Be The Healing Bridge Between Conventional Medicine
and Mind-Body-Spirit Health

WHOLE HEALTH MEDICINE INSTITUTE 
CLASS OF 2021

STARTING JUNE 4th 2021

Join your peers for a transformational program that will change your world.

  • Revolutionalize how you practice health care
  • ​Transition from self-neglect to making your healing journey a top priority
  • ​Restore meaning to your work in health care
  • ​Make connections with other mystics in medicine
  • Become a fierce warrior for a new health paradigm
Doctors, Nurses, Health Care Providers, and Caregivers; 

Are you questioning your role and impact in health care more than ever after a traumatic year ?

Do you need help healing from the traumas of being a healthcare provider in times of crisis?

Do you feel unheard, abused, and forgotton by the system?

Are you thinking about what your future should look like?

Do you feel passionate about learning how to leverage the best of conventional medicine and Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)- while avoiding the worst of both?

Are you interested in freeing yourself from the constraints of a dysfunctional system?

Are you seeking to bond with a community of health care providers and healers who are more like YOU?

Never Before Has It Been So Obvious That We Need Both Conventional Medicine & Mind-Body-Spirit Healing!

To all who know there’s more to medicine than the way we’re practicing it,

If you’re a health care provider or therapist on the precipice of growing, learning, expanding, healing, and educating yourself about what really causes disease and what really facilitates optimal health outcomes, this could be an exciting time of transformation and healing for you

2020 has made many people ripe for that leap, and we’re here to help you step close to the edge- safely, gently, and with community support and expert facilitation.

For eight years, the Whole Health Medicine Institute has been training doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, and alternative health care providers to be bridges of healing that leverage the best of conventional medicine, cutting edge trauma healing psychotherapies, sacred medicine, mind-body-spirit medicine, energy healing, and holistic health to train health care providers on both sides of the healing divide to facilitate and serve patients, especially those conventional medicine doesn’t know how to help. 
We arm our students with the tools most of us did not learn during our training, which makes them better equipped to either practice more satisfying, excellent medicine or to be better qualified for alternative career options, whether inside or outside the health care system.
The Whole Health Medicine Institute is a 7-month virtual learning experience, healing journey, and certification program facilitated by founder Lissa Rankin, MD and the Whole Health Medicine Institute faculty. 

What Is Whole Health Medicine?

Whole Health requires bringing all the tools in the medicine boxes of all departments and cultures together, and doing so with respect, reverence, and regard for the sacred medicines of all physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic healing modalities. 

Whole Health asks us to end the fragmentation that divides healing into different academic silos in the medical school, psychology department, divinity school, and biology & physics departments. Rather than doubling down on this harmful, destructive reductionism, Whole Health unifies and integrates all disciplines in service to healing and wholeness.

Whole Health invites unification of all of the aspects of what makes us whole as human beings, encompassing our: 

  • Relationships
  • ​Mind, body, spirit, and energy
  • ​Work
  • Psychology
  • Spirituality
  • ​Creativity
  • ​Sexuality
  • Financial health
  • ​Environment
  • Culture & societal health
  • And all other aspects of what makes us authentically expressed, integrated humans.
Many who are trained to treat one aspect of health get insufficient education in other aspects of Whole Health. Their focus is narrowly directed at specific aspects of a person rather than the complete picture of their life:

Body Focus: Doctors, Nutrition Coaches, Fitness Instructors, Bodyworkers, Herbalists, Naturopaths, Chiropractors

Mind Focus: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Life Coaches

​Spirit Focus: Energy healers, Priests, Rabbis, Ministers, Gurus, Spiritual Teachers, Chaplains

For example, body-focused practitioners tend to focus on traditional healthy behaviors, such as conventional medical approaches, diet, exercise, physical adjustments, or herbs and supplements, while neglecting psycho-spiritual and energetic root causes and treatments. 

The Whole Health Medicine Institute seeks to fill in the gaps. We specialize in educating body-oriented practitioners who have been insufficiently educated in mental, emotional, spiritual, and trauma healing modalities that may help relieve symptoms and successfully treat otherwise “incurable,” “untreatable,” or “terminal” conditions.

Watch Lissa Rankin, MD share the intent & objectives 
of the Whole Health Medicine Institute

How Does Whole Health Medicine Institute Certification Change The Way Our Students Practice Their Medicine?

  • Our graduates have:
  • ​Revolutionized public health in many countries, bringing these miracle-inducing ideas into mainstream socialized medicine systems.
  • ​Created customized Whole Health practices that allow them to bring all of themselves- with more time per patient- to those they serve, inside or outside the medical system.
  • Added trauma healing methods to their Whole Health practices in order to improve rates of radical remission from life-threatening or chronic illness
  • ​Published books and blogs
  • ​Taught group workshops
  • ​Gotten standing ovations while giving TEDx talks and keynotes
  • ​Launched online programs
  • ​Integrated Whole Health medicine with yoga teacher training
  • Been hired as health coaches for corporations
  • ​Started entrepreneurial businesses helping burned out physicians
  • ​Improved patient outcomes, deepened provider satisfaction, and reduced symptoms of burnout by helping more patients become symptom free inside the conventional medicine system
If you’re in need of healing yourself, curious about how you might be a more healing presence in the lives of your patients and clients, interested to learn more evidence-based tools that can optimize health outcomes and improve the meaning, satisfaction, and impact of your work, or interested in how you might use your health care knowledge, experience and wisdom in creative ways to earn a living, we at the Whole Health Medicine Institute are here to help.

