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MindBody Medicine

Foundations and Practical Applications, 1st Edition

By Leo W. Rotan, Veronika Ospina-Kammerer


192 pages

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MindBody Medicine encapsulates a variety of interventions designed to change, strengthen, or enhance a patient’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to promote improved health and wellness.

There has been a growing trend among professionals in the health care fields to better understand the mind-body connection. How do the body and mind interact and, more specifically, how can we use the energy of the mind to heal the body?

Leo Rotan and Veronika Ospina-Kammerer have sifted through already existing works on this topic and compiled a comprehensive overview of this expanding field of study. As a result, MindBody Medicine provides students and practitioners in a range of health care professions with a guide to more fully understand the relationship between body and mind.

Table of Contents

MindBody Interventions. Mental Activities: A Way of Understanding. MindBody Medicine. Energy Systems: Another Way to Understand MindBody Medicine. Psychosocial Phenomena that Relate to Health. Mechanism of Stress. Physical Systems That Relate to MindBody Medicine. Three Essential Questions to Answer in Applying MindBody Interventions. Applying to Patient Care What You Have Learned. MindBody Medicine for Today’s Health Care Consumer. Thoughts on the Future of MindBody Medicine. Appendix A: Definitions of the Mind. Appendix B: Effectiveness and Usefulness of MindBody Interventions. Appendix C: Deeper Understanding of Stress. Appendix D: Further Thoughts on the Topic of Energy and its Role in MindBody Medicine

About the Authors

Leo W. Rotan, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Behavioral Medicine at the Tallahassee Family Practice Residency Program and Associate Professor at the Florida State University School of Medicine.

Veronika Ospina-Kammerer, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Florida State University School of Social Work.

About the Series

Psychosocial Stress Series

The Psychosocial Stress Series includes books that make important contributions to theory, research, assessment, treatment, and policy on the causes and consquences of stress and trauma.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health