Mind–Body Medicine

Mind–Body Medicine, Presented by Deepika Mittra

Mind-Body Medicine seeks to explore and understand the way that thoughts, emotions and feelings affect our health. There is a well-documented body of research explaining how this works on a biological level.

Mind-Body skills can help to reduce stress, and can enhance a person’s ability to take better care of them self. These skills include:

  • breathing
  • imagery
  • meditation
  • movement
  • biofeedback
  • self-expression
  • self-awareness
  • relaxation
  • mindfulness
  • stress management

These skills increase one’s ability to self-care and are an important tool to be used on the journey toward healing and good health.

Groups

You may benefit from joining a mind body skills group. Here you will have the chance to build skills to cope with life changes, stress, and illness in a safe and supportive group setting.

The group model used was developed by the Center For Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

The groups consist of 6-9 people, meeting for 2 hours per week over a 8 week period. This commitment of time will allow you to learn and explore different mind-body skills. As you try many different approaches, it is hoped you will find a particular mind body technique that you can incorporate into your daily life.