Mission Statement
Our mission at the Whole Health Medicine Institute (WHMI) is to reintroduce an understanding and practice of the psycho-spiritual dimension into the healing process. 

WHMI exists to pick up where mainstream health modalities are failing. That is in deepening the knowledge and understanding of the extensive power and profound impact of practicing psychospiritual transformation as an intentional and expertly integrated piece of the healing process.

We value and validate the importance of conventional medicine without demonizing or dismissing these necessary and life-saving interventions. What we teach our students help them fill in the gaps to patients who mainstream health modalities often fail. 

WHMI brings a deep and direct understanding of the body-mind-spirit continuum to physicians, nurses, health experts, and health care providers. We believe that this understanding is critical for complete and sustained healing and growth, and necessary to reveal the untapped resources and potential of your body.

By deepening the knowledge and understanding of the extensive power and profound impact of practicing psycho-spiritual transformation as an intentional and expertly integrated piece of the healing process, we bring a deep and direct understanding of the body-mind-spirit continuum to physicians, nurses, health experts, therapists, and other health care providers. We believe that this understanding is critical for complete and sustained healing and growth, a necessary facet to reveal the untapped resources and potential of your body.

Our courses, workshops, and trainings are designed to help you understand and apply a Whole Health Medicine approach in your life and in your practice. We also support practitioners not only in applying these healing methods to themselves, (“See one, do one, teach one”) but also in building a thriving healing practice that allow practitioners to integrate Whole Health with whatever other expertise is offered to patients. 

We believe it is necessary to provide the material and organizational resources needed to accelerate the reintegration of psycho-spiritual work into the healing process and the health care industry. 

JOIN THE WHOLE HEALTH MEDICINE INSTIUTE’S CLASS OF 2021 TO BECOME THE BRIDGE OUR PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM NEED 

This year has highlighted how risky it is to focus in a lopsided way on one half of a two-sided paradox. In 2020, too many doctors, public health officials, alternative medicine practitioners, yoga teachers, and mind body medicine doctors focused only on one side of the paradox. This unbalanced, narrow-minded way of approaching a health care crisis highlighted the strengths and weakness of both the conventional medicine world and the holistic health world. In 2020, too many doctors, public health officials, mind body medicine doctors, alternative medicine practitioners, and yoga teachers focused only on one side of these paradoxes. This lopsided and narrow-minded way of approaching a health care crisis highlighted the strengths and weakness of both the conventional medicine world and the world of holistic health, wellness, yoga, and spirituality.  

As such, many conventional medicine and public health officials doubled down on the life-saving interventions they do best- rushing to market new drugs, new vaccines, and a lot of ventilators, but why aren't they talking about how we can eat better, the supplements that have been proven to help with Covid, the importance of healing trauma to bolster our immune systems, the value of meditation, and other cost-effective holistic strategies that can help us improve our chances of surviving Covid? 

Many energy medicine practitioners, naturopaths, acupuncturists, holistic healers, and mind body medicine doctors doubled down on eating well, taking supplements, bolstering your immune system, raising your vibe, choosing love over fear, and taking control of your "health sovereignty." But why are so many of them not they wearing masks, scoffing at public health guidelines and the advice of doctors, and willing to get vaccinated if it will save lives and get us out of sheltering in place? Do we really have to choose between the wisdom both offer at the expense of the other? Are we really that polarized across bridges that need to be straddled?

As an organization that supports straddling these often polarized camps, we at the Whole Health Medicine Institute have felt disheartened to see everyone doubling down without acknowledging and respecting what the other side offers. 

How do we get out of polarization? We acknowledge the paradoxical nature of healing.

THE PARADOXES OF HEALING

  • You can heal yourself AND you can’t do it alone.
  • ​Pharmaceuticals and surgery can save lives. AND pharmaceuticals and surgery can cause side effects, maim you, and lead to death.
  • ​Be firm in your intention to heal. AND surrender attachment to outcomes.
  • ​Trust your intuition. AND follow the science and apply critical thinking.
  • ​Believe in magic and miracles. AND avoid indulging in magical thinking and denial.
  • ​Be proactive about taking back your power. AND go with the flow.
  • ​Keep an open mind. AND don’t be so open your brains fall out.
  • Stay available for hope and possibility. AND practice grounded hope, not blind hope.
  • Conventional medicine saves lives. AND it’s the #3 cause of death in the US.
  • Lead with your heart. AND use your head.
  • Choose love. AND feel your legitimate survival fears so you can protect yourself and others.
  • Manifest your reality. AND align with Divine Will.
  • Germ theory helps us control infectious diseases. AND it’s important to attend to the terrain of the body to make the immune system more resilient when germs invade.
  • Your thoughts can influence your reality. AND your thoughts are not powerful enough to control reality.
  • Fear can cause disease. AND ignoring real fear can kill you.
  • We are not our bodies, our emotions, our identities. AND we are all those things. 
  • Identifying with your ego can limit your growth and lead to illness. AND the only way to grow beyond the ego is to love it, heal it, and integrate it.
  • We are One. AND we are separate.
  • Focus on self-help. AND ask for what you need.
  • Speak your truth. AND stay within the scope of your expertise.
  • Eat healthy. AND acknowledge food deserts and income disparities.
  • Leverage your privilege to optimize your health if you're lucky enough to have that option. AND know that your privilege (and perhaps your good health) may be unearned, unfair, and inaccessible to countless others.
  • Follow spiritual guidance. AND never be too certain that you're sure you heard God directly.

