"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
The Mental Health Pandemic
Psychiatric medications are being prescribed more than ever, suicide rates are skyrocketing, and mental disability is at an all time high.
If medications are the cure, why aren’t we getting better?
1 in 5 US adults take a
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US
Neuropsychiatric disorders are the #1 cause of disability in the US
“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.” - Voltaire
Medications will never correct the underlying issues...
Medicine has been hijacked by big pharma.
The pharmaceutical industry has profited from the myth that “mental illnesses” are caused by “chemical imbalances” and the “treatment” is to take a pill forever. Even though this has been disproven, psychiatrists continue to “manage medications,” while mental disease only increases.
The human body is capable of fantastical healing.
Symptoms like depression and anxiety are signs that something in the body is out of balance. Mental dis-ease is an indicator of underlying issues like unresolved trauma, hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, environmental toxins and lack of meaningful relationships.
Would you rather be healing or drug dealing?
You were born to be a healer. But now you’re using psychiatric medications to “treat” patients who suffer horrible side effects and rarely get much better. You know there must be a better way, but you didn’t learn it in medical school or residency.
Become the healer you were born to be…
Welcome to the Free Range Fellowship
We offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn holistic psychiatry, be mentored, share your gifts, and transform your life. More than just a fellowship, we present a journey where you will leave behind existing paradigms of health and medicine while moving towards a truly holistic way of understanding body, mind, and soul. We offer this fellowship to radiant healers who are ready to open their hearts and minds to a revolutionary new way of experiencing the world. Through this fellowship, you will learn how to access your authentic self and intuition so that you can fully share your healing gifts with the world. Our program is designed to cause radical shifts in your energy that will inspire you to awaken, empower, heal, and unite others. You will learn how to delve deep into body, mind, and soul to discover and treat the root causes of disease and suffering. We are here to partner with you on your journey to HEAL - Holistic Empowerment Awakened with Love.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi
In this unique fellowship, you will learn about:
The psychiatric medication epidemic
Using the therapeutic relationship to empower patients
Medications that mimic psychiatric disorders
Diagnosing and treating underlying medical conditions that cause psychiatric symptoms
Using a functional approach to discover and treat underlying causes of psychiatric symptoms
Testing to screen for vitamin deficiencies, food sensitivities, heavy metal loads, toxin/mold exposure, and more
Utilizing genetic testing to understand a patient’s underlying biochemistry
Developing a truly holistic treatment plan
Using diet and nutrition to treat and prevent mental health symptoms
Using vitamins and supplements to treat psychiatric symptoms
Diagnosing and treating sleep related symptoms
Safely tapering psychiatric medications and treating withdrawal symptoms
Treating depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia/psychosis, eating disorders, dementia, pain and addiction holistically and without medications
Diagnosing and treating problems with methylation and detoxification
Causes of and treatments for neuroinflammation
Using heart rate variability to improve mental health
Implementing marijuana and CBD into holistic treatment plans
You will explore:
Mindfulness and Meditation
Soul and Spirit work
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Free Range Mission
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and our mission is to awaken, empower, heal and unite body, mind and soul with love.
We know that our patients thrive when we partner with them, helping them to access their inner wisdom, intuition and radiance. Similarly, when healers follow their hearts and realize their gifts, they are able to shine that light into the universe and their patients.
"Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is." - Herman Hesse
Your Cosmic Tour Guide
The path of education can stifle creativity and change can be frightening. Our fellowship is a journey of self-discovery, so we offer support along your path. Meet Dani, your Cosmic Coordinator. She is your listener and tour guide throughout your journey. You'll meet with her to discuss your unique cosmic story and experiences. Dani's loving encouragement and feedback will help you reveal your inner curiosity and radiant light.
Awaken Your Spirit
In our program, fellows learn to awaken, empower, heal and unite their own bodies, minds and souls in order to share this knowledge and experience with their patients and the world.
Free Range Fellowship
Calling All Healers
The fellowship was designed for psychiatrists, but we accept all types of healers who are a fit for our specialized program.
