MANDALA At the center The Power of Guided Imagery Explore this tool that supports your ability to imagine for your own healing and highest level of well-being. Page 6 The University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and well-being by providing high-quality interdisciplinary education, conducting rigorous SPRING 2010 research, and delivering innovative programs that advance integrative health and healing. SPRING 2010 AT THE CENTER From the Director .............................................................Page 2 Table of Contents.............................................................Page 3 Ways of Knowing: Dear Friends and Colleagues, Perspectives on Healing our Whole System................. Page 4 The Power of Guided Imagery ..................................... Page 6 The arrival of 2010 marks an important of education, research, outreach, and clinical milestone for the Center for Spirituality integration. You’ll see evidence of this push What Do They Know That We’ve Forgotten? & Healing. Fifteen years ago, our work described throughout this issue: New column by Richard Leider...................................... Page 12 began within the walls of the University of EDUCATIoN • The inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. Our vision degree (DNP) in Integrative Health and Holistic Health & Healing Summer Institute initially was modest – to improve the care of Healing – offered through the School of for Integrative Clinical Care........................................... Page 8 our patients by offering holistic services and Nursing in collaboration with the Center Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) become more attentive to the cultural and for Spirituality & Healing (p. 10). in Integrative Health and Healing: spiritual dimensions of care, hence our name – Spirituality & Healing. Faces of the Future........................................................... Page10 • A mini-grant program designed to stimulate Within a short period of time, it was apparent interdisciplinary, faculty-led research in RESEARCH integrative health and healing (p. 16). that there was a great need for education Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at the MANDALA mandala capture the many diverse aspects of the Center’s work: going journey that continues to shape what we are to become. reflection, transformation, spirituality, creation, and lastly, the As a universal symbol of healing, the respective circles of the and research. When we proposed to • An expansion of the Purpose Project, our Center for Spirituality & Healing...................................Page 14 Dr. Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President for powerful (and popular) collaboration with Center Unveils Mini-Grant Fund the University’s Academic Health Center, senior fellow, Richard Leider (p. 12). To Support Faculty Research .........................................Page 16 that we offer a couple of academic courses, he challenged us to think bigger and bolder • An intentional, dynamic confluence FACULTy and noted that this approach to care would between the amazing Ways of Knowing An Open Letter to the Center from Sue Haddow .......Page 17 literally transform healthcare. As ambitious, Symposium (co-sponsored with Life Faculty Notes ...................................................................Page 17 From dedicated and enthusiastic as we were, I’m Science Foundation) and our new Whole not sure that any of us could quite imagine Systems Healing initiative (p. 4). IN THE NEWS the work that would unfold over the next How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors.........Page 5 the • The Holistic Health and Healing Summer decade and a half. Institute for nurses, leaders and other care Integrative Holistic Medicine in Minnesota .................Page 9 Today the Center’s mission is to enrich providers committed to offering integrative Meditation Improves Cognition in Director health and well-being by providing care within health organizations and Those with Memory Loss ................................................Page 11 exemplary interdisciplinary education, systems (p. 8). Complementary Therapies Integrated conducting rigorous research, and into Large Medical Centers............................................Page 15 What excites me most at this juncture in delivering innovative outreach programs the Center’s history, is not what we have Deepak Chopra Visits the Center..................................Page 18 that advance integrative health and accomplished (although I am mighty proud Mediterranean Diet May Help healing. Throughout this year, we are of our work); rather, what awaits us in the facilitate healing; and Tibetans as visual representation of Buddhist beliefs. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for “circle” and is a sacred symbol that mirrors mandalas as healing and transformational art in the sand; art therapists to a state of consciousness through a concrete pattern. Native Americans use celebrating our 15th birthday in our to Prevent Depression .....................................................Page 19 years ahead. Today, consumers are ready to courses, programs and events. We will take charge of their health and it is more thank and honor hundreds of early apparent than ever that true reform of the supporters, ongoing partners, loyal donors, Cover photo: from Craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons. healthcare system will encompass a focus on talented faculty, and passionate students – Available at www.blacklockgallery.com health and well-being as well as the science in essence, everyone who has contributed of health. So much yet to do! Authors: Tony Baisley, Sharon Franquemont, Becky Gorman, in their own unique ways to the Center’s Richard Leider, Dianne Lev, and Cass McLaughlin ongoing influence and impact. I look forward to connecting with you This bi-annual publication is a product of the University throughout the year and hope to see you After fifteen years of educating health of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing. Detailed at upcoming events so that you can join us information about Center education, research, events, and professionals – and the public – about in this year-long celebration. more can be found online. Letters to the editor must include integrative health and healing, we are using name, address, phone number, and email address. this milestone as inspiration to further ‘push Warm regards, the envelope’ in our Center’s core functions Tony Baisley, editor Center for Spirituality & Healing BAISL001@umn.edu Mayo Memorial Building MMC #505 Mary Jo Kreitzer 420 Delaware St. S.E. Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing Minneapolis, MN 55455 www.csh.umn.edu 2 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 3 At the ceNteR IN the NewS Ways of Knowing: Perspectives on Healing our Whole System by Sharon Franquemont, Director, Life Science Foundation How Mindfulness Can Make for Better One of the most profound questions of this era is: when chaos emerges?); Social Entrepreneurship (How “I have attended two Ways of Knowing and there’s Doctors (October 15, 2009) How can we heal our whole system? From the personal do we find and maintain our own personal sense of nothing better. I find them enriching, renewing, to the planetary, it has become increasingly clear that calling for the betterment of all life?); Sustainability and they expand my knowing.” It turns out that working and living in the zone, not just the challenges we face individually, as communities, (What is the good news about sustainability and how – Trish Herbert, PhD in Psychology and getting into it on occasion, may be one solution. and as a society are complex, interwoven, and daunting. might we deepen our commitment to sustainable Gerontology Last month, The Journal of the American Medical Where to begin to effect change? What actions, large and practices?) and Eco-Healing (How do we tap the depths Association published the results of a study examining small, will truly make a life-affirming difference – for of our relationship with the Earth to both heal and “The content of the presentations exceed my the effects of a year-long course for primary care ourselves and for the greater good? As we study the vast restore ourselves and our communities?) expectations and have nourished my meditational physicians on mindfulness, that ability to be in the zone internal and