“Physician, heal thyself: then wilt thou also heal thy patient. Let it be his best cure to see with his eyes him who maketh himself whole.”― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Mindful Approach for
Gynecologic & Gestational Integrative Care
I have arrived
For many years it has been my wish to serve women on a deeper and richer level than what my previous practice as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist permitted. Just like me, I know that women have various roles to play in their lives, and being able to function optimally with the least resistance is the magical cure we all need. I encountered mindfulness based practices in response to a dilemma I found myself in which had no medical cure, so I knew that mindfulness was part of the magic*. As I sifted through the resources and research, I found that mindfulness can easily be integrated into evidence-based health care; through MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), MBCP (mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting) and Mindful Practice® curriculums.
My life’s circumstances have provided me with the inspiration for my career, and have afforded me a glimpse of the miracles and limits of modern medicine.
At age 16, when I sustained multiple injuries in a high speed automobile accident, I was saved by helicopter air lift, emergency surgical care and all the medical experts that cared for my complete and thorough rehabilitation. I was inspired to pursue medical training and became a physician myself. As an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, there were abundant circumstances in which cure and healing and healthy outcomes took place.
And then of course there were the circumstances that perhaps no one is well trained and prepared for, and as I encountered them in my patients and in my own life, the mindfulness practices became essential. The last few years I have leaned on them the most, as I was placed in an unexpected reprieve from my career and multiple roles, and once again, in the role of being a patient. This time, life couldn’t continue on as before, and as I observed my healing and progress, with the gift of time the transformation in myself and in the world, I arrive at a new Beginning with this new practice, Modern Mind Women’s Health; a unified practice of medicine and meditation.