The interactions between mind and body are profound, and can cause remarkable changes in health and well-being.
Mind-Body Medicine focuses on these interactions and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, and spiritual factors directly influence health.
The purpose is to enhance each person’s capacity for self-awareness and self-care through scientifically-validated techniques. These include meditation, guided imagery, mindfulness, breathing exercises, and the use of drawings, journals, and movement to express thoughts and feelings.
Academic research demonstrates its efficacy in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hypertension, hormone level improvement, immune-system functioning, and pain. Mind-body Medicine also relieves and prevents stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.