The cutting edge of mind-body medicine: From immunology to neuroscience
The most important determinant of physical health is mental health. Adverse childhood experiences set the stage for chronic illness, substance abuse, and trauma later in life through epigenetic changes, neurochemistry, immune function and brain wiring. We will examine how evidence-based psychological interventions rewire neurohormonal circuitry and help restore both physical and mental homeostasis. Interventions include the modification of explanatory style, stress hardiness and resilience training, narrative medicine, meditation and mindfulness techniques, imagery, and cognitive approaches. Since the quality of the provider-client relationship is key to healing, there will be a focus on how to optimize the therapeutic bond.
Original Work Citation
Borysenko, J. (2013, September). The cutting edge of mind-body medicine: From immunology to neuroscience. Plenary presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
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