Still point – turning world:The dialogues

Dec 2012
Arnold Desser Sarah Eagger Craig Brown

Arnold Desser
Member of the Academy of Medical Educators; Education Consultant to the London Deanery of Postgraduate Medical Education
Sarah Eagger
Honorary senior clinical lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College: consultant psychiatrist for older adults
Craig Brown
Chair, British Holistic Medical Association; trustee, Janki Foundation

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The still-point dialogues were introduced at the Still-point – turning world three-day retreat on exploring the integration of spirituality in healthcare, held at the Global Retreat Centre in Oxfordshire in September 2012. The event was hosted jointly by The Janki Foundation for Global Healthcare (UK), Point of Life Foundation (USA), Global Hospital Research Centre (Rajasthan, India), and the Brahma Kumaris (UK, USA, Australia and India).* The organisers, led by Dr Sarah Eagger, wanted to develop new ways of understanding and talking about the extraordinary challenges and opportunities of integrating the spiritual dimension into current paradigms and practices of healthcare. But they wished to do so without having keynote addresses, lectures and PowerPoints and all the presentational paraphernalia that conference goers have become so accustomed to over the decades. The intention was to deepen and person- alise participants’ exploration and experience of the theme of the retreat.