New York TImes Bestselling Author Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD presents

The Six Steps to Radical Self Healing

A Self-Paced Six-Part Live Recorded Video Workshop

Understand how to optimize your body's innate ability to self-repair

Do You Recognize Yourself?

  • You’ve tried everything conventional medicine has to offer, and you’re just not getting better
  • ​​You’re motivated to amplify your immune system and increase your resilience in the face of infectious disease threats such as Covid-19 or the flu.
  • ​You’re seeking relief from physical and mental health symptoms, such as chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, depression, and anxiety.
  • You want to add these self-healing practices to your doctor’s medical treatment for cancer, heart disease, or another life-threatening condition.
  • ​​You’re ready to hone your ability to tune into your four Whole Health Intelligences (not just your mental intelligence, but your intuitive, somatic, and emotional intelligence) so you can make wise decisions about your health and life.
  • ​​​You long to deepen your connection to your Inner Pilot Light, the Divine within, which is also your inner healer.

In This Course You Will

  • Be proactive about improving your chances of becoming a “health outlier,” someone who has a better than usual health outcomes given what doctors (and statistics) might expect.
  • ​Engage in deep self-inquiry in order to create an intuitively-guided health plan meant to help you live a life your body will love
  • Uncover hidden blocks to wellness that might be sabotaging all your most sincere efforts to achieve great health
  • ​Free up life force that may be tied until in unnecessary chronic repetitive stress responses so this life force can restore your body to its natural state of wholeness

"It’s supposed to be a professional secret, but I’ll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor within.” -Albert Schweitzer, MD

In This Course We Will

  • ​Gently dig down to the root causes of why your body’s natural self-healing mechanisms may have broken down and allowed illness to take hold so you're not just Band-aiding symptoms, you're healing what caused the symptoms.
  • ​Learn practices to shift your autonomic nervous system from disease-causing "fight or flight" to health-inducing relaxation responses so your body can do what it does naturally- heal itself.
  • ​​Release the role of helpless victim to your health issues and quit giving all your power away to your health care providers, learning instead to take control of what you can influence while letting go of what you can't.
  • ​Learn to implement trauma healing practices that can not only facilitate disease remission, but also help you feel happier, enjoy more inner peace, and develop spiritually.
  • ​Cultivate an authentic lifestyle aligned with your values, which makes it easy for your body to function at its peak performance.
  • ​Master health-inducing tools from mind-body medicine, energy healing, shamanism, spiritual healing, and trauma healing so you can integrate many tools in the world’s medicine bag.
  • ​Take a thorough inventory and review growth edges in all aspects of your health- not just your physical health, but your relational health, spiritual health, sexual health, creative health, financial health, environmental health, mental health, the health of your work life, and the health of your relationship to your true self. 

What Is Your Inner Pilot Light?

The Whole Health Cairn

Introduction To The Whole Health Cairn  
(Excerpt from Lissa Rankin’s Mind Over Medicine)

In order to help my patients determine what life factors might be contributing to their health conditions, I developed a diagnostic and treatment wellness model I call the “Whole Health Cairn” based on the findings of my research, which incorporates not just how the mind can heal or harm the body, but also physical, emotional, and environmental health factors that contribute to whole health. (I debuted the Whole Health Cairn in a popular TEDx talk I gave in 2011 called “The Shocking Truth About Your Health.” 

In my medical training, I had been introduced to several wellness models—pie charts and pyramids that talked about nutrition, exercise, social health, mental health, and so forth. Most of the models included the body as the foundation upon which everything else in life builds. But something had always struck me as “off” about these models. 

Not only did I question whether the body was the foundation upon which everything else builds; I also didn’t resonate with being able to take out pieces of wellness, like you’d cut out a slice of pie. I envisioned something more intertwined, where all aspects of health were interrelated, and the body was the sum total of the balance of all aspects of a wholly healthy life.  

The vision for a new wellness model first came to me while I was hiking on a coastal trail in my beloved Northern California home. 

As an artist, I’ve always loved “cairns”—those stacks of balanced stones you see adorning beaches and marking hiking trails and sacred landmarks. I love the Zen of them, but most importantly, the simultaneous strength and fragility of them. A well-built cairn can withstand the crashing of the waves upon it, yet if you move one stone too far out of balance, the whole thing topples. All stones depend upon the others for stability. 