external systems (including environmental and professional practices in ways that I always find and present in the moment purposefully and without and social systems) which influence our health and A unique feature surprising. The flip side to the formal program is the judgment. Seventy physicians enrolled and participated well-being, the connections – and repercussions – of the 2010 Ways of Knowing Nature always rich personal connections one is bound to make!” in the four components of the course – mindfulness become evident. Symposium is wears the colors – Barbara Bobrowitz, M. Education meditation; writing sessions; discussions; and lectures on topics like managing conflict, setting boundaries and These questions frame the 4th Annual Ways of Knowing Symposium (WOK), hosted by the Center for a performance of the new play, of the spirit. “This conference is exceptional. It provides insights self-care. Spirituality & Healing and the Life Science Foundation. Nature, inspired – Ralph Waldo Emerson that I bring directly back to the classroom to The effects of the sessions were dramatic. The Entitled Whole Systems Healing Theories, Integrative by the lives and empower the next generation of nurses.” participating doctors became more mindful, less burned Practices, and Applications, WOK will once again create philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry – Teddie Potter, RN, MS Nursing Higher Education out and less emotionally exhausted. But two additional a profound learning community, designed to restore the David Thoreau. Led by Emerson’s direct descendent, findings surprised the investigators. Several of the improvements persisted even after the yearlong course heart and inspire action long after the event has ended. Tyson Forbes (TigerLion Arts), Nature is a striking ended. And, those changes correlated with a significant The 2010 WOK will be held at the beautiful Minnesota example of ‘edutainment’ designed to evoke our deeper increase in attributes that contribute to patient-centered Landscape Arboretum from Tuesday, June 1st through ties with nature and reveal inner strengths we have yet For more information about the Ways care, such as empathy and valuing the psychosocial Friday June 4th. The gathering promises stimulating to consider. Nestled inside the Symposium experience, of Knowing Symposium, including factors that might affect a patient’s illness experience. knowledge, collegial interactions and personal renewal its seeds will add artistry to what we carry back to our registration instructions or proceedings – elements that characterize the WOK experience. Past family, friends, colleagues, and communities. To read the full article: www.nytimes.com/2009/ from past symposia, please visit: www. participants report that these gatherings have influenced 10/15/health/15chen.html?_r=2&emc=eta1 lifesciencefoundation.org/prmain.html Another highlight to this year’s Symposium will appeal their perspectives, strengthened and added to their _____________ professional networks, revealed research directions, and to those interested in technology-based educational To experience the Whole Systems Healing evoked personal healing. tools. Many of the concepts associated with Whole RLOs, please visit www.csh.umn.edu/ Editor’s Note: Systems Healing are well-suited to an individualized, wsh The Center for Spirituality & Healing offers Internationally-celebrated systems experts, Alan Briskin self-directed format of online learning modules. The Center for Spirituality & Healing and Life Science Foundation Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs (Collective Wisdom) and Diana Whitney (Appreciative Several have now been created including Gentle are grateful to the Oswald and Ronning Family Foundations for several times a year. With busy schedules and constant Leadership,) will co-lead the Symposium’s exploration Action, Understanding Complex Systems and Integrative supporting this year’s powerful confluence between the Ways of noise affecting all of us, this program helps individuals of Whole Systems Healing. Their synergistic approaches Leaderships; development of others is underway. At Knowing Symposium and the Whole Systems Healing curriculum. We also appreciate our collaboration with the Center for Therapeutic to manage stress and live more fully. See back cover for mix new information with stories and experiential the Symposium, workstations will be available for Horticulture Recreation Services at the Minnesota Landscape upcoming dates and locations. practices intended to build attendees’ inner capacity to participants to explore the various modules and Arboretum. We hope that explorers from all sectors will join us for serve as agents of societal healing and global restoration. provide feedback to the Center’s educational design this remarkable learning adventure! Other facilitators include Paul Schultz, Glenda Eoyang, team. Our goal is to have these compelling learning Wendy Morris, Terry Gips, Eric Utne, and Orland products available for participants’ continued use so Bishop. Center Director, Mary Jo Kreitzer, and Life that WOK gleanings may be readily applied to family, Science Foundation Director, Sharon Franquemont, neighborhood, workplace and global endeavors. will facilitate the four-day program. WOK participants will take a deep dive into topics and practices such as: The WOK experience truly transcends any description Gentle Action (How do we transform our own lives and conveyed in writing. With time designated for our organizations’ cultures in gentle ways?); Chaos, presentations, small-group conversation, dialogue with Complexity, and Creativity (How does chaos ultimately like-minded colleagues, and meditation to align one’s produce creativity and how can we respond productively inner and outer lives, the gathering is considered a cherished jewel by those who attend year after year. 4 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 5 At the ceNteR The Power of by Becky Gorman, PA-C, Teaching Faculty for Health Coaching Program Guided Imagery In this opening imagery, consider what you could “see” in your mind’s eye. What did you For millennia, images have been considered highly powerful. It was believed that negative thoughts and How can I use Guided Imagery? see that wasn’t mentioned? What did you images could cause illness. Likewise, positive images Two ways: as a regular practice to develop a stronger feel – physically, emotionally, and spiritually could promote healing. Indigenous cultures used baseline of relaxation and balance over time, and as a beyond what was highlighted? For those of imagery to visualize a healthy state and support their tool to use in stressful moments to restore balance. Find When I close my eyes, I see the a time to practice guided imagery in a quiet environment you who might say, “I can’t feel things,” start own healing. Hippocrates and Aristotle recognized fiery glow of the setting sun. with whatever you do feel. the power of imagery for healing the heart, the brain, conducive to relaxation. The advantage of a consistent and the body. Over the course of time, we have seen practice is to entrain the body to sustain greater levels Its intense crimson radiance Frequently in my work with individuals and of relaxation in the course of daily life as well as during the use of imagery in many domains of life – sports, groups, people say to me “I’m not a visual sleep. This can then carry through under high levels of holds and mesmerizes me. public presentations, difficult conversations, music person. I don’t (can’t) see things.” I beg to stress resulting in the ability to remain more relaxed performances, creative business sessions, and to differ. We can all imagine and we do so all even in the midst of turmoil. It pulses ever more softly as it visualize one’s potentials and possibilities. the time. Tell me: what does the outside of inches below the horizon. your house look like? Where is the front Imagery is the art of making images, the product Guided imagery can also be used to reduce surges of door? How many windows are on the front of imagination, and the ability to see pictures in the fight-flight stress reaction during stressful times – to return to a more calm state as quickly as possible. My skin, so warm from the of your home? Any shrubs, trees, specific the “mind’s eye.” Guided imagery utilizes a guide landscaping? Is there a driveway? What about (someone’s voice and words) to assist us in imagining. Having the baseline