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Tag Archives | physiological functioning

Q & A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this website, my book, and the Community Education course I teach at the College of Marin, is to teach people how to live a vibrant, meaningful life through the cultivation of self-empowerment and self-efficacy. In this weekly Q&A column, I post questions from students and from people who attend my presentations along […]

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Video: Mind and Health Seminar by Larry Berkelhammer, PhD at UCSF Medical Center

Discussion of the power of the mind to improve physiological functioning, subjective well-being, and health. Case studies were presented to offer specific examples of instances where the power of the mind dramatically influenced positive health outcomes. This talk will include stories of people who have recovered unexpectedly from chronic and life-threatening diseases, and what they […]

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Video: Use of the Imagination to Improve Wellbeing

This presentation was given at the Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013. Examples are given to explain about the power of the mind to effect physiological changes. Guided exercises will give you an experience of how you can learn to use your imagination to improve how you feel and to actually improve physiological functioning […]

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Video: How the Mind Affects Health

The mind has profound effects on physiological functioning and health. Emotional distress causes physiological stress and dysfunction, which, when chronic, eventuates in disease. In this discussion, we also address the healthy physiological effects of mind training. The concepts of self-efficacy and mastery are described. The term “mastery” is used to describe a sense that we […]

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Mindfulness Practice, Mastery, Wellbeing, and Health

Meditation provides a way to quit living in the potent mental movies of disaster, regret, anger, and fear that not only rob your peace of mind, but can sometimes trick the body into believing that they are really happening. —Joan Borysenko   The practice of mindfulness is available to everyone and it isn’t complicated. Still, […]

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