Open Learning Course

Integrative Medicine

Health, disease and wellness are ingrained into our model of existence. We are physical beings, but we are also spiritual beings and interconnected beings.

Start date: February 2023. Length of study: 10 weeks. Tuition: £425

Health, disease and wellness are ingrained into our model of existence. We are physical beings, but we are also spiritual beings and interconnected beings.

No aspect of medicine or health is only the one or the other. Integrating different aspects of our existence into applied models of health and disease is what this course is about.

This course covers theories and models, but more importantly focuses on applications for healthcare providers, coaches, therapists, counsellors, spiritual guides, or any of the range of practitioners who work with or are interested in the mind-body-spirit paradigm, and what this means in practice.

With an emphasis on personal engagement and experiential learning, and through case scenarios, discussions, activities and reading, the course journeys through integrative health from a transpersonal perspective.


Accordion Content

  1. Explore the mind-body-spirit connection from a theoretical and applied perspective
  2. Consider models for how the mind and spirit manifest within the physical body and vice versa
  3. Engage with numerous actual case scenarios, discussions and readings
  4. Reflect on your own experience of the psychosomatic
  5. Think deeply on, experiment with, and apply methodologies for integrating transpersonal approaches into health and medicine approaches and interventions
  6. Join several live webinars for lively presentations and discussion
  • Models and perspectives on mind-body-spirit integration
  • Psychosomatic medicine from a transpersonal perspective, including approaches to the so-called “psychosomatic disorders”
  • The dynamics between the psyche, the somatic, and medicine, including an introduction to psychoneuroimmunology, psychopharmacology and the placebo/nocebo effect
  • Applications of transpersonal coaching to health, disease and wellness, including an integrated wellness directed lifestyle, breaking bad habits and addictions and cultivating resourceful habits, integrated management of chronic disease and impairments, and management of pain and physical discomfort
  • Exploring purpose, meaning and integration of physical pain, physical symptoms and signs, suffering and dying
  • The relationship between modern medical psychiatry, psychology, and the transpersonal

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course. Come and study purely for personal interest and enrichment … and get the same level access as our postgraduate students who will be studying alongside you!

Before each course begins you will be provided with a Course Outline which will list the reading materials, time-lines, and any activities required as part of the course.

This course features 2 discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.

Course leader

Hennie Geldenhuys

Hennie Geldenhuys, M.B.,Ch.B M.Fam.Med

Certified transpersonal coach and trainer, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner

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