november, 2023

wed29nov7:00 PM8:30 PMHealing Beyond the Skin: Integrating Buddhist Wisdom in Dermatology and primary health care7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Online Event Organized By: AABCAP Event Type :OtherEvent Region:Online


Event Details

This month’s educational event is for fellow Buddhism informed therapists who are eager to explore the intersection of spirituality and healthcare.

The widespread application and demonstrated success of modern “mindfulness” in health care in the west goes back more than nearly 45 years to the pioneering work of physician Jon Kabat Zinn. His approach, “Full Catastrophe Living” cleverly digested many Buddhist principles, without direct reference to either Buddhism or the Dharma, applied Buddhism’s life enhancing and healing power to help people living with a wide range of seriously debilitating medical conditions.

AABCAP is very pleased to host Dr. Claire Noonan, Dermatological GP (and Buddhist informed psychotherapist) as she invites you to go deeper to explore this profound connection between Buddhist philosophy and promoting the healing of the largest organ of the body, the skin!  Join us as she delves into the integration of Buddhist concepts, such as equanimity and loving kindness, into her medical practice, offering a unique perspective on healing the unseen psychological impacts of skin conditions. Dr Claire Noonan will share how she uses these approaches to complement traditional medicine, and help heal patients on another level. Discover specific approaches that have been of value in real life cases, as well as the impact of these principles on patients.

Dr Claire Noonan is a GP and psychotherapist who also practices alongside a dermatologist at their clinic in Orange NSW. Her explorations into Buddhism began alone in her room as a teenager growing up in a small rural town. Guided by the writings of Tibetan monks her knowledge and love of Buddhist principles proved valuable during her own life challenges and in patient care. Her psychotherapy practice is strongly aligned with Buddhist principles and the use of DBT skills. She has found that the same principles allow her to assist her skin clinic patients with the psychological impacts of their dermatological conditions. Claire is a mother, a writer and a motorbike enthusiast who still has hopes one day to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.


(Wednesday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM