• British Congress on Spirituality and Medicine
  • British Congress on Spirituality and Medicine
  • British Congress on Spirituality and Medicine
  • British Congress on Spirituality and Medicine
  • British Congress on Spirituality and Medicine
8th Congress on Medicine and Spirituality

8th Congress on Medicine and Spirituality

Theme: "Health for the 3rd Millennium"
Saturday 22nd May 2021 – Online and Free of charge
10am to 5pm (UK time)

Broadcast via YouTube and Facebook:
BSMA - British Spiritist Medical Association

BSMA - British Spiritist Medical Association

Welcome to the 8th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality, this one day event is organised by BUSS - British Union of Spiritist Societies and the BSMA - British Spiritist Medical Association. It occurs every two years, and during 2021, we are offering an online Congress with the theme "Health for the 3rd Millennium".

Our last congress took place on the weekend of 9th and 10th November 2019 and had six speakers at the London, Rudolf Steiner House, where we embraced the theme "Spiritual approaches in clinical practice".
International Medical-Spiritist Association

International Medical-Spiritist Association

The International Medical-Spiritist Association was founded in 1999 during a meeting with representatives of six countries. The INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL-SPIRITIST ASSOCIATION has now branches, formed by Doctors, in the UK, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Colômbia, Cuba, Guatemala, Panamá, Argentine, Brazil and United States.
BUSS - British Union of Spiritist Societies

BUSS - British Union of Spiritist Societies

The British Union of Spiritist Societies, UK Charity No. 1136512, with over 30 Spiritist Teachings Centres across the UK, offers everyone the understanding of universal spiritual principles, through seminars, conferences and meetings. If you are interested in learning more about Spiritism, we invite you to visit and join us in our studies and lectures.

16 January 2021

Dear fellows and attendees

Peter Fenwick - BSMA ChairpersonIn the last 16 years, the connection between Medicine and Spirituality has been discussed in several international Congresses and meetings both in Europe and the Americas. These meetings were important attempts to reconnect Spirituality and Health after the gap partly imposed by unfortunate political offences committed on behalf of certain religions, resulting in a distancing of scientists and health professionals during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The success of our six previous congresses held in London-UK encouraged us to organize the British Spiritist Medical Association (BSMA). Like nine other countries where these associations are already operating, the UK can now count on our Association (we are doctors, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and medical anthropologists). Our starting point is knowledge of French educator Allan Kardec’s philosophy books. We are confident that in the near future, your presence at future Health and Spirituality meetings will greatly contribute to the advancement of the psychic, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of a human being.

One of the goals of BSMA is to meet growing global interest among health professionals, who want to explore possibilities of treating patients using holistic concepts derived from the spiritualist view that body, mind, and soul are integral components of any human being.

Our first congress held in London in June 2007 was attended by 428 participants, of whom only 7 were doctors and health professionals. The second congress in November 2009 was attended by 150 health professionals, including doctors, nurses, and therapists. And each year the attendance of medical staff increases.

We look forward to your presence at our British Congress of Medicine and Spirituality.
Peter Fenwick
BSMA Chairperson


A brief introduction from our speakers and themes presented at our 8th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:

British Union of Spiritist Societies
British Union of Spiritist Societies – BUSS

Room 4, 1st floor, Oxford House
Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG
England – United Kingdom

Website: www.buss.org.uk

UK Charity No. 1136512  |  Company Limited by Guarantee No. 6833566
BUSS is an integrated member of the International Spiritist Council

AME International: www.ameinternational.org
US Spiritist Medical Association: www.sma-us.org

BUSS Office map

Information about the 7th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality

Date: 9th and 10th November 2019 
Organisation: the International Medical Spiritist Association and the British Union of Spiritist Societies - BUSS.

British Congress on Spirituality and MedicineVenue: RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE
35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT, England, UK
Good location with plenty of restaurants in the area.

Transport: We are situated close to Regent's Park and four minutes from Baker Street underground station.

Buses:  2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 159, 274.

Accommodation: Please kindly contact us for any enquiries.

venue rudolf steiner house


Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner, February 1861, in Donji Kraljevec, then the Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire, now Croatia - 30 March 1925 in Dornach, Switzerland was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. He gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, he founded a spiritual movement, Anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy growing out of European transcendentalism and with links to Theosophy. Steiner led this movement through several phases.Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner

In the first more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism. His philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being.

In a second phase beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement in arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of a cultural centre to house all the arts, the Goetheanum.

After the First World War, Steiner worked with educators, farmers, doctors, and other professionals to develop the Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine as well as new directions in numerous other practice areas. Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought a more explicitly spiritual component.

He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe's world view, in which "Thinking ... is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas." A consistent thread that runs from his earliest philosophical phase through his later spiritual orientation is the goal of demonstrating that there are no essential limits to human knowledge.


8th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality
'Health for the 3rd Millennium'

Saturday, 22nd May 2021

10 am - Chair: Morning, Dr Peter Fenwick - Welcome to the Congress

10.10 am - Dr Peter Fenwick - Introduction to BSMA
The need for Spirituality in Reductionist Science Medicine

11 am - Dr Sonia Doi
Introduction to International Spiritist Medical Organisation

11.15 am - Dr Tania Stevanin
How to deal with Mediumship within a UK Clinical Context

12.00 - Lunch Break - Musicians

14.00 - Chair: Afternoon, Natalie Tobert

14.10 - Dr Alexander Moreira Almeida
Bio-Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Approach to Health in Clinical Practice

15.00 - Dr Vanessa Anseloni
The Neurophysiology of Mediumship

16.00 - Dr Natalie Tobert
Spiritist Assumptions of Virus in Different Cultures

16.40 - Dr Peter Fenwick
Final Remarks & chat to Dr Sonia Doi

16.55 - Silvia Gibbons
Closing prayer, healing for the world

17.00 - Music

Artists presenting at the event:

Artists presenting at British Congress Medicine Spirituality 2021

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Dr Peter Fenwick, MD

Dr Peter Fenwick, MD

Introduction to BSMA and "Near Death Experience research"
Dr. Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD

Dr. Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD

“Bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach in clinical” practice
Tania Stevanin, PhD

Tania Stevanin, PhD

"How to deal with Mediumship within the Clinical context"
Natalie Tobert, PhD

Natalie Tobert, PhD

“Spiritist Assumptions of Virus in Different Cultures”
Vanessa Anseloni, PhD

Vanessa Anseloni, PhD

“Neuropsychological-Spiritist Approach to Mediumship”
Dr. Sonia Doi, MD

Dr. Sonia Doi, MD

“Introduction to International Spiritist Medical Organisation”