established through an ongoing sun’s rays, now cools with every practice makes this much easier. Again, a marker of sidewalks? Describe it to me, or even draw The guide helps us connect with images and associated moment of the sun’s setting. it. If we were speaking, I’m sure you could feelings that take us to a different place, a more health is not just that we can return to a calm state, effortlessly give me mountains of details. comforting and vital state. but how quickly we can do so. As the day closes its eyes, the • Guided Imagery – Who: Imagery and imagining are a part of life. What are Guided Imagery’s Benefits? evening slowly awakens. Anyone who is well and wishes to increase their well- They are tools we use every day without One of the under-appreciated benefits guided imagery being, as well as those who are suffering from symptoms recognizing it. We imagine good things My breath slows with the happening and worry that upsetting events provides is relaxation. It is frequently used to assist us or illnesses and wish to support the body in its natural calm evening air. in reaching calm, peaceful, restful states to support healing abilities are perfect candidates for guided imagery. could take place. We imagine feeling both the body in reducing stress and increasing the That really includes all of us! good and feeling ill. When we experience relaxation response. This is an antidote to the hyped-up I’m relaxed. a difference in our bodies, we might • Guided Imagery – When: sympathetic nervous system in times of stress. By using imagine the best- or worst-case scenarios, Guided imagery can be used at any time from short guided imagery as an ongoing practice, we develop a or something in between. We can see our At peace. consistent, deeper level of balance by retraining the moments in the middle of your day to extended sessions at bodies as inherently strong and able to a specific time. Often we need both options as we engage body’s system to function more often in its natural state. heal, or as fragile, susceptible and weakly daily life. The sustained practice undergirds our lives over Quiet. incapable at times. Obviously, we need the physiological stress response to time, and the use in acute situations offers us a tool to handle life’s events appropriately. Unfortunately, most calm us in the midst of storms. Because imagery and imagining can work of us are over-stressed and live in continuous levels of to our benefit – or to our detriment – it Making Guided Imagery Work for You chronic stress, which translates to chronic, perpetual is important to be conscious about what upset of our body’s balances. Eventually, this can lead to A powerful aspect of any recording is that it engages all images we sustain and the impact they have severe imbalances and illness. By integrating an ongoing your senses. You see the images in your mind’s eye. You on our well-being. Guided Imagery is a tool guided imagery practice, we sustain healthier states feel the textures and sensations as you sink deeply into to help us support and channel our ability over time, while also having the ability to handle acute the sounds and pictures. The images are positive and to imagine for our own healing and highest situations using imagery when needed. In short, we can healing. They support the sounds, words and feelings of level of well-being. optimize the body’s wisdom to heal itself. the flow. Breathing patterns are described to guide you to What is Guided Imagery? slower rhythms as a way to elicit deeper relaxation states. Stress management can be described not only as one’s An entrainment occurs whereby the body moves into Guided imagery is a healing tool that ability to move from stress to states of relaxation, but new patterns of relaxation – the body does this naturally maximizes the power of imagery and more importantly, how quickly we are able to do so. This with the right support. With regular practice, this has visualization. Imagery has been used since ability to change is the marker for how well you handle a cumulative affect. Part of the entrainment is that the ancient times in essentially all cultures and stress. As a result, we can all benefit by utilizing stress body begins to sink into these deeper states of relaxation is perhaps one of the oldest healing rituals. relaxation skills in our lives. more quickly and naturally, and sustain them longer. continued on page 19 > Photo from craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons. Available at www.blacklockgallery.com 6 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 7 eDucAtIoN IN the NewS Calling All Healthcare Professionals: Announcing the Holistic Health & Healing Summer Institute for Integrative Clinical Care June 14-18, 2010 by Cass McLaughlin, Outreach Coordinator Integrative Holistic Medicine in Minnesota (May 2009) To this end, the Center for Spirituality & Healing, the > their patients after returning to work. The Summer For more than 25 years, Minnesota has been at the Holistic School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota and Institute provides the knowledge and confidence forefront of integrative holistic medicine. The state Woodwinds Health Campus has joined forces to offer to explore incorporating integrative therapies and began earning its reputation as a leader in 1982, the Health & the Holistic Health and Healing Summer Institute for Integrative Clinical Care. Now in its fourth year, the healing practices for patients as well as their families. Past graduates have brought Reiki, guided imagery year Mankato became home to the Wellness Center of Healing Minnesota, one of the first integrative medicine clinics Summer Institute is offered one week a year to nurses, and healing touch to patients – and their own staff in the United States. In 1993, Hennepin County Medical hospital administrators, as well as healthcare leaders – creating environments of healing and wellness Center became the first conventional medical facility in Summer Institute and organizational teams wanting to bring holistic health and healing practices to their organizations. organization-wide. Furthermore, healthcare leaders who’ve experienced the Summer Institute have been the country to open an alternative medicine clinic. Two years later, the University of Minnesota established the better able to shift personal and organizational The Summer Institute provides participants broad Center for Spirituality & Healing; this was followed by “modus operandi” to address institutional cultural exposure to the application of integrative health the establishment of integrative medicine programs Recently, a friend of mine had family members in three changes needed to accommodate a more holistic and healing to patients in a variety of clinical and at the Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, major Minnesota hospitals. To her surprise and chagrin, patient centered care model in their places of work. community settings. This program is meant to immerse Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in not one of the hospitals provided information or care While my friend’s family members are now participants in theories and practices, offering tools and Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Abbott Northwestern of any kind regarding complementary therapies and recovering, I cannot help but wonder what their information that can be readily applied in their own Hospital in Minneapolis. In addition, Minnesota’s healing practices, such as guided imagery, healing healing might have been had a more integrative work environments. Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act (MN touch, essential oils, or even acupuncture. After years approach been available. Would they have Statue 146A) was signed into law in 2000, protecting of successful partnering with many knowledgeable local The Summer Institute is held at Woodwinds Health experienced less pain? Would they have slept better; natural healers’ legal right to work with clients. health partners, I, too, was hopeful that consumers Campus in Woodbury. According to Val Lincoln, needed less medication and possibly healed more would find more access to these therapies and practices. Clinical Lead of Integrative Clinical Services: “Our quickly requiring less overnight stays or return visits? The public responded enthusiastically to these early Minnesota is home to a number of leaders in this field, philosophy of Woodwinds is to support staff to be Yes, these are rhetorical questions, but I believe that efforts to expand the concept of medical care and to including Abbott Northwestern’s Penny George Institute the best they can be so they can provide even more something special occurs within a family when make complementary therapies more accessible. In for Health and Healing and Woodwinds Health Campus patient-centered and compassionate care. With this healing is experienced by one – the residual effects turn, more and more physicians, including some who (HealthEast Care System), which has an on-site Natural philosophy, we have the highest staff engagement scores are felt by all. And, as we all know, the gift of health were initially skeptical about complementary therapies, Care Center in collaboration with Northwestern Health in the country, which has drastically reduced employee and happiness for our loved ones is one of life’s most have become interested in learning more about how to Sciences University. Along with other initiatives at area attrition.” At Woodwinds, the Holistic Practice Council, important treasures. Let’s advocate for integrative integrate them into their practice. Consequently, more hospitals, huge strides are being made in the area of in partnership with the Integrative Services Council, care (and education) that works for our consumers, than a hundred physicians throughout the state are integrative medicine. No longer in the shadows, many oversees much of the organization’s integrative policies providers and for our healthcare system. now practicing integrative holistic medicine to varying integrative therapies are now the subject of evidence- and procedures, including training employees in the degrees – and that number is growing. based research, and count many satisfied consumers as use of healing practices in each of the hospital’s units. To read full article: www.minnesotamedicine.com/ believers who have experienced their healing powers. The delivery of holistic care is foundationally supported PastIssues/May2009/ClinicalTorkelsonMay2009/ As the healthcare debate continues to wrangle on, by the integration of a holistic nursing model of care. tabid/2963/Default.aspx A dedicated Healing Arts Therapy volunteer pool of I believe it is critical that organizations step forward to advance the use of integrative therapies. clinicians partner with the bedside RN in the delivery of To know more _____________ practices such as Healing Touch or Reiki. These services For more information about the program, Editor’s Note: The Holistic Health & Healing According to recent statistics, nearly half of the are augmented by licensed acupuncturists. Furthermore, course requirements, fees and/or Summer Institute for Integrative Clinical Care, a American public has tried (or is currently using) some in each of the single-patient rooms and in the resource joint effort by the Center, the School of Nursing and type of complementary therapy or healing practice. registration, email Cass McLaughlin, center, there is information about these therapies and Woodwinds Health Campus, is being offered June It is clear that the demand for more holistic care now outreach Coordinator, at: practices for patients to consider. 14-18, 2010 at Woodwinds. The Summer Institute exists and many believe that helping consumers “take firstname.lastname@example.org or call gives participants broad exposure to the application charge of their health” is one way to tackle our out-of- In the past, participants in the Summer Institute have 612-626-5319. you can also register of integrative health and healing in a variety of control healthcare costs. It makes sense: give people hailed from across the world, including Canada, Hong at www.tickets.umn.edu clinical and community settings. This program the tools they need to stay well and we will, ultimately, Kong, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and the United (click on the Center’s logo). is meant to immerse participants in theories and experience better health while minimizing our current Kingdom. After a week-long learning experience practices offering tools and information that can be financial drain on the healthcare system. among their peers, many have reported that they were For more information on how you can readily applied in health professionals’ own settings. better able to support the healing environment of Take Charge of your Health, visit: > For more information, including registration, www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu contact Cass McLaughlin at 612-626-5319. 8 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 9 eDucAtIoN IN the NewS Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing: Faces of the Future NEW SCHooL oF NURSING/CENTER FoR SPIRITUALITy & HEALING CoLLABoRATIoN PREPARES NURSE LEADERS To PRoVIDE INTEGRATIVE HEALTH WITHIN THEIR oRGANIzATIoNS Pilot Study Published in Journal of by Tony Baisley, Communications Director Alzheimer’s Disease Reveal Meditation Improves Cognition in those with Memory It wasn’t until October, 2008 that Judy Wagner, a nurse and Healing DNP is one of fourteen specialty areas > The School of Nursing continues to be responsive Loss (February, 2010) for almost 20 years, was first introduced to mind-body that will prepare graduates to work with individuals, to the changing needs of healthcare and consumer medicine. Along with Laurie Kubes, a fellow nurse families, communities, and health systems on ways empowerment. “Integrative health is core to the The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation practitioner from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, to improve health by focusing on health promotion, future of healthcare and we are pleased to be recently announced data demonstrating that a specific Wagner received a scholarship from the George Family disease prevention, and chronic disease management, developing one of the first advanced nursing degree meditation performed daily for 8-weeks increased brain Foundation to attend Jim Gordon’s Mind-Body Medicine with a emphasis on managing lifestyle changes and programs in the country with this focus,” said Dean activity in areas central to memory and actually improved Professional Training. (Gordon, a clinical professor at incorporating the use of integrative therapies. Graduates Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI. cognition in patients suffering from memory problems. Georgetown University School of Medicine, also runs are prepared to provide leadership in hospitals, The results of the study, conducted at the University of “We’ve had tremendous support from the Nursing the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which offered the outpatient facilities, health plans, corporate and Pennsylvania, were published in an early online version administration and also within the Academic Health 5-day workshop.) community organizations, as well as in private practice. of an article scheduled to appear in the Journal of Center,” said Linda Halcón, co-coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Disease (Volume 20:2, April 2010). Students enrolled Integrative Health and Healing DNP. “This first class in the program will has already qualified themselves as leaders. They The risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rises dramatically as acquire skills in several truly want to transform the future by introducing people age and, as the ranks of our nation’s elderly swell, areas including mind/ new care models into their organizations,” said the number of people facing this dreadful disease will body healing, botanical Halcón. “I think these nurses will be pioneers” devastate our already overburdened healthcare system. medicine, clinical believes Halcón. “They will have the skills and Slowing the progression of AD would lessen this burden aromatherapy, health knowledge to change the system.” dramatically, but few options to slow, or perhaps even coaching, spirituality, prevent, memory loss exist. “While meditation is already Wagner wants to explore integrative therapies that and culturally-based practiced by millions, this is the first study to investigate can help her heart failure patients enjoy better healing traditions. its potential to reverse memory loss in patients with health. “We have quality research and medication According to Julie cognitive impairment,” said Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, guidelines in heart failure, but it’s still not enough. Nurses Judy Wagner and Laurie Kubes lead “chair yoga” for Schmidt, HealthEast’s the medical director of the Alzheimer’s Research and So many external factors like stress affect healing,” fellow colleagues most mornings before patients arrive. Vice President and Prevention Foundation. Kirtan Kriya (KK), the meditation says Wagner. “Patients with the same diagnosis, Chief Transformation evaluated in the study, is a 12-minute practice from the getting the same treatments, can show radically Feeling as if something was lacking in the conventional Officer, “Healthcare facilities are increasingly looking Kundalini yoga tradition.