Some clinical applications of mindfulness meditation in medicine and psychiatry: The case of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
MBSR has been widely accepted, used, and studied within mainstream medicine and psychiatry for the past twenty five years. This talk will describe MBSR’s approach to making mindfulness, “the foundational core of Buddhist meditation,” accessible to Western medical patients in a secular form while preserving the universal dharma dimension at its heart. Results from two clinical trials will be presented, one on rates of skin clearing in psoriasis, the other on emotional processing in cortical regions of the brain, and accompanying effects of immune function. Directions in current and future research programs will be pointed out.
- Dialogue 1316 sessions
- November 8, 2005Dar Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
- Transcript - Connection, Community, and Compassion with Susan Bauer-Wu, Dekila Chungyalpa, Elissa Epel, and Brother Phap Dung |pdf|