[v. 01-06-2018] Wisdom Day 2018 is planned for Wednesday March 21, 2018, prior to Thursday-Sunday Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2018. The Invocation at the planned Banquet in the evening will be one consistent with the National Cathedral's welcome: "Welcome people of all faiths and none." This entire day is devoted to honest science without control by pharmaceutical companies. Prayer and invocation can be done with wording that is inclusive.
Due to recent global emphasis on disrespectful behavior in the sexual/relational part of life, I am considering asking a former Surgeon General if she would contribute to the content of Wisdom Day 2018, and even look forward to Wisdom Day 2019.
Brain Maps for social health: Below is my key Twitter posting honoring the three people sharing the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014. Its meaning is highlighted on the Swedish site of the Karolinska Institute, describing it as discovering science behind memory in mammal brains and how we make "maps" of the places around us. This can extend easily into thinking about "social navigation maps" and ways that we can enhance our memory and our overall health and enjoyment of life.
This site is Not Political.
[07-24-2017, Still fascinated about the new learnings because of Election 2016]] This interim page holds the text from the event page of Wisdom Day 2017 where I invited the Surgeon General to speak. In the next months I plan to reformat the presentations in 2018 to take advantage of the dynamics in our world after the new Commander in Chief has begun work.
[v. 03-23-2017]This page is being updated after the Inauguration as we prepare to add new and relevant information to gain from the new President's early actions. This is the holding page for resources for Wisdom Day 2017. The date
will be was Wednesday March 15, 2017. That iwas the week prior to the start of Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2017 from Thursday March 23 to Sunday March 26. I am planning for presenters who have special expertise to share about life and maintaining or regaining health. We will include a focus on acupuncture and neuroscience, from several perspectives. See updated "Presentations and the Kaiser Context." I am making plans to hold the event at the Kaiser-Permanente Center for Total Health [their site]. We are seeking sponsors such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Thorne Research.and IriTech security systems.
Note: Those of you who have followed my career for decades know that I survived the Major Traffic Casualty event. I saw some of you today, the 23rd of March when I stopped by the Symposium registration desk but wasn't able to finish the process. I've spent the rest of the day on an adventure of body-mind-social healing. This included a visit to FlexAware founder Steve Shafarman as I received extra tutoring in fine points of movement to activate deeper structural and neurological development.
This year's Theme: Acknowledging both those who are privileged as well as those who are "in the middle" and below in income. (High-Tech --AND-- Simple) . My understanding of what is now possible is that there will be growth in both high-tech and low-tech ways to bring about change in health. Download/view PDF titled, Why This Event? Wisdom Day 2017.
See further below: My 2008 interview on my hopes for the future at that time.
My status as an educator in Acupuncture allows me to recommend resources for professionals as well as to give information to the general public about effective options that they may choose for their individual "Health Menu."
Here is a link to the type of acumeridian stimulation practiced for America's military: Ear acupoint stimulation. (With acupressure beads, magnets or laser as well as possibly using very small needles or "acu-tack" whiskers of metal that stimulate ear points. This is: NADA -- National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. [www.Acudetox.com] They welcome you with these words:
Welcome to the official website of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association! Whether you are looking to get NADA trained as an Acu Detox Specialist, or hoping to integrate acupuncture protocol into your addictions or behavioral health program, or researching the use of acupuncture in addictions and mental health treatment, you've come to the right place."
Here is a link to an educator whose concept of powerful -- "Healing through pleasure" -- www.FeliceDunas.com
Dr. Dunas is based in California but her internet site shows that she can educate at corporate and other settings.
For Wisdom Day 2017 I am planning to include information from specialists such as Dr. Dunas whose insights may be pivotal for people with deep concerns about their wellness and/or chronic illness.
I entered Bastyr University in 1985 so that I might contribute to the research of approaches to health that were not only supportive of prescription medication. (Alan Miller, N.D. of Thorne Research took photos with me and some of my early writing back in 1988.) My Ph.D. study was complete but not written. If I have time I'd like to add a chapter now that the new presidency has begun. I have been impressed with the statements by President Trump about wanting to provide the best health care possible to our nation. Eventually this would mean that I will carve out the time to finish my thesis and be able to provide acupuncture theory education as a Ph.D. My addition to the field of health care has consistently been to proclaim the importance of related items such as Light, Energy, Photons, Thought, Nerve reflexes, Social Networks, and much more. I want to be known for being a Ph.D. who points to solid evidence as well as items "worthy of further scientific investigation" based on such items as biochemical and Light/Photon references. Click on tne title of this scientifically based Ph.D. thesis and see the earlier hypothesis page on my teaching site:
Vivek Shanbhag, N.D., M.D. [Ayu, India] was a classmate of mine at Bastyr University's naturopathic physician program. I embedded this video that I found online, to show his depth of knowledge in integrating Ayurvedic medicine and natural therapies.
Why This Event? -- with message for Embassies in DC [View PDF]
Preparing for Wisdom Day 2016; March 16th:
Building Our Peaceful Future: Healing the Village, Healing the Planet
[Planned as a not-for-profit health education event.]
Video showing the intent behind the Wisdom Day series. Seeking ways that we health professionals can collaborate to deliver effective and affordable applications of science and time-tested traditional approaches.
Reminder: Our Nation Is Still At War
I trained in battlefield medicine during the Vietnam War but did not have a combat assignment. This is a superb film excerpt showing men and boys motivated to do the wartime work...in another century when women were not easily able to be Warfighters. [I watched this film 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 more recent 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:
A major concept that I'll describe during my remarks at my Wisdom Day presentation about Healing and The Village. I have been in villages of First Nations people in the USA and as a visitor in the "doctor's office" in a Taoist temple that I was fortunate to visit in 1993 and stay for over a week. The chanting sounded much the same. Elemental vocalizing.Here are three interviews in 2008 where I share the key hopes that I held for the developing future that has become TODAY.
Tipi Time... see Research tab for more on my independent research on sleep and Red Light and dimming the lights at nght inside the Tipi (tent) inside the Village. (see also the Peter Buffett video of the celebration of Sovereignty that my Friend John attended on the DC Mall, titled Spirit The Seventh Fire--