Herbert Benson

Herbert Benson

Herbert Benson, M.D., is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI), and Mind Body Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 190 scientific publications and 12 books. More than five million copies of his books have been printed in many languages.

Dr. Benson is a pioneer in mind body medicine, one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine. In his 40+ year career, he has defined the relaxation response and continues to lead teaching and research into its efficacy in counteracting the harmful effects of stress. The recipient of numerous national and international awards, Dr. Benson lectures widely about mind body medicine and the BHI's work. His expertise is frequently sought by national and international news media, and he appears in scores of newspapers, magazines, and television programs each year. Dr. Benson's research extends from the laboratory to the clinic to Asian field expeditions. His work serves as a bridge between medicine and religion, East and West, mind and body, and belief and science.

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    • Relaxation Revolution

    • Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind-Body Healing
    • By: Herbert Benson, William Proctor
    • Narrated by: Gerry Gartenberg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Recent research has proven Benson's theory: using the mind to quiet the body not only eases stress, it actually alters the activity of thousands of genes, promoting wellness....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The history of medicine

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-26-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Breakout Principle

    • Maximize Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being
    • By: Herbert Benson M.D., William Proctor
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Would it surprise you to learn that to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, you need to get up and leave the room?...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A forward-thinking scientist

    • By J. James-Long on 02-16-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Timeless Healing

    • The Power and Biology of Belief
    • By: Herbert Benson
    • Narrated by: David Brand, Herbert Benson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Herbert Benson, M.D. explores the true intersection and connections between objective sciences and the mystifying power of the human spirit....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes Great Sense

    • By DoctorMom on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $13.27

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