Are you wondering if your histamine intolerance or allergic reactions are actually an issue with your mast cells? Or maybe you’ve experienced chronic symptoms that seem like allergies for as long as you can remember?
Bruce Hoffman did not choose medicine as a vocation. Originally, he wanted to be a writer and poet. His interest in health and healing developed later in life, after a long and winding road of self-discovery, life experience and learning. He only applied to medical school so he could complete a residency in psychiatry, and subsequently he studied Jungian analysis in an attempt to understand the human condition and behavior. As life would have it, his destiny took him on a different journey. He never did formally pursue a psychiatry residency or Jungian analytic training, but his love for art, poetry and psychology remain.
Dr. Hoffman was born and educated in South Africa and obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. After two years of compulsory military training, his distaste for the apartheid regime convinced him to emigrate to Canada in 1986, where he pursued family medical practice in rural Saskatchewan, Canada.
Once ensconced in the practice of family medicine, he quickly realized that his interests in medicine were broader than just drugs and surgery. Allopathic medical practice was limited to treating symptoms and illnesses and fell short in restoring the patient’s health and wellbeing to an optimal level.
Bruce embarked on a journey to understand what factors contribute to maximizing the human experience and what triggers and mediators perpetuate human suffering. He wanted to assist his patients not only to be free of disease but also to realize their maximal potential.
The Mind/Body Connection – Education
He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Functional Medicine and -Aging Medicine with A4M (American Academy Anti-Aging Medicine) and Family Constellation Therapy; Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy; and Jungian Psychotherapy, Deep Tissue Bodywork (Hellerwork) and Meditation with Deepak Chopra and John Kabat-Zinn.
Later, Dr. Hoffman became interested in many aspects of Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory of Health and Healing, which, together with his understanding of Ayurvedic principles and Dr. Klinghardt’s Five Levels of Healing model, inspired him to develop his own roadmap, The Seven Stages of Health and Transformation.