Center for Mind Body Medicine
Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.
Mind Body Medicine Training
Stress, trauma and a diet lacking in nourishment can have profound effects on an individual's – and a community's – health. The Center teaches simple techniques that are fundamental to good health and are grounded in self-care, self-awareness, nutrition and group support. These techniques include meditation, guided imagery, mindful eating, biofeedback, and the use of drawings, journals and movement to express thoughts and feelings. The Center provides two professional training programs in these techniques - Mind-Body Medicine and Food As Medicine: The Center's Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training program fully equips health professionals with the science of mind-body medicine, the tools to integrate mind-body skills into their own lives as well as into their clinical practices, and to teach the simple self-care skills to their patients and communities.
Food as Medicine Conference
Food As Medicine is the Center's universally acclaimed course in medical nutrition therapy. It provides health professionals with the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledge about the most recent research, and prepares them to confidently and compassionately guide their patients toward practical life-giving healthy nutrition. The Sampson Foundation is proud to provide funding for scholarships given to health professionals who work with underserved populations to attend these trainings.
The Center's remarkable faculty includes the country's leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of the most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs. Today mind-body medicine is used in hospitals, medical schools, private practices, and community health and trauma relief programs in the US and around the world. The health professionals and community leaders using mind-body medicine and practicing it with their patients and communities are creating systemic changes in the way healthcare is delivered.