Like a cairn, the body is awe-inspiringly strong and resilient, and at the same time, fragile and easy to tip out of balance. If whole health is a stack of balanced stones, the body is the stone on top, the most precarious, the most likely to tumble if other stones are out of balance. And as I learned on my own self 
healing journey, the foundation stone, the one upon which everything else builds, is your “Inner Pilot Light,” your built in healer, that inner knowing, the intuitive wisdom of your body and soul that knows what’s true for you and guides you, in your own unique way, back to better health. 
Atop the Inner Pilot Light lie all the other contributing factors that affect health—relationships, work/life purpose, creativity, spirituality, sexuality, finances, mental health, and the environment. The very top of the Whole Health Cairn is where your body’s physical health rests. The Whole Health Cairn is surrounded by the “Healing Bubble,” of love, gratitude, service, and pleasure—the glue I believe holds everything in balance. Love and compassion, not just from loving family, friends and health-care providers, but especially for yourself, are tantamount when you’re embarking upon a self-healing journey. Love opens your heart, trumps fear, and paves the way for healing in all aspects of your life.  

Gratitude is also important. Without gratitude, you may focus only on what’s lacking in your life, rather than what you appreciate. When that happens, this process can spiral you downward into overwhelm and despair, which only increase stress responses. You have to fill your cup and appreciate what you already have before you can face the truth about what isn’t working and what might need to change. Gratitude keeps you optimistic, and as we’ve seen, evidence shows that optimism improves your health. When you focus on gratitude, positive things flows in more readily, making you even more grateful. As long as you keep your gratitude vessel full, you’ll avoid the unhealthy plunge into dark places, which can accompany this process if you’re not careful.  

Service is another part of the Healing Bubble. Dedicating our lives to serving the world connects us to each other and reminds us to focus on something bigger than ourselves. Cami Walker, author of 29 Gifts, treated her multiple sclerosis with a practice of giving one gift per day for 29 days, which sparked an entire movement. Committing your life to serving and healing others, even in small ways, can be big-time medicine for the body, mind, and soul. 

And pleasure just makes the whole darn thing more fun, while also perking up the body with health-inducing hormones like endorphins, dopamine, nitric oxide, and oxytocin. The healing process, while scary at times, should be pleasurable, so make sure you throw in a dollop of laughter, sensual pleasures, playfulness, and fun.  

Each stone in the Whole Health Cairn is vital to the healing process, and the Healing Bubble contributes to the healthy hormonal milieu that provides just the right Petri dish for our minds and hearts to shift so our cells can heal. Keep in mind how important it is to keep your inner chatter supportive and affirming during this process. If you let your inner critic try to beat you into taking care of your body, it just doesn’t work. If you’re constantly telling yourself how fat, ugly, addicted, noncompliant, sick, lame, undisciplined, or worthless you are, this process is likely to fail. You have to practice radical kindness with yourself, or you’ll lose hope and fall into bad habits.  

The only way to truly heal is to engage in radical self-care born of genuine love and compassion for yourself. Listening to the wise, caring voice of your Inner Pilot Light will help you do this. As you learn to soften your inner critics, you’ll find that you are your own best friend, and as you trust the knowing voice of your truth, your body will relax and your self-repair mechanisms will be able to kick in.  
Most wellness models teach that the body is the foundation for everything in life, that without a healthy body, everything else suffers. But we’ve gotten it all backward. The body isn’t the foundation of your health. The body is the physical manifestation of the sum of your life experiences. When your life is out of alignment with your Inner Pilot Light and the stones of your Whole Health Cairn are out of balance, your mind gets stressed, and when your mind is under stress, your body suffers. The good news is that, if you’re not optimally healthy, you can make changes that may profoundly affect your body’s health.  

The Six Steps to Radical Self Healing

  • Over eight hours of video teachings during which Lissa will guide you in how to understand and optimize your body's innate ability to self-repair.
  • ​Written material to support you in your journey through the course. 
  • Guided meditations to help you engage in deep self inquiry, get insight into unconscious material that may interfere with your healing journey, and begin to feel like the person you were meant to be.
  • ​Lifetime access to stream from your computer, phone or tablet.

The Six Steps to Healing Yourself Curriculum

Step One: Believe that healing is possible.
If you believe you’re incurable, terminal, or chronically ill, you’ll have a hard time experiencing a radically different outcome. But if you’re willing to question your beliefs and open yourself to the possibility that healing could happen and cure might be in the cards for you, you open a portal of possibility. Once you’ve removed the anchored belief that cure is not possible, you make yourself available to become a “health outlier,” someone who has the potential to have a better-than-expected outcome. This is not about magical thinking or entering a delusional state of false hope or denial. It’s about removing blocks to the doorway of healing and then walking all the way through that doorway into grounded hope.
Step Two: Connect and surrender to your Inner Pilot Light, letting your inner knowing guide your healing journey.
Once you allow yourself to believe that healing is possible for you, the next step is surrendering your attachment to outcomes. This is no small feat when you’re suffering and desperate for relief. However you access it, solidifying your connection to this higher power and accessing it inside your own being is the key to your healing. This kind of spiritual surrender is not passive. Once you let go of thinking you can control this process, intuition, signs and synchronicities, body wisdom, and whatever else you will need to navigate this path will come your way. Once you are connected to this web of life with your act of surrender, you can no longer remain separate from it and it can rise to support your journey. 
Step Three: Surround yourself with healing support.
This step culminates in an intuitively-guided action plan for how to live a life your body will love. At the end of this process, you will know what’s next, if action needs to be taken. This action will not come just from the freaked out mind; it includes your mental intelligence, but also your other Whole Health Intelligences, crafting a comprehensive and broad ranging treatment plan that may include conventional medicine, alternative medicine, and lifestyle changes based on what you learned from examining the Whole Health Cairn of your life. 

