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The Philosophy of Vitalism

LIFE’s educational and clinical philosophy is based on Vitalism—the understanding and principle that all organic systems in the universe are conscious, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.

This means that the body is more than the sum of its parts; it is imbued with a specific intelligence that guides its development, interactions with its environment on all levels and responses to challenges that environment creates.

The concept of Vitalism is foundational to the entire concepts of health and wellness in humans. Our bodies work hard to express health, to maintain health and to recover from illnesses or other conditions that threaten our health.

This philosophy is not new and has been followed by generation upon generation in other areas of the world and throughout multiple cultures. Vitalism has a long history that was marginalized during the scientific revolution of the early twentieth century but has recently enjoyed a new degree of attention from academic, philosophic and clinical examiners based on the new perspective quantum mechanics has given us on issues of space, time and healing.

Vitalism is the guiding philosophy at Life University and is prevalent throughout all our undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.

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