The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 139

Dr. Wayne Jonas

How Healing Works

Can science inform how we think about our organizations? This week we have Dr. Wayne Jonas on the program: practicing family physician, expert on integrative health, and former president of a non-profit medical research organization. He’s also the author of How Healing Works. Discover the four dimensions of a human being, why a “non-toxic” work environment is too low a bar, and how fifteen-minute stress breaks improved one organization’s work conditions.


Organizations are ecosystems – not machines. You can’t just replace parts when they’re broken. The ecosystem of an organization needs to be balanced to flourish



Book: How Healing Works
About: WAYNE JONAS, MD, is a widely published investigator, practicing family physician, and professor of medicine at Georgetown University and at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. Dr. Jonas was the director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995 to 1999 and led the World Health Organization’s Collaborative Center for Traditional Medicine. Prior to that, he served as the director of medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He now advises national and international organizations on ways to implement evidence-based healing practices in their medical systems.