The Covid 19 crisis has highlighted the shortcomings of our Health care systems: if on one hand the biotechnological progress underwent indisputable successes, it failed on the other hand in reaching out to those who suffer.
Many people felt abandoned, confused and subjected to abstract rules.
Many people felt a lack of transparency in the management of the pandemic.
A large portion of the population felt they were and are still being denied all available treatments due to a health system that follows rigid protocols mandated by the government rather than considering the individual risk/benefit ratio.
In order to build a new vision of medicine, it is necessary to appeal to the individual ethical impulse that leads to the mutual support between people.
While remaining within the scope of the laws in place, this initiative must not be subjected to any preconditions.
OUR PROJECT: A PARADIGM SHIFT
In our School we aim to train a new kind of therapist, in the broadest sense of the term, to challenge, first and foremost, chronic-degenerative diseases, the true pandemic of the modern world.
The goal is to treat the patient wholistically, focusing on his or her unique traits, history and environment.
To achieve this, Medicine and Psychology must collaborate with other disciplines which have never been considered thusfar, in order to expand their context to caring for the whole person, rather than just being a physical healing or treatment.
A change in the context must not be seen as a waste of energy but as a way to better serve the needs of a sick person.
A disease expression is the way each person, with his history and his biological and psychological peculiarities, interacts with the environment in the widest sense of the term (from food consumed to the air the patient breathes, through his social, family and work environments).
Wholistic therapy means recognising, together with the patient, the elements that can be modified to improve the quality and duration of life.
Wholistic therapy requires knowing all aspects of the patient which requires sympathetic thought and openness to understanding.
We firmly believe that understanding others is itself therapeutic.
The wholistic approach must be merged with the most modern specific advances in medicine.
Literature, medical and psychological studies are key elements to understand when trying to drive the medical field to walk non-traditional paths.
In short, we must try to train a “new” therapist who:
- can freely choose a wholistic therapeutic path together with his patient: need for philosophical and epistemological training
- knows how to recognize and respect the human being’s soul (emotions and feelings) and spirit (values and conscience )
- can draw on all the recent knowledge of the relationship between body, mind and soul.
- Can draw directly from his knowledge of medical science but also from biochemistry and biophysics.
- Can face and choose among complementary medical fields using a scientific criterion to blend the best course of treatment or therapy for each patient.
- Is not conditioned or limited by economic and/or ideological interests of any kind, even though he operates in an area where they inevitably exist. These interests must therefore be recognized in order not to interfere.
- Is able to deal with the recent acquisitions of quantum medicine in biology and medical treatment.
- Is able to enhance the collective contributions such as those expressed by the Medical Community already existing in Ippocrateorg and others from similar communities in the psychological field, obviously built on different premises.
It is clear that healthcare professionals will maintain their own skills and specialization as well as their vision of the world, but are also key to opening new horizons and breaking old patterns of patient care.
Each topic will be treated by instructors with specific skills, who have also made a value-related choice in the paradigm shift.
The relationship between teachers and learners will be based on a profound understanding of values.
On site classes will focus on introspection (work on the Self), wholistic patient care and case management.
The School of Hippocrates is open to PhD in Medicine and Psychology, as well as other caregivers with graduate degrees.
Therefore, applications from graduates in disciplines that have involved, for the individual, an employment in professional activities concerning personal care will also be considered.
Annual registration will be 800 euros to be paid in full by the registration deadline or in two payments: 400 euros by the registration deadline, and the remaining 400 euro balance by March 31.
The annual fee includes Ippocrateorg Association membership. The school is structured into a two-year program, with an average of 100 hours of on line classes each year with additional hours on clinical practice updates.
The course will be structured with online classes and on site classes.
On site classes will be scheduled for a total duration of a couple of weekends for each year of the course.
The school is structured into a two-year program, with an average of 100 hours of on line classes each year with additional hours on clinical practice updates.
The course will be structured with online classes and on site classes.
On site classes will focus on introspection (work on the Self), wholistic patient care and case management and will be scheduled for a total duration of a couple of weekends for each year of the course.