In the Whole Health Medicine Institute, we rumble with the “paradoxes of healing” with infinite nuance- honoring and acknowledging that seemingly conflicting ideas about healing (from both sides of the health care bridge) can be simultaneously true.

Whole Health Medicine Institute Testimonials

The presentation of the material was done well. Lissa is a wonderful presenter, even on Zoom. Her warm and caring personality still resonated over the Zoom waves. And, the team did a fantastic job keeping everything running smoothly. It was seamless. I loved when Lissa was outside in her backyard. Seeing nature all around her brought a peaceful energy. 
There are numerous wonderful things I could share about the 2020 program: seeing Rachel Remen in real time was a huge highlight; reviewing the updated Six Steps to Healing with Lissa; the God box meditation; participating as a mentor; introduction to new faculty and their amazing energies; having the check-in calls with Lissa; and meeting my fellow students, getting to know them and their stories. 

But, really the biggest blessing and saving grace was to have Lissa and her WHMI program to help navigate living through the pandemic and the tremendous trauma we all experienced. I am actually crying as I write this because I realize how incredibly lucky I am to have been able to do this. I am forever grateful to you all. I will carry this experience with me tucked into that safe place that when I retrieve it will always bring me joy, comfort and a smile to my face. Georgia Ford 
I had practiced integrative family medicine, and I loved my profession of medicine overall, however, personally, I was at a crossroads as to how I wanted to practice as a physician. 

Mary Louder, DO
When I embarked on a quest to learn more about Lissa’s revolutionary approach to wellbeing, it was because I knew the health system was broken and that I was broken within it.

Christine Gibson, MD
The Whole Health Medicine Institute came into my life at just the right moment. I felt the familiar pressures in my medical practice to see more patients, meet budget.

Kay Corpus, MD
Words simply cannot express what transformation I have undergone by being involved in the Whole Health Medicine Institute! I have found new meaning in my work. 

Timea Belej-Rak, MD
This journey is not for the faint of heart, but ask yourself – “Am I more afraid of realizing my true potential or am I more afraid of staying stuck in a position not aligned with my inner purpose”? I invite you to go inward and ask the question that may ignite your life! 

Kamilla (Kamie) Buddemeier M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I

Praise For The Whole Health Medicine Institute

 “Medical training needs to provide not just medical information about disease and drugs, but a true education about caring for people and what they are experiencing. It also needs to prepare doctors for what they will experience when truly caring for people and not just treating a disease. There is a big difference between detached concern and rational caring. Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Whole Health Medicine Institute training program helps to provide doctors with what is needed in order to give up the delusion that we are medical deities so we can remember who we are as doctors.”
Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles

“Lissa Rankin, MD clearly states what many health care providers (not to mention patients) already know: the way our society’s physicians are trained, pressured, and overworked is in many ways inimical to the process of healing. In her life, her work, and her words, Dr. Rankin demonstrates a new way to combine the brilliance of modern science with the wisdom of the heart. Anyone who will ever need a doctor, and certainly anyone who will ever be a doctor, will be enriched and enlightened by her ideas. Just reading MIND OVER MEDICINE is a genuinely healing experience.”
Martha Beck, Ph.D., author of Finding Your Way in A Wild New World

“Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which,’ Swinburne wisely said more than a century ago. But for most of the twentieth century, the body has hogged the show. Now consciousness, mind, and spirit are back in center stage in medicine. In Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin shows why. This is a compelling, clear, and reader-friendly vision of where medicine and healing are headed, written by an expert medical insider who’s been there. Buy two copies—one for you and one for your doctor.”
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine, Healing Words and The One Mind

A Note From Whole Health Medicine Institute’s
 Founder Lissa Rankin, MD
In 2007, after winding up on seven medications and dealing with a degree of burnout that left me sick and suicidal, I took a leap of faith and quit my stable, lucrative, and stressful job as a full-time physician in a busy managed care OB/GYN practice. I knew I was called to be a healer, but practicing medicine within our broken health care system left me with “moral injury,” a word coined to describe return war veterans, which is now being used to describe doctors. Moral injury is described by researchers as “perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations.” Harvard physicians Simon Talbot and Wendy Dean explain that “failing to consistently meet patients’ needs has a profound impact on physician wellbeing—this is the crux of consequent moral injury.”
 
I couldn’t help feeling like I was colluding with a corrupt system that gives lip service to patient wellbeing but is ultimately beholden to the financial bottom line. While every doctor I know personally really does care about patient wellbeing, the system puts profits before people, and I was cooperating with that system because I didn’t know how else to serve my calling. That double bind between feeling called to medicine the way a priest is called to the priesthood and not wanting to sell out to the system that was causing moral injury in so many of us tore me apart emotionally and physically.
 
