Healing Through Creativity – Welcome to the House of Being – Creativity, Spirituality and Integrative Medicine
What about your spirituality? Medical doctor, Integrative Medicine Specialist, and Interfaith minister, Dr Michelle McAspurn finds it helpful to ask this question during her medical consultations. This week our ‘Healing Through Creativity’ host Dr. Desiree Cox explores how health and spirituality might be integrated in the therapeutic encounter between healer or practitioner and client. Dr McAspurn who qualified at Glasgow University and now practices Integrative Medicine at the NHS Center for Integrative Care in Glasgow stresses the importance of the ‘welcome’ in the therapeutic encounter. However, as Cox and McAspurn’s conversation evolves ‘welcoming’ a person into a healing space takes on metaphorical significance. As Rumi put it so beautifully: ‘This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all!’
‘As we welcome others into a healing space,’ Cox and McAspurn discuss, ‘so we invite all aspects of ourselves into the house of being.’ Integrating spirituality and medicine throughout their exploration of what is involved in being whole and being fulfilled Cox and McAspurn, share their healing journeys and some of their challenges along the way, showing how creativity comes into this process of integrating spirituality and health.
Learn about spirituality, integrative medicine and creativity in this week’s conversation with Dr Desiree Cox and Dr Michelle McAspurn. You can also find out more about Dr Cox from her website www.desireecox.com