Noetic Health Institute
Arthur Smith, Ph.D., Director
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Dr. Smith has prepared lectures on the same topics as his seminars. With sufficient advanced notice, he can also give talks on other topics if needed. Talks can be edited to last from thirty minutes to one hour.

Integrating Mind-body Medicine into Your Practice
A Collaborative Approach that Optimizes Patient Outcomes and Minimizes Costs

This lecture explains what can be realistically expected, and not expected, from the power of thought to heal — based on sound, scientific evidence, not religious teachings or pop psychology. You will be able to speak to patients with authority and compassion and to work with other health care professionals to optimize patient outcomes and minimize overall costs.

Minding the Pain
Applying the Principles of Mind-body Medicine in Pain Management

This lecture focuses on the latest in mind-body therapies for pain relief, including progressive relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, and psychotherapy. We explore and identify the role of the mind in creating and experiencing pain according to the latest research in mind-body medicine.

Mind over Back Pain

Most chronic back pain has no known physical cause. This lecture outlines the psychological approach developed by Dr. John Sarno, professor of clinical rehabilitation at NYU. Sarno's method of treating chronic back pain of unknown cause has been proven to work in 60% to 90% of the cases in which the patient was open to the idea that his/her pain might have a psychological cause. 

The Medical Ethics of Caring
How to Best Use Your Training and Background in Deciding to do the Right Thing

As a 21st century health care professional, some of your most challenging questions are not medical, but philosophical. For example, how do you allocate finite resources when human life is considered infinitely valuable? Unfortunately, there is no rule book that can make these decisions for you, but the responsibility is still in your hands.

When Healing is Not an Option
The Medical Ethics of Caring at the End of Life

Ethically, the practice of medicine at the end of life is unique. In this lecture, you will learn how to work with as clear a conscience as possible in a situation where many of the standard rules and practices simply don’t apply.

The Mind-body Connection in Occupational Health
A Collaborative Approach that Reduces Absenteeism and Other Health Care Costs

The skyrocketing costs of hi-tech health care have rendered group health insurance one of the most expensive — and one of the most sought after — benefits that employers can provide to their employees. Yet the power of mind to cure or reduce occupational health health problems remains largely untapped. In this seminar you will what you can realistically expect — and not expect — from the power of the mind to heal, based on hard evidence and sound, scientific principles. You will also learn the simple, inexpensive therapeutic techniques that are often all you need to avoid costly surgical operations or to shorten expensive hospital stays.

Religion and Spirituality in Healthcare

The relationship between health and religion or spirituality as been known from antiquity, a fact that modern science has only recently verified. Based on this recent research you will learn the basic principles of how to mobilize the patient's spiritual and religious beliefs to promote optimal health and quality of life.

Therapeutic Bedside Manner: The Science Behind the Art of Medicine

Bedside manner is more than just establishing good rapport with the patient. It is used for the purpose of mobilizing the patient’s own mental and emotional resources to effect or accelerate recovery.

Your Mind and Your Health
A Realistic Appraisal of What It Can and Cannot Do

If you really want to understand both the power of the mind to affect health and its limitations, then this is the seminar for you. You've read the books, attended some of the church services, and maybe even taken some seminars on the power of thought to heal. Or maybe you're a skeptic, who has just heard enough about the "miracle" of mind over matter in medicine to begin to take an interest. Either way, you're ready to begin sorting out the truth about it from amidst both the hype and the skepticism. 


Fees and Expenses


Current fees for one-hour lectures are $500, payable on completion of the lecture.

Travel and Telephone Expense Reimbursement

If the travel involved is less than 25 miles, there is no travel charge. If the distance is 26-100 miles, there is a  50˘ per mile personal car mileage fee. Morning or evening engagements at distances of over 100 miles will require air fare or mileage, hotel accommodations, and $60 per diem. Air fare and hotel accommodations (room, tax, and other mandatory costs) are reimbursable at cost. Travel fees are due and payable before the beginning of the session.

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