Mind-Body Therapies: Clinical Applications

With Deborah Norris, Ph.D., C-IAYT



Friday, July 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12-5:00 p.m.

Location: The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Suite 100, Bethesda, Md. 20814

Cost: $160

Click HERE to Register Online Now! or call: 301-986-1090
CPD credits offered for yoga therapists and C-IAYT professionals. 

CEUs available for mental health providers.

"Awareness leads to empowerment. Empowerment leads to healthier living." - Dr. Deborah Norris

Meditation, yoga and other mind-body therapies are now widely used in treating many clinical conditions. Research shows that meditation affects the brain and peripheral nervous system, immune function, metabolic and hormonal balance, cognitive function, quality of life, reduces stress and improves our quality of sleep. 

In this seminar, Dr. Deborah Norris will lead you on an exploration of the scientific evidence-basis behind the clinical applications of mind-body practices. Dr. Norris reviews the mechanisms of action, including neurological, biochemical, energetic, and other basis for the therapeutic potential of mind-body practices. 

·      Explore the scientific evidence-basis for using meditation in the therapeutic setting.

·      Learn how yoga is helping veteran's recover from stress, PTSD, and to sleep better and improve quality of life.

·      Learn how meditation is improving academic, emotional and social skills for students in schools.

·      Discover how mind-body practices are reducing pain, improving quality of life, and increasing rates of survival for patients with cancer, heart disease and other conditions. 

This 8-hour continuing education workshop for is primarily didactic, introducing both scientific method, and research findings on the clinical outcomes of meditation, yoga and related mind-body practices. Research outcomes and theoretical frameworks suggesting both mechanisms of action and potential active ingredients of the practices are explored.

Dr. Norris is an internationally acclaimed author, neuroscientist and public speaker. She is Founder and past Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University, and past professor at Georgetown University Medical School. She has conducted research on mind-body therapies at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, and at the Children’s National Medical Center. She is author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, and numerous other chapters and scientific publications. She is a certified yoga therapist and clinical exercise physiologist.