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EP00 Keynote 01 - Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief - Herbert Benson, MD

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Psychotherapy |  Keynotes |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Mind-Body |  Pain and Healing
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Herbert Benson, M.D.
1 Hour 17 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 25, 2000
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Health and well-being are akin to a three-legged stool being supported by one leg of pharmaceuticals; a second leg of surgery; and a third leg of self-care. Whereas the first two legs are awesome in their efficacy, they are not effective in treating 60-90% of visits to health care professionals since these visits are related tos tress and other mind/body interactions. Dr. Benson will describe the therapeutic efficacy of the third leg - especially the usefulness of the relaxation response, belief and spirituality.

Educational Objective:

  1. To list the two steps necessary for the elicitation of the relaxation response.
  2. To describe the three components of belief and expectancy necessary to evoke remembered wellness (the placebo effect).

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HERBERT BENSON, M.D., is founding President and Associate Professor of Medicine, Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is author or co-author of more than 150 scientific publications and six books. Dr. Benson is the recipient of numerous national and international awards.

Throughout his 40+-year career, Dr. Benson has worked to build awareness of Mind Body Medicine, to validate it through research, and to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern medical practices. Dr. Benson is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI), and Mind Body Medicine Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.