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Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health | [The Great Courses]

Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health

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.
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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.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

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    There were just too many technical terms and the narration was like a boring college classroom. The audiobook is probably useful for people who already know a little about how brain works and the various hormones that influence our mood/behaviour. As someone totally new, I just couldn't follow. Narrator's monotone didn't help much in keeping me engaged either.

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    Too much info and too much technical terminology.


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    Too long and drawn out for an audio book,


    What three words best describe Professor Jason M. Satterfield’s performance?

    Good voice and seems genuine.


    Did Mind-Body Medicine inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, listen to other books that are not so in depth but on the same track.


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    Really wanted to like this book but it was just too much. I felt like I needed the study guide, to take notes and review the notes while not driving in the car to grasp the concepts.

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