Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways that emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.
Studies have shown mind-body medicine techniques lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, relieve pain and improve immune function. They can also contribute to improvements in conditions such as HIV, cancer, insomnia, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body medicine is used across the U.S. and around the world.
Dr. Bernadette Clevenger, who is certified in mind-body medicine, will be offering two unique programs at the HealthEast Grand Avenue Clinic.
Mind-Body Medicine Skills Development – individual session
During individual sessions, you will work closely with Dr. Clevenger to understand the benefits and practice techniques of mind-body medicine. You can self-refer or be referred by your primary care provider.
The session will consist of a 30-minute appointment. The visit may be billed to insurance, providing there is a medical diagnosis.
How to register
Contact the HealthEast Grand Avenue Clinic at 651-326-5650 to schedule your individual session.
Mind-Body Mondays – group sessions
Join Dr. Clevenger for monthly Mind-Body Monday sessions, where you'll learn powerful and effective techniques like guided imagery and gentle chair yoga, as well as ways to help reduce stress and strengthen breathing - all in a supportive group setting.
All are invited to join the session. No experience necessary.
Dates & location
Group sessions will be held monthly on Mondays: January 20, February 17, March 17 and April 7. Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 pm at the Grand Avenue Clinic. Get directions here.
How to register
For more information or to register for the group session, call 651-326-5685 or send us an e-mail.
About Dr. Bernadette Clevenger
Dr. Clevenger is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is certified in mind-body medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. She is also board certified in family medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She has conducted research on Tibetan medicine with the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.
Find out more about Dr. Clevenger.