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Today’s guest, Anna Yusim,M.D. is a psychiatrist who is also a deeply spiritual person. She incorporates traditional Western medical training with spiritual principles which she learned from multiple spiritual traditions. She explains that her journey, “proceeded along a long and winding road: soul searching at ashrams in India, learning Buddhist meditation in Thailand,spiritual pilgrimages to Israel, working with Shamans and healers in South America and, ultimately  finding my way back to New York" and then, beginning her psychiatric practice. Her practice is very different than many of her collegues in psychiatry. She says, I want much more for my patients than bringing their systems into remission or alleviating pain and suffering. What I seek  is complete healing and fulfillment for each and every one of my patients….true healing and lasting fulfillment require a spiritual transformation as well as a clinical outcome”.Anna continues, " As a therapist and healer, I believe that I can only take my patients as far as I have gone myself…The more I can help myself, the more I am able to help my patients”.

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