Lecture and subsequent discussion with Michael Holzapfel, Dr. med., specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy FMH, specialist (D) in psychosomatic medicine, as part of the Philosophicum's lecture and impulse series "Welche Medizin wollen wir?" (What kind of medicine do we want?)
The fifth wave that is now emerging is trying our patience; the Corona virus has mutations that enable different waves of infection and thus touch a great many people. In his lecture, Michael Holzapfel will address the question of whether there is also a mental and spiritual confrontation with the pathogenic agent? The focus here is on questions to what extent our consciousness is capable of learning and ready to take up the new "qualities", such as deceleration, non-plannability, long-term restrictions, loss of the ability to work, contact restrictions, loss of touch and embrace, holding out and waiting (quarantine), reduction to basics (=grounding) and to lift them in the Hegelian sense.
Does the "potenzia passiva" (Kathrin Busch), or the "deceleration" (Hartmut Rosa) help us? Are there parallels between infection and affection? Can the global crisis reach our "mindfulness", e.g. through more mindful interaction? Michael Holzapfel pleads for the recognition of a new organ quality, that of the immune system as the sixth sense organ, which now comes to the threshold of consciousness. The "psychoneuroimmunology" as integration and learning potential, onto- as well as phylogenetically.
Accompanying the exhibition on the history of medicine "Cosmos Body", the Philosophicum in the Ackermannshof offers a series of lectures and impulses with experts under the title "Which medicine do we want?". On the one hand, the contributions reflect and question ethical and socially relevant issues with which we have been continuously confronted in new forms since the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic; on the other hand, they shed light on areas of medicine and research that are often neglected or perhaps even trivialized. These include questions about the importance of dialogue in medical practice, about the image of humanity underlying our understanding of health, and about our parameters in relation to research and healing.
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