Friday, March 1st 2019

Shamanic Perspectives on Healing: An Integrative Approach

Drawing from his first hand experience at Nihue Rao Centro
Espiritual, a traditional healing center near Iquitos in the Peruvian
Amazon, Dr. Tafur will review the role of emotional and spiritual
healing in modern healthcare. These often neglected dimensions of
healing, which address what we feel and believe, are central in
traditional healing approaches because of their core influence on our
being. He will discuss how emotional trauma contributes to medical
illness, and how spiritual healing techniques can lead to
improvements in the mind-body and mental health. Ayahuasca shamanism
and evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies may be effective
because of their ability to induce relevant changes in epigenetic
imprints associated with emotional trauma stored in the
psychoneuroendocrine immunologic network, which Dr. Tafur theorizes is
the physiologic manifestation of the emotional body.
These ideas and his work in the Amazon has inspired the Modern Spirit
Epigenetics Project, a direct collaboration with the USC Dept. of
Psychiatry and the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic
Studies (MAPS). In this study we are evaluating the epigenetic impact
of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD.


Dr. Joe Tafur, MD, is a Colombian-American family physician originally
from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training
at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD
Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After
his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and
worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue
Rao Centro Espiritual. There he worked closely with master Shipibo
healer Ricardo Amaringo and trained in ayahuasca shamanism. In his new
book The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into
Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine,
 through a series of stories,
Dr. Tafur shares his unique experience and integrative medical
theories. To learn more about his work, visit www.drjoetafur.com  and
www.modernspirit.org 

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Past CIP Events

 

2019 EVENTS

 

FRIDAY NOV 2

The Predictable Stages of Growth in Couples
with Tom Habib, Ph.D.

 

2018 EVENTS

 

FRIDAY NOV 2

What Doesn't Kill Me Makes Me... Wiser?

Presenters: Matt Porter, Ph.D. and Lauren Pichard, Psy.D.

 

FRIDAY OCT 5 
 
Re-discovering Hypnosis Again for the First Time: The Merits of Clinical Hypnosis for Enhancing Treatment Outcomes 
 
Presenter: Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. 
 
 

FRIDAY APRIL 20

Neurofeedback: Integrative Perspectives

What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is a biofeedback variant that uses real-time displays of brain activity, typically through use of EEG, to teach self-regulation of brain function. Its popularity among therapists and clients has burgeoned over the past decade and empirical research is accumulating in support of its efficacy. Dr. Black uses neurofeedback in her practice at UCSD and will be discussing ways to use it in conjunction with psychotherapy. Dr. Gevirtz will be present as a discussant to offer an additional perspective on this therapy

Presenters:

Dr. Lisa Black, Psy.D., BCB, BCN, is an Integrative Emphasis Area graduate of the Clinical Psy.D. Program of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. She is the lead therapist for biofeedback and neurofeedback services at UCSD Family Medicine and Preventive Care. Dr. Black is BCIA certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback and has a strong interest in integrative care. Dr. Black spearheaded the implementation of neurofeedback services into UCSD Family Medicine collaborative primary care clinics.

Dr. Richard Gevirtz, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology for the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. He has been in involved in research and clinical work in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback for the last 30 years and was president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback from 2006-2007. He is the author of many journal articles and chapters on these topics and maintains a part time clinical practice treating patients with anxiety and stress disorders.

 

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