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Workshop: Mind-body for pain


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. 

Mind-Body for Pain with Deborah Norris, Ph.D.

"awareness leads to empowerment. empowerment leads to healthier living" - dr. deborah norris

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. 

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.


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.

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.

Research outcomes and theoretical frameworks suggesting both mechanisms of action and potential active ingredients of the practices are explored.

This program bridges the science and practice of mind-body therapies, drawing from the fields of yoga, nutrition, exercise physiology, neuroscience, psychology and more, to explain the power of the mind and personal practice to find relief from chronic pain.

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