Step Four: Diagnose the root cause of your illness.
Healing is the natural state of the human body, so when healing stops and disease takes over, it’s important to enter a state of curious inquiry about what led to an interruption of the natural self-healing process. If you open yourself to being curious without self-judgment, you’re likely to get surprising feedback about what might have caused the interruption. What many people find when they work through this step is that some sort of situational, developmental, or environmental trauma holds the key to this diagnostic process. Many, though not all, illnesses may be the result of unhealed trauma, especially those mysterious illnesses that are either hard to diagnose, have no known treatment, or do not respond well to conventional medical treatment. The Whole Health Cairn wellness model, based on the health of your relationships, your work, your creative life, your sexuality, your relationship to spirituality and your Inner Pilot Light, your relationship to scarcity or abundance, your living environment, your mental health, and how you treat your body physically with traditionally healthy behaviors, is the foundation of this step. 
Step Five: Write The Prescription for yourself. 
While connecting to your Inner Pilot Light gives you the internal support you’ll need, you’ll also need external support in the form of a healing team. As much as some self-help books like to suggest that healing can be a solitary journey, optimal healing does not usually arise from the consciousness of the rugged individualist. Perhaps part of the healing process is intended to restore your place of belonging in the tribe. If you believe you have to do everything yourself and you can’t dare to rely on anyone else’s love and support, that’s a recipe for illness. Discerning carefully who has a seat at your “Healing Round Table” could save your life. 
Step Six: Treat your fears and resistance. 
Before you’re likely to take action, you’ll need to unblock any conscious or unconscious resistance. Otherwise, you may be spinning your wheels, with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake. Most people have parts that want to get well and parts that don’t. This step helps you uncover the parts that might sabotage your healing- so they can be treated, freeing you up to become a true health outlier. 

About Lissa Rankin, MD

“The body isn’t the foundation of your health. The body is the physical manifestation 
of the sum of your life experiences.” —Lissa Rankin

Dr. Lissa Rankin is a best-selling author, holistic physician, and sought-after speaker who has dedicated her life to helping individuals heal and thrive by connecting with their authentic selves and embracing spirituality without bypassing. As a pioneering thought leader, she has inspired countless people to cultivate a more mindful, compassionate, and balanced approach to life, rooted in self-awareness and emotional healing.

With a unique blend of expertise in both conventional medicine and alternative healing modalities, Dr. Rankin brings a holistic perspective to personal growth and well-being. Her passion for empowering others to nurture their inner wisdom and innate healing capacities has led her to explore the transformative power of Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a spiritual path.

Because her blog and Daily Flame emails quickly garnered a large readership, she was able to publish her first book in 2010 and has been blessed to have her last 7 books published. Her third book, the New York Times bestseller Mind Over Medicine, has sold over 300,000 copies in 28 languages. Her latest book Sacred Medicine was published in 2022.

In addition to putting in her 100,000 hours and writing every day, in 2012, Lissa founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute, where she and a team of luminary faculty train physicians and other health care providers about “Whole Health” and the “6 Steps to Healing Yourself.”

Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials, her TEDx talks have been viewed over 5 million times, and she leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu.  
She has published 7 books, including the New York Times bestseller Mind Over Medicine and her latest book, Sacred Medicine, which talks extensively about the spiritual bypassing tendencies in the world of New Age spirituality and energy healing, while ferreting out spiritual and trauma healing practices that actually help.
Her latest health equity project is non-profit work committed to democratizing trauma healing and spiritual healing while eliminating the public health epidemic of loneliness, bringing Sacred Medicine out of its current status as a luxury good to anyone who needs it and is open to it, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or gender identity. 

During the pandemic, Lissa played a public role in debunking “Conspirituality,” the Covid denialism, anti-vaccination propaganda, and conspiracy theories promoted by many wellness, yoga, mind-body medicine, alternative medicine, and spirituality influencers who got “red-pilled” during 2020. This shakeout anchored her platform as a physician influencer to trust who is grounded in science, open to the mystical, spiritually aware, and trauma-informed. 

Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter Mira, who is also a writer, and her puppy Gaia, who would tell great stories if only she knew how.
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