This course provides insights into and an understanding of mind-body connections as they influence one's health. Content will address the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, behavioral, spiritual and physical health impact on each other. Principles of the emerging field of psychoneuroimmunology will be examined. The impact of stress on health and eliciting of the relaxation response will be explored. Cognitive structuring and dynamics of behavior change will be examined. Students will begin to develop healthy strategies for self care through use of such modalities as biofeedback, meditation, breathing, journaling, guided imagery, aromatherapy, music and art therapies and humor within a holistic framework.
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