I began studying “spontaneous remission” and wondered why some people become “health outliers,” experiencing much better than expected outcomes from “incurable” or even “terminal” illnesses. This curiosity took me down a rabbit hole where I discovered that there is much more to health and healing than anyone taught us in medical school. This began a decade-long exploration into mind-body-spirit medicine, cutting edge trauma therapy and how healing trauma impacts chronic illness, the science and effects of energy healing, what our Indigenous ancestors knew about medicine, and how spirituality and disease remission may intersect. Once I learned what I did and saw the impact of these interventions on patients, I knew I needed to teach others what might help them help patients become health outliers. 
 
This is how the Whole Health Medicine Institute was born. We created a training program for health care providers who first experience healing for themselves and then learn how to facilitate healing for others. Our students receive a deep and direct understanding of the body-mind-spirit continuum, then they scale it in their own practices, infiltrate it into clinics, hospitals, and public health spaces, teach what they learn in their own unique way, and bring real healing to those who need it most.
This is how the Whole Health Medicine Institute was born. We created a training program for health care providers who first experience healing for themselves and then learn how to facilitate healing for others. Our students receive a deep and direct understanding of the body-mind-spirit continuum, then they scale it in their own practices, infiltrate it into clinics, hospitals, and public health spaces, teach what they learn in their own unique way, and bring real healing to those who need it most.
 
We all know we need to put the “care” back in health care and integrate mind-body-spirit medicine and cutting edge healing methods with the impressive interventions and technologies conventional medicine offers., I invite you to join us in this health care revolution by learning how to practice Whole Health Medicine yourself, as a healer or in your own life.
 
Over the span of your immersion in the revolutionary curriculum we've developed, you’ll have the opportunity to experience your own deep healing, learn from pre-eminent teachers about the psycho-spiritual dimensions of healing, learn business skills in case you wish to pursue an entrepreneurial practice, be part of a community of other health care providers who share your curiosity and enthusiasm, and create a foundation for your own health care practice.
 
My deepest desire is that you too have the chance to contribute to the field of health care in ways that align with your authenticity, that get the healing you need from any moral injury you may have suffered, that you find the colleagues you can bond and connect with, that you remember the meaning of your work and are able to fulfill your deepest calling, and that you thrive in your life, your work, your body, your relationships, your creativity, and your society. 

The Three Pillars Of The
Whole Health Medicine Institute

Heal the Healer

Core Curriculum

Business Development

We can help others heal and heal our health care system. But to be effective healers, we must heal ourselves first. What most people don’t realize is that many helping types were programmed in childhood to help others first, while neglecting their own precious needs, wants, and desires. 

The childhood traumas that conditioned us in this way cause us to self abandon. This self-abandonment leads to illness, depression, anxiety, addictions, suicide, and boundaryless relationships plagued with the destructive pairing of narcissism/codependence. 

Many healers do not know how to protect our psychic boundaries, and because we are around traumatizing situations all the time, we take it on and don’t know how to clear it, which can make us physically or mentally ill. While many health care providers and healers do not realize how much they are in need of healing, every single WHMI graduate agrees that the Heal The Healer facet of WHMI is one of the most radically transformational aspects of the program. 

Because the health care system can be so wounding for those who don’t know how to protect themselves, many health care providers, especially physicians, suffer from undiagnosed PTSD and burnout, as well as health problems, addictions, depression, and anxiety, largely as a result of the self-sacrificing martyr patterns that lead health care providers to tolerate abusive or self-abusive behavior. Participating in this program involves self-examination, personal inquiry, the willingness to face your shadow, trauma healing, and the intention to alchemize your limiting beliefs, heal your self-sabotaging behaviors, shore up your boundaries, and cleanse yourself so you can be a vessel of real transformation for a world in need of your love. 

You will be asked to dive into your own psycho-spiritual healing journey, because we can’t effectively heal others if we are operating from our own wounds. Healer, heal thyself. (But don’t worry. We’ll help you and love you up while you’re doing this badass work.) Experts in transformational growth work will help you heal yourself through tools you can not only use for your own healing, but share with your patients.
For seven years, the Whole Health Medicine Institute has been training health care providers to facilitate with patients the “6 Steps To Healing Yourself,” as outlined in Lissa Rankin, MD’s Mind Over Medicine philosophy, as shared in her New York Times bestselling book, featured on two National Public Television specials, and communicated in four TEDx talks. The “6 Step” program has evolved over the years in response to Lissa’s seven years of research with shamans, energy healers, Qigong masters, Balinese healers, trauma therapists, energy psychologists, and indigenous healers from across the globe. 

The 2021 core includes Lissa’s updated teachings of the revised 6 Steps To Healing Yourself, published in the revised edition of Mind Over Medicine. This year’s curriculum also includes some of the unpublished findings Lissa will include in Sacred Medicine, which will be published by Sounds True Fall 2021. While Lissa’s 6 Steps are the “entrée” course of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, over 40 guest faculty also offer a smorgasbord of appetizers, exposing our students to everything we think well-trained mind-body-spirit practitioners should know about what conventional medicine and psychology tends to leave out of academic education. 

Every student learns to facilitate the 6 Steps, but some students take their education deeper, choosing to study in more depth or become certified to practice another healing modality with one of our faculty after WHMI graduation. We trust that our students will be exposed to the tools in the medical toolbox that might help patients and clients optimize their chances for radical remission and will either learn to master a new set of tools or learn when to refer out to someone else who has mastered these tools.
 
