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Center For Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) program is for anyone who has endured psychological trauma and/or stress. Evidence-based strategies are used to relieve personal and professional stress, transform trauma, and promote lifelong health. The CMBM approach heals individual trauma and builds community-wide resilience. 

The mind-body approach uses the conscious mind to directly affect the workings of the brain and the rest of the body.  The techniques (such as meditation, biofeedback, guided imagery, and art) have been proven to create beneficial changes in many of the body’s physiologic responses (including blood pressure, stress hormone levels, pain response and immune functioning), and to make a significant clinical difference in conditions as diverse as hypertension, cancer, chronic pain, and insomnia, as well as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The CMBM approach to wellness is grounded in practical, evidence-based skills for self-care, nutrition, self-awareness, and group support. The program is administered in a small, supportive group setting that meets once a week for 8 weeks.  The program is offered several times a year. 


Looking for a local small group? Visit the Center for Mind and Body Medicine for options! 

For more program information contact Helen Vela at [email protected] or visit