“ These results confirm what we different outcomes. I think integrative therapies, like methods she used with her patients, Wagner wanted for nurses who provide holistic care and are skilled in have long observed in clinical practice, that this brief, mindfulness practice or guided imagery, should be to know more about mind-body medicine. Through integrating that care along with expert nursing practice.” simple meditation can have a meaningful impact on considered in conjunction with drug treatments.” intense 10-hour days, Wagner and Kubes embarked on Indeed, both Wagner and Kubes did not envision memory and on the quality of people’s lives as they age.” a journey to understand the scientific basis for mind- themselves going back to school but knew they wanted “Lifestyle is fifty percent of heart failure The frontal lobe of the brain, which became more active body medicine using a small group approach. to develop new skills to bring back to their practices. management. And self-care is probably the most as a result of meditation in the study, aids in attention Currently, there are nine students enrolled in the first important lifestyle issue for my patients, many of and concentration and has been shown to be affected in It was quite an introduction!” Wagner exclaims. “If I cohort. All are working health professionals. whom are elderly – it really becomes a team effort patients with dementia disorders. hadn’t experienced it in such a concentrated manner, > with their families to keep them well. Giving patients getting both didactic as well as experiential training, To read full article: www.cnbc.com/id/35558317/ (and their families) all the tools they need to stay I don’t know if I would have ‘gotten it’ as much as I site/14081545 now do.” Wagner and Kubes continued their training To know more out of the hospital is my job. First, I want to stabilize their heart failure symptoms with good medical _____________ by taking an advanced training workshop in early 2009. Today, the nurses have implemented gentle yoga The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) therapy, and then give them the knowledge and Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing replaces the Master of Science (MS). The DNP information to enjoy the best quality of life.” sessions for their patients, as well as their colleagues, at offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) the nurse-run Chronic Disease Management Clinic at in Integrative Health and Healing is a three-year “I find that I want to work harder for my patients programs several times a year. Visit our website for the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. graduate degree conducted in an executive because of all that they’ve gone through and all more information on courses, retreats and other special learning format (e.g. distance learning with limited that they mean to our society,” Wagner reflects. “I events. Also, visit the “Healing Practices” section of Wagner and Kubes are among the first cohort of students time spent in the classroom). For more information do think patients want more integrative therapies our Taking Charge of Your Health website for more in the inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice degree on the DNP degree visit: to choose from but they aren’t currently offered. I information on Meditation; Mind-Body Therapies; and (DNP) in Integrative Health and Healing, a joint degree hope one day soon we can provide more integrative Mindful Movement: www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu program from the School of Nursing and the Center www.nursing.umn.edu/DNP/home.html therapies and self-care tools to take better care of our for Spirituality & Healing. The Integrative Health collective health and healing.” 10 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 11 At the ceNteR WHAT Do THEy KNoW THAT WE’VE FoRGoTTEN? A new column by Richard Leider, Senior Fellow Back to the rhythm. I was reflecting on what this meant pot. They have lived this way since the dawn of human greater the lack of community and sharing. Is it because as the soft night air embraced us walking down the consciousness. That any of us are here at all is due in an existence layered with too much “stuff,” it’s steps to the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport. The entirely to the long-term “culture of sharing” that these harder to reach our essence – that which is core to our familiar scent of burning acacia wood was in the air from original people, with their courage, skills and knowledge deepest fulfillment? I wonder whether the very purpose evening cooking fires of small households. It was good continue to uphold. of all the stuff we acquire (and then store!) creates an to be back in Tanzania. I was experiencing the freedom unintentional blockade between ourselves and the more So, what’s the point of this Africa journey? What can we that arises when we embark on a journey greater than difficult questions that Maslow postures? Perhaps the learn from the Hadza? What do they know that we have ourselves – a journey back to the rhythm. quest for more sufficiently numbs us so that the hard forgotten? questions will go away, temporarily. Out in the African Many of us get trapped inside our Days later, listening to the bush, that stuff is meaningless. (Each of us on this own stories, especially as we approach Hadza tell their stories, it journey has intentionally lightened our load; we’re the second half of our lives. We find dawns on me that the “old allowed to bring only thirty pounds for three weeks!) ourselves unwilling to do things outside way” – the deep ethos of our own worldview. Gradually our tribe The quest for meaning is a 21st century megatrend. sharing on purpose that has – our circle of friends – gets tighter, Many of us yearn for tribe, sharing and lightened loads. the range of experiences, more limited. shaped you and me – is a way of life now forgotten. Their I believe the Hadza’s “sharing gene” is still deep within To know more Unless we do something to shake our human nature. Perhaps, we have forgotten…not that storytelling body language, For several years, ourselves up, the circle we enjoy can we evolved from a hunter-gatherer existence, but that we joy and humor, are positively Richard Leider’s work become a noose. “My observation is that the once lived in a profoundly different way. For centuries, captivating. The Hadza history has inspired the Center’s Purpose Project more affluent the society, the Hadza culture of sharing protected them, ensured An antidote to rigidity can be to go is continually reinterpreted the greater the lack of their survival, and promoted the well-being of the – workshops which facilitate individuals’ back to the rhythm – to do things we and reinvented through their community and sharing.” community as a whole, as it still does today. exploration of meaning and purpose in the wouldn’t ordinarily do – to keep our magnificent imagination in the – Richard Leider second half of life. This past January, Leider circle expanding rather than contracting. stories they create and retell In our updated Working on Purpose – and new this This Inventure Expedition to Tanzania, around the fire. Their stories year: Living on Purpose workshops, we observe many led an Inventure Expedition to Tanzania, and the 28th such trip I’ve led, is an adventure of the spirit, embody continuous change, improvisation and growth, people questing to go “back to the rhythm,” wanting the journey gave him a rare opportunity to a journey both inside and outside of ourselves. Over the yet their worldview, grounded in a sharing culture, to shake themselves up, reframe their stories, and see share these reflections. In 2010, in conjunction course of nineteen days, we had the privilege to spend does not change. the next phase of their lives with fresh eyes. With this with the