Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Physiological Effects and Health Outcomes.

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Dr. Reibel is Director of the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. The institute grew out of the Center’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which she developed in 1996. Dr. Reibel has been teaching MBSR for over 15 years to patients, students and healthcare professionals. She currently runs a teacher training practicum and offers internships in MBSR for professionals. Dr. Reibel holds the highest level of teacher training certification from the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where MBSR was founded. Dr. Reibel is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Jefferson Medical College. She is highly published in her field and is currently co-investigator on a 5 year NIH grant studying the effects of MBSR on immune responses in women with HPV. Dr. Reibel is co-author of the book Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators, a Springer publication which will be available in December 2009.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on December 9, 2008. Copyright 2009 by Diane Reibel, PhD.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 51 minutes.

Download the presentation (video/Camtasia) - December 2009


Overall goals and objectives:

1. Describe the axioms of mindfulness and the core components of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR),

2. Review research on the efficacy of MBSR in promoting physical and psychological health.

3. Discuss recent findings on the neurobiology of meditation practice.

4. Directly experience mindfulness practices.