Mind/body Medicine is well known for treating medical problems that were poorly addressed by conventional medical practice. The treatments offered by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center visualize medicine as a three-pronged approach: pharmaceuticals, surgery/procedures and mind/body. We estimate that 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits are for conditions related to stress, which is why mind/body treatments, such as the relaxation response, nutrition, exercise and spirituality are a vital component of effective health care.
Our mind body programs treat patients with a combination of relaxation response techniques, proper nutrition, exercise, and reframing of negative thinking patterns. Clinical studies over the years have shown the effectiveness of these interventions on a wide range of medical problems caused or made worse by stress such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative colitis. One of the techniques pioneered by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and heavily utilized at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center has been termed the Relaxation Response resiliency Program or (3RP).
Goals and Components
Develop skill in a variety of techniques that elicit the relaxation response
Reduce your medical symptoms
Understand the link between stress and physical/emotional problems
Learn to turn off your own stress through new behaviors and attitudes
Appreciate the role of positive thoughts and beliefs in support of mind body healing
Successfully incorporate mind body principles and practices, including socialization, into personal health
Learn the importance of healthy eating and physical activity to your overall health and well-being
Anyone With the Following Would Benefit:
Anxiety-related Symptoms (such as palpitations, shortness of breath)