Center’s 15th anniversary, Leider will some time with the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers featured quest comes new questions: “Am I operating at the celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of his Surprising myself, I flash back to a section of the book in National Geographic (December, 2009). level of purpose, simplicity and sharing that I need?” landmark book, The Power of Purpose. I just completed writing, the 25th anniversary edition “Do I have to sell all of my belongings to find purpose For more than 99 percent of the time since the genus of The Power of Purpose. Suddenly, I see everything that In support of these milestones, the Center and meaning?” “Who is my tribe?” and “Who is on my Homo arose two million years ago, we have lived as I was trying to convey through the lens of the Hadza. and Leider are reimaging the Purpose Project shared path?” hunter-gatherers. Genetic testing suggests they may I’m reminded of Abraham Maslow, the oft-quoted and will host a special two-day workshop represent one of the primary roots of the human family psychologist, who set up what he called a “hierarchy If you too are asking these questions, be assured that on Living on Purpose (May 5) and tree – perhaps 100,000 years old. About a thousand of needs,” which helped identify why people engage you are not alone. They are essential, and I don’t hesitate Working on Purpose (May 7). Hadza live in the Lake Eyasi Great Rift Valley region. in behaviors. He claimed that before one can focus on to say that our species’ future depends on them. Maybe To register, or for more information, please visit: They are, perhaps, the last hunter-gatherers living a purpose, meaning or self-actualization, one must first the Hadza hunter-gathers can help us answer them and traditional life in Africa. They still make fire with sticks, fulfill a host of basic needs such as the provision of food, find some of what we have forgotten. csh.umn.edu click on “The Purpose carve their own weapons, and hunt and gather for their shelter and safety. Project” food. Traditional Hadza live free of possessions except Oddly, I often experience the opposite to be true. My a knife, bow and arrows, an ax, a digging stick, a pipe observation is that the more affluent the society, the made from hollowed out stone, and, maybe, a cooking 12 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 13 ReSeARch IN the NewS Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at the Center for Complementary therapies are being Spirituality & Healing Susie Emond and Dennis McKenna, PhD, discuss integrated into large medical centers as physicians see their benefits. (May 2009) GRADUATE STUDENTS GET oPPoRTUNITy Emond’s research project. FoR INTERDISCIPLINARy RESEARCH WoRK Cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic were looking for ways to help bypass patients heal quickly and feel comfortable. by Tony Baisley, Communications Director So they decided to do a small experiment: They gave 30 patients massages on the second and fourth day Each year, the Graduate School, on behalf of the other bioactive plants used by indigenous peoples – has > the 2010-11 academic year making timely degree following surgery. Another 30 listened to a massage Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team, awards year-long led to the discovery of novel medicines with greater progress. Students who have passed the preliminary therapist talk about the benefits of massage. Those who Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding frequency compared to random sampling. Since 2004, oral examination are also eligible. (Students who received massages in the 2005 study had statistically Graduate School students that would benefit from I’ve been privileged to work with Dr. Hoye on a project have received a Graduate School Fellowship or significant reductions in pain and anxiety, maintained interaction with faculty at one of several designated funded by the Stanley Medical Research Foundation. Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2010-11 are healthier heart rates and blood pressures, and required University of Minnesota interdisciplinary research The focus of the project has been the identification and not eligible.) less narcotic pain relief than those who did not. Intrigued centers or institutes (see sidebar). The fellowship isolation of structurally novel molecules in Amazonian by these results, they did a second study two years later provides a study opportunity for promising students ethnomedical plants that are used to treat mental of 220 bypass patients and got the same results. Today, with research and scholarly interests complementing illnesses, particularly schizophrenia and the cognitive Participating Interdisciplinary Research all cardiac surgery patients at Mayo get postoperative those of the host center and its faculty. This past year deficits that are associated with that disease. Since the Centers/Institutes: massages and listen to Mannheim Steamroller recordings, Susie Emond has been the recipient of this award. Her project began we have conducted five expeditions to the combination of which lowers heart rates and blood mentor at the Center is Dennis McKenna, PhD, Assistant the Peruvian Amazon, and have screened over 130 Center for Spirituality & Healing pressure and reduces the need for pain medication. Professor. Amazonian plant species for bioactive chemistries using (www.csh.umn.edu) receptor binding assays.” ‘Transformative Model’ Consortium on Law and Values in Health, “Dr. Tom Hoye, my advisor, in the Department of Environment, and the Life Sciences, Some say integrative medicine is just what is needed Chemistry, has always encouraged me to approach However, making collections in the field and (www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu) to transform healthcare. Mary Jo Kreitzer, director of chemistry broadly and take every opportunity to learn documenting folk uses, are only one side of Institute for Advanced Study the Center for Spirituality & Healing, which focuses on about related research outside of my specialty area,” says ethnopharmacology. “The other takes place in the (http://ias.umn.edu) research into and education about integrative medicine, Emond. “The Center’s ongoing research studying the lab, where extracts of the samples can be evaluated agrees. “What we’ve had until now is a disease- potential use of natural products in therapeutics depends using chemical and pharmacological methods, and Institute on the Environment management model that pays for coronary bypass on the determination of the structure of these chemical the techniques of analytical chemistry and structure (http://environment.umn.edu) surgery but won’t pay for the nutrition and exercise compounds. That was the appeal of the fellowship for elucidation can be applied to isolate and characterize the Institute for Health Informatics counseling that can help prevent heart disease.” Kreitzer me. We were able to design a project where the skills I active constituents. Susie Emond excels in the laboratory, (www.ihi.umn.edu) recently testified before the U.S. Senate on integrative have developed in chemical synthesis could be applied and her skills have provided a perfect complement to Institute for Translational Neuroscience medicine and exercise counseling that can help prevent to this different line of research, namely, natural product the fieldwork that I have conducted and the receptor (www.itn.umn.edu) heart disease.” isolation and structure elucidation. My new project is screening that has been carried out by Dr. Brian Roth truly interdisciplinary in that I will be relying on the at the University of North Carolina. Such projects are Minnesota Population Center To read full article: www.minnesotamedicine. field of ethnopharmacology and analytical/organic always a team effort, and much of the credit for the (www.pop.umn.edu) com/PastIssues/May2009/CoverStoryMay2009/ chemistry.” Dennis McKenna serves as Emond’s mentor, success of the project thus far is due to the diligence of tabid/2959/Default.aspx guiding her to the most promising sources of bioactive Susie and Dr. Hoye.” _____________ natural products. Hoye remains Emond’s advisor, teaching her techniques to isolate and characterize these Recipients of the 2010-11 fellowship will receive a With questions about these awards, Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing active components. stipend of $22,500 for the academic year