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PTSD: Complementary Health Approaches

by Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN ; David Kearney, MD
Seminar date: 4/18/2013

Description: David Kearney, MD, will summarize the potential role of mindfulness meditation in the care of Veterans with PTSD, depression, chronic pain and other difficult conditions. He will provide a framework within contemporary psychology for understanding mindfulness practice and its influence on health and wellbeing. Jill Bormann, PhD, RN will summarize the results of a mixed-methods, randomized clinical trial designed to explore the efficacy of the “Mantram Repetition Program” on managing PTSD symptoms in Veterans. This program embraces a unique, psycho-spiritual approach, unlike secular mindfulness-based programs and other types of sitting meditation.

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