Ways of Knowing™ Symposium: Exploring the Role of Intuition in Health & Healing

Pre-Event Survey and Results

Pre-Event Survey of Potential Participants and Highlights from Results

The organizing committee created the following survey to learn in advance what questions and interests the potential participants had in the topic, Ways of Knowing: Intuition’s Role in Health and Healing. Their answers contributed to the creation of the Symposium.

Letter and Survey

November 3, 2006 
Dear …

On May 16–18, 2007 The University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing and Charlson Meadows are hosting Ways of Knowing: Exploring Intuition’s Role in Health & Healing, an invitation-only symposium for health care professionals.

The symposium’s co-creative design is based on participants’ (1) interest in deep dialogue about the topic, (2) willingness to share relevant questions and stories with colleagues, and (3) curiosity regarding how our conversations might begin to map a field or suggest directions for further exploration.

Researchers such as Kerstin Uvas-Moberg (Swedish author of The Oxytocin Factor), consciousness experts such as Stanley Krippner; and educators and clinicians who have focused on intuition will enrich our learning with their perspectives and experiences.

Does the Ways of Knowing symposium call to you? Are you willing to commit to some advance preparatory reading? If so, please check out information on intuition posted on our website http://takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/therapies/intuition and complete the application survey and email it back to us by December 1, 2007. Your responses will help give shape to the symposium’s agenda.

Your responses will help give shape to the symposium’s agenda. All our selected guests will receive housing and food at the Oakridge Conference & Destination Center in Chanhassen, MN.

We believe that this is a unique, even historic, opportunity to expand our understanding of how information is exchanged in clinical settings. If you know other interested health care professionals who should be invited, please provide us with their names and contact information.

Thank you.


Mary Jo Kreitzer
Center for Spirituality & Healing


Sharon Franquemont 
The Charlson Meadows



Ways of Knowing: Exploring Intuition’s Role in Health & Healing
May 16-18, 2007

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  1. What would draw you to a meeting on intuition? Tell us about your interests, experiences and what you have read on this topic.
  2. What questions about intuition need exploring?
  3. What experiences have you had with intuition personally or professionally? Is there a story that you can tell us that describes an experience that you have had.
  4. Have you had conversations about intuition with colleagues, friends, patients or family members?
  5. What level of interest do you have in attending this meeting?
  6. Is there anything else that you want to tell us about yourself?

Highlights of Results

Question 1: What would draw you to a meeting on intuition?

The three areas of interest in intuition (bolded) are listed in descending order and beneath each of them are the 3 top specific applications:

Area 1. Clincial Settings
a. Application to decision making [in clinical settings]
b. Application to diagnosis
c. Application to establishing connection with patients/others

Area 2. Education/Teaching of health care professionals
a. How to include & integrate in academic settings
b. How to include when training any students to heal?
c. What is the presentation/language for others to really listen?

Area 3. Research/Methodology
a. Measurement with equipment
b. Chemistry in the body
c. Shamanic Understandings

Question 2: What questions about intuition need exploring?

Area 1. Development 
a. How do we learn to trust intuition?
b. How do we better recognize & utilize intuition?
c. How do we foster & encourage an intuitive state of mind?

Area 2. How to Use in Clinical Settings 
a. What role does intuition play in health care?
b. How do I trust intuition in decision-making?
c. What does intuition inform and enrich clinical judgment?

Area 3. Societal/Cultural Issues 
a. How do we enhance intuition’s value in health care?
b. How do we talk about intuition in today’s demanding, fast-paced, electronic health 
electronic healthcare world?
c. How do we make information already available culturally acceptable to majority?

Question 3: Have you had conversations about intuition with colleagues, friends, patients or family members?

Almost everyone had experienced some conversations about intuition and others had participated in extensive conversations with many people on the topic.

Question 4: What experiences have you had with intuition personally or professionally?

Fifty-five percent (55%) of stories fell into these two categories.

Trusting and acting on personal intuition
Therapeutic/clinical use of intuition

Question 5: What level of interest do you have in attending this symposium?

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