beginning please contact the Graduate School’s provides healthcare professionals, students and the September 2010, plus full tuition. Eligible recipients Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives at greater community access to the latest approaches “Ethnopharmacology is an inherently interdisciplinary are also covered by comprehensive health insurance, 612-626-6104 or email@example.com. in integrative healthcare education. We offer one of field, combining elements of chemistry, pharmacology, including subsidized dependent and dental care. the most successful Graduate Minors in Integrative botany, ethnobotany, and anthropology,” says McKenna. Therapies and Healing Practices in the country. We The competition is open to PhD students nominated by “Experience has shown that ethnobotany-driven drug also offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program their graduate program. It is suggested that nominees be discovery – the systematic investigation of medicines or that includes a track in Health Coaching. Our courses in their second, third, or fourth year of their program in include study-abroad options, as well as continuing > education programs and online learning options for working professionals. For more information, visit the Center’s website and click on “Education Programs.” 14 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 15 ReSeARch Special Announcement: FAculty NoteS To Support Faculty Research, The Center has officially changed the name of both its graduate minor Dr. Tenzin Namdul, who assists and post-baccalaureate certificate in Complementary Therapies and Dr. Cameron with her Tibetan Center Unveils Mini-Grant Fund Healing Practices to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. This Medicine and India courses, spoke change better reflects an evolution in the terminology and thinking in the at the University of Minnesota’s World by Dianne Lev, Development Director field – from alternative to complementary to integrative. Students who AIDS Day (November 30, 2009) with have declared the minor by summer 2010 will be allowed to complete it a special focus on knowledge and The University of Minnesota’s Driven to Discover The research program’s inaugural grants were under either the old or new name. No changes in program requirements prevention to the Tibetan community. campaign accurately describes the environment within awarded to: will accompany the name change. the Center for Spirituality & Healing. Generating new Karen Lawson, MD, penned an knowledge through pioneering research has always • Miriam E. Cameron, PhD: Dr. Cameron’s project will article for the Minnesota Chiropractic been a core purpose of the Center. Early on, the Center develop a self assessment tool and a new set of lifestyle Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Inspired by the work of Buddhist Association’s MCA Journal in the was designated a Developmental Center for Research guidelines that are based on Tibetan medicine principles and Karen Lawson, MD, were both monks and quantum physicists, November/December 2009 issue. on Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the and integrative health practices, with a goal of bringing featured on the new radio program including best-selling author Matthieu “Health Coaching: Can this new National Institutes of Health (NIH), a distinction new approaches to educational, community, and clinical “Well Within” hosted by Mary Treacy Ricard, Center Advisory Board member approach help Chiropractors improve attained by only a handful of U.S. institutions. settings. O’Keefe on the VoiceAmerica Health Gary Smaby recently unveiled an clients’ success in making behavioral Additionally, many Center-affiliated faculty members & Wellness Channel on December exhibit of contemporary photographs changes?” was written with second-year • Ruth A. Lindquist, PhD: Dr. Lindquist’s pilot project have explored a variety of mind/body interventions, 18. Well Within broadcasts every called “Entangled Strings.” Health Coaching student Jane Green. will explore how weekly group counseling sessions can natural products and healing practices through clinical Friday at 8 am Central Standard Time. help women with heart conditions regularly practice trials and investigative research. Patricia Culliton, MA, Lac, was among In celebration of the School of Lawson will also lead “Spirituality, and benefit from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction the program’s first guests on their Nursing’s centennial year, Health and Healing,” a pastoral ministry The process of advancing research takes place over (MBSR), thereby reducing stress and improving overall November 20 debut broadcast. Dr. Miriam Cameron, PhD, MS, workshop at The Church of St. Therese several stages, beginning with a pilot effort that permits quality of life. MA, RN, was named one of the in Deephaven on April 13 at 6:30 pm. the researcher to clarify a hypothesis, test a method, • Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, MFT: Kreitzer was also recently invited School’s 100 Distinguished Alumni. For more information, please call and gather preliminary data. This groundwork ideally Dr. Heiderscheit’s project will test the feasibility of using to be a member of the Institute of She was recognized for her research, Parish Nurse, Susanna Bertelsen, at positions a project for an expanded scope, more a relaxation DVD that features calming natural images Noetic Sciences (IONS) Distinguished publications, teaching, and service 952-261-0574. competitive scrutiny, and increased funding from the and soothing sounds of the Native American flute in Advisors. IONS is a nonprofit member- carrying out the essence of nursing, NIH and other sources. clinical settings. It will also test patients’ willingness ship organization that conducts and integrating Eastern and Western Linda L. Halcón, PhD, MPH, RN, to incorporate the tool into their healing and ongoing sponsors leading-edge research wisdom, contributing to the University hosted an invitation-only Aromatherapy The Center has long wanted to make ‘mini grants’ self-care. (Healing Garden was created by the Center in into the potentials and powers of of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Forum at the Center on April 1. The available to faculty for pilot research projects that collaboration with renowned nature photographer and consciousness. The Institute maintains Healing, and transforming people’s Forum brought together clinicians, utilize integrative health approaches, reflect the Center’s Senior Fellow, Craig Blacklock.) a commitment to scientific rigor while lives and healthcare in the U.S. and teachers, and researchers along with interdisciplinary style, and emerge as a candidate for exploring phenomena that have been India. Congrats to you, Mim! local business leaders, directly or farther-reaching impact. Now, thanks to a timely and largely overlooked by mainstream indirectly involved with essential oils, generous gift from the family of Center Board member, For more information on ways to advance science. Congratulations, Mary Jo! with the goal of improving clinical Benjamin Baechler, MD, the Center was able to issue its research, please contact Dianne Lev 13a first Request For Proposals last fall. Several experienced at 612-624-1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. applications and sparking collaborative ers L d h projects and/or research.ea Honoip Inte University researchers reviewed the applications, and of rin ing g at s gr in February, seed grants were awarded to support the The Center is grateful to Dr. Baechler for his leadership in this pivotal area. ar at i v a n c i n g r e A eb 15 Y Private support is essential for advancing integrative health and healing, d ve Hea lt h & H exciting work of three Center faculty leaders. Cel especially via innovative research programs. The Center is seeking additional The Baechlers operate a nutraceutical manufacturing and funding partners to grow the pool of available resources to support faculty in their pursuit of answers to challenging research inquiries. Dear Center, distribution company called Eniva (http://www.eniva. You have nurtured my original impulse to pursue medicine as a life path. I had not forgotten what e al com/). Ben serves as its Chief Medical Officer, with that was, but I needed to work more closely with people who were in that same state of mind, who i ng responsibility for research and product development. “I