Mind Body Practices for Improving Self-Regulation and Restoring Psychological Health

February 28, 2020

A Workshop by Joan Borysenko, PhD

The most important determinant of physical health is mental health. While we’ve known that for years, new findings in neuroscience, nutrition, immunology, and epigenetics on the one hand, coupled with a growing emphasis on somatic therapies and energy medicine on the other, have opened new doors to healing and wholeness. In this research-based practical presentation, participants will learn how adverse childhood experiences set the stage for chronic illness and substance abuse later in life through epigenetic changes, neurochemistry and immune function. Dr. Borysenko will examine how approaches based in interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, meditation, somatic techniques and narrative medicine can help restore physical and mental balance.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between stress, inflammation, and affective disorders
  2. Explain how trauma can be inherited epigenetically
  3. Use narrative repair to help clients change their grievance stories
  4. Combine positive psychology with new findings in neuroscience to enhance neuroplasticity

For more information and to register please click here.


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
peaceCENTER - San Antonio, TX