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How to communicate with patients in integrative medicine consultation and how to improve effectiveness

Communication in Integrative Medicine consultation

October 13, 2023
  • Martien Brands

Our attention in Integrative medicine for the personal characteristics of a patient demands also a fluent conversational technique. In this workshop we will address
– the main features of a conversation, and how people are ‘organizing’ it without being aware of that,
– becoming more conscious of what we ‘do’ when we ‘talk’- with and without words.
– how we can through this awareness, assist patients to guide us to the most important parts of their story of illness.
– gaining a deeper insight in the wishes, desires and suffering of people who visit us to share their story of illness. Especially, how can we ‘ask further’, getting a clue of the experience of illness while respecting the patient, and stay ‘on the same wavelength’ with each other.
So, also this training is like a ‘workshop’ for exercising specific attitudes and actions.

  • Martien BrandsMartien Brands, MD PhD, was van 2002 tot 2007 hoofddocent klinische homeopathie aan de Universiteit van Liverpool. Van 2007 tot 2013 leidde hij het Centrum voor Integrale Zorg in Amsterdam. Sindsdien doet hij homeopathisch onderzoek naar de effecten op malaria, kanker en migraine en interactie tussen artsen en patiënten. Sinds 2012 doceert hij Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) en Western Medicine seminars aan de HVNA en sinds 2017 aan de Shenzhou Open University of TCM.

Shenzhou student: 15%
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students)
Please see the payment and registration conditions for seminars in the registration form.

  • NVA WM-C, Zhong Cat. 3 (7 NAP), NWP, LVNT, VBAG, TCMned
Dates & Time
October 13, 2023
10 am – 17 pm (1 hour break)
Shenzhou Open University of TCM
Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK Amsterdam
Levels of experience
  • Acupuncturist, Herbalist or final year student
  • Therapist with valid MBK (WM) diploma
Number of participants

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