Online classes will consist in a total number of 100 hours per year + 40 extra hours related to clinical practice updates.
To get the final degree the 50% of online and the 50% of on site classes must be attended.
At the end of the two-year course of study it will be possible to take a final exam (upon registration). The course attendee will be solemnly sworn in by reading the Hippocratic document and will be finally awarded of the Recognition “Memento Hippocratis”.
The School of Hippocrates training program is structured, in its central part, in the focus to our view of the world and ourselves. Inextricably linked is the dimension in which we are called to operate: that of care.
The course is then accompanied by a series of lectures, which will focus instead on specific issues of practical utility in the performance of the profession.
Our society has now turned toward a “medicine of the drug.” A medicine that is necessary in some cases, but in most cases results in addictive, chronic and side effects. This medical approach also represents a commercial interest, which, of course, prevents the culture of prevention from emerging and find its way. We do not want to demonize these aspects but we want to try to find alternative and/or complementary ways on scientific-philosophical grounds and create cognitive preconditions for change.
On this purpose several professionals (physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists) will present in 40-hour spin-offs some practical clinical therapeutic aspects related to “personal care.”
They will touch on very current topics such as the microbiota, the use of supplements for an inflammatory situation, psychotherapeutic techniques, immunology, and even homeopathy and homotoxicology along with frequency therapies.
THE ACADEMIC BOARD
Graduated in Medicine in 1979 and specialized in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy in 1983. He served as a hospital and contracted physician, he is currently working as a freelancer.
He was for more than 10 years President of the Medicine and Complexity Association creating international collaborations.
With the same association he won the Terzani National Prize for Humanization of Medicine. He is an Anthroposophical Physician. He aims to combine the latest scientific discoveries in medicine with a humanistic vision.
Sergio A. Gaiti
He graduated in political science in Parma, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Paris and a Master of Finance in Milan. He was director of Weleda and strategic consultant for various companies and organizations. He directs the Andrea Cristoforo House in Ascona, Switzerland, and is a lecturer at the Philosophy Department of the State University of Milan. He is a lecturer on the topics of ethics, money, and the construction of new spiritual, social and economic paradigms. He is on the board of various third sector organizations in Italy and abroad.
HOW TO APPLY
Annual registration fee is 800 euros to be paid in full by the registration deadline or in two payments: 400 euros by the registration deadline, and the remaining 400 euro balance by March 31.
The annual fee includes Ippocrateorg Association membership.
Late payments may be accepted upon presentation of proven and valid reasons of hardship.
Requests will be examined and approved by the board.
Enrollment will open on October 15 and close on November 15.
It will be therefore possible to attend the introductory lecture scheduled on November 6 at 9 p.m. and decide later whether to register.
The link to the November 6 lecture will be posted on the website.
Enrollment for the first year of the 2023-2025 biennium will be done online through the apposite form.
The following documents will need to be attached when filling out the application form:
1. Copy of Bachelor’s degree (or self-certification)
2. Copy of valid ID
The School of Hippocrates is open to PhD in Medicine and Psychology but also to other caregivers with graduate degrees.
Applications from graduates in any discipline will also be considered, as long as they have pursued courses and training (including extra-university) relevant to care and health, supported by certificates and Curriculum Vitae.
Graduates in Medicine and Psychology will be allowed to make their payment at registration either by bank transfer or credit card.
Applications from graduates in other disciplines will be evaluated and if accepted, a confirmation email will follow with all the information for the payment of the registration fee.
Please check the SPAM box in case you do not receive any confirmation.
Further information are availabe at the page Contacts and FAQ
Applications are closed.
It will be possible to apply for the first year of the new 2024-2026 biennium from October 2024.
To pre-register for the first year of the 2024-2026 biennium:
Classes for the first year of the 2023-2025 biennium will be held from November 20, 2023 to June 23, 2024.
Classes will be held online with two on site classes, the first from April 5 to 7 and the second from June 21 to 23.
Classes for the second year of the 2022-2024 biennium will be held from November 13, 2023 to June 23, 2024.
Classes will be held online with two on site classes, the first from January 26 to 28, the second from June 21 to 23.