Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.
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The scientifically-validated techniques the Center teaches enhance each person’s capacity for self-care and self-awareness. These techniques include meditation, guided imagery, mindful eating, biofeedback, and the use of drawings, journals and movement to express thoughts and feelings.
Up to 80% of all illnesses are related to chronic stress.
Numerous studies published since 1960 demonstrate the efficacy of mind-body medicine techniques in lowering blood pressure and stress hormone levels, relieving pain and improving immune functioning, as well as improvements in clinical conditions such as HIV, cancer, insomnia, anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Easy to learn and easy to teach, mind-body medicine skills have the capacity to change your practice and your life.
Where is it used?
It can be used with individuals, groups, and entire populations.
Today mind-body medicine is used in hospitals, medical schools, private practices, and community health and trauma relief programs in the US and around the world.
The Center’s trainings offer over-worked health professionals and educators the tools to first help themselves. Founder & Director James S. Gordon, MD says, “The experiment begins with you.”