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 Medicine Skills Development – group sessions
Dr. Clevenger will also offer mind-body medicine skills development in a small group setting. During these sessions, you will learn techniques to help reduce stress and develop greater self-awareness. You will also be given tools to aid in stress reduction, including biofeedback, meditation, guided imagery, mindfulness and others – all to benefit and improve your overall health and well-being.
Dates & location
Group sessions will be held Tuesdays for eight weeks, beginning September 3. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 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.
Cost is $280 for an eight-week session.
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.