Saturday, October 01, 2011

Thomas Moore talks about medicine in Glasgow

Doctor Bob Leckridge posts his reactions to meeting Thomas Moore and to hearing Moore lecture in Glasgow this week under Thomas Moore — care of the soul". Leckridge writes about his own first consultations using integrative medicine: "The process of a holistic, non-judgemental, compassionate consultation forms a strong (what Thomas would call “soul”) connection. The patient feels heard, they feel felt, they feel understood. However, I thought it was great to be reminded that we are all unknowable, that we all have unfathomable depths. It sets up a certain humility of practice and of living." He reports that Moore started his talk with a focus on mystery and "how none of us is completely knowable."