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 Physician, Heal Thyself Training

Transform your connection to body, work and relationship with patients & illness

Overview of
Physician, Heal Thyself Courses 

Physician Heal Thyself teaches, inspires and supports doctors to heal their own sickness and suffering by learning how to live wisely and compassionately--by being the actual medicine that heals.   In these courses, we examine our behaviors of eating, moving, thinking and relating to discover the most fundamental causes of our illness and anxiety.  Together we engage in the essential and formidable work to free ourselves from deeply instantiated habits of living that poison, exhaust and stress  us.  Doctors learn by observing Dr. Cropley taking doctor's cases, then, working in triads each doctor completes the forms and practices taking other doctors' cases and vice versa. 


We'll make powerful physical changes in our ways of eating and workouts. These physical changes emerge naturally through  powerful self-reflective and embodied meditative practices that you will learn.  By these practices we access our innate wisdom and compassion which enable us to heal our ways of living,  thereby healing our illness. 

Kindness, truthfulness and community are our polestars of healing, the universal medicines.  We heal together.  We, as a community have a character and identity that informs and strengthens each individual.  We give and receive kindness, witness and are witnessed, speak truthfully and listen compassionately, understand and are understood.  

Learning to heal ourselves has a profound impact on our patient outcomes.  These trainings first initiate a doctor as a patient and then teach the doctor how to use this medicine with their patients. 

This is the complete teachings of Charley Cropley, ND.  It’s a 45 year well studied, refined and proven process for self healing.   

Join Us for our next Course:  Cases in Self Healing 

If you would like more information on group pricing, please reach out.

If you want to sign-up for the next Introductory Course, or you have a query, we're here to help.  


  • Refine your ability to listen.

  • Learn to discern who your patient is, what the patient wants, and their capacity for the great work and honestly required

  • Learn to assess conscience and will--to recognize limiting beliefs, the patient’s fear, self-esteem and  identity and how they perceive themselves.


You cannot find the answers to these questions by asking them directly. You find the answers by listening for them. The entire work can be summarized as learning to listen…curiously, compassionately..mirroring for them the work they'll learn to do for themselves



  • We learn what it means to witness ourselves, to observe dispassionately what we are experiencing in our conversations. What is happening in us physically, emotionally and mentally? 

  • We learn how to listen with our body. 

  • We develop our sense of intuition and reason, 

  • Overall we are cultivating a holistic way of sensing by which we can discern the scent of healing and the stench of sickness. 


  • There is only one. You learn how to take a case. How to examine a patient. 

  • Taking a case is to skillfully steward honest, compassionate dialogue about meaningful questions.  Our dialogue with our patient is the means by which we both diagnose and treat the root causes of illness.  

  • You learn to listen compassionately and speak authentically  

  • How and when to use Hara (movement with breath practice) with patients


Method of Instruction


  • Being our own medicine is the core teaching. Discovering anew that we ourselves are the source of the loving wisdom that heals real disease and suffering. 

  • We are instructed primarily by example. We are shown how to ask meaningful questions, listen compassionately, speak truthfully, conduct a report of findings, breathe, etc. 

  • We are earnestly engaged in improving the ways we eat, think, move and relate. 

  • We learn to diagnose and treat the behavioral causes of illness. 

  • We examine others’ behavior and others examine our own. 

  • We discuss our diagnoses, therapeutic regimens and prognoses. 

  • We prescribe and are prescribed therapeutic regimens. 

  • We accept necessary and daunting behavioral changes. 

  • We function as a community.  All that we do, we do together. 

  • The way we communicate and treat one another empowers each of us to do actions that are impossible to us on our own. 

  • Our core practice is embodied kindness, a meditative state in which we unite our behavior with our innate wisdom and kindness. 

  • We practice breathing, relaxing and posturing multiple times each day.

  • Completing the questionnaire for the Preliminary Consultation 

  • Creating a preliminary, personal self-diagnosis, therapeutic regimen and prognosis. 

  • Dialoguing in small and large groups on zoom calls  

  • Mid-week meet ups for ongoing education, inspiration and support

  • Each doctor conducts a Preliminary Consultation with one or more of their own patients. 

  • Videos, articles and recordings of Dr. Cropley and other teachers. 


Working with Patients


Doctors are trained and mentored in how to work with patients with clinically diagnosed illness by learning to diagnose and treat the behavioral causes of illness as found in the ways that their patients eat, move, think and relate. They similarly learn to examine and assess their patients’ self-discipline and their ability to give and receive kindness and how clearly they understand themselves and are honest with themselves. 

Doctors practice cultivating inspiring, meaningful, therapeutic dialogue by learning to listen compassionately and speak truthfully with their patients. They learn how to offer their patients a meaningful explanation of the real, practical ways that their everyday behavior and ways of living are presently contributing to their clinical illness and how their behavior offers the most powerful means of healing available to them. 


Upon completing the course doctors are eligible to take a simple test to demonstrate the skills they have learned. They are then given access to and rights to use all the course materials including Healthie, the patient portal. 

Leaf Stem

How skillfull are we doctors, at directing our thoughts, words and deeds? How capable are we at doing the actions that we know with certainty are beneficial for us? And how well are we able to not do or stop doing the actions that harm us? Do we have the power and intelligence to free ourselves from deeply seated habits? 


Our behavior is the dominant influence on whether we succumb and heal from disease. Our behavior is the essential foundation of our health. If we are unable to direct our behavior intelligently; if we cannot stop doing what harms us, how can we have any realistic hope of attaining or regaining our precious health?  --Charley Cropley, ND

​You will derive even greater benefit from Physician Heal Thyself if another healthcare professional or other member of your clinical team enrolls as a partner.  To receive group discounts for this course, please contact us.  

What patient-students say about their experience...

I am grateful for the seeds of loving kindness that have been planted in my consciousness. Thank you for the clear and succinct explanation of the ways self-destructive behaviors and addictions occur and can be healed. I truly believe anything can be healed by true, authentic self-love. I haven’t always believed this.  -Marc W.

 Physician, Heal Thyself Training

Transform your connection to body, work and relationship with patients & illness

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