Mind-Body Medicine : The Great Courses: Better Living

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Jason M. Satterfield
  • Series: The Great Courses: Better Living
  • 19 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cutting-edge research on the brain's interaction with the body shows that health is directly impacted by our social environments, socioeconomic status, culture, behaviors, relationships, psychological states, and habits of mind, among many factors.
Mind-body medicine - working in partnership with traditional medical practice - uses a large range of psychological, physical, and behavioral treatments in a model of health care that aims to treat the whole human being. It provides highly effective resources for prevention and treatment of a wide spectrum of medical conditions-and for fostering the ultimate goals of health care: truly optimal and lasting physical health, as well as emotional and psychological well-being.
In these 36 revealing lectures, Professor Satterfield offers you a comprehensive overview of the field. You'll look in depth at the anatomical and biological systems through which what is "outside" in the environment gets "inside" to affect our minds and bodies. You'll also examine recent research on subjects ranging from the impact our emotions and psychology have on health to the crucial roles that social, cultural, and behavioral factors play. And you'll learn about effective mind-body treatments for many common medical conditions and diseases. Finally, you'll finish the course with a tool box of ideas and interventions for your personal wellness goals, empowering you to partner more effectively with your medical providers and maximize your own health.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth a read for anyone with interest in medical

Very good series of lectures gripping and provides a good knowledge of few of the modern day diseases.
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- Srikant

Thorough and immediately helpful. Excellent.

I am looking forward to Jason's other publications. This material ties together well and I learned something new every day.
The combination of real life scenarios and science make for an easy integrated approach to what would otherwise be some quite difficult subject matter.
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- Elsie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses