Mind-body Medicine is a holistic approach to well-being that takes into account all aspects of an individual – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Mind-body medicine is a two-way street – it focuses on how thoughts and emotions impact our physical health and how physical health influences thoughts, emotions, and our sense of who we are.
Mind-body medicine is an empowering approach to wellness, based on self-care and self-awareness. Mind-body skills are easy to learn and apply.
Mind-body medicine supports and complements traditional medical models.
Mind-body medicine is an evidence-based approach to health and wellness.
Mind-body modalities are not new. They have been practiced over many centuries in cultures all over the world. Some techniques, such has meditation, have been practiced for thousands of years.
What are the benefits of Mind-Body Medicine?
Mind-Body skills can be used to
increase relaxation and reverse the negative effects of stress
develop concentration, serenity, & peace of mind
alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma
help manage chronic pain
improve a variety of common medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity
develop strength, balance, & flexibility in body and mind
identify and change negative thought patterns & behaviors
cultivate a more open heart & a greater sense of connection
Teach mind- body techniques such as meditation, yoga, autogenic training and biofeedback, guided imagery, journaling, creative and artistic expression, integrative nutrition, exercise, and breath work.
Train health and mental health providers, teachers, first responders, and interested individuals in the use of mind-body skills.
Organize, implement, and support mind-body research in partnership with local, state, and national organizations and funders.
Promote the integration of mind-body modalities into existing health, mental health, and educational organizations.
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