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Welcome to my new site format

[Springtime season transition...ready for the Summertime ahead, as I partially "Sabbaticalize" my practice and update this site so that I can focus more on the Foundation and its nonprofit outreach. [v. June 11, 2016]

This is now the consolidated landing template for: Routefinders.org, DCNN.pro, IslandNaturalPsychotherapy.org and NaturalConnectionsHealthcare.com.  Viewed best starting with original template, click here: Home Page of Routefinders Site. Also visit Home Page of Teaching Site (NaturalWorldHealing.com). Twitter accounts: Routefinders For Friends (new) @routefindersff | Original Twitter postings @bionaturedoc

The new collaboration site: Nirvana Holistic Medicine and Spa in Friendship Heights.

 

Those who have followed my career over the decades know that I enjoy connecting people with the growing number of options for good health of mind and body as well as social health. When I do psychotherapy and counseling for adults and children with caregiver accompaniment I draw upon Positive Psychology [Seligman | Zur] and the Coherence Therapy insights of the Coherence Psychology Institute. I offer my insights and my connections to help you solve problems and clean out obstacles to self-healing. [See About Me for updated Bio and  career checkpoints.] Check out the current Menu items on the side of this screen. You can discover new choices to connect with Health via Internet, Phone or In-Person events in Washington DC, Hawai'i or Seattle. I'm dedicated to helping you find Connections that benefit your life. DCNN now stands for: Direct Connections Natural Neuroscience. See my two Welcome videos below, about connections I can help you experience.


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Reminder: Our Nation Is Still At War

Superb film excerpt showing men and boys motivated to do the wartime work...in another century. [I watched it in theater 5 times and several more on DVD in my home office.] Today's uniformed service is much different, but Family, Friends and Community can still be central in the minds and hearts of those who join.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.  With Russell Crowe and Ralph Bellamy.
Treating veterans is an important challenge after they are welcomed home.




This video about War and sacrifice is recently compiled at the Washington National Cathedral -- an unexpectedly clear look at what Sacrifice means to those who have sacrificed in many ways:




Wisdom Day series -- Seeking ways that we health professionals can collaborate to deliver effective and affordable applications of science and time-tested traditional approaches.


My clinical site is designed to help you sort through the options in the health care field so that you can build your strategy and make choices for your next steps forward. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. We can work via Tele-Coaching, Email or in person. See my Welcome video above about making a difference.

I'm trained in primary care and treating disease with natural therapies, as well as several eclectic methods for counseling and self-empowerment. No matter what disease label you have been given, as a solution-focused naturopathic physician, counselor and coach -- keeping in touch with what other natural medicine practitioners are doing -- my goal is to help you free your resources for healing and uncover your innate potential. I invite you to learn about the brain-healthy discoveries of psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. by clicking on this link or on the menu to the right. You'll also benefit from reading about New Brain Science discoveries and how to build a healthy brain and understand your mind, especially after trauma. 

Those who've followed my career know that I highly recommend that the general public as well as health care professionals listen to the psychology podcast interviews of educator and psychologist, David Van Nuys, Ph.D. He founded Shrink Rap Radio which has weekly interviews and a newsletter to announce upcoming events. After listening to his programs I began my Blog and founded DCNN.pro. Here are two podcasts about mental health and naturopathic medicine contributions: Orthomolecular Medicine and Mental Health with Jonathan Prousky, ND, and Functional Medicine with Naturopath and Psychoanalytic Therapist Dr. Stephen Ducat
A recent interview is with British Psychologist Peter Kinderman, about expanding our understanding of the use of diagnostic labels and the personalization of care with the goal of non-stigma and self-respect:


Below is his interview with the co-founder of Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians Jennifer Bahr, N.D. [her site].
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Addendum: Following is a new link to a favorite social health/spiritual health explorer -- Krista Tippett, the founder of On Being: OnBeing.org. She is sponsored by the Fetzer Institute (I was a student representative to its 1988 dedication). Weekly inputs to my counseling practice are Shrink Rap Radio and OnBeing, which complement each other well and help me in my work with both secular and religious clients. [I write more on my information site's page Science and Spirituality.]

Working together we can better understand and resolve blockages & challenges in your life. Using complementary approaches and techniques, including laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging when that may be helpful, we unearth long-standing factors that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, to sort out your options for a health care concern or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. If it fits you I'm available to consult about your worries about your child, or about a hospice situation for a dignified life transition.

I also provide focused natural and functional medicine services for clients of psychotherapists, psychologists, clergy and others. I am proud to be a certified Amen-Affiliated Education Center clinician; click the link in the Menu to learn more.

Please explore the website and also click on the icons below for Twitter, YouTube and Blog for my words and some videos including functional integrative health of body and mind. We can work via Tele-HEalth, email, or in person.

Addendum: When you look at the tabs for Hot Topics, and Update, those pages contain information that was gathered -- by TherapySites, Inc., and Mental Health Pros, Inc. -- from sources that may include statements with which I disagree. My practice is dedicated to giving people hope beyond what is typically expected for health of mind and body.

Whenever possible I want my services for Combat and War-Exposed Veterans to be pro bono. And in addition to that thought: Here below is the special video of a psychiatrist who is a hero in my mind, Robert Hedaya, M.D. founder of the National Center for Whole Psychiatry, whose life makes the existences of countless civilians much more whole. I invite you to see my page on the side menu describing Naturopathic Psychiatry and my hopes for collaborations between license-eligible Naturopathic Physicians and licensed Psychiatrists



I invite you to check out this website, read the Free Report -- Creating Your Own Health Menu, and then call or email me for an individual, couples or family consultation today. Or click on the Connections Coaching button below for a low-cost next step to help decide what you want to do next.

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