The second annual Integrative Nursing Conference entitled “The Art of Healing” will be held on May 1, 2012 from 4:00-7:15 pm in Hiebert Lounge at Boston University School of Medicine. Peg Baim, BS, NP, Clinical Director of the Center for Training at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH will be the keynote speaker for this event. The conference will also feature demonstrations from a variety of holistic practitioners. For more information, please see the conference brochure or flyer.
Student Health Services at Boston University launched a new prevention program, “Stress Buddy”, aimed at helping young people manage the stress in their lives. Read more here.
The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month is “Get Your Plate in Shape”. Visit these links to learn more about how you can improve your diet!
Read here for more on the healing powers of music. Then drop in on one of our music therapy sessions, March 12, 5-6pm, ACC-2 Eye Clinic Waiting Room.
Mindful eating, the practice of meditating with food, eating slowly so as to experience the food with all of the senses, is becoming more and more popular, from research institutes to Google offices.
Read what researchers have to say about mindful eating in the New York Times.
According to experts, “massage can suppress inflammation and actually enhance cell recovery”. Read more about the benefits of massage here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles/
If you are interested in scheduling a massage in the Family Medicine Clinic, call 617-414-6795.
We also hold Oncology Massage on Thursdays from 10:45-12:45pm. Call 617-414-6795 to sign up.
The Boston Globe writes about yoga’s potential benefits, yoga research at BMC, and our very own yoga classes. Read the full article here.
Every 3rd Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm in the Demo Kitchen, Dowling 4.
Join us each month in Boston Medical Center’s very own demonstration kitchen as we learn to make delicious, healthy meals. Chef Tracey Burg demonstrates new recipes each month. Upcoming classes:
January 17: Special guest Pratibha Shah; Ayurvedic cooking
All patients and Staff are welcome to attend! If you would like to sign up for a class or want more information, call Danielle at 617-414-6795.
Spring Music Therapy Classes: February 13 and March 12, 5-6pm
Join Sarah Blacker, certified Music Therapist, for singing, music-making and fun at our monthly music therapy classes. Our next classes will be Monday, February 13 and Monday, March 12 from 5:00-6:00pm. Classes are held in the waiting room just past the Family Medicine clinic on the 2nd floor of the Yawkey ACC building. If you would like to sign up or want more information, contact Danielle Dresner at 617-414-6795. All patients and staff are welcome!
Getting Centered Meditation 8-week Series met every Friday from April 15 – June 3 between 11:45 am to 12:30 pm in the Menino Conference Room B/C.
Boston Medical Center was very lucky to have special guest, Helen Rainoff, teach an 8-week series using a variety of simple meditation techniques through guided sessions. Participants learned tools to bring relaxation and mindfulness into their own lives. For more information, call Cally at (617) 414-6795.