Mind-Body Medicine: Techniques to Calm the Mind and Heal the Body
Thursday, May 3, 2012
8-9:30pm ET / 7-8:30pm CT / 6-7:30pm MT / 5-6:30pm PT
To participate, call 1-800-853-3895 and enter code 846843.
Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share it with the speaker before the Tele-Chat.
Mind-Body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to promote better health. During this Tele-Chat participants will be introduced to the healing aspects of the various mind-body techniques and given the opportunity to enhance their own health and well-being by experiencing a guided relaxation technique.
Ann Webster, Ph.D.
Dr. Webster is a scientist and a health psychologist at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Mind/Body Cancer Program, Healthy Lifestyles, and Successful Aging.
With the Benson-Henry Institute since 1987, she earned her PhD degree in health psychology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Yeshiva University. She is an Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, an Associate Psychologist in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
For 20 years, she has been lecturing on mind/body health and conducting Healthy Lifestyles workshops at various corporations, such as SunLife Financial, State Street Bank, and Fidelity, and at the Smithsonian, Suffolk Law School, Boston Center for Adult Education, and numerous hospitals and universities all over the world. She was a major contributor to “The Wellness Book” and the director of “21st Century Medicine” on Brookline Access Television.
Dr. Webster sits on the boards of The Medical Foundation, the Community Research Initiative, and the Institute for Body, Mind, and Spirituality at Lesley University. Dr. Webster has received several awards, most notably from the AIDS Action Committee and the Northern Lights Alternatives, for her work with HIV+/AIDS patients. She also was a finalist for the Compassionate Caregiver Award from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center.