'Nature's Way of Self-Healing: From Neuroscience to Clinical Practice. The Scientific Basis of Integrated Medicine'
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber is one of the foremost thinkers in psychiatry today and author of the international best-seller THE INSTINCT TO HEAL: Curing Stress, Anxiety and Depression without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy (one million copies sold in Europe, translated in 29 languages, published in 37 countries). After completing medical school in Canada and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University under the direction of Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon, PhD, he directed a laboratory funded by the National Institute of Mental Health for eight years that explored the neural basis of emotions and behavior at the University of Pittsburgh. He then started to lead new clinical and research programs exploring the efficacy and mechanisms of a variety of complementary and alternative medicine approaches to health care and emotional well-being while directing the Center for Integrative Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Today, Dr. Servan-Schreiber is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the school of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Lecturer at the School of Medicine of Lyon (France).
Dr. Servan-Schreiber has also been active in international medical relief. He has been a volunteer as a general practitioner in Kurdistan after the Gulf War, and as a psychiatrist in Guatemala, India, Tajikistan and Kosovo with the international organization Doctors Without Borders. He was one of the founding members of the board of directors of the U.S. chapter of this organization and remained on the board between 1991 and 2000. In 1999, MSF/Doctors Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Since 2000, Dr. Servan-Schreiber has been an advisor to the OECD's new program Learning Sciences and Brain Research, which proposes directions in educational policy based on developments in neuroscience. In addition to being on the advisory board, he is the program's consultant on the topic of emotional intelligence.
Abstract Prof. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber: 'Nature's Way of Self-Healing: From Neuroscience to Clinical Practice. The scientific basis of Integrated Medicine
Progress in neuroscience and recent clinical studies are shedding light on how mind and body affect each other. The central mechanism of healing is homeostasis: the body's ability to return to balance when provided with basic biological needs. This talk will review mind-body interactions in relation to emotional healing and how they translate into specific treatment interventions.