Awesome Medicine: Entheogenic Integrative Care for Relief of Spiritual and Existential Suffering in Serious & Chronic Health Conditions, Trauma and Beyond (Part 1 and 2)

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Presenter Name: Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Credit Available: CE/CME Credits(s): Provides 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Presented Date: 10/25/2021
Review Date: 10/25/2021
Expiration Date: 10/25/2023

“Entheogenic Integrative Care” is a new coinage to describe integrative healthcare which is knowledgeable about entheogenic use practices in society, promotes their safe and beneficial use, and makes evidence-informed prescriptions and/or recommendations for use of entheogens for therapeutic purposes to prevent or treat disease or promote well-being. This Part One of a two part series talk will describe the spiritual and existential dimension of health that is necessary to grasp in order to understand the therapeutic applications of entheogens in medicine and current wave of public health, and the ways that entheogens such as cannabis-, ketamine-, and eventually psilocybin- and ayahuasca- assisted therapies are being applied in an outpatient integrative practice with MDs, NDs, ARNPs, and licensed counselors to relieve existential and spiritual suffering in serious and chronic health conditions, trauma, and beyond.

  • Learners will be provided an Introduction to Entheogenic Integrative Care
  • Able to understand, define and identify existential stress and distress related to illness and to being mortal
  • Discover, review and understand integral spiritual dimensions of health 
  • Become aware of the integrative turn/fifth wave in public health 
  • Discover and apply healthcare practice frameworks that are spirituality and trauma informed
  • Define, recognize and able to classify the polyvagal theory
  • Able to categorize ANS functions from stress responses
  • Discover ways to incorporate psychosocial spiritual healing in the clinical setting
  • Validate and appraise ‘awe’ by incorporating its imperative meaning in patient care 
  • Understand the therapeutic applications of entheogens in medicine