New research into the effect of childhood trauma on adult illness reveals a deeper relationship than previously recognized between adverse childhood events, stress, and trauma, and chronic diseases in adulthood.
In this experiential and instructional workshop, naturopathic doctor Paul Epstein shares the latest research and theories to help us understand how biography can and does influence our biology.
Through lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises, we:
- Gain an understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on our biology
- Explore the effects of chronic stress on conditions and diseases of adulthood
- Discover a practical process for “connecting the cell and the self” in our quest for healing
- Learn to treat our health concerns in a revolutionary and highly effective way
Practitioners gain knowledge about how to integrate this approach in clinical practice. Patients learn to advocate for their treatments to include attention to both aspects of healing. Everyone returns home with tools and resources to continue working with biography as a method of healing and transformation.
At the end of this weekend workshop you will be able to:
- Describe the role that traumatic/adverse events play in establishing life-long attitudes and beliefs and how this relates to health and disease
- Discuss the latest research into the impact of stress (and our response to it) on health and disease
- Articulate how and why Mindfulness IS medicine
- Describe Clinical Guided Imagery and how it can be used to explore the meaning/message of pain/symptoms & to tap into inner guidance/wisdom
- Discuss the 3 sciences behind Mind-Body Medicine - Psychoneuroimmunology, Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity
- Discuss the necessary components of an optimal healing environment
- Discuss the role and purpose of Unconditional Presence in the healing process
- Articulate why and how “narrative medicine” and “contemplative medicine” are powerful approaches for shifting perspective towards health challenges, to heal one’s biography and support the process of curing one’s biology.
- Demonstrate the basics of mindfulness meditation practice
- Demonstrate the basics of a guided imagery session in the context of the healing process
This workshop is designed for mental health professionals with a beginner-advanced knowledge base in this field.
Paul Epstein is also teaching Connecting the Cell and the Self.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Paul Epstein, ND, a naturopathic physician and mindfulness meditation teacher, has studied an ...
Tuition & Fees
How Biography Becomes Biology
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
Credit Hours: 10.5
ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) $ 80.00
BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 50.00
APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) $ 80.00
SW - Social Workers $ 50.00
SW-NYS - Social Workers and Counselors of New York State $ 50.00