Mill Valley, California USA
Foundation of Teaching
Integrative Medicine, Power of Mind & Healing, Psychology
Example of Teaching
“Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know. Often finding meaning is not about doing things differently; it is about seeing familiar things in new ways.”
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Rachel Naomi Remen
P.O. Box 1339
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and the Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. She is one of the pioneers of Relationship Centered Care and Integrative Medicine. US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools has called The Healer’s Art, her groundbreaking curriculum for medical students “A profoundly innovative curriculum on reintegrating the heart and soul into contemporary medicine and restoring medicine to its integrity as a calling and a work of healing.” The Healer’s Art is now taught yearly in more than half of American medical schools and in medical schools in seven countries abroad. Dr. Remen has been awarded three honorary degrees in recognition of her contribution to medical education and has been the invited speaker at more than two dozen medical school graduations.
Dr. Remen was one of the first to recognize and document the psychological and spiritual impact of cancer on people and their families. She is a co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, one of the first support groups for cancer patients in America, featured in the groundbreaking 1993 Bill Moyer’s PBS series Healing and the Mind. Through her television appearances and lectures, she has reminded many thousands of people of their power to grow beyond their current challenges and heal themselves.
The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI), founded and directed by Dr. Remen, has award-winning post graduate education programs for health professionals that have enabled many thousands of doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers nationwide to remember their common calling and reintegrate their deepest service values into their daily work.
Dr. Remen’s New York Times bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings have sold more than a million copies and been translated into 22 languages. Dr. Remen has a 60-year personal history of Crohn’s disease and her teaching and writing is a unique synthesis of the wisdom and courage of physician and patient.
Articles and Posts
- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD: Touched By The Goddessviews: 3171
by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD: Yesterday I was going through some boxes in my garage when I came across an unlabeled box. It was full of very old pictures. This picture was on the top. And thereby hangs a tale… [...]
- The Power of Wholenessviews: 2448
1/11/13 by Rachel Naomi Remen: In 1962 when I graduated from Medical School the goal of medicine was cure. Anything less was considered failure. Yet many things that bring people to us cannot be cured. Fortunately cure is not the only [...]
- Becoming a Blessingviews: 2271
by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.: A blessing is not something that one person gives another. A blessing is a moment of meeting, a certain kind of relationship where both people involved remember and acknowledge their true nature and worth, and [...]
- Embracing Life: Rachel Remen’s Storyviews: 5626
by Niki Collins-Queen: Rachel Naomi Remen learned to listen from painful beginnings, eventually sharing stories in books, a counseling practice and storytelling workshops. After graduating from medical school she became a pediatrician because she was intensely interested in how people [...]
- An Interview with Rachel Remen, M.D.views: 2343
by Dennis Hughes: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is one of the earliest pioneers in the mind/body health field, and was one of the first to develop a psychological approach to people with life-threatening illnesses and educate their physicians about their [...]
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- Seeing What's Realviews: 2614
- The Will To Liveviews: 2475
- Charlie Rose: Dr. Dean Ornish & Dr. Rachel Remen on Integrative Medicine (Part 3)views: 2574
- Introductory Lecture of the Healer's Art Courseviews: 2307
- Becoming a Blessing: Living as if Your Life Makes a Differenceviews: 2316
- Rachel Naomi Remen on NBC News - Teaching doctors to listenviews: 2577