Once we know all the potential tools in the world’s medical toolbox, we can become expert consultants to our patients and clients as merchants of hope to hopeless parts. We believe hope should never be allowed to die too far ahead of the patient, so we train our students to be merchants of grounded hope for those who have become hopeless because conventional medicine has failed to ease their suffering.
At WHMI, we are committed to making sure we are not one of those “aspirational” programs. You know the ones . . . the ones that charge you lots of money to learn a new skill, hooking you with the hope that you’ll be able to make a career out of your new skill, without making it clear that your new skill will never translate into a successful business unless you have excellent entrepreneurial business and marketing tools, a courageous, risk-taking, savvy, creative mindset, genuine feelings of worthiness that will allow you to charge what you’re worth and receive abundance, and an actionable model that will help you translate your new knowledge, awareness, tools, and wisdom into a practical, grounded, thriving business that actually pays the bills and allows you to bring your unique gifts into a world in need of your gifts. 

The Business Development pillar includes tools to help you craft a realistic dream practice, recruit and magnetize your ideal patients, build an online presence, fill workshops, publish your book, teach teleclasses, develop and sell your own high end programs (like this one), or monetize some of your creative passions. 

This pillar also includes classes with former WHMI graduates who share with you how they’ve taken this material and transformed it into a thriving business that leverages their unique gifts, interests, ethics, and passion.
"The all-powerful mind can control your reality, and all you have to do is learn to harness it."

—Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine

What's Included In The Whole Health Medicine Institute Program?

For many years, health care providers and healers who wanted to participate in the Whole Health Medicine Institute but lived overseas or couldn’t take enough time away from their jobs or families have asked whether there’s a way to learn how to facilitate Whole Health Medicine without flying across the world twice in one year. 

In response to countless requests, and the uncertain reality of travel during the pandemic we are offering WHMI again in 2021 as an online program as well as our WHMI Alumni Program (click here).

The Whole Health Medicine Institute's Class of 2021 Begins June 5th.

Over the course of 7 months starting in June and ending early December you will be guided through three modules. 

Module 1
The first module is all about self-healing with transformational techniques and practices to explore and heal thereby creating the foundation for your transformational work.

Module 2
The second module continues with self-discovery but with an emphasis on facilitation and working with clients, patients, and loved ones.

Module 3
In the third module we learn how to ground the experience in the real world of business mastery. How to find your vision, mission, purpose and develop your plan of action.

2021 Program

Live Online Events

  • Opening Orientation Session
  • 3 x Three-Day Weekend Retreats:
  • ​Online Retreat 1: Heal The Healer
  • ​Online Retreat 2: Core Curriculum
  • ​Online Retreat 3: Fullfill Your Calling
  • ​7 Live Calls With New Pre-Eminent Faculty Members
  • ​Monthly check-in calls with Lissa
  • ​3 Live Retreat Followup Q&A Calls With Lissa​
  • ​Bi-monthly peer-to-peer mentoring Calls With WHMI graduates
  • ​Final Integration Session

Core Curriculum

  •  The “Best of The Whole Health Medicine Institute” - Core Curriculum Audio Classes Taught By Lissa Rankin & WHMI Faculty"
Over 30 WHMI CORE CURRICULUM TELECLASSES 
with Lissa Rankin, MD, and WHMI Faculty (each 75 mintues long)
We’ve selected the BEST teleclasses from the last six years of the Whole Health Medicine Institute to offer you the full breadth of wisdom, knowledge, and love that has wafted through WHMI since its inception so you can benefit from how WHMI has been tracking the evolution of consciousness in medicine, while staying right at the cutting edge with new faculty, brought to you live just for this year’s class.

The teleclasses in “The Best of WHMI” were all previously recorded live and are available for you to listen at your own pace.

Plus New Faculty & Classes for 2021

In addition to the "Best of WHMI", we are engaging new pre-eminent faculty members who working on the cutting edge of healing and who will present live teleclasses throughout the course. 

Included Training Programs

  • ​6-Steps For Radical Self-Healing - Video Seminar With Lissa, teaching the revised 6 Steps from the new Mind Over Medicine- and audio recordings about how to facilitate these 6 steps with patients/clients
  • ​Medicine For The Soul - with Lissa Rankin & Rachel Naomi Remen ($197 value)
  • ​Visionary Ignition Switch - 14 teleclasses for visionary entrepreneurs ($2000 value)

Additional Features

  • Ethics & Trauma Safety Course-mandatory for anyone without a professional license in medicine or psychology, optional for board-certified, licensed practitioners
  • Private Whole Health Medicine Institute Facebook Group
  • ​Peer-to-peer mentoring with former graduates of WHMI
  • ​WHMI Mastermind program
  • ​Whole Health Medicine Institute Book Club
  • ​WHMI Certification (Optional)

Tuition

  •  The Tuition for the full 7-month program is $4,997. An installment plan is available.

Enrolling in Whole Health Medicine Institue is by APPLICATION ONLY.

