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
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
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
The Medical Ethics of Caring
How to Best Use Your Training and Background in
Deciding to do the Right Thing
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.
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When Healing is Not an Option
The Medical Ethics of Caring at the End of
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
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
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
Realistic Appraisal of What It Can and Cannot Do
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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