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Narrative Medicine: A Cutting Edge Approach to Healthcare


Presented by Natalie Goldberg & Nancy Slonim Aronie. Moderated by Lisa Weinert.

For caregivers, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, writers, and anyone interested in personal narrative as a healing path to recovery.

Unlock the power of personal storytelling and compassionate listening to amplify the healing process. This trailblazing program is a full-body and full-spirit immersion with literary lions, innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers.

Narrative Medicine is an important and expanding new field that recognizes the value of storytelling in the healing path. The goal of this one-of-a-kind program is to create an inspired, rich, and multidisciplinary experience for everyone on a healing or caregiving trajectory. Immerse yourself in morning talks, afternoon writing groups, and many opportunities to practice yoga, work in groups, and contemplate in nature.

This third annual conference includes both hands-on techniques for incorporating narrative practices into a clinical setting and transformative experiences for individuals on their own healing journey, along with

  • Strong reflective and creative writing practices
  • Hands-on narrative and listening tools for clinical practice
  • Meditation, breathing, and yoga practices to integrate into self-care and clinical care
  • Cutting-edge research and empirical data on narrative medicine
  • Understanding of spiritual role of storyteller and listener
  • Meaningful networking opportunities and the chance for ongoing community building
  • Access to leading experts and prominent publishing professionals.

Learn the tools and techniques of this new field from a variety of experts, curated and moderated by Lisa Weinert.

Lisa is the curator and moderator of this annual trailblazing program at Kripalu, the largest retreat center in the world. This retreat is a full-body and full-spirit immersion with literary lions, innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers. Narrative Medicine is an important and expanding new field that recognizes the value of storytelling in the healing path. The goal of this program is to create an inspired, rich, and multidisciplinary experience for everyone on a healing or caregiving trajectory. Immerse yourself in morning talks, afternoon writing groups, and many opportunities to practice yoga, work in groups, and contemplate in nature. The one-of-a-kind program includes both hands-on techniques for incorporating narrative practices into a clinical setting and transformative experiences for individuals on their own healing journey.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience: None
Suitable For: Professionals
Program Theme: All Self-Discovery and Psychology
Schedule: Download