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What To Google When You Get Sick (And How To Think Like A Journalist When You Do)

Shannon Harvey

A friend of mine recently had a particularly nasty gastro bug that landed her in hospital. She sent me a link she’d found after googling her ongoing post-hospital symptoms. The online article was written by a blogger who had experienced a very similar illness to my friend’s and whole-heartedly prescribed a recovery path for others, which involved a restricted diet plan and special probiotics. I totally understand why my friend had turned to Dr Google. She’d been pronounced “better” and booted out of hospital after consulting with a specialist doctor for a grand total of eight minutes. Two weeks later,... Read full article »

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's episode in the Conversation Series Prof. of Medicine Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Medical School Founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction “Jon Kabat-Zinn brings to the arena of mind-body science a touch of the poet as well as the pragmatist, giving us the hows and whys of meditation in a language we don't often associate with the subject.” - Bill Moyers, PBS Jon Kabat-Zinn is famous for his work as a scientist, writer, and work in teaching stressed out sick people how to meditate. More than 20, 000 people around the world have now completed... Read full article »

Herbert Benson, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Herbert Benson's episode in the Conversation Series Director Emeritus of theBenson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Mind Body Medicine Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School -- “Herbert Benson, MD, is the father of modern mind body medicine. ” - Health Insights Today The Boston Globe described Dr. Hebert Benson as a medical rock star after he wrote his best selling book The Relaxation Response. The book outlined his research and approach to countering the harmful effects stress has on our body, and was an international best seller. Since then he’s written another... Read full article »

Alice Domar, PhD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Alice Domar's episode in the Conversation Series Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF -- “The Fertility Goddess” - Vogue Magazine Alice Domar is a leader on women’s health issues specializing in stress, infertility, and self-nurture. She’s also the first researcher to apply mind body medicine to women with infertility. We filmed with Alice Domar in Boston where she’s the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind Body Health, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Psychologist at Beth... Read full article »

Craig Hassed, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Craig Hassed's episode in the Conversation Series Senior Lecturer, Monash University Faculty of Medicine --- Inaugural President of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association The ancient Greek physician and father modern medicine, Hippocrates was guided by the principal that the mind and the body are connected. Dr. Craig Hassed not only shares this understanding, but as leading Australian academic and writer he has made it his life's work to educated medical practitioners and their patients about the latest science proving a mind body connection. He's an MD who has published several books and peer reviewed... Read full article »

Damien Finniss, MD

Shannon Harvey

Watch an excerpt from Dr Damien Finniss's episode in the Conversation Series Associate Professor University of Sydney Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Griffith University At best placebo used to be thought of as a vague unexplained medical phenomena. At worst it was thought of as medical trickery. But thanks to the pioneering research of people like Dr. Damien Finniss, modern research is giving us a greater understanding of the body’s own mechanism to heal itself. Dr. Finniss is a leading expert in the clinical applications of placebo. He is part of a group... Read full article »

My Year of Living Mindfully (Book)

In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience..


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