Pronto Seminars

Continuing Education Set in Italy

June 28th-July 3rd, 2017: Liberating Wisdom: Deepening Personal, Professional, and Community Engagement

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  • Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - Mon, Jul 03, 2017
  • Venue: Villa Zuccari
  • Location: Montefalco, Italy
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24 CE/CME Credits

24 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and registered nurses. 24 CME credits available for physicians (M.D. and D.O.).

Karen Lawson, M.D., ABIHM and Patricia Hart, M.D.

Course Description

Living in a world of information overload, with ‘truths’ continually changing, and expectations continually increasing, we have but to release our own wisdom from the perceived stone in which we are often self-imprisoned. Rarely do we seek opportunities for quiet reflecting, curious exploring, heartfelt connecting, and deep listening to our own inner knowing. Join us with a circle of health professionals to create such exploration—a place for the emergence and nurturing of important questions; a container for creativity, curiosity, and compassion.
Building upon Drs. Lawson and Hart’s experience in holistic and integrative healing, including health coaching, Integral theory, meditation practices, and shamanic frameworks, we will share emerging scientific understandings about the power of mind-body connection and the creative nature of consciousness. Practices of meditation, movement, music, and deep listening will be utilized to help participants access their own font of wisdom. Fostering our own resilience allows us to serve as agents of support and transformation for our patients, clients, and communities. Let us together envision and advance through the healing and empowerment of ourselves and our communities.


Brief Biosketches

Karen Lawson, M.D., ABIHM

Dr. Lawson is Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota’s Family Medicine and Community Health, and Director of Integrative Health Coaching at the Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is a physician, board-certified in both Family Medicine, and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She was the 2003/5 President of the American Holistic Medical Association, and a founding Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She has studied for over 2 decades in mind- body techniques (e.g. MBSR™), yoga, dance/movement therapies, nutrition, homeopathy, and shamanic practices. Dr. Lawson founded and directs the MA and graduate certificate programs in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching. Karen is a co-founder and executive leader of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches.
Karen is a Latin dancer, avid yogini, passionate outdoors sports enthusiast and leads group ceremonial practices and loves traveling to explore new cultures.


Patricia Hart, M.D.

Patricia Hart practiced nephrology and intensive care medicine for 13 years before her interests in holistic medicine moved her out of nephrology into further studies of consciousness, starting with mindfulness training 20 years ago. Dr. Hart worked with Karen Lawson at the University of Minnesota on one of the first NCCAM educational grants for developing integrative medicine curriculum at the medical school and they trained as co-facilitators of Dr. Lee Lipsenthal’s Finding Balance in a Medical Life program. Anthroposophic medical studies deepened her inquiries into the nature of health and illness. This past year she “retired” from hospital palliative medicine so she could offer an alternative approach to palliative and hospice care in private practice and the nearby hospice facility in North Carolina. Eurythmy and Narrative Medicine nourish her soul.


montefalcoAccreditation Information

CME (Continuing Medial Education) credits information for the program: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint sponsorship of CME Consultants and Pronto Seminars. CME Consultants is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Consultants designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

CE (Continuing Education) credits are provided for all courses by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC).  Credits for the courses are accepted by 3 accreditation agencies:

  • American Psychological Association: SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association.  LCSWs and MFTs from other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through co-sponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

There is no partial CE credit. Full attendance is required for CE credits to be granted. For questions about CE credits visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at (707) 763-3576.



$1350.00 USD – Individual Registration  – Includes all materials and welcome reception for participant

$1250.00 USD – Early Bird Individual Registration – Includes all materials and welcome reception for participant

$1000.00 USD – Group Rate, per person in a group of 3 or more registering at one time.

$35.00 USD – Guests at Welcome Reception

$35.00 USD – Continuing Education (CE) Certificate

FREE – RSVP ONLY – Optional Excursions #1 & #2


Venue – Villa Zuccari

Villa Zuccari Front Garden and TerraceThe Hotel Villa Zuccari, in the San Luca district of Montefalco, is a large country house. The building’s oldest wing dates back to the late 16th century while the facade and the general layout date back to the 1800’s. Originally, the family’s living quarters were on the large upper floor while the ground floor served as the storage area for the foods harvested from the fields and the administrative office. The villa is surrounded by centuries-old trees and grounds that extend over an area of 40,000 square meters, where you can enjoy the 20 x 10 meter infinity swimming pool. The park, with its cypress-lined path, forest and extremely rare varieties of trees, including the Ginkgo biloba, paulownia, field maple, pink flowering horse-chestnut tree, Italian stone pine, and many more, is completely level, making it an ideal place for walking or jogging. The 980 Meilland rose bushes offer a unique spectacle from May to October. (adapted from Villa Zuccari website)

Hotel Rates

Hotel rates are listed in Euros. All rates are per person and include full breakfast and lunch each day.
After registering for the seminar, you will receive booking instructions to receive these rates at the Villa Zuccari:

Classic Double Room € 90
Classic Double Room single use € 130
Superior Double Room € 105
Superior Double Room single use € 145
Deluxe Double Room € 120
Deluxe Double Room single use € 170
Junior Suite € 135
Suite € 145
Torretta € 160

VILLINO & CASETTA (20 meters from main Villa)

Double Room € 120
Double Room single use € 80

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Villa Booking & Cancellation Policy

  • At time of confirmation a 1 night non-refundable deposit is required to secure the reservation.
  • Cancellations received within 15 days prior to arrival date will be subjected to a charge of 25% of total stay;
  • Cancellations received within 7 days prior to arrival date will be subjected to a change of 50% of total stay;
  • In the case of no-show or early departure, you will be charged for the total stay.

Course Registration Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected]
  • 100% of paid registration fees, less a $50.00 administration fee per registration, will be refunded for cancellation requests received by or before April 1st, 2017
  • 75% of the paid registration fees will be refunded on all cancellation requests made between April 1st and May 31st, 2017
  • 25% of paid registration fees will be refunded on all cancellation requests made after June 1st, 2017
  • There are no refunds after June 12th 2017.