James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Vist Dr. Gordon’s web site at: www.jamesgordonmd.com
Title of UFCSH talk: “Self-Care is the Heart of All Health Care”
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
Dr. Gordon reviews the major principles of mind-body medicine, discuss the most significant studies on psychosocial influences on health and illness, and touch on the utility of mind-body therapies, including relaxation therapies, meditation, hypnosis and guided imagery. He explores the ways that health professionals can integrate mind-body medicine into clinical practice, and some of the avenues for obtaining deeper insight into, and more training in, its various approaches.