Healing With Sacred Medicine
May 23–27, 2022
May 23, 2022
 - 
May 27, 2022
with Dr. Lissa Rankin
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What really causes disease, what really optimizes healing, and is there any way we can be proactive about becoming miracle prone? Healing With Sacred Medicine offers an experiential journey through the tools collected by a medical doctor on a ten year quest to unravel the mysteries of healing and answer these burning questions.

In this experiential transformational workshop, you will engage with others on a journey through the self-healing, relational healing, and earth healing tools and practices of the world’s medicine bag. Collected (with consent) from ten years of study with cutting edge trauma therapists, Indigenous healers, energy and faith healers, dance and art therapists, and mind-body medicine practitioners, Dr. Rankin will guide you through an orchestrated weaving of healing experiences, including nature-based rituals to honor the sacred land of Esalen and the native Esselen ancestors who once protected it, Internal Family Systems (IFS), energy psychology, NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Somatic Experiencing integrative trauma healing tools, group energy healing circles, guided meditations, practices to hone your intuition and tune you into spiritual guidance, the “Six Steps To Healing Yourself,” awareness of collective and generational traumas like climate crisis and systemic racism, and plenty of uplifting “energy transfusion” art, writing, Intentional Creativity practices, singing, and dancing.

Whether you’re a seeker in need of healing or a practitioner yearning to add healing tools to your toolbox, this workshop based on an experiential rendering of Dr. Rankin’s books Sacred Medicine and its prequel Mind Over Medicine will fill your tank if you’re depleted, and support you in plugging up any energy leaks that may repeatedly drain you, even after you’ve been transfused. You’ll also learn how to protect yourself and practice discernment around unregulated, unethical healers who might not wish you well.

To safely practice the healing arts or even use what you’ve learned on your loved ones, you’ll learn how to “First, do no harm” by healing yourself first, so you can protect those you seek to help from the potentially risky impact of your own unprocessed trauma. You’ll take home practices you can keep using, extending the workshop beyond our last day. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, renewed, connected to the land and your fellow workshop participants, and armed with your own medicine bag of Sacred Medicine tools you can use for self-healing or apply with patients and clients.

Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD, is an expert in trauma-informed medicine, author of 7 books, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and a mystic who researches radical remission, mind body medicine, and spiritual healing. Her TEDx talks have been viewed over 5 million times, and two National Public Television specials featured her work in the field of healing.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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