Mind/Body Approaches

School of Professional Psychology and Health IHL 6034 2.00

This course examines emerging theories and practical applications in the fields of subtle energy medicine, mind/body healing, and behavioral medicine. New evidence-based research methods and technologies for investigating the human biofield will be examined. Critical reviews of stress-reduction practices such as mindfulness meditation, Reiki, qigong, and support groups will explore how effective such practices are in changing personal lifestyle habits, increasing self-efficacy, improving health outcomes, or preventing chronic illness. The course offers experiential as well as didactic learning opportunities.

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