PANEL DISCUSSION “Our Wellbeing: A Transactional Approach to Health and Healing”

If our experience of reality and the ways in which we make sense of the world both impact and are impacted by our health and the health of our environment, then tending to our biological conditions of life and the environments in which we transact is a foundational activity to the emergence of and satisfaction in other conditions of life.


The current state of your biology is a product of the genes you inherited, the air you breathe, the food you eat, the clothes you wear, your socioeconomic status, the thoughts you think, the narratives you hold, any trauma you or your ancestors experienced, the culture you were raised in, your perception of what’s possible, the state of the world, all the things that have happened to you up until this point, and myriad other factors.


Perhaps you see yourself as just another organism moving through the world, doing the best you can to take care of your health, satisfy your other aims, and generally be a good and helpful person, while the world goes on “outside” of you, but do you recognize that you are actually a co-constitutive aspect of the environment that is the planet on which we live, and that maybe you have some obligation to be healthier not only for the sake of your family and local community, but for the health of our planet?


Our ethics and behavior around health aren’t just about us. Our ethics and behavior impact the people we love, demonstrate social responsibility, our character, and have major implications for the only environment we have to live in.


Led by a diverse panel of health and wellness practitioners from around the world, The Institute of Transactional Philosophy is excited to offer an inquiry into and discussion of what a transactional approach to health and healing looks like given the transactional nature of humans as organisms who, we assert, constitute, are constituted by, and are wholly inseparable from their environments.



Dr. Lisa Baptista, DC - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Dawn Dalili, ND - Naturopathic Physician

Michelle Rowton, MSN, APRN, RNC-NIC, C- NPT, NNP-BC, CGP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Daphne Thompson, PhD - Doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine, PhD Biomedical Research

Phyllis Tichinin - Soil Scientist, Environmental Policy Specialist, Eco-nutritionist

Dr. Gary Ward, MBBS, BMedSc, BSc - Generalist Medical Practitioner, IU Program Faculty

Facilitated by Sarah Shepherd and Lauren Cato Robertson, MS, LMT, BCTMB

Please click this link to read more about each of the panelists selected for this event.

DINNER and SOCIAL “Segall and Scratch Dinner”

Saturday, July 9, 2022

We hope you will join us for an intimate plated dinner with featured guest Dr. Matt Segall, PhD of the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Segall has generously offered to join us for dinner to wrap-up, complete, assess, and bring a degree of concrescence to the events of the day. Featuring celebrations, acknowledgements, contributions, Institute updates, and a heavy dose of sociality, this dinner is an opportunity to learn more about and lend your support to the Institute.


Details / Registration

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Location: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach [Room location: San Miguel A] and via Zoom


3pm to 6pm Pacific — Panel Discussion: “Our Wellbeing: A Transactional Approach to Health and Healing” ($150 suggested donation)

7pm to 9pm Pacific — “Segall and Scratch” Dinner ($250 per plate)


Click here or go to https://www.transactionalism.org/myc-2022-institute-studies-rsvp to reserve your seat. Keep in mind that space is limited for the in-person attendance to both the panel and dinner, so register early. There will not be a virtual option offered for dinner.

"Considering the dependence of life...upon being parties to transaction...the surprising thing is that any other idea has ever been entertained."

John Dewey – American Philosopher, Psychologist and Educational Reformer