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"The Wisdom of Trauma" Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

A Culture of Caring Event

Movie Screening

The Culture of Caring Program and the College of Human Medicine are delighted to bring you the opportunity to watch “The Wisdom of Trauma” free via livestream between January 10 and January 24, 2022.

The film follows Dr. Gabor Maté, a Canadian physician and explores his views on trauma and chronic disease.

From the website:

“Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policymakers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but rather seek to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.”

The movie viewing link leads to the screening platform Show & Tell Films. It will ask you to donate, though that is not necessary as fees for the College of Human Medicine community have been covered by the college.

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion and Q & A with Drs. Howard Schubiner* and Megan Oxley**, moderated by Dr. Claudia Finkelstein, will be held on Tuesday January 25, 2022, 5-6pm as a webinar (Passcode CHM). At the event, Drs. Schubiner and Oxley will share their observations and experiences and answer questions from participants.

Movie Viewing Link:
Valid January 10 - 24, 2022

Panel Discussion Link:
Tuesday January 25, 2022, 5-6pm

About the Speakers

* Dr. Howard Schubiner is a Co-Founder, Clinical Director and Medical Advisor of Freedom From Chronic Pain. He is board-certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine. He was a full Professor at Wayne State University for 18 years and now works at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI, USA. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Schubiner is known as a national expert in ADHD in adolescents and adults as well as mindfulness meditation and stress reduction. He has authored over 60 publications in scientific journals and books and performed research in the fields of adolescent health, ADHD and stress reduction. Dr. Schubiner is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health and the Journal of Attention Disorders. He has given over 250 lectures to scientific audiences regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to adolescent medicine, ADHD, and stress reduction. Dr. Schubiner has consulted for the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Mental Health. He has been granted funds to conduct research studies of over several million dollars in total. Dr. Schubiner teaches a form of meditation known as Mindfulness Meditation, which helps individuals cope with the stresses and anxieties of daily life.

Dr. Schubiner is the founder and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital. This program uses the most current research methodologies to treat individuals who suffer from the Mind Body Syndrome (MBS) or Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) as described by Dr. John Sarno. Dr. Schubiner has created a program that uses both meditative and cutting edge psychological techniques to help individuals with chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, back and neck pain, myofascial pain, TMJ syndrome, tension and migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder syndrome, insomnia, anxiety, and other related conditions. With coauthors he recently published the first randomized, controlled research study in the field of Mind Body Syndrome or TMS for individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia. He was included in the 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 lists of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Schubiner lives in the Detroit area with his wife of 25 years and has 2 children in their early 20’s.

** Dr. Megan Oxley is the founder and medical director of Michigan Progressive Health. A Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Oxley graduated from Wayne State University in 2009. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit.  She spent a decade working in emergency departments in Michigan and Maryland before transitioning to a psychedelic Medicine Specialist.  Fellowship trained in integrative psychiatry, Dr. Oxley is a founding member and former vice president of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners and is currently researching the role of psychotherapy in ketamine treatment in conjunction with the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.