1st Edition

MindBody Medicine Foundations and Practical Applications

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "MindBody Medicine is unique... in that it explicitly defines its terms and thus us able to concisely organize the relevant research literature on MindBody treatments in a meaningful way for the reader.... Rotan and Ospina-Kammerer have done an impressive job of providing an introductory text on MindBody medicine that organizes a breadth of literature in one place. In this regard, it will be a useful addition to the collection of a variety of audiences, from those with little knowledge of this fascinating field to advanced practitioners."

    -Mark Connelly, in PsycCRITIQUES