Spirituality as a Healing Tool

An interview with Frederic Craigie, PhD

By Natural Medicine Journal

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What role can spirituality play in healing? On this episode of the podcast, spirituality scholar Frederic Craigie, PhD, gives practitioners advice on how they can successfully meet the spiritual needs of their patients. He also talks about ways clinicians can become more spiritually grounded in their work. Craigie is a respected psychologist, author, and faculty member at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Approximate listening time: 34 minutes

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Frederic Craigie, PhD

Frederic Craigie, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and medical educator who serves as visiting associate professor at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2015, he transitioned from a 37-year full-time faculty role at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine, where he coordinated behavioral health teaching for residents and students and provided behavioral health care to a largely underserved primary care population. Since the mid-80s, Craigie has written and presented extensively about spirituality and health, resilience and well-being in healthcare, and positive mental health. He is the author of the newly released book, Weekly Soul: Fifty-two Meditations on Meaningful, Joyful and Peaceful Living.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.