To be considered as a WHMI student: 

  • In order to qualify as a Whole Health Medicine Institute student, you must qualify for licensure in your field as a health care provider or therapist. You may have retired or taken a leave of absence, so you do not have to be actively licensed or currently practicing. But you must be a health care provider or therapist in a field of health care that offers licensure. This list does not include all qualifying degrees, but for example, health care providers and therapists who qualify for licensure include MD’s, DO’s, ND’s, DC’s, DOM, DAOM, PA’s, CNM’s, NP’s, CNS, RD, MSW’s, MFT’s, and PhD’s in psychology, whereas life coaches and health coaches without other degrees do not qualify for certification. 
  • ​Complete your application. While completing an application does not commit you to participating in this program, it does express your interest and allow us to better understand whether this is the right fit for you and us. Each application will be carefully reviewed and screened. Don’t worry! This is not a medical school application! You can’t do this wrong. Trust that the interview process just helps us select the Divinely-aligned perfect students for this year’s class. So please trust the process and be gentle with any nervous or perfectionist parts that might get triggered by the application or interview process.
  • Qualified applicants will be notified and if it looks like a potential match, you will be scheduled for a personal phone interview with Lissa. So please have your application complete your application as soon as possible so we can get you on the interview schedule. 
  • If accepted into the program, we will guide you through payment options and next steps.
  • ​The Whole Health Medicine Institute Class of 2021 officially begins on June 5th 2021. After this date, , you will be placed on the waiting list for the Class of 2022.
  • The Whole Health Medicine Institute Class of 2021 officially begins on June 5th 2021. After this date, , you will be placed on the waiting list for the Class of 2022.
  • ​NOTE: Program enrollment is first come, first serve, and in order to make sure our students get the attention they need, we have a limited number of WHMI seats. Please don’t delay. We don’t want you to miss out if this program feels aligned for you.​All applications for WHMI Level II must be received by June 1st, 2021 for consideration into the Whole Health Medicine Institute Class of 2021. If you are accepted into the program, payment is due to guarantee your spot.
WHMI graduates, we love you! We trust you. And we’d be thrilled to have you back. Applications and interviews are waived for WHMI graduates since you’ve already been prescreened and we know you. All you have to do to secure your spot is enroll here, then we’ll give you instructions on what will be expected of you with new students. If you’re considering auditing but not sure whether you’re a full yes, just email support@LissaRankin.com and we’ll send you more specific details about what this program includes.

NEW 2020 CUTTING EDGE WHMI FACULTY “CORE CURRICULUM” TELECLASSES

THE NEW, REVISED 6 STEPS TO HEALING YOURSELF- A VIDEO SEMINAR WITH LISSA
The 6 Steps To Healing Yourself, as first revealed in Lissa’s first TEDx talk and then Mind Over Medicine, are an evolutionary work in progress which have changed as Lissa has learned more and expanded her understanding of mysterious phenomena like the placebo effect and why some people want to heal consciously but want to stay sick at the subconscious level. 

The revised edition of Mind Over Medicine, which was be published by Hay House in 2020, includes the new, improved 6 Steps, but you’ll be learning the updated self-healing process direct from Lissa during all levels of WHMI Class of 2021. Each step will be taught via video. You’ll learn how to practice each step on yourself, and you’ll also learn how best to facilitate each step for a patient or client. This seminar includes video demonstrations of Lissa facilitating the 6 Steps with someone who is This gives you the chance to review the steps as many times as you need to and learn this core content at your own pace. The 6 Steps are the “entrée course” of WHMI. You will work with this material over and over again, so anchoring it will be a priority, especially for anyone seeking certification. Q&A calls will offer an opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice of the 6 steps, and guest faculty calls will flesh out various aspects of the 6 Steps. 
6 Step Practicum: Students will have the opportunity to pair up with a practice partner in order to facilitate the 6 Steps with a WHMI graduate as mentor. Mentors will receive case study supervision directly with Lissa.

The Three Pillars of Whole Health Medicine Institute Curriculum

Heal the Healer

We can help others heal and heal our health care system. But to be effective healers, we must heal ourselves first. The Healer aspect of WHMI is one of the most radically transformational aspects of the program. You will be asked to dive into your own psycho-spiritual healing journey because we can’t effectively heal others if we are operating from our own wounds.

Core Master Programs

The 2020 core curriculum will include Lissa’s updated teachings of the revised 6 Steps To Healing Yourself. In addition with over 40 experts in energy medicine, mind-body-spirit integration, research, practice, and business building in more than 31 recorded and live modules we offer everything we think well-trained mind-body-spirit practitioners should know about what conventional medicine and psychology tend to leave out. 

Business Development

We want you to successfully integrate your insights and understanding into the professional world and as part of the program, we help you develop a visionary and successful business by helping you translate your new knowledge, awareness, and tools into a practical, grounded, thriving business that actually pays the bills and allows you to bring your unique contributions into a world in need of your gifts.
“The mind-body-spirit link has been advocated by medical pioneers for decades. Yet, in spite of this, it has failed to shoulder its way into the mainstream medical community.”

—Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine

“The mind-body-spirit link has been advocated by medical pioneers for decades. Yet, in spite of this, it has failed to shoulder its way into the mainstream medical community.”

—Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine

Who Is Eligible for WHMI?
Professional Health Care Providers

Whether you are an allopathic physician, a functional medicine doctor, an integrative health care specialist, a naturopath, homeopath, alternative, complementary medicine, or similar or are following a distinct and robust beckoning to serve in the field of healing, and this is your calling.
People Interested in Participating in Their Healing or the Healing of Loved Ones
To serve others on a fundamental level in healing, one first has to heal oneself. This program offers a direct experience that will facilitate a significant shift in your breakthrough healing.
Is This Course Right for Me?

