WCSU to host Dr. Bernie Siegel for lecture, book signing
Siegel will discuss his philosophy and perspectives on inner wisdom and uncovering self-potential, as well as his book, “The Art of Healing.” The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. A book signing will immediately follow Siegel’s presentation.
Siegel published his first book, “Love, Medicine and Miracles,” in 1986, and soon after retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of general and pediatric surgery at Yale. During the last 30 years, Siegel has authored more than 10 books, including his most recent work, “Love, Animals and Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond.”
IHHS Director Christel Autuori said, “Bernie was one of the first to recognize and address the relationship of the body/mind/spirit in health and healing. He is a pioneer in the field of holistic and integrative medicine.”
Ticket prices are $22 for general admission, $12 for WCSU faculty and staff with I.D., and free for students with a valid WCSU I.D. Tickets are available at the Information Desk in the Midtown Student Center and can be purchased online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets, or over the phone at (203) 837-TIXX. They also will be available at the door.
The IHHS is housed within WCSU’s Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences (HPX). The mission of the IHHS is to provide the university and Greater Danbury area with an opportunity to engage in and explore different aspects of holistic and integrative health through programming and instruction. Their holistic perspective on health and healing integrates conventional healing with traditional and modern alternative practices from around the world.
The HPX department at WCSU offers two Bachelor of Science degrees: Health Education (Certification Pre-K-12) and Health Promotion Studies. Within the Health Promotion Studies program, students may choose one of four options/concentrations: Wellness Management, Community Health, Allied Health Professions, and Holistic and Integrative Health. The students in these degree programs are prepared for entry-level, certified health education specialist (CHES) positions.
The focus of studying health promotion and exercise science is to educate students about the importance of a physically active lifestyle, wellness, fitness, health protection and preventative services in school as and the larger global community.
For more information about WCSU HPX programs, contact department co-chairs Robyn Housemann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeffrey Schlicht at email@example.com. For information about the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, contact the director, Christel Autuori, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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