Devon Christie MD

Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit Plant Medicine

Devon Christie

Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit Plant Medicine

Devon will speak from her background of knowledge and experience about 3 elements that she believes can help to optimize the vessel for deep healing with sprit plant medicines: mindfulness, intensive group process integration, and a trauma-informed approach. Her talk will weave in many threads: ancient scripture, modern neuroscience and the latest developments in trauma-resolution therapies. Dr. Devon Christie completed her Honours Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Medicine degrees at McMaster University, and postgraduate residency in Rural Family Medicine through UBC. Dr. Christie has also obtained US certification in Integrative and Functional Medicine, and her Vancouver practice at Connect Health reflects this focus. She is also a yoga instructor and in 2012 she obtained certification through the World Shamanic Yoga Institute in a 4-week residential training in Cuzco, Peru. In 2014 she became a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator through University of California San Diego, and in May of this year obtained certification through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and Metta Prorgrams to teach the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program (IMP). In 2014 Devon collaborated with Dr. Gabor Mate to bring healers together for a 10-day retreat with sacred Amazonian medicine exploring the Wounded Healer archetype. Devon will be finishing a 9-month study program this November in Somatic Therapy (body-focused psychotherapy) which she will weave into her mindfulness group facilitation in order to better serve the high percentage of individuals who have suffered traumas in their childhood and adult years. She has been a long-time advisory board member to MAPS Canada, and has been involved in the current Vancouver Phase 2 study investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for refractory post-traumatic stress disorder.

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