At the Whole Health Medicine Institute, we are passionate about you, the well-being of your clients, your radical, vital, visionary life, and your professional success! This program is right for you if:

  • If you are a professional who feels severely limited in your practice by the current state of health care and you aspire to take your current or future work to the next level, this is for you.
  • If you crave a profound experience of self-healing, personal growth, and transformation this course is designed for you.
  • ​If your vision of health includes addressing mental, emotional and spiritual transformation, these are the skills you require.
  • ​If you need to grow a successful practice integrating Whole Body Medicine - we have the training you need.

What does the wisdom of your intuition tell you? Is the Whole Health Medicine Institute right for you, your body, your mind, your heart, your soul, your spirit, and your business? If you're a full-body yes to the program we look forward to you joining us this year!

Do you need help deciding if the Whole Health Medicine Institure it the right decision? Fill out this confidential questionnaire and our admissions team will review it. If needed we will reach out to you to schedule a 20-minute discovery call. Please click here:

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TWO AMAZING BONUSES AT NO ADDITIONAL COST

BONUS #1

VISIONARY IGNITION SWITCH

 Fire Up Your Message, Money & Meaning in the World with Lissa Rankin & Amy Ahlers ($1,497 value)
You'll get access to this comprehensive business development program as a part of the Business Development pillar of the WHMI program. This 8-week webinar will help guide you in:
  • Bringing your vision and message online
  • ​Writing and publishing your book
  • Scaling your one-on-one practice beyond the limitations of the conventional “dollars for hours” model
  • ​Growing a blog and social media platform that can help you attract cash-based clients
  • ​Filling workshops and teleclasses
  • ​Positioning yourself as a paid public speaker
  • ​Transforming your one-on-one business into platinum offerings that will fulfill you on a deep level, while also bringing in some serious income
  • ​Changing your mindset so you can be open to receiving Divine abundance, without sabotaging or blocking your ability to charge what you’re worth
This program inluces expert interviews with Firestarters Danielle LaPorte & Linda Sivertsen, President of Hay House Reid Tracy, Tribal Author Jonathan Fields, Crazy Sexy Kris Carr, Author & Speaker Arielle Ford, Expert Speaker Lisa Nichols, EFT Guru Nick Ortner, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Ryan Lee, Facebook Expert Rosh Khan, Master Coach Alexis Neely, and Financial Whiz Barbara Stanny.
BONUS #2
MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL 
with Rachel Naomi Remen & Lissa Rankin ($197 value)
Co-taught by WHMI founder Lissa Rankin, MD and Rachel Remen, MD, author of New York Times bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings which have sold more than a million copies and been translated into 23 languages. Dr. Remen is also  Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and the Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal.

The Medicine For The Soul teleclass series picks up where Western medicine leaves off, offering you the kind of soul medicine shamans practice. The program teaches tools and practices that you can apply to yourself and share with your clients. 

Designed to diagnose and treat what the shamans call “soul loss,” this program is meant to heal you by helping your soul take over as the guiding force of your life. 

Since healing the healer is a core pillar of the Whole Health Medicine Institute this program will be an essential part of your own personal and spiritual healing, and teach you how to facilitate the same sort of transformation in the lives of your clients. 
Every year, Lissa meets new people working at the cutting edge of Whole Health Medicine. These healers, visionaries, leaders and teachers have all contributed to create the robust curriculum that you'll dive into as a student of the Whole Health Medicine Institute.

New 2021 WHMI faculty members will be announced here shortly.

WHMI Faculty & Contributors

For the complete bios of WHMI's renowned faculty and contributors click here.

About WHMI Founder Lissa Rankin, MD

Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine and six other books, is a former OB/GYN physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for doctors and therapists, radical remission researcher, and founder of the non-profit Heal At Last. After leaving her job in conventional medicine in 2007, Lissa began experimenting in her integrative medicine practice with what really helps resolve symptoms in people with chronic illness who have failed to improve with either conventional medicine or alternative medicine. All roads led to the same conclusion: People who are not responding to other treatments often have untreated, unhealed trauma, and treating that trauma can sometimes lead to seemingly miraculous radical remissions.
 
Upon realizing this epiphany, Lissa became a passionate ambassador for raising awareness about the importance of treating trauma as both preventive medicine and medical treatment for hard-to-treat mental and physical illnesses. As someone who was taking seven drugs for a variety of medical ailments by the time she was 33, and as someone who had managed to get off all of them after leaving the hospital, she began to question everything she had been so certain of after studying in the ivory towers of her medical training at Duke University, the University of South Florida, and Northwestern University. No matter what path she explored regarding the next health fad du jour, all roads continued to take her to the same disruptive and unconventional conclusion: When other treatments fail to help, assume the patient needs trauma treatment.
 
