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Cecile Carson, M.D.
Integrated Health Institute
100 Cougar Ridge Apt 1
Lafayette, LA, 70508
585-271-5650
cecile@cecilecarson.com

For links in mindfulness and healthcare communication, see:
www.cfmaw.com

For information on materials and programs on health care communication, see:
www.AACHonline.org
www.healthcarecomm.org

For shamanic training and networking in your area, see:
www.shamanicconnectionofwny.com
www.shamansociety.org
www.shamanicteachers.com
www.shamanism.org
www.shamaniccircles.org

Cecile Carson, MD is an internist also trained in psychiatry, who for 30 years focused much of her work on helping people deal with life-threatening illness such as HIV and cancer. Recognizing that illness often requires soul-level work, she has shifted her focus to spiritual coaching and healing.
She also teaches health care communication skills rather than primary care internal medicine and counseling. She has taught about doctor-patient communication and developed a curriculum in nonverbal communication for health care providers that has been disseminated nationally and internationally. She was Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, from 1988 to 2006.
Since her first days in medical school, she has looked for ways to address the whole person. Her fascination has been the many forms that the healing process can take, and she has explored many of them outside of traditional Western medicine: Reiki I and II, hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, therapeutic recreation, psychodrama, dreamwork, and shamanism.
Following extensive training through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in shamanic methods for addressing the spiritual aspect of illness, she began integrating this modality into her own practice as well as teaching it to others. She is a Founding Board Member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners, an international organization of individuals deeply committed to using shamanic skills to heal the spiritual aspects of illness in people, communities, business, and the environment.

 

 

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