Rachel Naomi Remen, MD: Symbols, Rituals, and Archetypes

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Symbols, Rituals, and Archetypes: Speaking the Language of the Deep Unconscious Mind

Held at Commonweal. Event is free, and donations accepted with gratitude. Please register from our website.
The "affective domain" is the learning domain concerned with values, calling, and meaning, and is the basis of authentic community and sustained action and commitment. Affective domain learning is known to be difficult to accomplish within the conventional education model and requires educational strategies and approaches that reach beyond the cognitive and technical boundaries of conventional curricula. Although the affective domain is widely recognized as the foundation of direction, purpose, and deep satisfaction in work and in life—as well as the basis of spiritual hardiness in meeting with obstacles, difficulties, and stress—traditional models of education are not designed to accomplish such learning.
Join Rachel in a conversation with Michael Lerner about education and community building from the perspective of the affective domain.
Rachel Remen, MD, is clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. She is one of the pioneers of integrative medicine and relationship-centered care. As a clinician, she was a therapist to end-of-life people and their families for more than 30 years. Dr. Remen is the founder and director of The Healer's Art curriculum for medical students, which is now taught in more than half of American Medical schools and medical schools in 7 countries abroad.
Through her CME/BRN programs, Dr. Remen has enabled thousands of physicians to recover a sense of passion, calling, and meaning in their work. She is co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Retreat Program, one of the first integrative care support groups for cancer patients in America, featured in the groundbreaking 1993 Bill Moyer's PBS series Healing and the Mind. Dr. Remen's bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal and My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging, have more than a million copies in print and have been published in 21 languages. Dr. Remen has a 60-year personal history of Crohn's disease, and brings the unique perspective of both physician and patient to her work.

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