Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between the mind and the body and the powerful ways in which you can participate in your own healing and health. Thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can affect and shape every aspect of our biological functioning. And how we care for our bodies can affect how we think and feel and what we believe. This means that we have many opportunities and can do many things to care for ourselves.
There are techniques and practices, some ancient and some modern, that we can use to
have an impact on our overall well-being. It is possible through the mastery of these techniques to experience deeper relaxation, fewer physical symptoms of illness, less pain, less fatigue and more energy, enhanced immune system functioning and to more successfully deal with pain, chronic illness, stress, anxiety and depression.
Over time you may experience greater self-awareness and more positive perceptions about
your life. Self-care is the heart of health care and active engagement in helping oneself is powerfully therapeutic.