were willing to talk about being a healer, what that means, feels like and the expanding resources have always believed that integrative health approaches we have to do the work. I found these people at the Center. By taking Dr. (Mim) Cameron’s trilogy should stand up to the test of rigorous research. Credible, evidence-based approaches are the ones that To know more of classes: Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (CSPH 5318), by connecting with Dr. (Karen) Lawson and her work, and from the support the Center has shown for the student-run 13b will be embraced by astute consumers as well as health Visit the Center’s website to see the various integrated health clinic at Pillsbury House, I have found inspiration and renewed practitioners who seek a more blended care model. We ers integrative health and healing research studies energy, commitment and continued growth professionally and personally. L ead hip Int of Hono e rin want the Center to foster a climate that supports faculty ing g currently underway at the University of Minnesota. at s gr ar We are so lucky to have this group of smart, compassionate and motivated at i v a n c i n g with inquiring minds.” r e A eb 15 Y d ve Hea lt h & H Cel csh.umn.edu/research/home.html individuals who make the Center so broad, interesting and innovative. Thanks Center! e al since 1995 i ng Sue Haddow, MD 16 | m a n da l a S P R I N G 2 010 S P R I N G 2 010 m a n da l a | 17 IN the NewS The Power Deepak Chopra The Mediterranean diet, already thought to protect against heart disease of Guided and cancer, may also help to prevent Visits the Center depression, Spanish researchers say. (October 5, 2009) Imagery Researchers at the Universities of Las Palmas and Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009 Navarra (Spain) found depression was more than Deepak Chopra signs a copy of his book 30 percent less likely to develop in people who Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How followed a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals, > continued from page 7 to Create a New You for a fan at the reception. and low in red meat. Ultimately, this has significant impact on your organ They studied 10,094 healthy adults over four years, the functions, healing capacities, and overall state of Journal of the American Medical Association reports. enhanced well-being. Emotionally, mentally, physically Researchers recruited university graduates to take part. and spiritually you will increase your quality of life and ‘More research needed’ can certainly minimize the amount of time spent with stress-causing wear and tear leading to possible illness. Professor Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, of the University of Navarra, said the results would have to be confirmed Guided imagery is a simple, accessible, and powerful in longer trials with more participants but they had tool to help you create, develop and sustain greater found a strong inverse association between the levels of well-being in your life. Research has shown Mediterranean diet and depression. that happier, more contented people live longer, “Thirty per cent is a large reduction in the risk and this healthier lives. Tools that helps us achieve this are gifts Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009 Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009 could be very important considering the large burden to our bodies, our spirits and our long-term well-being. Center Founder and Director Mary Chopra meets Pamela Hensel Kearney and Heidi Hensel. of disease represented by depression. Enjoy the process and the results! Jo Kreitzer listens intently as Chopra expresses his interest in the Center. “We know how important the Mediterranean diet is in reducing cardiovascular risk factors and the same inflammatory proteins are also raised in patients with To know more depression.” He said it was likely that the overall The Center for Spirituality & Healing’s dietary pattern was more important than the effect of partnership with renowned photographer and single components and “may exert a fair degree senior fellow Craig Blacklock has resulted in the of protection against depression”. first in a line of DVDs offering the healing power Dr Cecilia D’Felice, a clinical psychologist, said there was of nature, music and guided imagery to promote mounting evidence for the importance of diet in treating health and well-being: “Healing Garden.” The depression. “What we do know is that a diet high in DVDs, available through the Center, offer an olive oil will enhance the amount of serotonin or brain innovative way to create your own healing transmitter available to you. Most anti-depression drugs Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009 space, anytime and anywhere. Individual copies work to keep more serotonin available in the brain.” Photography: Nancy Chakrin 2009 Kreitzer enjoys a word with of Healing Garden are available for purchase Carole Baker at the reception To read full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ Kreitzer and Senior Fellow, Archelle Georgiou, MD, introduce through the Center for Spirituality & Healing at a Chopra to guests at the reception prior to the lecture. for Chopra. health/8290632.stm cost of $14.95 plus tax and shipping. Significant _____________ institutional discounts are available depending Editor’s Note: The Center for Spirituality & Healing, on the number of units ordered. Health Corner: America’s Healthiest TV Show in partnership with senior fellow Brenda Langton, For more information, please visit: The Center for Spirituality & Healing will be the will once again offer Healthy Eating/Healthy Living at www.csh.umn.edu or email us at subject of Lifetime Television’s “Health Corner: Roth Distributing in Minnetonka. The three-evening cshdvds@ umn.edu. Additional DVDs America’s Healthiest TV Show” on Sunday, April 25 course will take place March 30, April 6 & April 13 will be added to this series in the near future. (and again on June 27) at 8:30 am (CST) on Lifetime from 6-9 pm. Recipes, grocery lists and inspiration Television. Visit www.healthcornertv.com to view to get into your kitchen and cook will be featured. the on-air library – including the program featuring Visit www.tickets.umn.edu and click on the Photo above from craig Blacklock’s book, Horizons. Deepak Chopra that was filmed at the Center last fall. Center banner to register. 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Minneapolis, MN 55455 For complete event & program info Including collaborations, dates, times, and locations, please visit: www.csh.umn.edu NEW PURPoSE PRoJECT 2010 with Richard Leider HEALTHy EATING, HEALTHy HEALTH Living on Purpose Workshop LIVING with Brenda Langton CoACHING May 5 March 30, April 6 & 13 INFoRMATIoN MEETING Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Roth Distributing in Minnetonka with Karen Lawson, MD 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 6:00 – 9:00 pm April 12 Working on Purpose Workshop Mayo Meditation Space MINDFULNESS BASED 6:30 – 8:30 pm May 7 STRESS REDUCTIoN (MBSR) Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Spring Sessions 2010 ELLERBE BECKET oPTIMAL 9:00 am – 4:30 pm HEALING ENVIRoNMENTS At the University of Minnesota, THE ANNUAL RUTH STRICKER LECTURE Rochester MIND-BoDy LECTURE: Human-Centered Design March 29 – May 17, Evenings Exploring the Importance of Human and Innovation in Healthcare All-Day Retreat, May 1 Connections to our Health & with Kent Lawson, IDEO At The Marsh, Minnetonka Wellness with Jacqueline Olds, MD April 16 April 5 – May 24, Evenings May 12 Mayo Memorial Auditorium All-Day Retreat, May 16 Mayo Memorial Auditorium 3:00 – 5:00 pm At Woodwinds Health 3:30 – 5:00 pm Campus, Woodbury pARTners FoR HEALTH: CALeNDAr Society for the Arts in THE 2010 WAyS oF KNoWING April 11 – May 30, Evenings Healthcare’s 21st Annual SyMPoSIUM: Whole Systems All-Day Retreat, May 15 International Conference Healing Theories, Integrative At the University of Minnesota, Practices and Applications Twin Cities April 28 – May 1 June 1 – 4 April 14 – June 2, Evenings Downtown Minnesota Landscape Arboretum April 15 – June 3, Mornings Minneapolis All-Day Retreat, May 22 Hilton Hotel HoLISTIC HEALTH & HEALING MBSR programs and info sessions SUMMER INSTITUTE FoR offered quarterly, check the INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL CARE Center’s website for new dates. 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