Module 1: Physician, heal thyself Module 2: Access your inner wisdom and intuition Module 3: Heal by being you! Module 4: Setting boundaries
Rotation 4: It’s Not “Psychiatric” it’s “Medical”
Module 1: Medications that cause psychiatric symptoms Module 2: Medical problems that cause psychiatric symptoms Module 3: Tapering “medical” medications
Rotation 5: Food, Nutrition and Diets
Module 1: Food stories and how we eat Module 2: Weight bias and weight stigma Module 3: Blood sugar regulation and metabolic dysfunction Module 4: Choosing a diet: plant based, anti-inflammatory, keto, gluten-fee Module 5: The microbiome, dysbiosis and leaky gut Module 6: Food allergies Module 7: Intermittent fasting Module 8: Indigenous, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches
Rotation 6: Sleep
Module 1: Fundamentals of sleep Module 2: Treating insomnia and sleep disorders
Rotation 7: Mindfulness and Meditation
Module 1: Mindfulness can change the game Module 2: The power of meditation
Rotation 8: Eastern Wisdom
Module 1: Yoga and Kundalini Module 2: Chakras Module 3: Energy Healing Module 4: Ayurveda Module 5: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Rotation 9: Spirit
Module 1: The anatomy of the spirit Module 2: Integrating spiritual practices into treatment approaches
"The idea of rotation is the keystone of most transcendent symbols: of the mediaeval Rota; of the Wheel of Buddhist transformations; of the zodiacal cycle; of the myth of the Gemini; and of the opus of the alchemists.”
- “The Dictionary of Symbols” by J.E. Cirlot
Cosmic Tuition Plans
We have a variety of payment options to fit your financial means.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso
Frequently Asked Questions
What is holistic psychiatry?
Holistic psychiatry is an approach to healing mental disease, which takes into account every layer of a human - including body, mind and soul. This approach involves discovering root causes and avoiding or minimizing the use of medications.
How many hours per week is the fellowship?
As our program is completely self-paced, it’s completely up to you to decide how much time you spend on the program. However, we recommend that you dedicate between 3-15 hours per week (this does not include karmic donation hours).
How long does it take to complete the fellowship?
You can take as little or as long as you need to complete the fellowship. However, we recommend that you consider one of our suggested tracks: One Year Fast Track - 10-15 hours per week (one module per week) Two Year Steady Track – 3-5 hours per week (one module every two weeks)
What are karmic donations?
Karmic donations involve using your natural gifts and skills that you learn in the fellowship to support the Free Range mission. Examples include: teaching a class or workshop, leading a group meditation, obtaining grants, fundraising, writing a blog post, and supervising/mentoring a volunteer or medical student.
How long do I give karmic donations?
We ask that you continue to give karmic donations until graduation.
Am I required to pass an exam to complete the fellowship?
There are no exams in this fellowship. To graduate, you must complete all of the rotations, modules and assignments. This includes journal assignments for each module, which are self-reflection style questions. You are also expected to practice all of the things that you are learning, such as kundalini yoga, meditation and mindfulness. You will be using the skills and knowledge that you gain from the fellowship to create your karmic donations.
Can fellows also apply for employment at Free Range Psychiatry?
Yes, we ask that all clinical employees complete the Free Range Fellowship. However, you do not need to be an employee to join the fellowship.
Do I have to be a psychiatrist to join the fellowship?
While we have designed the fellowship specifically for psychiatrists, we welcome all types of healers into the program. We also accept healers in training such as medical students and residents. Other types of healers include nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nutritionists.
Are there any pre-requisites for the fellowship?
The fellowship was designed with psychiatrists in mind, but you are not required to have this training. We ask that you have a bachelor’s degree at minimum and additional training is helpful. It is important to understand that if you are not a psychiatrist, there may be topics that you will need to research and learn about on your own. We can provide some guidance on this, but ultimately it is up to the fellow to seek any additional learning opportunities in order to comprehend the material. The most important criteria for admission is that you believe in our mission and have a desire to implement holistic psychiatry in some way.
Is this an ACGME approved fellowship?
No. Also, there are no ACGME fellowships in holistic, integrative or functional psychiatry at this time. We are the only fellowship that we are aware of that covers both integrative and functional psychiatry.