Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

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"Curing is a form of repair, but healing is a form of growth." — Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

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Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD is internationally acclaimed as one of the earliest pioneers in the mind/body holistic health movement and among the first to speak out about the role of the spirit in health and recovery from illness. She is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of the famed Commonweal Cancer Help Program, which was featured in the Bill Moyers PBS series, Healing and the Mind. One of the first to develop a psychological approach for people with life-threatening illnesses, for the past thirty years, Dr. Remen has cared for people with terminal illnesses, helping them to both cure and heal. Dr. Remen is also a nationally recognized medical reformer and educator who sees the practice of medicine as a spiritual path. Her groundbreaking holistic curricula, especially The Healer's Art course, enable physicians at all levels of training to remember their calling and strengthen their commitment to serve life. A wise and masterful storyteller, she has touched thousands of people with her bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal and My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging. As a public speaker, she has spoken to tens of thousands of people throughout the country, reminding them of the power of their humanity and the ability to use their lives to make a difference.