The Graduate Institute offers a Master’s Degree in "Integrative Health and Healing" at Hartford Hospital
The Graduate Institute (TGI) of Bethany, CT, in collaboration with Hartford Hospital’s Department of Integrative Medicine, offers an exceptional graduate program for Hartford Hospital staff and interested members of the surrounding community.
TGI’s Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Healing explores complementary and alternative (CAM) healing on a continuum with allopathic medicine. It bridges the gap between the allopathic and CAM worlds by engaging healthcare practitioners, care providers, and all who are interested in achieving and promoting optimal health through the construction and delivery of a humane, informed, empathic, and personalized model of care. From ancient medicine to contemporary practice, participants study a number of integrative modalities that treat the whole person. Health is celebrated as the optimal alignment of body, mind, and spirit – not merely the absence of disease.
The program forwards a humanistic model of care that recognizes each patient as unique. It is grounded in the development of authentic healer-patient relationships through mind-body approaches to health and wellness. Participants examine Eastern and Western modes of thought and their respectively diverse healing arts – including Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Ayurveda, Food and Nutrition, Mind-Body Techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sound and Art Therapies and more. And they apply their learning through hands-on practice, scientific research, and field experience.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with the Graduate Institute,” says Marcia Rothwell, former Director of Integrative Medicine at Hartford Hospital. “The opportunity to offer a Masters level program through our department and promote Integrative Medicine to the greater public is a great step forward in the movement toward holistic medicine.”
Learning in Community
At TGI, students are colleagues, and learning takes place in a community called a “cohort.” Each cohort is comprised of 10-20 colleagues and fosters a collaborative learning environment that honors the ideas and contributions of each individual.
Classes in the Integrative Health and Healing program meet one weekend per month (Friday from 5 to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm) for a period of 24 months. In addition, participants engage in a 90-hour mentorship and internship to acquire hands-on learning and experience outside of the classroom. On-site instruction is supplemented with eleven mid-month interactive Skype-based digital “telepresence” video sessions.
Cohorts begin in May, August, and October 2013 and enrollment is limited to 20 in each.
Participants who complete the program are well prepared to serve as health educators, coaches, practitioners, and/or advocates in a number of clinical, therapeutic, or wellness environments. Graduates who are already licensed in the health professions (nurses, physicians, social workers, etc.) can effectively incorporate the modalities and practices studied in the program into an existing healthcare practice. Colleagues with or without prior healthcare experience also have the option, through the program’s mentorship and/or internship components, to become certified or licensed in a complementary modality or modalities of their choice.
Whether coming from healthcare, education, or lay backgrounds, participants will garner a wide range of tools and resources to facilitate integrative approaches to health and healing, and to improve personal health and promote longevity.
For More Information
Please contact Mia Hawlk, Director of Admissions and Outreach at TGI at 203-874-4252, email@example.com
, or visit www.learn.edu/ihh