Comprehensive Education and Skills Development for an Integrated Model of Care
The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.
Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes.
Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mind body techniques provide you with evidence-based interventions to enhance patient care and clinical outcomes.
The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine is a comprehensive education program where you learn how to incorporate these skills into your practice. It teaches:
- The latest data on stress, stress management, and resilience enhancement, and their impacts on patient health and treatment options
- The mind body approaches that form the foundation of modern self-care
- When, where and how you can employ mind body approaches to enhance patient care
- Practical skills to guide your patients in the use of self-care techniques
In addition to clinical approaches and integrative models of care, this program provides:
- Education on genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and how to leverage recent advances in the neuroimaging of contemplative states
- Opportunities for certification
HOW TO BEGIN OR ADVANCE YOUR USE OF MIND BODY MEDICINE
For those who are new to mind body medicine, this program provides comprehensive education to begin using integrated models of care within your practice. For those who have experience in these methods, this program provides updates and workshops to take your skills to the next level.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
All participants can customize their learning experience. The program offers 61 skills development sessions, focused presentations and interactive workshops. You can choose the ones that align with your specific goals and clinical interests.
This program is taught by leading practitioners and experts in the field of mind body medicine—including Dr. Rudy Tanzi and Michelle Williams, SM, ScD, who are both experts in the scientific and practical research of mind body medicine.
OPTIMIZED FOR REMOTE EDUCATION
The 2021 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 60 days after the end of the course.
About Herbert Benson, MD
Dr. Benson is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Mind Body Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 scientific publications and twelve books.
Dr. Benson is a pioneer in mind body medicine, one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine. In his 40+ year career, he has defined the relaxation response and continues to contribute to research into its efficacy in counteracting the harmful effects of stress. Dr. Benson’s work extends from the laboratory to the clinic to Asian field expeditions and serves as a bridge between medicine and religion, East and West, mind and body, and belief and science.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: