Program Director, Continuum Center for Health and Healing,
Beth Israel Hospital / Albert Einstein School of Medicine
As Webmaster, and in cooperation with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, please know that although this site has a few very special and generous families who donate funds because of their intense belief in the value of what they feel they are giving to (and have received from) the community, the nuts and bolts of all that is contained here is often created, maintained and updated primarily through the dedicated persistence, volunteerism and vision of certain individuals.
We would like to know of others that are striving towards similar goals ( see our mission statement ) of providing assistive, therapeutic and supportive information, services or resources, and would be glad to list such sites - after our review - on our pages here. In return, we request - but do not require - a reciprocal link back to us.
We currently receive well over a thousand visitors to our pages here each day, and the volume increases as we add more information. Several hundred websites link to us, including a good number of very prestigious and professional ones in this special field. We are equally grateful to the many smaller sites and individuals who have taken the time to notice our contributions and add us as a resource to their own projects and endeavors and passions to help those afflicted and affected by these conditions.
Although we want you to feel free to recommend any sites you know of that you feel are valuable and in concert with what we present here, please know that we do not always have time to personally respond to and cannot guarantee to research the information in every email which we receive, as much as we strive to do so.
If at all possible - if you are not connected directly with the website or resource that you wish us to list - we would prefer that you write to them and have them request a link directly. Please know that we know you will not always be able or want to do this. Just know that it does save us a considerable amount of time. Requests for listings on this website should be sent to our links co-ordinater. A summary review of the site (examples of which you can find on the pages listed above) are most appreciated, as we will not list a site without some description of its content.
All the pages on this site are an ongoing process of creation and refinement. We personally review each site we list, follow up on all emails sent to authors of articles that are contributed to our site, diligently register all of our pages with the major search engines and directories - including Medscape, monitor the many Web-Forum Discussions, search out current scientific advances in treatments and research, respond to thousands of questions and generally try to keep this site up and running on-line on a very reliable server.
Knowing that we're not perfect - and that there is only so much that one person can do - we sincerely invite notice of any mistake we may have made, especially the reporting of any broken or out-dated links in this quickly evolving field. Please feel free to report any errors here.
If you are interested in contributing to the funding of this website, writing or having us post a professional article or viewpoint for inclusion on a particular disorder, condition or treatment or assisting in moderating and answering questions on a particular Web-Forum, please contact the WebMaster directly.
As far as what we do in our "spare time" - if you got this far - there's always Native American Healing (including sweat lodges), Traumatic Incident Reduction, a fondness for good books, our generally more consistently paying job of photography at Clearstory Studios, and - if we're really lucky - scuba diving.As always -