Science tells us that the mind and body are inherently connected. Published research has repeatedly shown that mindfulness meditation can be a powerful adjunct to the conventional treatment of many disorders.
- Integrative Medicine is the umbrella term we use to cover mind body healing approaches which serve to work alongside modern medicine.
- In this participatory approach we encourage each person to take an active role in their own health and wellbeing.
- We acknowledge that mental and emotional factors, the ways in which we think and behave, can have a significant effect on our physical health and on our capacity to recover from illness.
- The World Health Organisation’s definition of Health is A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.
- The word health is derived from the word ‘whole’, whole implying integration.
- In taking an integrated approach to health, we recognise the interconnectedness of all parts of human life. We learn to see the challenges of our lives within the context of a greater whole.
Health Care Professionals
For details of the above studies see Research section, under Resources.
For further information on how mindfulness can benefit your patients see this article.