Holistic Health & Healing Summer Institute
June 19 - 23, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Online Registration has closed.

If you are interested in registering for academic credit, contact Erin Fider at fider002@umn.edu or at 612-624-5166.
If you are interested in registering as a member of the general public, contact Desirae Hammond at hammo200@umn.edu or at 612-626-5319.


The Holistic Health & Healing Summer Institute gives participants broad exposure to the application of integrative health and healing modalities and strategies for patients, families, staff, and health systems. As hospitals and other clinical settings begin to offer more holistic approaches to care, questions can arise regarding the role of providers, the processes of care, the physical environment, and organizational cultures. This program is meant to immerse participants in theories and practices offering tools and information that you can readily apply in your own setting.

Through didactic, online, and experiential learning, participants will acquire the knowledge of evidence based research and skills to care for patients and provide leadership to create optimal healing environments.

Ideal for nursing and other healthcare professionals wanting to bring holistic health and healing practices to their organizations.


By the end of the course, students will:
► Analyze the impact that culture, history, and politics have on conventional and integrative health practices, including factors such as research funding, publication bias, attitudes of conventional practitioners, and the history of new ideas in medicine.
► Describe the theoretical constructs, practices, safety, efficacy, and evidence base of selected integrative modalities.
► Experience several types of integrative practices and interact with professionals in those areas.
► Discuss research methodologies to address the safety and efficacy of integrative therapies
► Discuss clinical practice application of appropriate use of integrative therapies in a variety of clinical settings and processes.
► Recognize and develop an appreciation for different ways of knowing and healing.
► Access and evaluate evidence on a specific integrative modality. (Applies only to students registered for academic credits).

On-Site Learning

The Institute is based at Woodwinds Health Campus, an extraordinary healthcare facility in Minnesota that is a model optimal healing environment.

Faculty Experts

Faculty includes experts from the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing and School of Nursing as well as Woodwinds Health Campus and other local and national leaders in integrative health and healing.


Individual cost for non-credit registration in 2017 is $2,100 and includes meals and course materials. (Early registration costs $1,950 by April 1.)
*Groups of three or more receive a 15 percent discount.

Academic Credit Option

Academic credit is available at current tuition rates. Students complete additional online coursework after the in-person sessions to meet the requirements for CSPH 5101 - 001: Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices. Contact Erin Fider fider002@umn.edu for instructions on how to reserve a space in the class and to complete your academic registration.


For more information about the program, application process, course requirements fees and registration, please call Desirae Hammond at 612-626-5319 or email hammo200@umn.edu.