series in the near future.
                                                                                          (and again on June 27) at 8:30 am (CST) on Lifetime                                          from 6-9 pm. Recipes, grocery lists and inspiration
                                                                                          Television. Visit www.healthcornertv.com to view                                             to get into your kitchen and cook will be featured.
                                                                                          the on-air library – including the program featuring                                         Visit www.tickets.umn.edu and click on the                      Photo above from craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons.
                                                                                          Deepak Chopra that was filmed at the Center last fall.                                       Center banner to register.                                      Available at www.blacklockgallery.com

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                                                                                                NEW PURPoSE PRoJECT 2010
                                                                                                with Richard Leider
                HEALTHy EATING, HEALTHy                 HEALTH                                 Living on Purpose Workshop
                LIVING with Brenda Langton              CoACHING                              May 5
                   March 30, April 6 & 13               INFoRMATIoN MEETING                   Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
                 Roth Distributing in Minnetonka        with Karen Lawson, MD                 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
                 6:00 – 9:00 pm                            April 12
                                                                                             Working on Purpose Workshop
                                                           Mayo Meditation Space
                MINDFULNESS BASED                          6:30 – 8:30 pm                     May 7
                STRESS REDUCTIoN (MBSR)                                                       Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
                Spring Sessions 2010                    ELLERBE BECKET oPTIMAL                9:00 am – 4:30 pm
                                                        HEALING ENVIRoNMENTS
                   At the University of Minnesota,                                           THE ANNUAL RUTH STRICKER
                   Rochester                                                                 MIND-BoDy LECTURE:
                                                        Human-Centered Design
                   March 29 – May 17, Evenings                                               Exploring the Importance of Human
                                                        and Innovation in Healthcare
                   All-Day Retreat, May 1                                                    Connections to our Health &
                                                        with Kent Lawson, IDEO
                   At The Marsh, Minnetonka                                                  Wellness with Jacqueline Olds, MD
                                                           April 16
                   April 5 – May 24, Evenings                                                  May 12
                                                           Mayo Memorial Auditorium
                   All-Day Retreat, May 16                                                     Mayo Memorial Auditorium
                                                           3:00 – 5:00 pm
                   At Woodwinds Health                                                         3:30 – 5:00 pm
                   Campus, Woodbury                     pARTners FoR HEALTH:

                                                        Society for the Arts in                 THE 2010 WAyS oF KNoWING
                   April 11 – May 30, Evenings
                                                        Healthcare’s 21st Annual                   SyMPoSIUM: Whole Systems
                   All-Day Retreat, May 15
                                                                  International Conference   Healing Theories, Integrative
                   At the University of Minnesota,
                                                                                             Practices and Applications
                   Twin Cities                                        April 28 – May 1         June 1 – 4
                   April 14 – June 2, Evenings                        Downtown                 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
                   April 15 – June 3, Mornings                        Minneapolis
                   All-Day Retreat, May 22                            Hilton Hotel           HoLISTIC HEALTH & HEALING
                 MBSR programs and info sessions                                             SUMMER INSTITUTE FoR
                 offered quarterly, check the                                                INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL CARE
                 Center’s website for new dates.                                               June 14 – 18
                                                                                               Woodwinds Health Campus,

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