Because old school psychoanalysis (talk therapy) does not effectively treat trauma, and because medication, surgeries, and even most alternative medicine or spiritual healing techniques, such as acupuncture, meditation, or energy healing, only treat the symptoms of trauma, Lissa became a devoted student of many forms of trauma therapy, including Asha Clinton, Ph.D.’s Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT,) Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.’s Internal Family Systems (IFS), Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing, and Gary Craig's Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), among others. She is currently co-writing a book about Advanced Integrative Therapy with AIT founder Asha Clinton and has been co-teaching with IFS founder Richard Schwartz about IFS as Medical Treatment.
For over a decade now, Lissa has been a staunch and vocal public advocate for the importance of looking beyond only drugs, surgeries, or even food, exercise, meditation, alternative health, and good health habits when it comes to treating recalcitrant physical and mental illnesses. She took the internet by storm with her 2011 TEDx talk "The Shocking Truth About Your Health," which has been viewed 2.5 million times. Her 2012 TEDx talk "Is There Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself?" also got 2.5 million views. She debuted these ideas in 2013 with Mind Over Medicine, which was made into a successful National Public Television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine. Her next book, The Fear Cure, was also made into a National Public Television special, also titled The Fear Cure.
 
Because Lissa had closed her integrative medical practice in 2010 to focus on her role in educating the public about the ways in which doctors don't typically support optimal patient wellbeing, demand among patients was rising for doctors who share Lissa's medical point of view and style of practice. To train medical doctors and therapists about what she had learned, Lissa founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute in 2012, a hybrid in-person/ online learning program that includes a team of luminary faculty physicians, therapists, and scientists and involves trauma healing for the students themselves, because so many health care providers are trauma survivors themselves.
 
In 2014, Lissa became interested in addressing the trauma of loneliness as a public health issue in collaboration with Kitchen Table Wisdom author and The Healer's Art founder Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. In 2016, she delivered another TEDx talk about the health impacts of loneliness- "The #1 Public Health Issue Your Doctor Isn't Talking About." But after it got a lukewarm response (160,000 views), she realized that people felt shame about admitting their loneliness.
This public health concern, in addition to Lissa's social justice concerns that effective trauma healing tends to elude the oppressed and marginalized who need it most, led Lissa to spearhead her latest project, Heal At Last, a non-profit organization modeled after 12 Step programs, which aims to eliminate the public health epidemic of loneliness while bringing effective trauma healing methods and other "Sacred Medicines" out of their current status as luxury goods mostly for privileged elites, offering these trauma treatments to anyone who needs them, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or gender identity. Heal At Last, which was only just now granted non-profit status in January 2021, is currently in its pilot start-up phase and has been granted two $100,000 grants as seed funding before fundraising has even begun. 
 
In addition to her public health advocacy and health care reform activism, Lissa sometimes leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu. Lissa is currently in collaboration with Esalen Institute to bring trauma healing and recovery to front-line Covid doctors and nurses after the ravages of the pandemic. Along with trained therapists, Lissa will be developing and leading programs at Esalen (and online through Esalen) to service these acutely traumatized heroes, bring trauma healing and other Sacred Medicine methods to a population in great need of healing.
 
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 was featured on the popular 2020-2021 podcast Conspirituality.
 
Lissa's seventh book, Sacred Medicine, will be published in Spring 2022 with Sounds True. Her other books include Encaustic Art (Random House, 2010), What's Up Down There? (St. Martin's Press, 2010), Mind Over Medicine (Hay House, 2013), The Fear Cure (Hay House, 2014), The Anatomy of a Calling (Rodale, 2015), and The Daily Flame (Sounds True, 2019.) Her work has been featured in O Magazine, Shape, Health, Woman's Day, CNN Health, Dr. Oz, National Public Television, Mind Body Green, Psychology Today, Care2, Medium, and Positively Positive.

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

—Lissa Rankin, Mind Over Medicine

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I contact customer service at Whole Health Medicine Institute?
Please contact us by sending an email to support@lissarankin.com
I’m looking to expand my education and potentially start a practice outside the insurance-based system. How should I decide what to do?
If you are looking to study a specific healing modality or body-oriented practice then there are many highly recommended schools that provide this type of focused study.

If you are seeking to understand and practice the psychological and spiritual healing and transformation that is the critical element across all practices – whether they are allopathic, integrative, or alternative – then WHMI is for you. WHMI training focuses very specifically on root cause work and personal transformation
How much of a time commitment will this be? Will this interfere with my full-time job, the attention I give my children and my partner, or my self-care?
Whether you are a busy professional, in transition, ready to restart, the program is designed to adjust to your professional needs and availability. You are able to choose all modules or just the areas you want to focus on. Here some examples of different intentions.

For Self-healing:
Estimated number of hours invested: 65 hours (2.5 hours per week over 6 months)

For a career-boost:
Estimated number of hours invested: 105 hours (3.75 hours per week over 6 months)

As a fast-track to revenue:
Estimated number of hours invested: 145 hours (5.25 hours per week over 6 months)
What inspires people to sign up for this program?
People enroll in WHMI for different reasons, including
  • Wanting to stay on the cutting edge of how best to help patients and clients heal in a Whole Health-informed way.
  • Craving a like-minded community of practice, purpose, and belonging.
  • Being personally sick, on disability, and seeking healing from a chronic illness or a health crisis and they want to use the tools in this program personally.
  • ​Having left a conventional medical job and being scared, and desperate for a career change that will allow them to pay the bills while still using their gifts and serving their calling.
  • ​A passion for healing health care and a hope to do so from inside the system.
  • ​Seeking new career opportunities in Whole Health medicine. 
  • ​Their ntuition simply saying “This is the medicine I need now!”
WHMI 2021
Full Course: $4,997
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