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Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness, Dr. David Vago on TEDx

Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness, Dr. David Vago on TEDx

How is the Self represented in the brain and how is it sculpted through our everyday moment-to-moment perceptions, emotions, and thoughts? Cognitive Neuroscientist, David Vago demonstrates that a systematic form of mental training involving meditation and mindful awareness has the potential to transform our self and our mental habits in a positive way. Learn more about how every moment is an opportunity to change our brain and strongly influence our health & longevity at both conscious and non-conscious levels.

Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans in Primary Care
Evidence, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions in the Use of Collaborative and Integrated Care Approaches

Karen Seal, MD, MPH is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is based at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), where she is director of the Integrated Care Clinic for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and director of the Integrated Pain Team (IPT) Clinic. 

The Atlas of Emotions: Designing Emotional Awareness

The Atlas of Emotions: Designing Emotional Awareness

UCSF Psychiatry Professor Emeritus Paul Ekman, PhD, and UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Fellow Eve Ekman, PhD, discuss their recent work creating the Atlas of Emotions, an online tool to help convey the spectrum of emotion visually, at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. The atlas was inspired by a series of conversations between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman.

This is Your Brain on Meditation: How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health

This is Your Brain on Meditation: How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health

How does mindfulness and meditation improve health? Helen Weng, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explains that training our internal mental lives can have positive effects on our minds, health, and relationships.

Recorded as part of the series Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness: From the Monastery to Modern Medical Practice.

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Randomized Trial of Positive Affect Intervention for Coping with Health Related Stress

Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH is Director of Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Moskowitz studies the impact of positive emotion on adjustment to health-related and other life stress. She is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded trials of an intervention designed to increase positive emotion and improve psychological and physical well-being in people experiencing various types of life stress.

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Spiritual Care: What Do Your Patients Want and What Differences Does It Make?

Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician of Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Clinical Director of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. In this presentation at Northwestern University’s John & Gwen Smart Symposium, Dr. Balboni provides a historical background to the intersection of spirituality and medicine, the role of spirituality within illness, and practical steps in providing spiritual care.

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Mental Health & HIV Prevention: Perspectives from Global & Domestic Research

Kathleen Sikkema, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Global Health, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, is a clinical psychologist with emphases in health and community psychology. She is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), Director of the Social and Behavioral Science Core in Duke’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Director of the Global Mental Health Initiative at DGHI. Dr. Sikkema is an expert in randomized, controlled HIV prevention and mental health intervention trials.

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The Psychology of Meditative Thinking: Wellness in Integrative Medicine

The Psychology of Meditative Thinking: Wellness in Integrative Medicine

Learn how mindfulness meditation-based interventions are impacting healthcare and society. James Mitchell discusses both the philosophical and practical aspects, as well as how to cultivate and move towards a psychology of meditative thinking. This presentation includes an experiential session and is designed for professionals, mindfulness-based enthusiasts or for those interested in mind/body training and healing

The Art and Science of Mind-Body Medicine

The Art and Science of Mind-Body Medicine

The wide array of mind-body therapies has been reported to positively influence physical health. Dr. Kevin Barrows is founder and director of mindfulness programs at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where he helps patients to cope with the stress of everyday life and the stress of illness. He explores the art and science of mind-body medicine.