Announcement: Virtue Medicine, P.C. in Iowa Offering Free Event: Sound Healing Circle

Virtue Medicine, P.C., Virtue Medicine is offering a free event called Sound Healing Circle coming Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  I just found out about this today and the announcement from Virtue Medicine is:

Sound may well have been one of humanity’s most ancient healers, with the use of sacred song and sacred instruments playing a key role in healing traditions the world over.

This event will be a facilitated excursion into the healing power of sound.  You will be welcomed to use your own voice and other instruments to alter conscious experience, enter into meditative awareness, and open to spontaneous healing from within and without.  Gongs, bowls, rattles, flutes, didjeridu, and drums are welcome, or just bring yourself and sit with us, listening, experiencing the music. No prior experience is necessary. 


To help planning, call and reserve your spot if you are able, but drop-ins are welcome.


Call: 338-5190  

A free will donation will be invited for studio costs.

The didjeridu is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians of Northern Australia around 1500 years ago and is still in widespread use there and around the world.  It’s rather like a wooden trumpet.

You get the idea.


Tipping Point for Integrated Care?

This item turned up in my e-mail inbox recently on integrated care, PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric News | News Article Psychiatrists add value to integrated care, Roger Kathol, MD. There was also another very interesting piece about a psychiatrist who advocates for integrated care. Dr. Lori Raney, MD, of Dolores, Colorado, working closely with a social worker and a psychologist, offers support and consultation to primary care clinicians at a federally qualified health center in southwest Colorado. And not only that, Dr. Raney offers integrated care from the opposite direction,  offering screening for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, as well as for psychiatric illness at the Cortez Integrated Health Center. According to Dr. Raney, it make her feel more “well-rounded” as a physician.

In fact, it remnded me of what we’re doing here at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Hmmmm…and Just What is CoMeBeh at The University of Iowa? – The Practical Psychosomaticist. It further inspires me about what further efforts we could make at our newly opened clinic, the Iowa River Landing, Top-Level Integrated Care at Iowa River Landing? – The Practical Psychosomaticist.

Maybe some of you out there have tipping point stories about advancing the cause for integrated care?