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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Great Courses; 2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

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5 star from a psychologist in training

I am bearing the end of my academic training for a PhD in clinical psychology with training in Health Psychology. This lecture series is a great supplement and review to our training. Dr. Satterfield explains all complex topics fully for the average person to understand and constantly reviews past topics that are relevant. This lecture series is a treasure trove of knowledge. However, if you are looking for self-help, (a) this covers a wide range of topics that may not be relevant for you and (b) this includes very few exercises.

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Detailed, balanced, and humane

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Truly comprehensive and fascinating set of lectures. Dr. Satterfield covers the many ways in which the mind and body interact and impact health, covering a variety of topics (from culture and socio-economic factors in health, to genetics, to mental health, to chronic illness, to medical training). He is careful to point out what we don't know, what current studies suggest, and where the research is going. He underscores where we have fact-based treatments and where additional information needs to be found. And he is always empathetic and humane, encouraging a broader view of patients and an open-minded approach to medicine (especially as we learn more). A wonderful set of lectures that would be enlightening to any listener.

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mind expanding work!

Dr.Satterfield produces yet another mind expanding and thought provoking course delivered in a user-friendly format. loved it.

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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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New way to look at your health

Good narration fascinating new outlook on how our minds bodies and social landscape work together or against one another to create good health or bad. His theories make sense but are also mind blowing .

One quibble i have with him is about his section on weight loss, what works and what doesn’t. He mentions using extensive behavioural modification in conjunction with bariatric surgery as a success story, but does not discuss what behaviour modification could do in conjunction with life style changes with the view to losing weight.

Other than that, a great thought provoking series of lectures.

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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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informative, great perspectives

narrotaror is easy to listen too. overall, beneficial and relevant info. the statistics and case studies were interesting.

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Loved it!

Really informative. The presentation was easy to follow, eye opening, and entertaining. Worth your time.

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Great Courses are Great.

It took a month but well worth the 45 lectures on physio-psychology connection. Good foundation and then a clearly defined sections that rolled it together. Off to another Great Course lecture series.

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Not for Lay Persons

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too much info and too much technical terminology.

What was most disappointing about The Great Courses’s story?

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.

Any additional comments?

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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  • Barbara
  • 12-08-15

Informative, compelling, thought-provoking

Would you listen to Mind-Body Medicine again? Why?

There is so much to take in, I have listened to some lectures more than once. It is great to have the written materials to go with it as they provide the reference details for studies, questionnaires and research mentioned.

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  • Michael M.
  • 04-09-18

Marvellous insightful overview of a massive topic

This is an accessible and practical book which is compulsive listening. Working in HR it is a very helpful guide to issues that are present with us all. Thank you

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  • Sally
  • 10-16-17

Great

You need some knowledge of science, but a good format to revisit life. Jason presents the topic very well.

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