In this talk about integrative medicine, I outline the need to teach clinicians - doctors, nurses, holistic healers, psychologists, naturopaths, etc. - about deep healing. We are taught to deconstruct the human into anatomic parts, cells, physiology in order to cure. But to heal, we need to help a person reintegrate all those parts - and rediscover themselves - as a person with family, hopes, dreams, beliefs, culture, tradition, hobbies.
We seek healthcare not for the experience of healthcare, but because the process helps us live more fully, and enjoy the things we love. This reintegration can happen at any stage of life and illness. It is holism. It is deep healing.