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June, 2001, Vol. 01, Issue 06

Upledger Foundation Sponsors "Beyond the Dura 2001"

By Editorial Staff

JUPITER, FL - More than 35 distinguished speakers gathered at the Jupiter Beach Resort in Jupiter, Florida April 25-29 to explore diverse issues of complementary care at "Beyond the Dura 2001: A Mind Odyssey." The 7th international research conference, sponsored by The Upledger Foundation, brought an estimated 300 people from around the world to discuss such topics as cellular consciousness, sensory integration, and the use of complementary techniques on pediatric heart-surgery patients.

The conference's keynote address featured internationally recognized authors, lecturers and consultants Drs.

Gerald Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione, who presented "12 Principals of Attitudinal Healing." They shared stories of their inspirational work with children and adults suffering from catastrophic illnesses, and also discussed the dynamics of forgiveness, as highlighted by Dr. Jampolsky in his latest book, Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All.

In a presentation titled "Cell Talk," Dr. John Upledger, DO, OMM, explored his theory of individual cell consciousness, and how that understanding could lead to more effective therapies. Dr. Upledger noted that, after years of research in the area of cellular biology, he has come to the conclusion that each cell may have its own consciousness. He encouraged therapists who dialogue with clients to remain open to the possibility of communicating with cells, or groups of cells that may respond like families with their own set of interrelated dynamics.

Other spirited presentations and panel discussions during the conference touched on the role of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; the use of CST in treating addictive behaviors; and alternative health care on the global front.


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