Dr. Shamsul Shah is a palliative care physician at Auckland Hospital with 25 years of medical experience in UK and NZ. She is passionate about an integrated whole person approach to care for all people, founded on the Māori principles of Te Whare Tapa Whā, and supported by a nurturing environment of compassion, connection and unity.
She believes in empowerment of the individual/collective and the strength in sharing vulnerability, towards the wellbeing of hospital staff and the people and whānau she cares for, as both are deeply connected. Towards this aim, she successfully introduced Schwartz Rounds at Auckland Hospital as the first Australasian site and has contributed to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Health and Wellbeing and Spirituality working groups. More recently, she is interested in the impact of adverse childhood experiences and trauma on adult behaviours, relationships, health and wellness, exploring the work of Dr. Gabor Maté including training in his psychotherapeutic approach of Compassionate Inquiry.
Havening Techniques offers an exciting opportunity and portal into exploration of often deeply held subconscious beliefs and behaviours that prevent us from living up to our truest potential and living an authentic life full of empowerment, response-ability and freedom.