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June 16, 2010
The Spirituality of Psychiatric Healing
Leon Evans, MD, WholeBody Psychiatry, Boulder CO
Will Van Derveer, MD, Integrative Psychiatric Healing Center, Inc.

Interface Host: Donna Roe Daniell

About the Presentation:
This presentation will discuss a novel method of integrating spirituality into the practice of psychiatric healing.

Dr. Van Derveer will introduce an explanation of the view of responding to the healing imperative of the soul, of working with psychological suffering within and beyond ego. There will be an experiental exercise for the audience to try out, a version of meditative inquiry.

Dr. Evans will discuss spiritual assessment within the psychiatric evaluation, the role of biology in spirituality, and impermanence, existential anxiety and developing confidence in psychotherapy.  

There will also be time for Q & A.

About the Presenters:
Leon Evans, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for over 25 years.  He completed his medical education with honors at Emory Medical School and his psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado. 
Dr. Evans continues to deepen his practice of Mind-Body-Spirit medicine which was inspired by studying with Dr James Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington DC.
As a skillful psychiatrist and healer he has significant insight into the "neurotic tangles" that prevent a clear-eyed and courageous facing of situations of inner conflict.  He has a sympathetic approach and confidence that within each of us is a capacity for courage, dignity and the ability to heal. 

As a long time practitioner of Tai Chi martial arts and meditation, Dr. Evans attends to patients mindfully and helps individuals experience the power of their own mind and body. 

Will Van Derveer, MD is a board certified psychiatrist with more than a decade of clinical experience.  He has completed training in several trauma protocols, nutrition and supplements, sleep medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement, psychopharmacology, and men's groups and shamanism. He brings more than 10 years of practice and study of meditation and several years of teaching meditation to his patients. While working to heal psychological suffering remains his core focus, he is also committed to writing, teaching, and collaborating with other healers to further integrate well-being of mind/body/spirit of people everywhere.

Additional Resources:

Download Dr. Van Derveer's Powerpoint slides from this presentation

Dr. Leon Evans, MD
Penrose Building
2315 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO, 80304

Will Van Derveer, MD
The Treehouse
737 29th St. Suite 200B
Boulder CO 80303
[email protected]

Mind Body Spirit Medicine
Center for Mind Body Medicine  http://www.cmbm.org
Center for Mindfulness  http://www.umassmed.edu/content.aspx?id=41252
Institute for Mind Body Medicine  http://www.mbmi.org/home

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