VIRTUAL CONSULTS available for PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, & VIRGINIA residents and other countries (not states) at http://healthtap.com/bernardseif
The link above tells you about my virtual practice and provides some of my answers to patient questions. Then you can login/create and account to schedule an online session if you wish. (Insurance companies cover virtual sessions by way of exception rather than the rule. Blue Cross / Blue Shield is currently talking about coverage for virtual sessions but I will believe that when I actually experience it. Virtual sessions can save time and gas, which may help balance things out.)
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THE DIGITAL AGE MAKES IT EASY TO READ on your computer, Kindle, or iPad. It's inexpensive ($2.99 per book in this case) and saves a few trees. You can even set your device to read the book to you as you close your eyes and relax. (The volumes are also available in print form.) Scroll down a few panels to see a copy of the cover art for all six monastic mystery e-books. Each book is complete yet the characters evolve along with the book plots. Readers say they learn about spirituality, medicine, and journey to far away lands through the books. The press has called this author the "Mystery Monk." Have fun!
MONASTIC MYSTERY BOOK LOVERS PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BOOK BLURBS ON AMAZON.COM THEN E-MAIL US FOR DISCOUNTED ORDERING - $10 PER BOOK & P&H: $2.50 FOR 1ST BOOK AND $1 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL BOOK / OR $45 FOR THE ENTIRE SET OF FIVE BOOKS & FREE SHIPPING. Also available in e-book format.
SCIENCE-BASED BEHAVIORAL & NATURAL MEDICINE, REVERENCING THE SPIRIT
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST / DIPLOMATE IN BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE / CHINESE MEDICINE SPECIALIST
AUTHOR OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEAD MONASTIC MYSTERY BOOK SERIES (PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ABOVE UNDER "ARTICLES" FOR A FREE CHAPTER)
TEDx Talk Brother Bernard did on "Prejudice & Religious Values" http://https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=XRCRl8g2LLY&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqvhNMI_43nE%26feature%3Dshare
PODCAST RADIO INTERVIEW with Brother Bernard (one of his favorites) http://www.shrinkrapradio.com/?s=seif
A more recent radio interview can be heard by clicking on the "Audio" tab on the upper-right side of this page.
The National Catholic Reporter newspaper ran a well done article, primarily about by work with monastic interreligious dialogue. Here's the link http://http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-159921679.html
Chinese medicine, meditation, and neurotheology captivate me. I use these modalities clinically, along with additional behavioral approaches to health and wellness, in my clinical psychology practice. Clinical Hypnosis and lifestyle assessment, for example, may also be utilized.
Advice on Asian medicinal herbs and Western nutraceuticals may be among the exclusively natural and non-invasive options offered. Saliva, urine, stool, and hair testing through certified clinical & research laboratories is available as needed.
Medical Qigong and other forms of Eastern / Western Bodywork Therapy are utilized when requested and appropriate. I give workshops throughout the country and abroad when time permits and as invited.
Brother Bernard's Chinese name, Cai De Ren (Chinese characters are above under English name), is a goal he strives for. It can loosely be translated as "the Doctor who practices virture, especially compassion toward patients."
PHOTO CAPTION: Oriental Medical Doctor Jampa Mackenzie Stewart (Austin TX), Qigong Master Duan Zhi Liang (Beijing China), and Brother Bernard around a campfire at a gathering of the National Qigong Association USA.