Classes & Workshops
Ample scientific indicates that an active spiritual belief systems such as Buddhism or any of the great faith traditions have a positive healing effect in all medical fields. Those who have a spiritual practice have better outcomes in medicine, surgery, mental health, and addiction. Spiritual belief systems have a role in healing the body, mind and soul.
In my work as a psychiatrist during the last 43 years, I have been impressed with the power belief systems have in helping people manage the brutal realities of life. To this end, I have developed a self-help model with 10 steps, 15 methods, and 100 qualities that I use myself and teach my students and patients. When we practice the methods, we expand healing power, become more skillful pain managers, and evolve spiritually.
The Northwest Institute for Healing Power is dedicated to teaching this model to a wider audience: those interested in doing spiritual work to stimulate their healing power. This work appeals to:
- Healthcare professionals interested in helping their patients increase their pain management skills and heal. The model supplements the healing practices of all medical specialties including mental health, addiction, and alternative healthcare.
- Healthcare consumers looking for help in managing any symptom, disease, or disability.
- Beginning or advanced seekers of spiritual knowledge
- Seekers in crisis
- People who want help with any pain or problem
- Spiritual counselors
- The intellectually curious
Dr. Shapiro offers classes and workshops on spirituality and healing in clinical practice. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine: Using the mind and Spirit for pain control
- How to skillfully manage the inevitable suffering of life and our reaction to it
- How to expand healing power by rolling the universal healing wheel or practicing PMQ (Pain Method Quality)
- Relaxation: meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, affirmations, and more . . .
- Transformation of emotion: transforming anger, depression, fear, guilt and other painful emotions into peace, power, and strength
- Getting rid of bad habits: learning the habits of a seeker, cultivating the habits of a sage
- Courage and forgiveness: getting on with life in the face of brutal reality
- Practicing the Presence of God
- The nature of soul and Spirit
- Unlimited Creative Power: The universal healing wheel with traction devices has unlimited creative power. With any problem, fifteen methods, one hundred qualities, and traction devices representing the stuff of religion, there are essentially unlimited options
to choose from. The individual controls speed, complexity, and depth. Deepest Suffering and Deepest Healing: Going to the deepest root of our pain, including the gap-abyss, cave of darkness, and dark night of the soul and matching with corresponding deep healing solutions. The individual chooses his or her pain and healing depth.
- Shifting the locus of control from outside to inside
- Reactivity: Define in detail the importance of reducing unnecessary and destructive reactivity for skillful pain management.
- Outlining a path from beginning to mastery.
- The importance of unconditional love in the healing process.
- Ego: Define the ego in detail with exercises on how to build it up or reduce it, depending on circumstance
- Let the story unfold and spiritualize the story, two key elements in the healing process.
- Full on religion or deconstruction all the way down to the Pain-Method-Quality without traction devices. Unconditional love is the goal in any case.
The source material for this training is taken from “Healing Power: Ten Steps to Pain Management and Spiritual Evolution,” and its companion “Healing Power: The Workbook.”
“Dr. Shapiro is a gifted teacher who is passionate about his practice. Whether he is teaching healthcare professionals, healthcare consumers, or the man-on-the-street, his teachings are exciting, well thought out, and help us use spirituality to heal our mind and body."
To schedule classes for groups of five or more at your location, please contact Dr. Shapiro at email@example.com